Michael Matt

Michael Matt (born 13 May 1993) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. He specialises in the Slalom discipline and has competed in three World Championships.

Michael Matt
Alpine skier
Michael Matt in action.jpg
Matt in 2018
DisciplinesSlalom
ClubSK FlirschTirol
Born (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 27)
Zams, Tyrol, Austria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
World Cup debut17 November 2013
(age 20)
Olympics
Teams1 – (2018)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (201519)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons5 – (201519)
Wins1 – (1 SL)
Podiums7 – (6 SL, 1 PS)
Overall titles0 – (18th in 2017)
Discipline titles0 – (4th in SL, 2018)

CareerEdit

Matt made his World Cup debut at age 20 in the Levi slalom in November 2013, racing alongside his brother Mario.[1] He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek, US. Matt raced in the slalom, but failed to finish the second run.[2] Matt gained his first World Cup podium in Finland as the runner-up at Levi on 13 November 2016,[3] and celebrated his first victory on 5 March 2017 in Slovenia at Kranjska Gora.[4] At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea, Matt finished the first run of the slalom competition in 12th place but moved up to third after the second run, securing himself the bronze medal.[5] He was also part of the Austrian squad which took a silver medal in the team event.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Matt is the brother of double FIS World and Olympic champion Mario Matt and ski cross world champion Andreas Matt.[7] In 2001, at the age of eight, Michael Matt was buried by an avalanche.[8]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2015 21 124 42
2016 22 84 27
2017 23 18 5
2018 24 19 4 54
2019 25 29 3
Standings through 22 December 2018

Race podiumsEdit

  • 1 win – (1 SL)
  • 7 podiums – (6 SL, 1 PS)
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2017 13 November 2016   Levi, Finland Slalom 2nd
5 March 2017   Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 1st
19 March 2017   Aspen, USA Slalom 3rd
2018 1 January 2018   Oslo, Norway Parallel slalom 2nd
4 January 2018   Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
7 January 2018     Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 2nd
2019 22 December 2018   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom 3rd

World Championship resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2015 21 DNF2
2017 23 8

Olympic resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined Team
2018 24 3 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Matt-Bruder im Levi-Slalom dabei" [Matt brothers in Levi slalom at the same time]. Kurier (in German). 29 October 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Men's Slalom Official Results" (PDF). Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ http://medias1.fis-ski.com/pdf/2017/AL/0101/2017AL0101RLR2.pdf
  4. ^ http://medias3.fis-ski.com/pdf/2017/AL/0194/2017AL0194RLR2.pdf
  5. ^ Mulvenney, Nick (22 February 2018). Osmond, Ed (ed.). "Alpine skiing: Matt completes family medal set to his own disbelief". reuters.com. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  6. ^ Rubinroit, Seth (24 February 2018). "Switzerland wins inaugural Olympic Alpine skiing team event". nbcolympics.com. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Die Schachzüge der Matt-Brüder" [The maneuvers of the Matt brothers]. nachrichten.at (in German). 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.krone.at/wintersport/wie-michael-matt-einst-eine-lawine-ueberlebte-oesv-shootingstar-story-539069

External linksEdit