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Steve Locher

Full name: Steve Locher
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: September 19, 1967 in Salins, Valais, Switzerland
Affiliations: Skiclub Salgesch-Varen, Salgesch (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Steve Locher took up skiing at four years old and participated in his first race at the age of eight. He joined the Swiss national team as a junior in 1985 and began competing as a senior in 1990, the year of his first World Cup victory (in the Super G). He debuted at the World Championships in 1991, where he was fifth in the combined and sixth in the Super G, and then went on to compete at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where he earned a bronze medal in the combined. He also failed to finish in the Giant Slalom and the slalom at these Games. He was fifth again in the combined and eighth in the Giant Slalom at the 1993 World Championships, and twelfth in the combined at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he also failed to finish the Giant Slalom. After missing the 1995 season, he was fifth and thirtieth and seventh and fourth in the Super G and Giant Slalom at the 1996 and 1997 World Championships respectively, and made his final appearance at the Winter Olympics in 1998, where he was sixth in the Giant Slalom and fourteenth in the Super G. He finished his World Championship career in 1999 with a bronze medal in the Giant Slalom and a seventh-place finish in the Super G. He had a total of nine podium finishes in World Cup events over his career, three of which were victories.

Locher ran his final World Cup race in March 2002 and retired from active competition shortly thereafter. He worked as a coach for many years before being recruited to Swiss-Ski, the Swiss national skiing federation, in 2010 as a coach for his country’s World Cup team. He was injured in a traffic accident in December 2010, along with several other national coaches, but recovered from his injuries and eventually resumed coaching.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Switzerland SUI 12
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Switzerland SUI 14
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 6

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 14 1:36.62

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 9 1:05.80
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 AC DNF
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 6 2:40.30
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 11 1:21.98
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 2 1:18.32

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3 18.16
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Downhill 12 15.90 1:46.53
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom 2 2.26 1:41.44
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 1 6 49.90
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 2 3 51.54
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 12 3:21.21
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Downhill 23 1:39.34
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom 12 1:41.87
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 1 16 52.57
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 2 7 49.30
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