Katja Seizinger bigraphy, stories - Alpine skier

Katja Seizinger : biography

10 May 1972 -

Katja Seizinger (born 10 May 1972 in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia), a former alpine ski racer, is the most successful alpine skier from Germany. She won three Olympic gold and two bronze medals, and won the World Cup championship three times (two in overall standings). She was also voted as Germany's sportswoman of the year three times over.

By winning the Olympic downhill races in 1994 and 1998, she became the first athlete to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the same alpine speed-skiing event, and also the first woman alpine skier to defend an Olympic title.

World Cup results

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom GiantSlalom Super G Downhill Combined
1990 17 44 39 12 21
1991 18 15 29 3 13 12
1992 19 3 10 4 1
1993 20 2 58 7 1 1 7
1994 21 3 49 6 1 1 19
1995 22 2 19 9 1 3 4
1996 23 1 39 2 1 2
1997 24 2 19 2 2 5
1998 25 1 12 6 1 1 2

Season titles

  • 11 titles - (2 overall, 4 DH, 5 SG)
Season Discipline
1992 Downhill
1993 Downhill
Super-G
1994 Downhill
Super-G
1995 Super-G
1996 Overall
Super-G
1998 Overall
Downhill
Super-G

Individual races

  • 36 wins - (16 DH, 16 SG, 4 GS)
Season Date Location Race
1992 7 Dec 1991 Italy}} Santa Caterina, Italy Super G
1 Nov 1992 Austria}} Schruns, Austria Downhill
25 Jan 1992 France}} Morzine, France Downhill
7 Mar 1992 USA}} Vail, CO, USA Downhill
1993 20 Dec 1992 Canada}} Lake Louise, AB, Canada Super G
15 Jan 1993 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
26 Feb 1993 Switzerland}} Veysonnaz, Switzerland Downhill
3 Mar 1993 France}} Morzine, France Downhill
20 Mar 1993 Sweden}} Vemdalen, Sweden Giant Slalom
20 Mar 1993 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden Super G
1994 14 Jan 1994 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
15 Jan 1994 Super G
6 Mar 1994 Canada}} Whistler, BC, Canada Downhill
9 Mar 1994 USA}} Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super G
16 Mar 1994 USA}} Vail, CO, USA Downhill
1995 11 Dec 1994 Canada}} Lake Louise, AB, Canada Super G
9 Mar 1995 Italy}} Bormio, Italy Super G
1996 5 Dec 1995 Austria}} St. Anton, Austria Downhill
6 Jan 1996 Slovenia}} Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom
13 Jan 1996 Germany}} Garmisch, Germany Super G
2 Feb 1996 Val-d'Isère, France Super G
3 Feb 1996 Downhill
4 Feb 1996 Super G
9 Mar 1996 Norway}} Hafjell, Norway Giant Slalom
1997 26 Oct 1996 Austria }} Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
30 Nov 1996 Canada }} Lake Louise, AB, Canada Downhill
7 Mar 1997 USA}} Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super-G
13 Mar 1997 USA}} Vail, CO, USA Super G
1998 29 Nov 1997 USA}} Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super G
4 Dec 1997 Lake Louise, AB, Canada Downhill
5 Dec 1997 Downhill
6 Dec 1997 Super G
17 Dec 1997 Val d'Isère, France Downhill
18 Dec 1997 Super G
24 Jan 1998 Italy}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G
31 Jan 1998 Sweden}} Åre, Sweden Downhill
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