You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Marielle Goitschel

Marielle Goitschel

Full name: Micheline Françoise Marielle Goitschel
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 28, 1945 in Sainte-Maxime, Var, France
Affiliations: CS Val d'Isère, Val-d'Isère (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of Christine Goitschel.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Marielle Goitschel won three Olympic medals in alpine skiing and from 1962-68, was the best female skiier in the world. At the 1964 Winter Olympics she won gold in the giant slalom and silver in the slalom, trading those podium positions with her sister, Christine in those two events. Marielle’s greatest performance likely came at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile, when she won four medals – golds in downhill, giant slalom and combined, and a silver in the slalom. At the 1962 Worlds in Chamonix she had won gold in the combined and silver in the slalom. From 1948-80 the Winter Olympics doubled as the World Championships, giving Marielle Goitschel a total of 11 World Championships medals – seven gold and four silvers.

In the 1966-67 World Cup season Marielle Goitschel was second in the overall, and won the downhill and slalom titles, with two victories that season in each event. She defended her slalom World Cup title in 1967-68, winning three slalom races that year. Goitschel was a five-time French champion, winning the slalom in 1965-67 and the giant slalom in 1966-67.

Marielle Goitschel was twice given the Prix Monique Berlioux by the French Academy of Sports (1962, 1968), for the best performance by a female athlete for the year. She was also twice given the Prix Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe by the French Academy of Sports (1964, 1966) for her sports contributions leading to material, scientific, or moral progress for mankind. She has been made an officer of the légion d’honneur and received the French national order of merit. A third Goitschel sister, Patricia, was French junior slalom champion in 1964 but never raced at the Olympics. Her nephew, [Philippe Goitschel], was a world record holder in speed skiing, and finished second in the speed skiing demonstration event at the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA 10
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom France FRA 1 Gold
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom France FRA 2 Silver
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA 8
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom France FRA 7
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom France FRA 1 Gold

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 10 2:00.77
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 8 1:42.95

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 1 1:52.24
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 7 1:56.09

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 2 1:30.77
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Run 1 1 43.09
1964 Winter 18 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Run 2 3 47.68
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 1 1:25.86
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Run 1 2 40.27
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Run 2 2 45.59