Antoine Dénériaz

Antoine Dénériaz (born 6 March 1976 in Bonneville, Haute-Savoie) is a retired French World Cup alpine ski racer. He specialized in the speed events of downhill and super-G and is an Olympic gold medalist.

Antoine Dénériaz
Alpine skier
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DisciplinesDownhill, Super G,
Combined
Born6 March 1976 (1976-03-06) (age 44)
Bonneville, Haute-Savoie, France
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
World Cup debut15 December 1996 (age 20)
Retired2007 (age 31)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2002, 2006)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (1999, 2003, 2007)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons9 – (19992007)
Wins3 – (3 DH)
Podiums6 – (6 DH)
Overall titles0 – (20th in 2004)
Discipline titles0 – (6th in DH, 2003)

Dénériaz had three World Cup wins and six podiums, all in downhill. His first two podiums were both victories, at Val Gardena and Kvitfjell, during the 2003 season.[1][2] He won his Olympic gold medal in the downhill at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, trailed by Austrian Michael Walchhofer and Swiss Bruno Kernen.[3][4] He also competed in the super-G, where he placed eleventh.[5][6]

Dénériaz's hometown is Morillon, an alpine village not far from Mont Blanc. He is married to former New Zealand alpine ski racer Claudia Riegler.

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1999 22 45 36 21 14
2000 23 71 34 10
2001 24 109 47
2002 25 41 18 14
2003 26 25 51 6
2004 27 20 47 7
2005 28 40 33 17
2006 29 45 28 20
2007 30 71 16 55

Race podiumsEdit

  • 3 wins – (3 DH)
  • 6 podiums – (6 DH)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2003 21 Dec 2002   Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 1
12 Mar 2003  Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 1
2004 29 Nov 2003   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3
20 Dec 2003   Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 1
12 Mar 2003    Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 3
2005 27 Nov 2004   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1999 22 21
2001 24
2003 26 8
2005 28
2007 30 29 33

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2002 25 12 21
2006 29 11 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup: men's downhill". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). December 22, 2002. p. 10C.
  2. ^ "Deneriaz beats Eberharter". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. March 13, 2003. p. E2.
  3. ^ Fendrich, Howard (February 13, 2006). "Sacré bleu! Deneriaz springs surprise". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. D5.
  4. ^ "Olympic report: Alpine skiing". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. February 13, 2006. p. C3.
  5. ^ "Alpine skiing: men's super-G". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). February 19, 2006. p. D9.
  6. ^ "Antoine Deneriaz". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2006-12-29.

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