Andrea Fischbacher

Andrea Fischbacher (born 14 October 1985)[1] is a retired alpine ski racer from Austria.

Andrea Fischbacher
Alpine skier
Andrea Fischbacher Semmering 2008.jpg
Fischbacher in December 2008
DisciplinesSuper-G, Downhill,
Giant slalom, Combined
ClubUnion Skiklub Eben i.P.
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 34)
Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Height164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut11 March 2004 (age 18)
Retired10 June 2015 (age 29)
Websiteandrea-fischbacher.at
Olympics
Teams2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 – (2005, 200913)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 – (200515)
Wins3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)
Podiums10 – (2 DH, 6 SG, 1 GS)
Overall titles0 – (10th in 2009, 2010 )
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in DH, 2009)

CareerEdit

Born in Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, Fischbacher now lives in Eben im Pongau. She made her World Cup debut in March 2004 in Sestriere, Italy, where she would claim her first World Cup victory four years later, a dead-heat tie with Fabienne Suter. Fischbacher competed for Austria at the Winter Olympics in 2006 and again in 2010, where she won the gold medal in the Super-G, ahead of Tina Maze and Lindsey Vonn.[2][3] In the Downhill on February 17, she finished 4th, missing the bronze medal by 0.03 seconds.

Left off the Austrian team for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Fischbacher responded with a victory in the first race after the games, her first World Cup podium in over four years.[4]

World Cup resultsEdit

Race podiumsEdit

  • 3 wins – (2 DH, 1 SG)
  • 10 podiums – (3 DH, 6 SG, 1 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2006 4 Dec 2005 Lake Louise, Canada Super-G 2nd
9 Dec 2005 Aspen, USA Super-G 3rd
2007 15 Mar 2007 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super-G 2nd
2008 10 Feb 2008 Sestriere, Italy Super-G 1st^
2009 25 Oct 2008 Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
7 Dec 2008 Lake Louise, Canada Super-G 2nd
27 Feb 2009 Bansko, Bulgaria Downhill 2nd
28 Feb 2009 Downhill 1st
2010 31 Jan 2010 St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 2nd
2014 2 Mar 2014 Crans-Montana, Switzerland Downhill 1st

^ Tie for first with Fabienne Suter.

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 68 50 29 47
2006 20 15 34 14 7 36 19
2007 21 13 39 18 8 11 35
2008 22 20 52 27 12 25 21
2009 23 10 14 8 2 20
2010 24 10 17 5 15 20
2011 25 14 13 13 11 15
2012 26 31 34 15 17
2013 27 60 21 33
2014 28 21 33 38 8
2015 29 63 31 40 31

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 19 7
2007 21
2009 23 24 3 7
2011 25 25 DNF 9
2013 27 9 8
2015 29

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

 
Fischbacher (center) with super-G medalists Tina Maze and Lindsey Vonn
at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 20 13
2010 24 1 4
2014 28

PersonalEdit

Fischbacher is a second cousin of Hermann Maier, a multiple Olympic, World Cup, and world champion.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Portrait – Andrea Fischbacher (AUT) – WC Gesamtwertung 06/07 – Ergebnisse – Aktuelles – Ski, Snow, Skiing, Wintersport, Skigebiete, Telemark, Schneehöhen, Skireisen, Skiweltcup, Ski Alpin – ski2b.com
  2. ^ "Ladies Super-G Results." Archived 22 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine Vancouver2010.com. Published 02-20-2010. Retrieved 02-20-2010.
  3. ^ "Andrea Fischbacher is victorious in Olympic super-G". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 February 2010. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  4. ^ Mintz, Geoff (2 March 2014). "From bib 29, Fischbacher takes the win in Crans Montana". Ski Racing. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  5. ^ "The Herminator's cousin races to Super-G gold". Bild. 21 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010. .

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Mirna Jukić
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2010
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Görgl