Felix Neureuther (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːlɪks ˈnɔʏʁɔʏtɐ]; born 26 March 1984) is a German retired World Cup alpine ski racer.

Felix Neureuther
Alpine skier
Neureuther Felix 2017.jpg
Neureuther in 2017
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant slalom
ClubSC Partenkirchen
Born (1984-03-26) 26 March 1984 (age 35)
Munich-Pasing, Bavaria,
West Germany
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup debut4 January 2003 (age 18)
Websitefelix-neureuther.de
Olympics
Teams3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams9 – (20032019)
Medals5 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons16 – (20042019)
Wins13 – (11 SL, 1 GS, 1 PS)
Podiums47
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2013, 2015)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in SL, 20132015)

CareerEdit

Born in Munich-Pasing, Neureuther was raised in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and is a member of the German national ski team. He has competed in nine World Championships and three Winter Olympics. Neureuther won a silver medal in the slalom at the 2013 World Championships and added a bronze medal in the team event. Previously, he had won a gold medal in the team event in 2005. He won bronze medals in slalom in 2015 and 2017.

Neureuther won his first World Cup race in 2010, in a slalom at Kitzbühel, Austria. He won his only giant slalom in January 2014 at Adelboden, Switzerland, which was only the second victory by a German male in a World Cup giant slalom; Max Rieger won the first in March 1973, nearly 41 years earlier in Quebec.[1]

Through January 2019, Neureuther has thirteen World Cup victories and 47 podiums, making him Germany's most successful male World Cup skier. In March 2019 he announced his retirement from competition ahead of his final race, a slalom at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra.[2]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2004 19 62 25
2005 20 83 33 48
2006 21 48 17 41
2007 22 32 8 31
2008 23 25 7
2009 24 47 15 43
2010 25 21 5 44 42
2011 26 17 8 29 11
2012 27 22 6 36
2013 28 4 2 6
2014 29 5 2 5
2015 30 4 2 8
2016 31 8 3 7
2017 32 5 4 4
2018 33 62 25 (knee injury in November: out for season)
2019 34 38 14 46

Race podiumsEdit

Total Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Combined Parallel
Wins 13 11 1 1
Podiums 47 37 7 1 2
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2007 13 December 2006   Beaver Creek, USA Slalom 3rd
25 February 2007   Garmisch, Germany Slalom 2nd
2008 17 December 2007   Alta Badia, Italy Slalom 2nd
6 January 2008     Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 3rd
2009 11 January 2009 Slalom 3rd
1 March 2009   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 3rd
2010 24 January 2010   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 1st
13 March 2010   Garmisch, Germany Slalom 1st
2011 26 February 2011   Bansko, Bulgaria Super combined 2nd
19 March 2011     Lenzerheide, Switzerland Slalom 3rd
2012 19 December 2011   Alta Badia, Italy Slalom 3rd
5 January 2012   Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
21 February 2012   Moscow, Russia Parallel slalom 2nd
18 March 2012   Schladming, Austria Slalom 2nd
2013 8 December 2012   Val d'Isère, France Slalom 2nd
18 December 2012   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom 2nd
1 January 2013   Munich, Germany Parallel slalom 1st
12 January 2013     Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
20 January 2013     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom 1st
27 January 2013   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 2nd
17 March 2013     Lenzerheide, Switzerland Slalom 1st
2014 6 January 2014   Bormio, Italy Slalom 1st
11 January 2014     Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
19 January 2014     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom 2nd
24 January 2014   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 1st
28 January 2014   Schladming, Austria Slalom 3rd
9 March 2014   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 1st
15 March 2013     Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
16 March 2013 Slalom 2nd
2015 16 November 2014   Levi, Finland Slalom 3rd
14 December 2014   Åre, Sweden Slalom 2nd
22 December 2014   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom 1st
6 January 2015   Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
17 January 2015     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom 1st
25 January 2015   Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom 3rd
27 January 2015   Schladming, Austria Slalom 3rd
1 March 2015   Garmisch, Germany Giant slalom 2nd
2016 12 December 2015   Val d'Isère, France Giant slalom 2nd
13 December 2015 Slalom 3rd
14 February 2016   Naeba, Japan Slalom 1st
2017 23 October 2016   Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
5 January 2017   Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
15 January 2017     Wengen, Switzerland Slalom 3rd
5 March 2017   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 3rd
18 March 2017   Aspen, USA Giant slalom 2nd
19 March 2017 Slalom 2nd
2018 12 November 2017   Levi, Finland Slalom 1st

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2003 18 15 35
2005 20 19 DNF1
2007 22 DNF2 DNF1
2009 24 4 19
2011 26 DNF2 34
2013 28 2 10
2015 30 3 4
2017 32 3 16
2019 34 DSQ2

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 21 DNF2 DNF1
2010 25 DNF1 8
2014 29 DNF2 8
2018 33 injured: did not compete

PersonalEdit

Neureuther's parents are both former World Cup ski racers, members of the West German team in the 1970s. His father is Christian Neureuther, winner of six World Cup slaloms, and his mother is Rosi Mittermaier, a World, Olympic, and World Cup champion, all in 1976. At the 1976 Winter Olympics, she won medals in all three alpine events, two golds and a silver. Since 2013 he has been in a relationship with biathlete Miriam Gössner: in October 2017 she gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl named Matilda.[3]

One of Neureuther's childhood friends was footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger: he presented Schweinsteiger with the "Special jury award" at the 2016 Bambi Awards.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McKee, Hank (11 January 2014). "Neureuther takes well-deserved win in Adelboden". Ski Racing. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  2. ^ "German slalom expert Neureuther announces retirement". france24.com. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Baby-News bei Felix Neureuther und Miriam Gössner" [Baby news from Felix Neureuther and Miriam Gössner]. rtl.de (in German). 17 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Stommel, Dorothee (18 November 2016). "Six standing ovations". Hubert Burda Media. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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