Michaela Dorfmeister

Michaela Dorfmeister (born 25 March 1973) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Her specialities were both the downhill and the super-G disciplines, although she skied in and had success in giant slalom.

Michaela Dorfmeister
Alpine skier
Michaela Dorfmeister 2008.jpg
2008
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Combined
Born (1973-03-25) 25 March 1973 (age 47)
Vienna, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut21 December 1991
(age 18)
Retired2006 (age 32)
Olympics
Teams3 – (1998, 2002, 2006)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (19962005)
Medals4 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons15 – (19922006)
Wins25 – (7 DH, 10 SG, 8 GS)
Podiums64
Overall titles1 – (2002)
Discipline titles5 – (2 DH, 2 SG, 1 GS)

BiographyEdit

Born in Vienna, Dorfmeister is the only daughter of a butcher by trade, and lived in Vienna until she was age six. She later studied at the Schladming ski academy, which has produced many of Austria's skiing greats.

Dorfmeister raced her first international season in 1983 and entered her first World Cup race in 1991 at Serre Chevalier coming 26.[1] Her first podium place was in 1995 at the St. Anton downhill which she won. This was followed by a total of 25 victories (7 in downhill, 10 in super-G and 8 in giant slalom)

In 2000, she won the giant slalom World Cup, and in 2002 the overall World Cup. She won two more speciality World Cups, in 2003 (downhill) and 2005 (super-G). At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won the gold medal in the downhill and super-G races.

Dorfmeister's win in the Hafjell super-G on 3 March 2006 made her the oldest woman to win an World Cup race.[2]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

Season Discipline
2000 Giant slalom
2002 Overall
2003 Downhill
2005 Super-G
2006 Downhill
Super-G

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1992 18 103 55 47
1993 19 117 49
1994 20 95 44 52
1995 21 18 23 16 13 9
1996 22 9 12 6 8 7
1997 23 39 27 20 29
1998 24 33 16 16 20
1999 25 6 47 2 3 4
2000 26 2 1 7 7 5
2001 27 5 3 5 9 6
2002 28 1 2 3 2 2
2003 29 4 9 5 1 7
2004 30 6 10 3 5
2005 31 4 12 1 3 15
2006 32 3 12 1 1 14

Race victoriesEdit

  • 25 wins (7 DH, 10 SG, 8 GS)
  • 64 podiums
Date Location Discipline
16 December 1995 St. Anton Downhill
6 March 1999 St. Moritz Super-G
4 December 1999 Serre-Chevalier Giant slalom
9 December 1999 Val-d'Isère Giant slalom
5 January 2000 Maribor Giant slalom
8 January 2000 Berchtesgaden Giant slalom
11 February 2000 Santa Caterina Super-G
24 November 2000 Aspen Super-G
9 December 2000 Sestriere Giant slalom
27 October 2001 Sölden Giant slalom
19 January 2002 Berchtesgaden Giant slalom
31 January 2002 Åre Giant slalom
6 March 2002 Altenmarkt Downhill
7 March 2002 Altenmarkt Super-G
21 December 2002 Lenzerheide Downhill
1 March 2003 Innsbruck Downhill
5 December 2004 Lake Louise Super-G
6 January 2005 Santa Caterina Downhill
16 January 2005 Cortina d'Ampezzo Downhill
19 February 2005 Åre Super-G
11 March 2005 Lenzerheide Super-G
18 December 2005 Val-d'Isère Super-G
20 January 2006 St. Moritz Super-G
21 January 2006 St. Moritz Downhill
3 March 2006 Hafjell Super-G

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1996 22 9 29 11 12
1997 23 17 8 16 12
1999 25 3 2 6
2001 27 8 24 1
2003 29 4 1 12
2005 31 DNF1 DNF DNF

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1998 24 2 18
2002 28 4 6 9 5
2006 32 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/athlete-biography.html?competitorid=14094&sector=AL
  2. ^ "Page not found on ski-dbs". www.ski-db.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2008.

External linksEdit



Awards
Preceded by
Mirna Jukić
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2003
Succeeded by
Kate Allen
Preceded by
Renate Götschl
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2006
Succeeded by
Incumbent