Trude Beiser

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Trude Beiser
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
Born (1927-09-02) 2 September 1927 (age 89)
Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria
Olympics
Teams 2 – (1948, 1952)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (1948, 1950, 1952)
includes two Olympics
Medals 5 (3 gold)

Trude Beiser (after her marriage Trude Jochum-Beiser) (born 2 September 1927) is a former alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Lech am Arlberg in Vorarlberg, she won two Olympic gold medals and a world championship.

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, Beiser won the gold medal in the combined and the silver medal in the downhill competition. In 1952 she became Olympic downhill champion.

Between these two Olympics, Beiser won two medals at the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, Colorado; a gold in the downhill and a silver in the giant slalom.[1] She did marry Alfred Jochum after the 1948 Olympics. Four months earlier (in regard to the World Championships), she had given birth to her first child.[2]

There is an odd thing: She didn't do ski races in 1948-49 and did become a mother; and she didn't do ski races in 1950-51 in order to attend to her young family. It is told that her intention was to do not continue the racing career but she allowed oneself to be persuaded. After winning several international races which were held at her home village Lech, she did accept to compete in the 1952 Winter Olympics.

After her racing career, Beiser worked as skiing trainer and opened a café (named "Café Olympia") in her home town. Now her son Alfred is the owner of the "Café Olympia".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claasen, Harold (14 February 1950). "21-year-old Austrian co-ed wins giant slalom race at Aspen". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Young mother wins ski title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. 18 February 1950. p. 3-part 2. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Austria Erika Mahringer
Austrian Sportswoman of the Year
1952
Succeeded by
Austria Trude Klecker