Paul Accola

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Paul Accola
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Born (1967-02-20) 20 February 1967 (age 51)
Davos, Switzerland

Paul Accola (born 20 February 1967 in Davos) is a Swiss former Alpine skier. He came in first in the overall World Cup in 1992, and won a total of four medals at the Winter Olympics and World Championships in the combined event.

By the end of his career, he won seven world cup victories and was on the podium 26 times, the last time being in 2000. In 2002 Accola suffered a serious ankle injury, breaking both of his talus bones. In February 2005, on his 38th birthday, Accola announced that he would retire as alpine skier after nearly two decades in the sport.

He is the sixth Swiss athlete to compete at five Olympics, after middle-distance runner Paul Martin, equestrians Henri Chammartin and Gustav Fischer, javelin thrower Urs von Wartburg and equestrian Christine Stückelberger.

He is the brother of fellow former alpine skier Martina Accola.[2]

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
29 November 1991 United States Breckenridge Giant Slalom
30 November 1991 United States Breckenridge Slalom
13 January 1992 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen Combined
19 January 1992 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
26 January 1992 Switzerland Wengen Combined
1 February 1992 France Megève Super-G
1 March 1992 Japan Morioka Super-G

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Nagano Olympics; 1988 Results". CNN. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "Athlete profile: Paul Accola". CNNSI. 3 February 1998. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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