Hannes Trinkl

Hannes Trinkl (born 1 February 1968 in Steyr) is an Austrian former alpine skier.

Hannes Trinkl
Hannes Trinkl Nacht des Sports 2008.jpg
Medal record
Men's alpine skiing
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano Downhill
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 St. Anton Downhill

Trinkl was the bronze medallist in the downhill in the 1998 Winter Olympics, finishing 0.01 seconds ahead of fourth-placed Jürg Grünenfelder.

His first World Cup victory was a Super-G in Lech in December 1993, where he won with a bib number of 51, after weather conditions improved after the early starters had completed their runs.[1] This is the highest start number for a male Super-G winner until now.

Trinkl retired from competition in 2004. He subsequently served as race director for Alpine Skiing World Cup competitions in his hometown of Hinterstoder and vice president of the Austrian Ski Federation before being appointed as race director for men's speed events on the World Cup from the 2014-15 season.:[2] As a race director of the International Ski Federation, abbreviated by its French initials, FIS, he also is the course setter for male downhill races in the World Cup, in the World Championships and in the Olympic Winter Games. In the Super-G he will support the course setter who is one of any other nation (but such a course setter is to determine by the FIS early enough; that will happen in regard to all matters of course settings, therefore also for slaloms and giant slaloms, male or female).[clarification needed]

World Cup victoriesEdit

Date Location Race
December 22, 1993   Lech Super-G
December 29, 1993   Bormio Downhill
March 4, 1994   Aspen Downhill
December 4, 1999   Lake Louise Downhill
March 15, 2000   Bormio Downhill
March 2, 2002   Kvitfjell Downhill


  1. ^ "Slovenian wins Super-G in her maiden race". China Daily. 24 December 1993. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Trinkl ab 2014 FIS-Renndirektor" [Trinkl FIS Race Director from 2014]. Kurier (in German). 18 September 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2014.

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