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Anita Wachter

Full name: Anita Wachter (-Salzgeber)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: February 12, 1967 in Bartholomäberg, Vorarlberg, Austria
Affiliations: WSV Tschagguns, Tschagguns (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife of Rainer Salzgeber.

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Anita Wachter won gold medals in slalom and giant slalom at the 1985 World Junior Championships at Jasná, Slovakia, and that year was Austrian Champion in combined. It presaged a great career at the top of ski racing in the late 1980s and 1990s. She won her first World Cup race with a slalom victory at Courmeyeur in 1987. Wachter came through with a combined gold medal at her first Winter Olympics at Calgary in 1988. She would compete again at the 1992 Winter Olympics, winning silver medals in both giant slalom and combined, and at Lillehammer in 1994, just missing a GS medal with a fourth-place finish.

From 1991-99 Wachter won five medals at the World Championships with two silvers and three bronzes. Her career was short-circuited with an ACL tear in January 1998, which kept her out of the Nagano Olympics, but she came back in 1999 to win a bronze medal at the Vail Worlds in giant slalom. At her best in GS, Wachter recorded 19 World Cup race wins, with 14 in GS and 45 podiums in that event alone, from her total of 75 World Cup podiums. Wachter won the seasonal overall World Cup in the 1992-93 season, and won five event seasonal World Cups, winning in giant slalom in 1990 and 1994 and in combined in 1990, 1993, and 1996. She was a six-time Austrian Champion, winning three in giant slalom in 1990, 1994, and 1997.

Wachter retired after the 2001 World Championships in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, where she struggled. She later settled in Bartholomäberg with her husband, ski racer Rainer Salzgeber, and their two daughters. Wachter was Austrian Sportswoman of the Year in 1993 and in 1992 was given a gold medal for services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 5
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 7
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Austria AUT 1 Gold
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 9
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 2T Silver
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Austria AUT 2 Silver
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Austria AUT 9
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 4
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 5 1:20.36
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 9 1:24.20
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 9 1:23.01

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 7 2:08.38
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 3 1:00.23
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 9 1:08.15
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 2T 2:13.71
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 3 1:06.43
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 5 1:07.28
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 4 2:33.06
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 3 1:21.18
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 4T 1:11.88

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 AC DNF
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 AC DNF

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 1 29.25
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 3 10.49 1:17.14
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom 2 18.76 1:22.97
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 3 40.68
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 2 2 42.29
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 2 19.39
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 11 17.58 1:27.25
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom 2 1.81 1:09.51
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 3 34.79
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 2 4 34.72