Paul Accola (born 20 February 1967 in Davos) is a Swiss former Alpine skier. He came in first in the overall World Cup in 1992, and won a total of four medals at the Winter Olympics and World Championships in the combined event.
|Born||20 February 1967|
By the end of his career, he won seven world cup victories and was on the podium 26 times, the last time being in 2000. In 2002 Accola suffered a serious ankle injury, breaking both of his talus bones. In February 2005, on his 38th birthday, Accola announced that he would retire as alpine skier after nearly two decades in the sport.
He is the sixth Swiss athlete to compete at five Olympics, after middle-distance runner Paul Martin, equestrians Henri Chammartin and Gustav Fischer, javelin thrower Urs von Wartburg and equestrian Christine Stückelberger.
World Cup victoriesEdit
|29 November 1991||Breckenridge||Giant Slalom|
|30 November 1991||Breckenridge||Slalom|
|13 January 1992||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||Combined|
|19 January 1992||Kitzbühel||Combined|
|26 January 1992||Wengen||Combined|
|1 February 1992||Megève||Super-G|
|1 March 1992||Morioka||Super-G|
- Paul Accola at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Paul Accola at the International Ski Federation
- Paul Accola at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)