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Renate Götschl

Full name: Renate Götschl
Nickname(s): Speed Queen
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 6, 1975 in Judenburg, Steiermark, Austria
Affiliations: SC Weißkirchen, Weißkirchen, Steiermark (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Renate Götschl raced World Cup for Austria for 16 years, retiring after the 2008-09 season, and amassing one of the great records of any female skiier. Götschl won 46 World Cup races, fourth all-time (through 2013) after only Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Vreni Schneider, and Lindsay Vonn. Primarily a power racer, she stood on the podium 110 times in World Cup races, second all-time (thru 2013) to Moser-Pröll, 59 in downhill and 41 in Super-G. Götschl was overall World Cup champion in 1999-2000, and won 10 seasonal event World Cup championships – downhill in 1997, 1999, 2004-05, and 2007; Super-G in 2000, 2004, and 2007; and combined in 2000 and 2002. On 20 January 2007, Götschl won her 10th World Cup race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, a record for wins at a single venue, later surpassed by Vonn at Lake Louise, Canada.

The biggest gap in Götschl's career must be her failure to win an Olympic gold medal, despite competing at four Olympics. In 2002 at Salt Lake City she came home with a silver in the combined and a bronze in the downhill, her only Olympic medals. Her record at the World Championships was much more impressive as she won nine medals at Worlds, including three golds, with a combined gold at Sestriere in 1997, a downhill at Vail in 1999, and a team gold at Åre in 2007. She added four silver medals and two bronze medals between 1999-2007.

Götschl won two Austrian titles, in Super-G in 1995 and downhill in 1998, adding three junior national championships, in slalom, GS, and Super-G in 1993. She was Austrian Sportswoman of the Year in 1997 and 2005, and received a special meritorious award in 2009, as she ended her career. She was given a silver medal in 1997 and a gold medal in 2007 for services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 5
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Austria AUT AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 8
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Austria AUT 2 Silver
2006 Winter 30 Torino Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT 4
2006 Winter 30 Torino Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 26

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 18 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 1:40.39
2006 Winter 30 Torino Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 4 1:57.20

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 5 1:18.32
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 8 1:14.44
2006 Winter 30 Torino Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 26 1:34.83

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 12 54.31
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 AC DNF

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 3 1:29.34
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom AC DNF
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 AC DNF
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 2 2:44.77
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 3 45.66
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 2 4 43.84
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom 4 1:29.50
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 1 1:15.27