Mario Stecher

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Mario Stecher
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Stecher in 2016
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin 4 x 5 km team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver 4 x 5 km team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City 4 x 5 km team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi 4 x 5 km team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Oslo 4 x 5 km team normal hill
Gold medal – first place 2011 Oslo 4 x 5 km team large hill
Silver medal – second place 1999 Ramsau 7.5 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lahti 4 x 5 km team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Val di Flemme 10 km normal hill
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Trondheim 4 x 5 km team

Mario Stecher (born 17 July 1977, in Eisenerz) is an Austrian former Nordic combined skier. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won three medals in the 4 x 5 km team event with two golds (2006, 2010) and a bronze (2002). Stecher's best individual finish was fifth in the 10 km individual normal hill event at Vancouver in 2010.

He won six medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with two gold, three silvers (7.5 km sprint: 1999, 4 x 5 km team: 2001) and a bronze (4 x 5 km team: 1997).

Stecher has a total of nine World Cup victories since 1994, including the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival that same year. Being 16 years old, he was the youngest winner on the Holmenkollen. - On February 27th, 2015, he announced his retirement, after he wasn't nominated by the Austrian Ski Federation to compete in the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships 2015 in Falun.

He is married to Carina Raich since 2008.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Andreas Linger and
Wolfgang Linger
Flagbearer for  Austria
Sochi 2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent