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Antoinette Meyer

Full name: Antoinette Josefa Clara Meyer (-Molitor)
Gender: Female
Born: June 19, 1920 in Hospental, Uri, Switzerland
Died: July 19, 2010 in Thun, Bern, Switzerland
Affiliations: Wengen
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife of Karl Molitor.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 11 2:35.4

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 1:57.7
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 4 1:00.7 0:00
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 1 57.0 0:00
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