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Hermann Maier : biography

7 December 1972 -

Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972) is a former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Maier ranks among the finest alpine ski racers in history, with four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998), and three World Championship titles (1999: 2, and 2005). His 54 World Cup race victories (24 Super-G, 15 Downhills, 14 Giant Slaloms, 1 Combined) rank second on the men's all-time list behind Ingemar Stenmark's 86 victories. He is nicknamed the "Herminator". , he holds the record for the most points in one season by a male alpine skier, from 2000-2013, he also held the title of most points in one season by any alpine skier, with 2000 points from the 2000 season.

World Cup results

Season titles

  • 14 total: 4 overall, 2 downhill, 5 super G, 3 giant slalom
Season Discipline
1998 Overall
Super-G
Giant Slalom
1999 Super-G
2000 Overall
Downhill
Super-G
Giant Slalom
2001 Overall
Downhill
Super-G
Giant Slalom
2004 Overall
Super-G

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom GiantSlalom Super G Downhill Combined
1996 23 106 52 34
1997 24 21 15 4
1998 25 1 39 1 1 2 2
1999 26 3 3 1 1 6
2000 27 1 1 1 1 2
2001 28 1 1 1 1
2002 29 injured in August 2001 motorcycle accident, out for entire season
2003 30 45 19 25
2004 31 1 17 1 3 10
2005 32 3 4 2 3 9
2006 33 6 8 2 7 42
2007 34 19 16 6 18
2008 35 21 30 10 16
2009 36 26 4 21

Race victories

  • 54 wins: 15 downhill, 24 super G, 14 giant slalom, 1 combined
  • 96 podiums: 25 DH, 38 SG, 28 GS, 4 K, 1 Parallel Slalom

Downhill

  • 15 wins
  • 25 podiums
Season Date Location
1998 29 Dec 1997 Italy}} Bormio, Italy
16 Jan 1998 Switzerland}} Wengen, Switzerland
1999 29 Dec 1998 Italy}} Bormio, Italy
2000 27 Nov 1999 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
8 Jan 2000 France}} Chamonix, France
29 Jan 2000 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany
2001 2 Dec 2000 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
9 Dec 2000 France}} Val d'Isère, France
20 Jan 2001 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
2 Mar 2001 Norway}} Kvitfjell, Norway
8 Mar 2001 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden
2004 6 Dec 2003 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
14 Feb 2004 Austria}} St. Anton, Austria
2005 5 Mar 2005 Norway}} Kvitfjell, Norway
2006 28 Jan 2006 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany

Giant Slalom

  • 14 wins
  • 28 podiums
Season Date Location
1998 25 Nov 1997 USA}} Park City, USA
6 Jan 1998 Austria}} Saalbach, Austria
13 Jan 1998 Switzerland}} Adelboden, Switzerland
1999 25 Oct 1998 Austria}} Sölden, Austria
12 Jan 1999 Switzerland}} Adelboden, Switzerland
2000 31 Oct 1999 France}} Tignes, France
24 Nov 1999 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
5 Feb 2000 GER}} Todtnau, Germany
2001 29 Oct 2000 Austria}} Sölden, Austria
10 Dec 2000 France}} Val d'Isère, France
9 Jan 2001 Switzerland}} Adelboden, Switzerland
15 Feb 2001 Japan}} Shiga Kōgen, Japan
10 Mar 2001 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden
2006 23 Oct 2005 Austria}} Sölden, Austria
 

Super-G

  • 24 wins
  • 38 podiums
Season Date Location
1997 23 Feb 1997 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany
1998 6 Dec 1997 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
10 Jan 1998 Schladming, Austria
11 Jan 1998
1 Feb 1998 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany
1999 13 Dec 1998 France}} Val d'Isère, France
21 Dec 1998 Austria}} Innsbruck, Austria
9 Jan 1999 Austria}} Schladming, Austria
7 Mar 1999 Norway}} Kvitfjell, Norway
2000 28 Nov 1999 USA}} Beaver Creek, USA
5 Dec 1999 Canada}} Lake Louise, Canada
21 Jan 2000 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
16 Mar 2000 Italy}} Bormio, Italy
2001 26 Nov 2000 Canada}} Lake Louise, Canada
19 Jan 2001 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
4 Mar 2001 Norway}} Kvitfjell, Norway
2003 27 Jan 2003 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
2004 30 Nov 2003 Canada}} Lake Louise
1 Feb 2004 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany
11 Mar 2004 Italy}} Sestriere, Italy
2005 24 Jan 2005 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
6 Mar 2005 Norway}} Kvitfjell, Norway
2006 20 Jan 2006 Austria}} Kitzbühel, Austria
2009 30 Nov 2008 Canada}} Lake Louise, Canada

Combined

  • 1 win
  • 4 podiums
Season Date Location
1998 18 Jan 1998 Switzerland}} Veysonnaz, Switzerland
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