Harti Weirather

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Harti Weirather
Alpine skier
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G, Combined
ClubSV Wängle
Born (1958-01-25) 25 January 1958 (age 61)
Reutte, Tyrol, Austria
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debutDecember 1978 (age 20)
RetiredJanuary 1987 (age 29)
Olympics
Teams1 – (1980)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (1980, 1982, 1985)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8 – (19791986)
Wins6 – (6 DH)
Podiums17 – (17 DH)
Overall titles0 – (8th in 1981)
Discipline titles1 – (DH, 1981)

Hartmann "Harti" Weirather (born January 25, 1958) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Reutte, Tyrol, he specialized in the downhill event.

Racing career[edit]

During the early 1980s, Weirather won six World Cup downhill races and won the downhill at the 1982 World Championships in Schladming, Austria. In addition, he won the World Cup season title in downhill in 1981.[1]

Weirather's win at Kitzbühel in 1982 was the first-ever under two minutes on the full-length Streif course; his time (1:57.20)[2] stood as the course record for ten years.[3] (The two downhill races at Kitzbühel in 1982 were extremely fast compared to previous years; Weirather broke Franz Klammer's 1975 record (2:03.22)[4] by over six seconds,[3] and the top 15 finishers in both races were all under two minutes.)[2][5]

Personal[edit]

Weirather is married to former World Cup champion Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein, one of the top alpine ski racers in history. They run a business consultancy firm in Planken, Liechtenstein, and their daughter, Tina Weirather, is a former world junior champion and competes on the World Cup circuit for Liechtenstein.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1981 Downhill

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1979 21 53 not
run
20
1980 22 15 4
1981 23 8 1
1982 24 10 3
1983 25 13 24 not
awarded
(w/ GS)
3 15
1984 26 27 11
1985 27 54 17
1986 28 83 33

Race podiums[edit]

  • 6 wins - (6 DH)
  • 17 podiums - (17 DH)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
1980 12 Jan 1980 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 2nd
4 Mar 1981 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
1981 14 Dec 1980 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 2nd
15 Dec 1980 Downhill 1st
10 Jan 1981 West Germany Garmisch, W.Germany Downhill 3rd
24 Jan 1981  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 2nd
31 Jan 1981 Austria St. Anton, Austria Downhill 1st
5 Mar 1981 United States Aspen, USA Downhill 2nd
6 Mar 1981 Downhill 1st
1982 15 Jan 1982 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 1st
23 Jan 1982  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 1st
13 Feb 1982 West Germany Garmisch, W.Germany Downhill 3rd
5 Mar 1982 United States Aspen, USA Downhill 2nd
1983 5 Dec 1982  Switzerland  Pontresina, Switzerland Downhill 1st
5 Feb 1983 Austria St. Anton, Austria Downhill 3rd
1984 4 Dec 1983 Austria Schladming, Austria Downhill 2nd
9 Dec 1983 France Val d'Isère, France Downhill 3rd

World championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 22 not
run
9
1982 24 1
1985 27 17

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 22 not run 9 not run

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harti Weirather AUT". SKI DB Alpine Ski Database. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  2. ^ a b "Official results: Kitzbuehel - men's downhill". International Ski Federation (FIS). January 15, 1982. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Distance Records "Streif" - Course Record". Hahnenkamm.com. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Official results: Kitzbuehel - men's downhill". International Ski Federation (FIS). January 18, 1975. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Official results: Kitzbuehel - men's downhill". International Ski Federation (FIS). January 16, 1982. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.

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