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Resi Hammerer

Full name: Therese "Resi" Hammerer (-Giger)
Gender: Female
Born: February 18, 1925 in Hirschegg, Steiermark, Austria
Died: June 14, 2010
Affiliations: SC Kleinwalsertal, Riezlern (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Resi Hammerer attended school in Oberstdorf in Swabia, southern Germany. She began ski racing there and was 1945 Swabian champion. In 1947 Hammerer was Austrian slalom champion and won the White Ribbon race in Sankt Moritz in downhill and combined, bringing high expectations for the 1948 Winter Olympics in the Swiss town. She managed a bronze in the downhill at Sankt Moritz. In 1949 at the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Hammerer won the downhill and the combined, and she was Austrian champion that year in downhill, slalom, and combined. She competed at the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, but failed to medal and retired after that season, although she won a giant slalom in 1950 in the Sugar Bowl race at Mount Lincoln, California.

In 1949 Hammerer had already started designing her own line of ski wear and opened a sportswear store in Bregenz. In the 1950s and 60s she branched out with stores in Wien and Linz. She became internationally known for her sportswear, winning a Wien Fashion Award in 1985. She was also given a gold medal in 1961 by Vorarlberg in honor of her sports career, and in 1996 was given a gold medal for her services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT 7
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Austria AUT 12

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 2:30.2

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 7 2:08.6
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 9 1:04.4 0:00
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 13 1:04.2 0:00

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 12 11.87
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 3 1.02 2:30.2
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom 18 10.85 2:19.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 14 1:08.9 0:00
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 2 17 1:10.9 0:00