Michaela Kirchgasser

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Michaela Kirchgasser
— Alpine skier —
Michaela Kirchgasser.jpg
Kirchgasser in December 2006
Disciplines Slalom, Giant slalom, Combined
Club Union Sportklub
Raika Filzmoos
Born (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 32)
Schwarzach im Pongau,
Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
World Cup debut 9 December 2001 (age 16)
Website kirchi.com
Olympics
Teams 3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 6 – (200717)
Medals 7 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 14 – (20042017)
Wins 3 – (1 GS, 2 SL)
Podiums 17
Overall titles 0 – (8th in 2007)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SL, 2012)
Kirchgasser at Aspen
in November 2006

Michaela Kirchgasser (born 18 March 1985) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. She races in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom, and also the combined.

Career[edit]

On 25 November 2006, Kirchgasser made her first World Cup podium with a third place in the giant slalom at Aspen, Colorado. Her first victory was on 24 February 2007, in a giant slalom at Sierra Nevada, Spain.

She has competed in three Olympics and six World Championships. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she finished fifth in the slalom and sixth in the combined, but failed to finish in the giant slalom. At the 2007 World Championships she won the gold medal with the Austrian team in the team event, and finished fourth in the giant slalom and ninth in the slalom.

Kirchgasser attained her first World Cup podium in slalom in January 2012 at Zagreb, Croatia.[1] Less than three weeks later, she won her first World Cup slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.[2] Kirchgasser won again in the slalom at the World Cup finals in Schladming to finish second in the slalom season standings, runner-up to compatriot Marlies Schild.[3]

Michaela Kirchgasser married Sebastian Kirchgasser on 7 May 2016 - despite having the same last name they are not related.[4]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2002 16 89 33
2003 17 81 36
2004 18 63 25 48
2005 19 58 31 25
2006 20 20 14 9 20
2007 21 8 13 3 4
2008 22 33 13 18 21
2009 23 22 20 10 17
2010 24 19 24 15 36 51 3
2011 25 21 16 17 47 48 6
2012 26 10 2 21
2013 27 14 12 16 3
2014 28 25 15 30 2
2015 29 29 16 22 8
2016 30 15 10 12 50 54 3
2017 31 28 26 18 4

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (1 GS, 2 SL)
  • 17 podiums – (5 GS, 3 SL, 7 AC, 2 PSL)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 25 Nov 2006 United States Aspen, USA Giant slalom 3rd
15 Dec 2006 Austria Reiteralm, Austria Super combined 2nd
24 Feb 2007 Spain Sierra Nevada, Spain Giant slalom 1st
10 Mar 2007 Germany Zwiesel, Germany Giant slalom 3rd
18 Mar 2007  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
2009 25 Jan 2009 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
2010 29 Jan 2010  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Super combined 2nd
2012 3 Jan 2012 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 3rd
22 Jan 2012 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 1st
21 Feb 2012 Russia Moscow, Russia Parallel slalom 2nd
17 Mar 2012 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom 1st
2013 1 Jan 2013 Germany Munich, Germany Parallel slalom 3rd
24 Feb 2013 France Méribel, France Super combined 3rd
2014 12 Jan 2014 Austria Altenmarkt, Austria Super combined 2nd
2016 18 Dec 2015 France Val d'Isère, France Super combined 3rd
13 Mar 2016  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super combined 2nd
2017 24 Feb 2017  Switzerland  Crans-Montana, Switzerland Super combined 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined Team
event
2007 21 9 4 DSQ1 1
2009 23 DNF1 5 DSQ1 cancelled
2011 25 DNF2 13 2
2013 27 2 DSQ1 4 1
2015 29 DNF2 6 3 1
2017 31 6 12 3

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 20 5 DNF2 6
2010 24 DNF2 15 9
2014 28 DNF2 12 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.skiracing.com/stories/schild-continues-perfect-slalom-season-zagreb-snow-queen-crown-ill-vonn-ninth
  2. ^ Ski Racing.com – Kirchgasser wins Kranjska Gora slalom, Schild's streak ends – 22 January 2012.
  3. ^ Ski Racing.con – Kirchgasser wins World Cup Finals slalom in Schladming, Schild claims title trophy – 17 March 2012.
  4. ^ Michi Kirchgasser said yes! – "You'll notice it by my new last name," the 31-year-old joked about her marriage - 8 May 2016.

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