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Rosi Mittermaier : biography

5 August 1950 -

Rosemarie "Rosi" Mittermaier-Neureuther (born 5 August 1950) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Germany. She was the overall World Cup champion in 1976 and a double gold medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics.

Personal

She is married to Christian Neureuther, winner of six World Cup slalom races. They were wed in 1980 and are the parents of Felix Neureuther (b. 1984), a World Cup ski racer for Germany.

World Cup results

Season standings

Season Age Overall Slalom GiantSlalom Super G Downhill Combined
1967 16 27 19 notrun notawarded
1968 17 12 11 8
1969 18 7 4 11 5
1970 19 11 8 10 12
1971 20 14 13 9 15
1972 21 6 4 7 10
1973 22 4 2 8 9
1974 23 7 2 13 11
1975 24 3 7 7 6
1976 25 1 1 3 9 1

Season titles

Season Discipline
1976 Overall
Slalom
Combined

Race victories

  • 10 wins - (1 GS, 8 SL, 1 K)
  • 41 podiums - (4 DH, 11 GS, 22 SL, 4 K)
Season Date Location Discipline
1969 16 Jan 1969 AUT}} Schruns, Austria Slalom
1970 14 Mar 1970 NOR}} Voss, Norway Slalom
1973 2 Feb 1973 AUT}} Schruns, Austria Slalom
1974 27 Feb 1974 ITA}} Abetone, Italy Slalom
8 Mar 1974 CZE}} Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia Slalom
1975 13 Dec 1974 ITA}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Slalom
1976 17 Dec 1975 ITA}} Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Combined
22 Jan 1976 AUT}} Bad Gastein, Austria Slalom
5 Mar 1976 Copper Mountain, USA Giant Slalom
6 Mar 1976 Slalom

Video

  • – 1976 Winter Olympics – Rosi Mittermaier's three medal runs

After racing

Today, Mittermaier works for several charities and occasionally as a commentator for German television for major sporting events.

Racing career

Born in Reit im Winkl, Bavaria, Mittermaier won two gold medals (downhill and slalom) and one silver (giant slalom) at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Her victory in the Olympic downhill was the only downhill win in her international career. Mittermaier was the most successful athlete at those games, along with cross-country skier Raisa Smetanina of the Soviet Union, earning her the nickname of Gold-Rosi within Germany (then West Germany).

Mittermaier made her World Cup debut in the inaugural season of 1967 at age 16, and won her first World Cup race two seasons later. She retired from international competition at age 25, following the very successful 1976 season. In addition to the overall World Cup title, she also won the season title in slalom and combined in 1976. After winning both races at Copper Mountain in Colorado to wrap up the overall and slalom titles, the four-year-old resort immediately named the race course run after her.

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