Full name: Antoinette Josefa Clara Meyer (-Molitor)
Born: June 19, 1920 in Hospental, Uri, Switzerland
Died: July 19, 2010 in Thun, Bern, Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Related Olympians: Wife of Karl Molitor.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Antoinette Meyer worked in her parent’s hotel in her youth, which left her plenty of time to hone her alpine skiing skills, as the hotel was closed during the winter. The Swiss national skiing federation took notice of her in 1942 and, one year later, offered her a spot on the national team. After earning four national titles in the downhill (1943), slalom (1944, 1945), and combined (1945) in the 1940s, she was selected for Switzerland’s delegation to the 1948 Winter Olympics, where she won a silver medal in the slalom, half a second behind gold medalist Gretchen Fraser of the United States. Meyer was also 11th in the downhill at these Games. By the end of the year she had retired from active competition and married Karl Molitor, who had captured two alpine skiing medals at the 1948 Games. They settled in Wengen and opened a sports shop, which they ran together until 1987, at which point they passed the business on to their son. Meyer continued to ski into her late 80s and was also active in golf.
|1948 Winter||27||Sankt Moritz||Alpine Skiing||Women's Downhill||Switzerland||SUI||11|
|1948 Winter||27||Sankt Moritz||Alpine Skiing||Women's Slalom||Switzerland||SUI||2||Silver|
|1948 Winter||27||Sankt Moritz||Alpine Skiing||Switzerland||Final Standings||11||2:35.4|