Anita Wachter

Anita Wachter (born 12 February 1967) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. She focused on the technical events and specialized in giant slalom.

Anita Wachter
Alpine skier 
Anita Wachter Semmering 1996.jpg
Wachter in December 1996
DisciplinesGiant slalom, Slalom, Combined, Super-G, Downhill
ClubWSV Tschagguns
Born (1967-02-12) 12 February 1967 (age 53)
Bartholomäberg, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Austria
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut17 March 1985 (age 18)
(first top 15)
RetiredMarch 2001 (age 34)
Olympics
Teams3 – (1988, 1992, 1994)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams8 – (19872001)
Medals5 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons16 – (19862001)
Wins19 – (14 GS, 2 SG, 1 SL, 2 K)
Podiums76
Overall titles1 – (1993)
Discipline titles2 – (2 SG; 1990, 1994)

Born in Bartholomäberg, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Wachter won the World Cup overall title in 1993,[1] and the giant slalom title twice (1990 & 1994). She was the gold medalist in the combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics,[2] and won two silver medals in 1992 (combined and giant slalom). Wachter also won five medals at the World Championships; she represented Austria in three Olympics and eight World Championships.

Wachter retired from competition after the 2001 season with 19 World Cup wins (14 Giant Slalom, 2 Super G, 1 Slalom, 2 Combined), attained 76 podiums, and had 175 top ten finishes.

She is living together with her longtime companion Rainer Salzgeber; they have two daughters.

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1985 18 89 44
1986 19 17 40 8 7 15
1987 20 14 14 21 5 23
1988 21 3 3 4 11 28 2
1989 22 5 7 5 3
1990 23 2 5 1 8 1
1991 24 6 14 2 11 9
1992 25 12 15 9 27 52 3
1993 26 1 4 2 4 19 1
1994 27 4 9 1 9 7
1995 28 8 16 7 14 31
1996 29 3 9 3 8 17 1
1997 30 7 11 3 24 32 3
1998 31 27 27 15 39 12
1999 32 8 18 2
2000 33 16 26 3
2001 34 51 26 29

Season titlesEdit

  • 1 Overall, 2 Giant Slalom
Season Discipline
1990 Giant Slalom
1993 Overall
1994 Giant Slalom

Race victoriesEdit

  • 19 wins: (14 Giant Slalom, 2 Super G, 1 Slalom, 2 Combined)
  • 76 podiums
Season Date Location Discipline
1988 30 Nov 1987   Courmayeur, Italy Slalom
1990 9 Aug 1989   Las Leñas, Argentina Super G
3 Dec 1989   Vail, USA Giant Slalom
1991 10 Feb 1991   Zwiesel, Germany Giant Slalom
1993 5 Dec 1992   Steamboat Springs, USA Giant Slalom
17 Jan 1993   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Combined
1994 31 Oct 1993   Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
26 Nov 1993   Santa Caterina, Italy Giant Slalom
16 Jan 1994   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
1995 7 Jan 1995   Haus im Ennstal, Austria Super G
23 Jan 1995   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
18 Feb 1995   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom
1996 17 Dec 1995   St. Anton, Austria Combined
31 Jan 1996   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
1999 27 Dec 1998   Semmering, Austria Giant Slalom
2 Jan 1999   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom
24 Feb 1999   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom
13 Mar 1999   Sierra Nevada, Spain Giant Slalom
2000 28 Dec 1999   Lienz, Austria Giant Slalom

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1987 20 5
1989 22 13 9 5
1991 24 12 11 3
1993 26 2 6 3
1996 29 DNF1 4 16 2
1997 30 22 4 10
1999 32 9 3
2001 34 DNF1

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1988 20 7 5 1
1992 24 2 9 2
1994 26 4 9
1998 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wachter wins World Cup title". Bangor Daily News. Maine. Associated Press. 29 March 1993. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Men's downhill finds a new star". Milwaukee Journal. (Los Angeles Times). February 22, 1988. p. 4C.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Petra Kronberger
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
1993
Succeeded by
  Emese Hunyady