Tina Weirather

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Tina Weirather
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesDownhill, super-G,
giant slalom, combined
ClubSki Club Schaan
Born(1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 24)
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut22 October 2005 (age 16)
Websitetina-weirather.com
Olympics
Teams1 – (2006)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (2005, 2007, 2013)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons6th – (200708, 2010,
        201214)
Wins3 – (2 SG, 1 GS)
Podiums16 – (8 DH, 6 SG, 2 GS)
Overall titles0 – (5th in 2014)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in DH, 2012)
 
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Tina Weirather
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesDownhill, super-G,
giant slalom, combined
ClubSki Club Schaan
Born(1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 24)
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut22 October 2005 (age 16)
Websitetina-weirather.com
Olympics
Teams1 – (2006)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams3 – (2005, 2007, 2013)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons6th – (200708, 2010,
        201214)
Wins3 – (2 SG, 1 GS)
Podiums16 – (8 DH, 6 SG, 2 GS)
Overall titles0 – (5th in 2014)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in DH, 2012)

Christina "Tina" Weirather (born 24 May 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein.

Racing career[edit]

Weirather made her World Cup debut at age 16 in October 2005 and has three victories and fourteen podiums through February 2014.

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[edit]

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); uncle Andreas won the men's overall World Cup title in 1980. Her father Harti won the season title in downhill in 1981 and was world champion in 1982.

Weirather currently resides in Gamprin.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

SeasonAgeOverallSlalomGiant
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
2007175623514316
20081810939
200919
2010205841253832
201121
2012229307233
201323183796
2014245103417

Race podiums[edit]

SeasonDateLocationDisciplinePlace
20122 Dec 2011Lake Louise, CanadaDownhill2nd
28 Jan 2012St. Moritz, SwitzerlandDownhill3rd
4 Feb 2012Garmisch, GermanyDownhill3rd
5 Feb 2012Super-G3rd
26 Feb 2012Bansko, BulgariaSuper-G2nd
201330 Nov 2012Lake Louise, CanadaDownhill3rd
1 Mar 2013Garmisch, GermanySuper-G1st
201429 Nov 2013Beaver Creek, USADownhill2nd
1 Dec 2013Giant slalom3rd
7 Dec 2013Lake Louise, CanadaDownhill2nd
8 Dec 2013Super-G2nd
14 Dec 2013St. Moritz, SwitzerlandSuper-G1st
22 Dec 2013Val-d'Isère, FranceGiant slalom1st
24 Jan 2014Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy  Downhill2nd
25 Jan 2014Downhill3rd
26 Jan 2014Super-G2nd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year   Age  Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
20051531
200717DNF2DNFDNS2
200919injured, did not compete
201121
20132327DNF13DNS2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year   Age  Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
20061633DNF
201020injured: did not compete
201424DNSDNS

Other honours[edit]

Alpine Skiing Junior World championships[edit]

Swiss Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

German Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

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