Michael Walchhofer

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Michael Walchhofer
— Alpine skier —
Michael Walchhofer Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Disciplines SG, DH
Born 28 April 1975
Radstadt, Austria
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut 6 January 1999
Retired March 2011
Website michaelwalchhofer.at
Olympics
Teams 3 (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 13 (19992011)
Wins 19
Podiums 49
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 3

Michael Walchhofer (born 28 April 1975, in Radstadt) is a former Austrian alpine ski racer. He started his career in slalom, but then moved over to the speed events. During his career he won the downhill world cup three times, one silver medal at Olympics Games, and one gold, two silver and one bronze medal at World Ski Championships. He became the first skier to win the Bormio Downhill three times with his victory on 29 December 2010. His last race was the downhill event in Lenzerheide on 16 March 2011. Michael Walchhofer has also been a longtime owner a chain of slopeside luxury hotels and runs a ski school as well.

Career Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Ski Championships[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2005 Downhill
2006 Downhill
2009 Downhill

Race victories[edit]

19 total wins (14 downhill, 3 Super G, 2 combined)
30 further podiums (22 downhill, 6 Super G, 2 combined)

Season Date Location Race
2003 26 January 2003 Kitzbühel Combined
2004 29 November 2003 Lake Louise Downhill
2005 17 December 2004 Val Gardena Super G
15 January 2005 Wengen Downhill
18 February 2005 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill
19 February 2005 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill
2006 10 December 2005 Val d'Isère Downhill
11 December 2005 Val d'Isère Super combined
21 January 2006 Kitzbühel Downhill
2007 28 December 2006 Bormio Downhill
29 December 2006 Bormio Downhill
2008 30 November 2007 Beaver Creek Downhill
15 December 2007 Val Gardena Downhill
2009 20 December 2008 Val Gardena Downhill
2010 12 December 2009 Val d'Isère Super G
2011 27 November 2010 Lake Louise Downhill
17 December 2010 Val Gardena Super G
29 December 2010 Bormio Downhill
12 March 2011 Kvitfjell Downhill

European Cup[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1999 Overall
Slalom

Race victories[edit]

5 total wins (2 downhill, 3 slalom)
3 further podiums (2 downhill, 1 slalom)

Season Date Location Race
1997 25 January 1997 Sestriere Downhill
1999 14 December 1998 Welschnofen Slalom
8 January 1999 Kranjska Gora Slalom
28 February 1999 Kiruna Slalom
2000 3 March 2000 Tonale Pass Downhill


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