Matthias Mayer

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Matthias Mayer
— Alpine skier —
Matthias Mayer January 2014.jpg
Mayer in January 2014
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G,
Combined, Giant slalom
ClubSC Gerlitzen – Kärnten
Born (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 28)
Afritz am See, Carinthia, Austria
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut22 February 2009 (age 18)
Websitematthiasmayer.at
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals2 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (2013, 2015, 2017)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons9 – (2009, 20112018)
Wins5 – (3 DH, 2 SG)
Podiums18 – (9 DH, 9 SG)
Overall titles0 – (9th in 2015)
Discipline titles0 – (3rd in SG, 2013, 2015)

Matthias Mayer (German pronunciation: [maˈtiːas ˈmaɪɐ]; born 9 June 1990) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Born in Afritz am See in Carinthia,[3] Mayer made his World Cup debut in Sestriere in February 2009. His best discipline is super-G. After several top ten finishes, his first World Cup podium came at Kitzbühel in a super-G in January 2013.[4]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Mayer won the downhill to become the seventh Austrian gold medalist in the 18th edition of the event. Joining him on the podium at Rosa Khutor were Christof Innerhofer of Italy and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway.[5] Immediately after the Olympics, he had two podium finishes in Norway,[6][7] and a victory at the World Cup finals.

Personal life[edit]

Mayer's father is former alpine ski racer Helmut Mayer (b. 1966), the silver medalist in the first Olympic super-G in 1988.[8] He also won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1989, in the giant slalom at Vail.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2011 20 150  —  — 48  —  —
2012 21 50  —  — 13  — 26
2013 22 17  — 39 3 25 9
2014 23 9  — 44 4 5 11
2015 24 9  — 46 3 4 10
2016 25 57  —  — 18 34  —
2017 26 13  —  — 7 8 27
2018 27 9 41 10 6 7
  • Standings through 14 March 2018

Race victories[edit]

  • 5 wins – (3 DH, 2 SG)
  • 18 podiums – (9 DH, 9 SG)
Season
Date Location Discipline
2014 12 Mar 2014  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Downhill
2015 21 Feb 2015 Austria Saalbach, Austria Downhill
22 Feb 2015 Super-G
2017 20 Jan 2017 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G
2018 14 Mar 2018 Sweden Åre, Sweden Downhill

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 22 5 13 10
2015 24 4 12 11
2017 26 DNF 11 17

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 23 6 DNF 1 13
2018 27 1 9 DNF2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "biographie". FIS-Ski. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Matthias Mayer wins gold in Olympic downhill". Sochi2014. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Matthias MAYER | Alpine Skiing | Austria – Sochi 2014 Olympics". Sochi2014.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ McKee, Hank (25 January 2013). "Svindal gets his 1st Kitzbuehel win in SG". Ski Racing. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Men's Downhill – Alpine Skiing – Sochi 2014 Olympics". Sochi2014.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ McKee, Hank (1 March 2014). "Guay wins Kvitfjell downhill with Ganong fourth". Ski Racing. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ McKee, Hank (2 March 2014). "Home hill advantage to Jansrud in Kvitfjell SG". Ski Racing. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Aksel Lund Svindal wins super-G for 20th career victory". USA Today. Associated Press. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.

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