Corinne Rey-Bellet

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Corinne Rey-Bellet
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing   Switzerland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 St. Moritz Downhill

Corinne Rey-Bellet (2 August 1972 – 30 April 2006) was a Swiss alpine skier.

Rey-Bellet shared a World Championship silver medal in the downhill event in St. Moritz in 2003 (in a tie with Alexandra Meissnitzer) and won a total of five World Cup races. Her "double win" in January 16th, 1999, at St. Anton am Arlberg is the only double win in female Alpine World Cup Races. She retired in 2003 because of a series of injuries to her right knee.


Rey-Bellet was shot and killed in her parents' home in the Swiss village of Les Crosets, Canton Valais on Sunday, 30 April 2006[1] by her husband Gerold Stadler. She was three months pregnant.[2] Her brother Alain, who was to have been married the following Friday, was also killed, and her mother Verena was severely injured. Corinne's two-year-old son, Kevin, home at the time of the attack, was left unharmed, and Corinne's father was not home at the time.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of her husband. The couple had separated approximately 10 days before the murders took place. Stadler – a private banker with Credit Suisse and captain in the Swiss Armed Forces – was the father of their two-year-old son. His body was recovered in a forest on 3 May 2006.[2] The Swiss police eventually confirmed that Stadler committed suicide using the same gun – his military weapon – with which he had killed Rey-Bellet and her brother.[citation needed]

World cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
16 January 1999 Austria St. Anton am Arlberg Super-G
16 January 1999 Austria St. Anton am Arlberg Downhill
15 January 2000 Austria Altenmarkt im Pongau Downhill
9 March 2001 Sweden Åre Super-G
2 March 2002 Switzerland Lenzerheide Downhill


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