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Vreni Schneider

Full name: Verena "Vreni" Schneider
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 26, 1964 in Elm, Glarus, Switzerland
Affiliations: SC Elm, Elm (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider was the first woman to win five alpine skiing Olympic medals. Schneider won both the slalom and giant slalom at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. In 1994 at Lillehammer, she won three more medals, repeating as champion in the slalom, while earning a silver in the Alpine combined, and a bronze in the giant slalom. At the World Championships she won the giant slalom in 1987 and 1989, and the slalom in 1991. She was overall World Cup champion in 1989, 1994-95, winning the following event championships: 1986-87, 1989, 1991, and 1995 giant slalom; and the 1989-90, and 1992-95 slalom. Among women, her 54 victories (34 slalom, 19 giant slalom, one combined) trailed only Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Pröll in overall World Cup race wins.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Switzerland SUI 7
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Switzerland SUI 33
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Switzerland SUI 2 Silver

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 33 1:39.35

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 1 2:06.49
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 5 1:00.53
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 1 1:05.96
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3 2:32.97
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 4 1:21.29
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 3 1:11.68

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 1 1:36.69
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 1 48.81
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 1 47.88
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 7 1:33.96
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 5 48.66
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 10 45.30
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 1 1:56.01
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 5 59.68
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 1 56.33

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Downhill 7 1:18.10 25.31
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom AC DNF
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 1 AC DNF
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 3:05.29
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Downhill 7 1:28.91
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom 1 1:36.38
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 1 2 49.75
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 2 1 46.63