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Marc Girardelli

Full name: Marc Girardelli
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: July 18, 1963 in Lustenau, Vorarlberg, Austria
Affiliations: Skiklub Rheintal
Country: LUX Luxembourg
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Marc Girardelli is among the best alpine skier ever not to become Olympic champion. He is a record five-time winner of the overall World Cup (1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993) and a fourfold World Champion (slalom 1991, combined 1987, 1989, 1996). A native Austrian, he started skiing for the Luxembourg federation after a dispute with the Austrian skiing federation. As he only obtained his citizenship in 1987, Girardelli could not start at the 1984 Olympics. His medal-less 1988 début did not go as expected, and even his two silver medals in Albertville were somewhat of a disappointment, having eyed at least one gold medal. His medals were Luxembourg's first Olympic medals in 40 years. They were also the country's first at the Winter Olympics.

Outside of the Olympics, Girardelli is one of the all time greats by all measures. He is the only skier to have won at least 3 World Cup races in each of the five disciplines (totalling 42), and he reached the podium 100 times. In addition to his five overall World Cups, Girardelli also won crystal globes for each of the five events - the first man to achieve this. Among men, only Kjetil André Aamodt has won more World Championship medals than Girardelli's 11, won in four distinct events (all except the downhill). Having previously suffered a severe back injury in December 1989, Girardelli retired following a knee injury after his last World title in 1996. He then became an entrepeneur, being involved in a hotel, an indoor ski slope, a clothing line, and working as an advisor to skiing federations.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Luxembourg LUX 9
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Luxembourg LUX AC DNF
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Luxembourg LUX 20
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Luxembourg LUX AC DNF
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Luxembourg LUX 2 Silver
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Luxembourg LUX 2 Silver
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Luxembourg LUX AC DQ
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Luxembourg LUX AC DNF
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Luxembourg LUX 5
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Luxembourg LUX 4
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Luxembourg LUX AC DNF
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Luxembourg LUX AC DQ
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Luxembourg LUX 9

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 9 2:02.59
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 5 1:46.09

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DNF
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 2 1:13.77
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 4 1:33.07

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 20 2:11.79
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 1 26 1:07.79
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 2 15 1:04.00
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 2 2:07.30
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 1 2 1:04.70
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 2 3 1:02.60
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 1 AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DQ
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 1 AC DQ
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DQ
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Run 1 AC DQ

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings AC DNF
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Downhill AC DNF
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Final Standings 9 3:20.47
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Downhill 7 1:37.61
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Slalom 17 1:42.86
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Slalom Run 1 19 53.35
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Luxembourg Slalom Run 2 14 49.51
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