Kathrin Hölzl (born 18 July 1984) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Germany. Born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria,[1] she was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2009 World Championships.

Kathrin Hölzl
Alpine skier
Kathrin Hölzl Semmering 2008.jpg
Hölzl in December 2008
DisciplinesGiant Slalom, Slalom
ClubWSV Bischofswiesen
Born (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984 (age 35)
Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, West Germany
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut15 December 2001 (age 17)
Retired28 December 2011 (age 27)
Websitekaty-hoelzl.de
Olympics
Teams1 - (2010)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 - (2007-11)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 - (2002-2012)
Wins2 - (2 GS)
Podiums9 - (9 GS)
Overall titles0 - (8th in 2010)
Discipline titles1 - (GS in 2010)

Hölzl made her World Cup debut in December 2001 in Val d'Isère, France. Following her world championship in February 2009, she scored her first World Cup victory in a giant slalom at Aspen in November, followed by another win in December at Lienz. She made two additional podiums and won the World Cup giant slalom title for the 2010 season.[2] In October 2013 Hölzl announced her retirement from the sport after struggling with injuries and illness for several years, having last competed in a World Cup race in December 2011.[3]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2006 21 70 44 26  —  —  —
2007 22 29 34 5  —  — 47
2008 23 24 17 8  —  —  —
2009 24 25 17 12  —  —  —
2010 25 8 27 1  —  — 43
2011 26 25 29 7  —  —  —
2012 27 missed season due to injury

Season titlesEdit

Season Discipline
2010 Giant Slalom

Races podiumsEdit

  • 2 wins – (2 GS)
  • 9 podiums – (9 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 18 Mar 2007 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant Slalom 2nd
2009 10 Jan 2009 Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 3rd
2010 28 Nov 2009 Aspen, USA Giant Slalom 1st
28 Dec 2009 Lienz, Austria Giant Slalom 1st
24 Jan 2010 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom 3rd
11 Mar 2010 Garmisch, Germany Giant Slalom 2nd
2011 23 Oct 2010 Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom 2nd
27 Nov 2010 Aspen, USA Giant Slalom 3rd
28 Dec 2010 Semmering, Austria Giant Slalom 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in German) Official homepage
  2. ^ FIS: Alpine World Cup 2010 ladies' giant slalom standings
  3. ^ "Slalom Champion Retires". nytimes.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

External linksEdit