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Christina "Tina" Weirather (born 24 May 1989) is a Liechtensteiner World Cup alpine ski racer. She won a bronze medal in Super-G for Liechtenstein at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Tina Weirather
Alpine skier
2017 Audi FIS Ski Weltcup Garmisch-Partenkirchen Damen - Tina Weirather - by 2eight - 8SC0767.jpg
Weirather in January 2017
DisciplinesSuper-G, Downhill,
Giant slalom
ClubSki Club Schaan
Born (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 30)
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut22 October 2005 (age 16)
Websitetina-weirather.com
Olympics
Teams3 – (2006, 2014, 2018)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (200507, 201319)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons12 – (20062008, 2010,
        20122019)
Wins9 – (1 DH, 7 SG, 1 GS)
Podiums41 – (14 DH, 21 SG, 6 GS)
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2016)
Discipline titles2 – (2 SG, 2017, 2018)

Racing careerEdit

Weirather made her World Cup debut at age 16 in October 2005 and has nine victories and forty podiums through December 2018.

Weirather competed in two events at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and finished 33rd in the super-G, but did not finish in the downhill. She had qualified to ski in four events at the 2010 Winter Olympics: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, and the combined. Just weeks before the Olympics on 23 January, while competing in a World Cup downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Weirather suffered another anterior cruciate ligament injury to her right knee and missed the Olympics,[1] as well as the following World Cup season of 2011.[2]

Following years of training alongside her compatriots on the Liechtenstein Alpine Ski team, Weirather now trains with the Swiss team.[3]

During the fourth training run for the downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Weirather crashed at Rosa Khutor on 9 February and injured her lower right leg.[4] The bone contusion caused her to miss her starts in the Olympics and the remainder of the 2014 World Cup season. At the time, she was second in the World Cup overall, downhill and super-G standings and third in the giant slalom.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Vaduz, Weirather is the daughter of former World Cup ski racers Harti Weirather of Austria and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein (and the niece of Andreas Wenzel).[1] Her mother Hanni won two overall World Cup titles (1978, 1980) and two Olympic gold medals (1980), four Olympic medals overall; uncle Andreas won the men's overall World Cup title in 1980 and 2 Olympic medals. Her father Harti won the season title in downhill in 1981 and was world champion in 1982.[6][7]

Weirather currently resides in Gamprin and has dual citizenship in Liechtenstein and Austria.

She is a keen fan of Liechtenstein football club Vaduz.

World Cup resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

Season
Discipline
2017 Super-G
2018 Super-G

Season standingsEdit

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2007 17 56 23 51 43 16
2008 18 109 39
2009 19 injured: out for season
2010 20 58 41 25 38 32
2011 21 injured: out for season
2012 22 9 30 7   33
2013 23 18 37 9 6
2014 24 5 10   4 17
2015 25 10 10 8 7
2016 26 4 43 5   8
2017 27 7 13   5
2018 28 6 31    
2019 29 15 51 2 12
Standings through 3 February 2019

Race podiumsEdit

Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2012 2 Dec 2011   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
28 Jan 2012     St. Moritz, Switzerland Downhill 3rd
4 Feb 2012   Garmisch, Germany Downhill 3rd
5 Feb 2012 Super-G 3rd
26 Feb 2012   Bansko, Bulgaria Super-G 2nd
2013 30 Nov 2012   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd
1 Mar 2013   Garmisch, Germany Super-G 1st
2014 29 Nov 2013   Beaver Creek, USA Downhill 2nd
1 Dec 2013 Giant slalom 3rd
7 Dec 2013   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
8 Dec 2013 Super-G 2nd
14 Dec 2013     St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 1st
22 Dec 2013   Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 1st
24 Jan 2014   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy   Downhill 2nd
25 Jan 2014 Downhill 3rd
26 Jan 2014 Super-G 2nd
2015 5 Dec 2014   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd
19 Jan 2015   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super-G 3rd
21 Feb 2015   Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
7 Mar 2015   Garmisch, Germany Downhill 1st
2016 24 Oct 2015   Sölden, Austria   Giant slalom 3rd
28 Dec 2015   Lienz, Austria   Giant slalom 2nd
24 Jan 2016   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super-G 2nd
30 Jan 2016   Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
21 Feb 2016   La Thuile, Italy Super-G 1st
17 Mar 2016     St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 1st
2017 4 Dec 2016   Lake Louise, Canada Super-G 2nd
18 Dec 2016   Val-d'Isère, France Super-G 2nd
15 Jan 2017   Altenmarkt, Austria Downhill 2nd
22 Jan 2017   Garmisch, Germany Super-G 3rd
16 Mar 2017   Aspen, USA Super-G 1st
2018 1 Dec 2017   Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
3 Dec 2017 Super-G 1st
9 Dec 2017     St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 3rd
17 Dec 2017   Val-d'Isère, France Super-G 2nd
20 Jan 2018   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 2nd
4 Feb 2018   Garmisch, Germany Downhill 3rd
3 Mar 2018     Crans-Montana, Switzerland Super-G 1st
2019 8 Dec 2018     St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 3rd
19 Dec 2018   Val Gardena, Italy Super-G 2nd
20 Jan 2019   Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super-G 2nd

World Championship resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 15 31
2007 17 DNF2 DNF DNS2
2009 19 injured, did not compete
2011 21
2013 23 27 DNF 13 DNS2
2015 25 4 6 11
2017 27 19 2 10 DNS1
2019 29 DNF 18 DNS2

Olympic resultsEdit

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2006 16 33 DNF
2010 20 injured: did not compete
2014 24 DNS^ DNS^
2018 28 22 3 4
^ injured during downhill training run

Other honoursEdit

Alpine Skiing Junior World championshipsEdit

  • 2009 Alpine Skiing Junior World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
    •   Giant slalom
  • 2007 Alpine Skiing Junior World Championships in Altenmarkt (Austria)
    •   Downhill
    •   Super-G
    •   Giant slalom
  • 2006 Alpine Skiing Junior World Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne (Canada)
    •   Giant slalom

Swiss Alpine Skiing championshipsEdit

  • 2005 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in Veysonnaz (Switzerland)
    •   Giant slalom
  • 2006 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland)
    •   Giant slalom
  • 2009 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland)
    •   Giant slalom

German Alpine Skiing championshipsEdit

  • 2009 German Alpine Skiing Championships in Oberjoch (Germany)
    •   Giant slalom

Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing championshipsEdit

  • 2006 Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing Championships in Malbun (Liechtenstein)
    •   Giant slalom

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dunbar, Graham (23 December 2013). "Liechtenstein skier Tina Weirather follows in her family's rich Olympic tradition". Courier Islander. Campbell River, British Columbia. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Battaglia, Joe (1 February 2014). "Perseverance has Tina Weirather on cusp of own Olympic Alpine greatness". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather is on the fast track".
  4. ^ Battaglia, Joe (11 February 2014). "Injury knocks medal contender Tina Weirather from Sochi downhill". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Season ends early for Tina Weirather". Ski Racing. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  6. ^ "COMPETITORS HAVING MORE THAN ONE PODIUM". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  7. ^ "COMPETITORS HAVING MORE THAN ONE TOP 10 POSITION". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Richard Wunder
Flagbearer for Liechtenstein
Sochi 2014
Succeeded by
Marco Pfiffner