Elisabeth Görgl (born 20 February 1981) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria.

Elisabeth Görgl
Alpine skier
Österreichische Galanacht des Sports 2011 C Elisabeth Görgl.jpg
Görgl in January 2012
DisciplinesDownhill, Super G
Giant slalom, Slalom,
Combined
ClubKapfenberger Sportvereinigung
Born (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 38)
Bruck an der Mur,
Styria, Austria
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut10 March 2000 (age 19)
Retired16 March 2017 (age 36)
Websitelizz.at
Olympics
Teams2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 – (200315)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons15 – (200317)
Wins7 – (2 DH, 3 SG, 2 GS)
Podiums42
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2008, '11)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in SG & GS: '08)

Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Görgl made her World Cup debut in March 2000 and has reached World Cup podiums in all five alpine disciplines, with multiple victories in giant slalom, super G, and downhill. In January 2008, she won her first World Cup race in the giant slalom at Maribor, Slovenia. As of March 22, 2015, Görgl has seven World Cup victories and 42 podiums.[1]

At the 2009 World Championships at Val d'Isère, Görgl won a bronze medal in super combined. In 2011 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she won two gold medals, the first in the super G[2] and a second in the downhill five days later.[3] Her sweep of the two women's speed events marked the third consecutive occurrence at the World Championships – preceded by Lindsey Vonn in 2009 at Val discretion and Anja Pärson in 2007 at Åre.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Görgl won the bronze medal in the downhill – the same medal in the same event as her mother half a century earlier at the 1960 and the 1964 Winter Olympics.[4][5] A week later she also won bronze in the giant slalom. Görgl also participated in 4 disciplines in the 2014 Winter Olympics (Downhill, Giant slalom, Super G, combined).

On 12 June 2017 she announced her retirement from active skiing. Her last race was a Super G in Aspen in March the same year.[6]

PersonalEdit

Görgl is the daughter of Traudl Hecher (b. 1943), an alpine racer for Austria in the early 1960s. She won Olympic bronze medals in the downhill in 1960 (at age 16) and 1964, and remains the youngest Olympic medalist in alpine skiing. Görgl's older brother Stephan (b. 1978) is a former World Cup alpine racer; he competed in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[7]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

  • Ranking and points
Season Overall Slalom Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2003 41 (178) 18 (112) 27 (66)
2004 10 (654) 5 (339) 4 (293) 38 (22)
2005 12 (511) 22 (99) 10 (225) 12 (137) 34 (26) 11 (24)
2006 10 (602) 36 (19) 16 (155) 11 (172) 8 (227) 15 (29)
2007 11 (568) 35 (39) 11 (171) 23 (96) 14 (184) 8 (78)
2008 4 (1137) 42 (22) 2 (479) 2 (326) 11 (215) 8 (95)
2009 8 (755) 4 (333) 14 (133) 10 (176) 5 (113)
2010 6 (591) 29 (49) 20 (67) 2 (300) 26 (65) 4 (110)
2011 4 (992) 33 (41) 4 (236) 9 (137) 4 (333) 4 (185)
2012 6 (987) 7 (333) 9 (205) 3 (384) 10 (50)
2013 19 (381) 15 (160) 14 (101) 24 (84) 13 (36)
2014 8 (640) 31 (42) 4 (240) 7 (334) 11 (24)
2015 8 (638) 25 (69) 7 (214) 4 (337) 14 (18)
2016 28 (363) 14 (154) 13 (209)
2017 54 (145) 16 (116) 39 (29)

Race victoriesEdit

  • 7 wins – (2 DH, 3 SG, 2 GS)
  • 42 podiums – (14 DH, 6 SG, 15 GS, 3 SL, 1 PS, 3 SC)
Season Date Location Discipline
2008 12 Jan 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom
15 Mar 2008 Bormio, Italy Giant Slalom
2010 6 Dec 2009 Lake Louise, Canada Super G
2012 7 Jan 2012 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria Downhill
2014 11 Jan 2014 Altenmarkt, Austria Downhill
23 Jan 2014 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G
2015 21 Dec 2014 Val-d'Isère, France Super G

World championshipsEdit

 
Görgl in 2017
  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2003 21 DNF1
2005 23 DSQ1 7 8
2007 25 18
2009 27 31 10 6 4 3
2011 29 10 1 1 5
2013 31 23 11 10 6
2015 33 DNF1 6

Winter OlympicsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 24 DNF
2010 28 7 3 5 3 18
2014 32 11 DNF 16 DNF2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete: Elisabeth Goergl". www.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. ^ McKee, Hank (8 February 2011). "Goergl gets 1st gold of Championships, Mancuso gains silver". Ski Racing. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ McKee, Hank (13 February 2011). "Joy in Austria, Goergl wins DH, Vonn snares silver". Ski Racing. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Stephan Görgl". Sports Reference. Olympic results. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Elisabeth Görgl bio". NBC Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/news-multimedia/news/article=lizz-goergl-successful-career-over.html
  7. ^ "Stephan Görgl". Sports Reference. Olympic results. Retrieved 23 January 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Elisabeth Görgl at Wikimedia Commons

Awards
Preceded by
Andrea Fischbacher
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2011
Succeeded by
Marlies Schild