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Andreas Wenzel (born 18 March 1958) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein, active from 1976 to 1988. Born in Planken, he was the overall World Cup champion in 1980, the same season in which his older sister Hanni won the women's overall title. He also won two season titles in the combined event, in 1984 and 1985.

Andreas Wenzel
Alpine skier
Andreas Wenzel.JPG
Wenzel in April 2014
DisciplinesDownhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Born (1958-03-18) 18 March 1958 (age 61)
Planken, Liechtenstein
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
World Cup debut1976 – (age 17)
RetiredMarch 1988 – (age 30)
Olympics
Teams4 – (1976–88)
Medals2
World Championships
Teams6 – (1976–87)
includes two Olympics
Medals4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons13
Wins14
Podiums48
Overall titles1 – (1980)
Discipline titles2 – (2 K, 1984,'85)

Wenzel competed in four Winter Olympics, and won two Olympic medals and four World Championship medals, including one gold (through 1980, the Olympics doubled as the World Championships). One of the top five-event racers of his era, he finished his World Cup career with 14 victories, 48 podiums, and 122 top ten finishes. [1]

Up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Liechtenstein has won ten medals in its history of competition in the Winter Olympics, with eight of these medals achieved by two sets of siblings – Andreas and his sister Hanni are responsible for six medals, while brothers Willi and Paul Frommelt are responsible for two more. His niece Tina Weirather won a bronze medal in Super-G for Liechtenstein at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1977 18 21 16 11 not
run
not
awarded
1978 19 3 7 2
1979 20 6 15 7
1980 21 1 8 4 13 2
1981 22 7 17 16 33 2
1982 23 5 13 11 2
1983 24 3 3 12 not
awarded
30 5
1984 25 4 6 8 37 1
1985 26 3 4 14 35 1
1986 27 14 12 22 22 40 5
1987 28 19 28 19 13 2
1988 29 59 21 19

Season titlesEdit

3 titles – (1 overall, 2 combined)

Season Discipline
1980 Overall
1984 Combined
1985 Combined

Individual racesEdit

14 wins: 1 super-G, 3 giant slalom, 4 slalom, 6 combined

Season Date Location Race
1978 17 Jan 1978   Adelboden, Switzerland Giant Slalom
6 Mar 1978   Waterville Valley, USA Giant Slalom
1980 12 Jan 1980   Lenggries, West Germany Combined
13 Jan 1980   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
8 Mar 1980   Oberstaufen, West Germany Giant Slalom
1981 4 Jan 1981   Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland Combined
1983 23 Feb 1983   Tärnaby, Sweden Slalom
1984 1 Dec 1983   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom
20 Dec 1983   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Combined
15 Jan 1984   Parpan, Switzerland Combined
29 Jan 1984   Garmisch, West Germany Super-G
1985 16 Dec 1984   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Combined
6 Jan 1985   La Mongie, France Slalom
13 Jan 1985   Kitzbühel, Austria Combined

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ski-db.com – Andreas Wenzel – results

External linksEdit