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Anita Wachter : biography

12 February 1967 -

Anita Wachter (born February 12, 1967) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. She focused on the technical events and specialized in giant slalom.

Born in Bartholomäberg, Montafon, Voralberg, Wachter won the World Cup overall title in 1993 and the giant slalom title twice (1990 & 1994). She was the gold medalist in the combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics and won two silver medals in 1992 (combined and giant slalom). Wachter also won five medals at the World Championships; she represented Austria in three Olympics and seven World Championships.

Wachter retired from competition after the 2001 season with 19 World Cup wins (14 Giant Slalom, 2 Super G, 1 Slalom, 2 Combined), attained 76 podiums, and had 175 top ten finishes.

She is living together with her longtime companion Rainer Salzgeber; they have two daughters.

World Cup results

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom GiantSlalom Super G Downhill Combined
1985 18 89 44
1986 19 17 40 8 7 15
1987 20 14 14 21 5 23
1988 21 3 3 4 11 28 2
1989 22 5 7 5 3
1990 23 2 5 1 8 1
1991 24 6 14 2 11 9
1992 25 12 15 9 27 52 3
1993 26 1 4 2 4 19 1
1994 27 4 9 1 9 7
1995 28 8 16 7 14 31
1996 29 3 9 3 8 17 1
1997 30 7 11 3 24 32 3
1998 31 27 27 15 39 12
1999 32 8 18 2
2000 33 16 26 3
2001 34 51 26 29

Season titles

  • 1 Overall, 2 Giant Slalom
Season Discipline
1990 Giant Slalom
1993 Overall
1994 Giant Slalom

Race victories

  • 19 wins: (14 Giant Slalom, 2 Super G, 1 Slalom, 2 Combined)
  • 76 podiums
Season Date Location Discipline
1988 30 Nov 1987 Italy}} Courmayeur, Italy Slalom
1990 9 Aug 1989 Argentina}} Las Leñas, Argentina Super G
3 Dec 1989 USA}} Vail, USA Giant Slalom
1991 10 Feb 1991 Germany}} Zwiesel, Germany Giant Slalom
1993 5 Dec 1992 USA}} Steamboat Springs, USA Giant Slalom
17 Jan 1993 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Combined
1994 31 Oct 1993 Austria}} Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
26 Nov 1993 Italy}} Santa Caterina, Italy Giant Slalom
16 Jan 1994 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
1995 7 Jan 1995 Austria}} Haus im Ennstal, Austria Super G
23 Jan 1995 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
18 Feb 1995 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom
1996 17 Dec 1995 Austria}} St. Anton, Austria Combined
31 Jan 1996 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
1999 27 Dec 1998 Austria}} Semmering, Austria Giant Slalom
2 Jan 1999 Slovenia}} Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom
24 Feb 1999 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom
13 Mar 1999 Spain}} Sierra Nevada, Spain Giant Slalom
2000 28 Dec 1999 Austria}} Lienz, Austria Giant Slalom
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