Werner Heel

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Werner Heel
— Alpine skier —
Werner Heel Merano.jpg
Heel in July 2011
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G, Combined
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Born (1982-03-23) 23 March 1982 (age 35)
Merano, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
World Cup debut 28 December 2001
(age 19)
Website wernerheel.com
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 5 – (200715)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 11th – (200616)
Wins 3 – (1 DH, 2 SG)
Podiums 9 – (4 DH, 5 SG)
Overall titles 0 – (16th in 2009, 2013)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SG, 2009)

Werner Heel (born 23 March 1982) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from northern Italy.

Born in Meran, Heel grew up in St. Leonhard in Passeier and currently resides in Meran, where he works as a police officer. Heel began skiing at the age of four, and his main disciplines are downhill and super-G. In order to be competitive in super combined he also practices slalom. In 2004 he won the Italian championship in super-G at Caspoggio. His career has been slowed by several injuries.[citation needed]

European Cup[edit]

During the 2005 season, Heel achieved his best results in the European Cup with two third places in the downhill races in Roccaraso and Bad Kleinkirchheim and a fourth place in the super-G race in Tarvisio.

World championships[edit]

He participated in the 2007 World Championships in Åre without finishing his run in the Super Combined, and placed 27th in the super-G.

World Cup[edit]

Heel debuted in the World Cup on 28 December 2001 at the Stelvio downhill in Bormio, finishing 37th. In the 2007 season, he achieved his first top ten finish at the Kvitfjell downhill and finished 12th at Lake Louise.

The 2008 season started very well for Heel, finishing 6th in the Lake Louise downhill. He won his first race on 29 February 2008 in the Kvitfjell downhill. One day later he reconfirmed his potential finishing third in the second Kvitfjell World Cup downhill. He concluded the 2008 season with his best super-G result, a 7th place in Bormio on 13 March 2008. Near his hometown, Heel won the Super-G at Val Gardena on 19 December 2008. On 12 March 2009 he concluded his outstanding 2008/2009 season with a super-G victory in Åre, finishing second in the overall super-G world cup.

Heel races on Atomic skis.

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 22 136 42
2006 23 83 36 41 29
2007 24 74 32 33 36
2008 25 24 21 5 38
2009 26 16 2 11 26
2010 27 18 17 3 26
2011 28 34 14 22
2012 29 97 35 45
2013 30 16 4 10
2014 31 40 22 19
2015 32 38 33 15
2016 33 108 40

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (1 DH, 2 SG)
  • 10 podiums – (5 DH, 5 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2008 29 Feb 2008 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 1st
1 Mar 2008 Downhill 3rd
2009 19 Dec 2008 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super G 1st
12 Mar 2009 Sweden Åre, Sweden Super G 1st
2010 28 Nov 2009 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
12 Dec 2009 France Val d'Isère, France Super G 3rd
23 Jan 2010 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 3rd
2013 14 Dec 2012 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super G 3rd
3 Mar 2013 Norway Kvitfjell, Norway Super G 3rd
2015 7 Mar 2015 Downhill 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 24 27 DNF1
2009 26 14 7
2011 28 8 22
2013 30 20 16
2015 32 26 32

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

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 27 4 12
2014 31 17 12

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