Gertrud Gabl

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Gertrud Gabl
Gertrude Gabl 1968.jpg
Gertrud Gabl c. 1968
Personal information
Born 26 August 1948
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Died 18 January 1976 (aged 27)
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Alpine skiing
Club Ski Club Arlberg

Gertrud Gabl (26 August 1948 – 18 January 1976) was an alpine skier from Austria. She competed in several events at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics with the best result of nine place in the giant slalom in 1968.[1][2]

Her best season was 1968/69, when she won the Alpine skiing World Cup.[3] She died in an avalanche in 1976. Her uncle Franz Gabl was also an Olympic alpine skier.[1]

In the Winter Olympics 1968 she became 9th in the Giant Slalom Race and 12th in the Downhill Race; she didn't finish the Slalom Race. In the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships 1970 she did miss the medals, becoming 4th in the Slalom Race und 5th in the Giant Slalom Race.

Other results are:

World Cup Totals:

1967/68: 7th in the Overall, 2nd in the Slalom, 4th in the Giant Slalom.
1968/69: 1st in the Slalom, 3rd in the Giant Slalom.
1969/70: 16th in the Overall.
1970/71: 9th in the Overall, 4th in the Giant Slalom, 8th in the Slalom.

She did win five Slalom Races and two Giant Slalom Races (and did gain four times as second and once as third in Slalom Races - and once as second and three times as third in Giant Slalom Races). She did finish in the Top Ten in 26 other races (incl. the Olympics 1968 and World Championships 1970, which were World Cup Races too). Her first gaining World Cup Points was on January 19, 1967, when she finished fifth in the Slalom at Schruns.

Her father Josef was also an excellent ski racer. Two winners at the same time in the Overall Alpine Skiing World Cup, coming from the same place (village), St. Anton am Arlberg, when she and Karl Schranz did it in March 1969, was occurring only once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gertrud Gabl Archived July 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Gertrude Gabl. fis-ski.com
  3. ^ "skiidrett – verdenscupvinnere i alpint – Store norske leksikon". Snl.no. Retrieved 2014-05-18.