Michael Walchhofer

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Michael Walchhofer
— Alpine skier —
Michael Walchhofer Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
February 2011
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G, Combined, Giant slalom, Slalom
Born (1975-04-28) 28 April 1975 (age 42)
Radstadt, Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut 6 January 1999 (age 23)
Retired March 2011 (age 35)
Website michaelwalchhofer.at
Olympics
Teams 3 – (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 – (1999, 20032011)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 12 – (20002011)
Wins 19 – (14 DH, 3 SG, 2 SC/K)
Podiums 49 – (36 DH, 9 SG, 4 SC/K)
Overall titles 0 – (4th in 2005)
Discipline titles 3 – (DH: 2005, 2006, 2009)

Michael Walchhofer (born 28 April 1975, in Radstadt) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria.

He started his career in slalom, but then moved over to the speed events. During his career he won the World Cup season title in downhill three times, an Olympic silver medal, and one gold, two silvers, and a bronze medal at World Championships. Walchofer became the first to win the Bormio downhill three times in December 2010.[1][2] His last World Cup race was the downhill at the finals in Lenzerheide in March 2011.

Walchhofer has been a longtime owner a chain of slopeside luxury hotels and also runs a ski school.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2005 Downhill
2006 Downhill
2009 Downhill

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1999 23 81 31
2000 24 58 23
2001 25 43 24 42 2
2002 26 23 9 5
2003 27 9 40 38 41 3 2
2004 28 7 5 5 5
2005 29 4 57 25 5 1
2006 30 5 37 18 1 2
2007 31 16 33 21 5 26
2008 32 14 60 18 3
2009 33 8 6 1 32
2010 34 10 2 6 33
2011 35 5 4 2

Race victories[edit]

  • 19 wins – (14 DH, 3 SG, 2 SC/K)
  • 49 podiums – (36 DH, 9 SG, 4 SC/K)
Season Date Location Race
2003 26 Jan 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria Combined
2004 29 Nov 2003 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
2005 17 Dec 2004 Val Gardena, Italy Super G
15 Jan 2005 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill
18 Feb 2005 Garmisch, Germany Downhill
19 Feb 2005 Downhill
2006 10 Dec 2005 Val d'Isère, France Downhill
11 Dec 2005 Super combined
21 Jan 2006 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
2007 28 Dec 2006 Bormio, Italy Downhill
29 Dec 2006 Downhill
2008 30 Nov 2007 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill
15 Dec 2007 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill
2009 20 Dec 2008 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill
2010 12 Dec 2009 Val d'Isère, France Super G
2011 27 Nov 2010 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
17 Dec 2010 Val Gardena, Italy Super G
29 Dec 2010 Bormio, Italy Downhill
12 Mar 2011 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1999 23 DNF1 6
2001 25
2003 27 1
2005 29 2 3 4
2007 31 DNF 15
2009 33 13 12
2011 35 11 7

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2002 26 DNF SL1
2006 30 2 DNF SL1
2010 34 21 10

European Cup[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1999 Overall
Slalom

Race victories[edit]

  • 5 wins – (2 DH, 3 SL)
  • 8 podiums – (4 DH, 4 SL)
Season Date Location Race
1997 25 Jan 1997 Sestriere, Italy Downhill
1999 14 Dec 1998 Welschnofen, Italy Slalom
8 Jan 1999 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom
28 Feb 1999 Kiruna, Sweden Slalom
2000 3 Mar 2000 Tonale Pass, Italy Downhill

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hat-trick for Michael Walchhofer". FIS-Ski.com. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Dampf, Andrew (29 December 2010). "Michael Walchhofer wins downhill, Bode Miller 8th in Italy". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. Associated Press. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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