Kathrin Zettel

Kathrin Zettel (born 5 August 1986) is an Austrian retired World Cup alpine ski racer. She won many races and took a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In 2021 she was a partner in a company creating domestic size wind turbines in lower Austria.

Kathrin Zettel
Alpine skier
Kathrin Zettel.jpg
Zettel in January 2009
DisciplinesGiant slalom, Slalom,
Super G, Combined
ClubSchiclub Göstling-Hochkar
Born (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 36)
Scheibbs, Lower Austria, Austria
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup debut13 March 2004 (age 17)
Retired13 July 2015 (age 28)
Websitekathrin-zettel.at
Olympics
Teams3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (200515)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 – (200515)
Wins9 – (7 GS, 2 SL)
Podiums50 – (21 GS, 24 SL, 5 SC)
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2009)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd: SL, GS, 2010;
2nd SL, 2009)
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing Austria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi Slalom
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Val d'Isère Super Combined
Silver medal – second place 2005 Bormio Team Event
Silver medal – second place 2011 Garmisch Slalom
Junior World Ski Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Maribor Slalom
Gold medal – first place 2005 Bardonecchia Combined
Silver medal – second place 2004 Maribor Combined
Silver medal – second place 2005 Bardonecchia Slalom

LifeEdit

Zettel was born in 1986[1] in Scheibbs, Lower Austria, and from Göstling, she competed primarily in the technical events of Giant slalom and slalom. Zettel made her World Cup debut in March 2004 and won her first World Cup race in November 2006.

In January 2010, Zettel won both technical events at Maribor, for her first victory in slalom.[2] At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she was the bronze medalist in slalom at Rosa Khutor, her first podium since October and just two days after her grandmother died.[3]

After she retired in 2015 she went to live in Styria. She took a share in "Blue Power" a wind turbine company. The turbines are small (1.7 m diameter) and designed to be used by a home owner. Zettel handles the social media for the company.[4]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 18 36 23 18  —  —  —
2006 19 7 4 6 30  — 6
2007 20 11 8 7 31 49 11
2008 21 13 9 6 23  — 11
2009 22 4 6 2 23  — 3
2010 23 5 2 2 37  — 14
2011 24 13 6 10  —  —  —
2012 25 12 5 19 44  — 5
2013 26 7 8 5  —  — 8
2014 27 14 11 5  —  —  —
2015 28 7 5 8  —  — 3

Race victoriesEdit

  • 9 wins – (7 GS, 2 SL)
  • 50 podiums (21 GS, 24 SL, 5 SC)
Season Date Location Discipline
2007 25 Nov 2006 Aspen, USA Giant slalom
28 Dec 2006 Semmering, Austria Giant Slalom
2009 25 Oct 2008 Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
28 Dec 2008 Semmering, Austria Giant Slalom
25 Jan 2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom
6 Mar 2009 Ofterschwang, Germany Giant Slalom
2010 16 Jan 2010 Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom
17 Jan 2010 Slalom
2013 25 Nov 2012 Aspen, USA Slalom

World championshipsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 18 4 6
2007 20 5 9 5
2009 22 DNF1 6 1
2011 24 2 12
2013 26 10 4
2015 28 5 7 6

Winter OlympicsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 19 DSQ1 7 4
2010 23 13 5 4
2014 27 3 19 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ZETTEL Kathrin - Biographie". data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ Farnell, Shauna (17 January 2010). "Zettel takes Maribor slalom; U.S. Team out". Ski Racing. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  3. ^ Mintz, Geoff (21 February 2014). "Shiffrin makes good on gold". Ski Racing. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Kathrin Zettel: Windkraft und Mutterfreuden". www.noen.at (in German). 5 May 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.

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