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|— Alpine skier —|
Wasmeier in July 2011
|Disciplines||Downhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom, Combined
|Born||9 September 1963|
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|World Cup debut||29 January, 1984 (age 20)|
|Retired||March 1994 (age 30)|
|Teams||3 - (1988–94)|
|Medals||2 (2 gold)|
|Teams||5 - (1985–93)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||11 - (1984–94)|
|Wins||9 - (2 DH, 6 SG, 1 K)|
|Overall titles||0 - (3rd in 1986, 1987)|
|Discipline titles||1 - (1 SG, 1986)|
His first World Cup Race was on February 5, 1983, when he ´finished 49th in the Downhill Race at St. Anton am Arlberg. He gained his first World Cup points by capturing 10th place in the Alpine Combined at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 29, 1984, and on December 11th, 1984, he achieved his first podium in (Giant Slalom at Sestiere). In a downhill race on February 28, 1987, at Furano he broke two vertebrae and missed the rest of the season.
The surprising result of double Olympic gold for Wasmeier at age 30 gained him the title of 1994 "Sportsman of the Year" in Germany,
World Cup results
9 wins (2 DH, 6 SG, 1 K)
|1986||9 February 1986||Morzine, France||Combined|
|16 March 1986||Whistler, Canada||Super G|
|1987||6 December 1986||Val-d'Isère, France||Super-G|
|11 January 1987||Garmisch, West Germany||Super G|
|17 January 1987||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill|
|1988||10 January 1988||Val-d'Isère, France||Super G|
|1991||17 March 1991||Lake Louise, Canada||Super G|
|1992||11 January 1992||Garmisch, Germany||Downhill|
After retiring from competitive skiing, Wasmeier founded the farm and winter sport museum Bauernhof- und Wintersportmuseum Schliersee on May 1, 2007, and he has remained its curator and patron ever since. The museum provides insight into traditional Bavarian peasant life and aims to preserve old traditions by communicating them to coming generations.
In 2009, Wasmeier shared his passion for building restoration and preserving tradition with an international group of young people through his involvement with the D&F Academy (now The DO School). Wasmeier worked with an international group of young people to restore a 17th-century farmhouse in the German Alps utilizing original materials, traditional tools, wood-crafting and handicraft techniques. He remains involved with the DO School as an advisor and supporter.
- From 1993-94 he was a commentator for the German Television Broadcaster ARD until 2007 and from 2008 until 2014. He is a consultant in the German Skiing Federation since 2000.
- He is married since 1991, his wife Brigitte is a South Tyrolian.
- Markus Wasmeier at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – World Cup season standings – Markus Wasmeier – 1984–94
- Ski-DB.com – Results – Markus Wasmeier
- "Markus Wasmeier". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Official website (in German)
|German Sportsman of the Year