Marcel Hirscher

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Marcel Hirscher
— Alpine skier —
20131011 HIRSCHER MARCEL Einkleidung (3).jpg
Hirscher in October 2013
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant slalom, Super-G
ClubSkiklub Annaberg
Born(1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Annaberg-Lungötz,
Salzburg, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut17 March 2007 (age 18)
Websitemarcelhirscher.at
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons7th – (200814)
Wins23 – (9 GS, 13 SL, 1 P)
Podiums57
Overall titles3 – (2012, 2013, 2014)
Discipline titles3 – (1 GS, 2 SL)
 
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Marcel Hirscher
— Alpine skier —
20131011 HIRSCHER MARCEL Einkleidung (3).jpg
Hirscher in October 2013
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant slalom, Super-G
ClubSkiklub Annaberg
Born(1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Annaberg-Lungötz,
Salzburg, Austria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut17 March 2007 (age 18)
Websitemarcelhirscher.at
Olympics
Teams2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons7th – (200814)
Wins23 – (9 GS, 13 SL, 1 P)
Podiums57
Overall titles3 – (2012, 2013, 2014)
Discipline titles3 – (1 GS, 2 SL)

Marcel Hirscher (born 2 March 1989)[1] is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. 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 Stefan Eberharter in 2002 and 2003[6] and the first to win it three years in a row since American Phil Mahre did so in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

SeasonDiscipline
2012Overall
Giant Slalom
2013Overall
Slalom
2014Overall
Slalom

Season standings[edit]

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GDownhillCombined
200717153 –47 – – —
200818511560 – – —
2009191491452 –10
20102068634 –12
20112115510 – – —
20122213127 – —
201323112 – – —
20142411231 –8

Race victories[edit]

Hirscher in February 2011
SeasonDateLocationDiscipline
201013 Dec 2009Val d'Isère, FranceGiant slalom
30 Jan 2010Kranjska Gora, SloveniaGiant Slalom
201112 Dec 2010Val d'Isère, FranceSlalom
20124 Dec 2011Beaver Creek, USGiant Slalom
19 Dec 2011Alta Badia, ItalySlalom
5 Jan 2012Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom
7 Jan 2012Adelboden, SwitzerlandGiant Slalom
8 Jan 2012Slalom
24 Jan 2012Schladming, AustriaSlalom
18 Feb 2012Bansko, BulgariaGiant Slalom
19 Feb 2012Slalom
17 Mar 2012Schladming, AustriaGiant Slalom
20139 Dec 2012Val d'Isère, FranceGiant Slalom
18 Dec 2012Madonna di Campiglio, ItalySlalom
6 Jan 2013Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom
13 Jan 2013Adelboden, SwitzerlandSlalom
27 Jan 2013Kitzbuhel, AustriaSlalom
29 Jan 2013Moscow, RussiaParallel Slalom
201417 Nov 2013Levi, FinlandSlalom
14 Dec 2013Val d'Isère, FranceGiant Slalom
22 Dec 2013Alta Badia, ItalyGiant Slalom
12 Jan 2014 Adelboden, SwitzerlandSlalom
16 Mar 2014Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandSlalom

World Championship results[edit]

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 Slalom 
Super GDownhillCombined
200919DSQ14DNF2
201121injured: did not compete
20132312

Olympic results 50px[edit]

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 Slalom 
Super GDownhillCombined
20102054
20142424

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIS profile". Fis-ski.com. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ uk.eurosport.yahoo.com – Hirscher wins Beaver Creek giant slalom – 4 December 2011
  3. ^ "Marcel Hirscher wins overall title". ESPN. Associated Press. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Skieur d'Or Award". Snow Kings. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Manuele Lang (14 March 2013). "Alpine skiing: Hirscher assured of overall World Cup". Reuters. 
  6. ^ "Alpine Skiing". Fis-Ski. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Thomas Morgenstern
Austrian Sportsman of the year
2012
Succeeded by
David Alaba