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Hilde Gerg

Full name: Mathilde "Hilde" Gerg (-Graßl)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 19, 1975 in Lenggries, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Lenggries, Lenggries (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Annemarie Gerg.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Hilde Gerg was the cousin of Annemarie Gerg. Hilde Gerg won the gold medal in the slalom at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and a bronze in the alpine combined. In her other appearances in 1994 at Lillehammer and 2002 at Salt Lake City, when she was the flag bearer of the German team at the Opening Ceremony, she won no medals but had good results with an eighth place in the 1994 combined and in 2002, a fourth in the downhill and fifth in Super-G. At the World Championships she won a gold medal with the team in its first appearance at this competition, adding three bronze medals in the Super-G in 1997 and 2001 and in the combined in 1997. In 1997 she was also German champion in the Super-G and in 2005 in the downhill. Gerg won 20 World Cup races, adding 17 runner-ups and 23 third places. In 1999, she was runner-up in the overall World Cup, while she won the overall Super-G World Cup in 1997 and 2002, the overall combined World Cup in 1998 and 1999, and was runner-up in the overall downhill World Cup in 2004 and 2005. She retired after the season 2005.

Since 2006 Hilde Gerg worked as a color commentator at World Cup races for the German TV channel ZDF. She was married to Wolfgang Graßl, who was also an alpine skier and later coach of the German national team. They had two children and ran holiday apartments in their hometown of Lenggries. In April 2010 Graßl tragically died due to heart failure. At a 2001 New Year’s celebration her other cousin Josef Gerg also died tragically when fireworks exploded in front of him.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Germany GER 18
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Germany GER AC DNF
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Germany GER AC DNF
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Germany GER 8
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Germany GER 9T
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Germany GER 10
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Germany GER 13
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Germany GER 1 Gold
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Germany GER 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Germany GER 4
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Germany GER 5
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Germany GER AC DNF

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 9T 1:29.96
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 4 1:40.49

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 18 1:23.63
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 10 1:18.59
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 5 1:13.99

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 2 1:21.00
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 13 2:55.89
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 13 1:21.45
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 13 1:34.44

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 26 1:02.48
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 1 1:32.40
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 2 45.89
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 1 46.51

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 8 3:10.10
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Downhill 9 1:29.02
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom 11 1:41.08
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 1 11 52.14
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 2 10 48.94
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 3 2:41.50
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Downhill 7 1:29.92
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom 2 1:11.58
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 1 3 36.52
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 2 2 35.06
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 1 17 47.70
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom Run 2 18 45.57
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Slalom 17 1:33.27
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Germany Downhill AC DNF