Isolde Kostner

Isolde Kostner (born 20 March 1975) is an Italian former Alpine skier who won two bronze medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. She was the Italian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2002 Olympics.[2]

Isolde Kostner
Alpine skier
Isolde Kostner.jpg
Kostner in 2014 at the age of 39.
DisciplinesSpeed events
ClubG.S. Fiamme Gialle[1]
Born (1975-03-20) 20 March 1975 (age 47)
Bolzano, Italy
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
World Cup debut1992
Retired2006
Olympics
Teams3
Medals3 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams6
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons15
Wins15
Podiums51
Overall titles0
Discipline titles2
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing  Italy
International alpine ski competitions
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 2
World Championships 2 1 0
World Junior Championships 1 0 0
Total 3 2 2
World Cup race podiums
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Downhill 12 13 10
Super-G 3 5 7
Giant slalom 0 0 1
Total 15 18 18
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City Downhill
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Super-G
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Downhill
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Sierra Nevada Super-G
Gold medal – first place 1997 Sestrière Super-G
Silver medal – second place 2001 St. Anton Super-G

BiographyEdit

Kostner won two gold medals in Super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships in 1996 and 1997, and in 2001 and 2002 she won the World Cup discipline title in Downhill.[3] Her first World Cup win was in the downhill on 29 January 1994, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen this was, however, overshadowed by the death of Ulrike Maier on the same day.[4]

Kostner was born in Bolzano. Her cousin and goddaughter is Carolina Kostner, the 2012 World champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in figure skating. She announced her retirement on 10 January 2006.

World Cup resultsEdit

Overall victoriesEdit

Season Discipline
2001 Downhill
2002 Downhill

Individual victoriesEdit

Date Location Race
29 January 1994   Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Downhill
20 January 1996   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
24 January 1997   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
25 January 1997   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super-G
24 January 1998   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
27 November 1999   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
8 December 1999   Val d'Isère, France Super-G
17 December 1999   Saint Moritz, Switzerland Downhill
10 February 2000   Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy Downhill
2 December 2000   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
19 January 2001   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
24 February 2001   Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super-G
29 November 2001   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
30 November 2001   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
31 January 2004   Haus im Ennstal, Austria Downhill

Season standingsEdit

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1994 19 19 not run not
run
16 4 not
run
1995 20 20 33 32 5
1996 21 4 11 4 3
1997 22 5 not run 16 4 6
1998 23 8 21 3 3
1999 24 14 not run 50 14 5
2000 25 4 32 5 3 11
2001 26 6 not run 41 6   not run
2002 27 6 27 38  
2003 28 35 not run 17 19
2004 29 15 46 23 4
2005 30 21 14 14 25
2006 31 83 not run 41 48 not run

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport invernali statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Isolde Kostner - Athlete Information". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Isolde Kostner profile". olympedia.org. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Coppa del Mondo: i record di vittorie consecutive nelle varie specialità" (in Italian). scimagazine.it. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2021.

External linksEdit

Winter Olympics
Preceded by   Flag bearer for Italy
2002 Salt Lake City
Succeeded by