Hilde Gerg

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Hilde Gerg
Alpine skier
DisciplinesDownhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom, Slalom,
Combined
ClubSki Club Lenggries
Born (1975-10-19) 19 October 1975 (age 44)
Lenggries, Bavaria, West Germany
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
World Cup debut17 January 1993
(age 17)
Retired21 November 2005
(age 30)
Websitehilde-gerg.de
Olympics
Teams3 – (1994 -02)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (1996 -05)
Medals4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons13 – (199305)
Wins20 – (7 DH, 1 SL, 8 SG, 3 SC, 1 PS)
Podiums59
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 1999)
Discipline titles4 – (2 SG, 2 SC)

Mathilde Gerg (born 19 October 1975 in Lenggries, Upper Bavaria) is a German former alpine skier.

She was Olympic Champion in the Slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics, a highly surprising win as most of her career she was known as predominantly a speed specialist; with 1998 being the one year of her career she was a top slalom contender with 2 wins and numerous podiums on the World Cup, finishing 3rd in points for the season. At the World Championships she was bronze medallist in Combined and Super-G at Sestriere 1997, Bronze medallist in Super-G at St. Anton 2001, and gold medallist in Nation Team Event at Bormio in 2005.

In 1994 Gerg was Junior World Champion and in 1997 and 2002 she won the World Cup in her favourite discipline, Super-G. Her 1997 Super G season title came due to decisive points leader Pernilla Wiberg going off course in the final Super G of the season. She also has twice won the combined season Crystal Globe, and twice narrowly missed the downhill season title, finishing 2nd in the points in both 2004 and 2005. She was 2nd in the Overall title standings in 1999, losing the Overall title to Alexandra Meissnitzer.

Gerg retired from professional skiing, because of severe injuries, in November 2005.

Her cousin, Annemarie Gerg, was also a member of the German alpine ski team.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1993 17 106 48  –  –  –  —
1994 18 18 39 29 3 48 15
1995 19 37 43 34 17 45 8
1996 20 15 24 17 11 22 3
1997 21 3 15 9 1 7 2
1998 22 3 3 9 7 5 1
1999 23 2 17 14 6 4 1
2000 24 26 37 57 10 14  —
2001 25 32  –  – 28 11 11
2002 26 4  – 41 1 4 9
2003 27 14  – 39 7 8  —
2004 28 4  – 35 4 2  —
2005 29 7  –  – 5 2 23

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1997 Super-G
1998 Combined
1999 Combined
2002 Super-G

Race victories[edit]

  • 20 wins – (7 DH, 1 SL, 8 SG, 3 SC, 1 Parallel slalom)
Season Date Location Race
1994 6 February 1994 Sierra Nevada, Spain Super-G
1997 12 December 1996 Val-d'Isère, France Super-G
1998 28 November 1997 Mammoth Mountain, USA Parallel slalom
20 December 1997 Val-d'Isère, France Combined
11 January 1998 Bormio, Italy Slalom
31 January 1998 Åre, Sweden Combined
1999 18 December 1998 Veysonnaz, Switzerland Downhill
20 December 1998 Veysonnaz, Switzerland Combined
2 January 1999 Maribor, Slovenia Super-G
2001 8 March 2001 Åre, Sweden Downhill
2002 15 December 2001 Val-d'Isère, France Super-G
11 January 2002 Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Downhill
12 January 2002 Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Downhill
25 January 2002 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super-G
2003 29 November 2002 Aspen, USA Super-G
6 December 2002 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
2004 7 January 2004 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
11 January 2004 Veysonnaz, Switzerland Super-G
2005 4 December 2004 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
21 December 2004 St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Nagano Olympics – Athlete profile: Hilde Gerg". CNNSI. 3 February 1998. Retrieved 28 December 2013.

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