Marcel Hirscher

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Marcel Hirscher
— Alpine ski racer —
Marcel Hirscher Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Hirscher in February 2011
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant Slalom,
Super G, Combined
ClubSkiklub Annaberg
Born(1989-03-02) March 2, 1989 (age 24)
Annaberg-Lungötz,
Salzburg, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debutMarch 17, 2007 (age 18)
Websitemarcelhirscher.at
Olympics
Teams1 – (2010)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons7th – (200814)
Wins19 – (7 GS, 11 SL, 1 P)
Podiums47
Overall titles2 – (2012, 2013)
Discipline titles2 – (GS in 2012, SL in 2013)
 
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Marcel Hirscher
— Alpine ski racer —
Marcel Hirscher Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
Hirscher in February 2011
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant Slalom,
Super G, Combined
ClubSkiklub Annaberg
Born(1989-03-02) March 2, 1989 (age 24)
Annaberg-Lungötz,
Salzburg, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debutMarch 17, 2007 (age 18)
Websitemarcelhirscher.at
Olympics
Teams1 – (2010)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons7th – (200814)
Wins19 – (7 GS, 11 SL, 1 P)
Podiums47
Overall titles2 – (2012, 2013)
Discipline titles2 – (GS in 2012, SL in 2013)

Marcel Hirscher (born March 2, 1989)[1] is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Annaberg-Lungötz, Salzburg, Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hirscher placed fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom at Whistler Creekside. He placed fourth in the giant slalom at the 2009 World Championships, but broke his ankle the weekend preceding the 2011 World Championships, which ended his 2011 season.[2]

Returning after injury, Hirscher had his best season to date in terms of wins in 2012 with 9 victories and a total of 14 podiums, all in the two technical events (except for one third place in the season's last Super G). He won the World Cup overall and giant slalom titles, and placed third in the slalom.[3]

In October 2012, Hirscher was awarded the Skieur d'Or Award[4] by members of the International Association of Ski Journalists for his performances during the previous season.

Hirscher won the overall World Cup title again in 2013 with 6 victories; he also won the slalom title and was runner-up in giant slalom.[5] Hirscher scored a total of 18 podium finishes out of 19 races in the two technical events. The only race in either slalom or giant slalom where he finished outside top 3 was the giant slalom in Adelboden. In that particular race Hirsher was leading after the first run, built up his advantage to over a second in the second run, but nearly fell several gates before the final, thus missing the win and finished only 16th. He became the first male racer to retain the overall World Cup title since fellow Austrian Stephan Eberharter in 2002 and 2003.[6]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GDownhillCombined
200717153 —47 — — —
200818511560 — — —
2009191491452 —10
20102068634 —12
20112115510 — — —
20122213127 — —
201323112 — — —

Season titles[edit]

SeasonDiscipline
2012Overall
Giant Slalom
2013Overall
Slalom

Race victories[edit]

SeasonDateLocationDiscipline
201013 Dec 2009France Val d'Isère, FranceGiant Slalom
30 Jan 2010Slovenia Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
201112 Dec 2010France Val d'Isère, FranceSlalom
20124 Dec 2011United States Beaver Creek, USAGiant Slalom
19 Dec 2011Italy Alta Badia, ItalySlalom
5 Jan 2012Croatia Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom
7 Jan 2012Switzerland Adelboden, SwitzerlandGiant Slalom
8 Jan 2012Slalom
24 Jan 2012Austria Schladming, AustriaSlalom
18 Feb 2012Bulgaria Bansko, BulgariaGiant Slalom
19 Feb 2012Slalom
17 Mar 2012Austria Schladming, AustriaGiant Slalom
20139 Dec 2012France Val d'Isère, FranceGiant Slalom
18 Dec 2012Italy Madonna di Campiglio, ItalySlalom
6 Jan 2013Croatia Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom
13 Jan 2013Switzerland Adelboden, SwitzerlandSlalom
27 Jan 2013Austria Kitzbuhel, AustriaSlalom
29 Jan 2013Russia Moscow, RussiaParallel Slalom
201417 Nov 2013Finland Levi, FinlandSlalom

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Thomas Morgenstern
Austria Austrian Sportsman of the year
2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent