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Hermann Maier - Famous Skier

Full Name: Hermann Maier

Date of Birth: 7 th December, 1972

Country: Austria

Sport involved in: Skiing

Achievements made:

  • Gold medalist in the giant slalom and super-G skiing events in the 1998 Nagano Winter Summer Games
  • Winner of silver medal in the super-G skiing event in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics
  • Bronze medal winner in the giant slalom event at the 2006 Turin Winter Summer Games
  • Winner of World Cup titles in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2004
  • Winner of three World Championships titles in 1999 (two titles) and 2005 (one title)
  • Career: Hermann Maier started skiing when he was only five years old. At the age of fifteen, Maier was forced to give up skiing temporarily for a growth disorder. However Maier came back to the sport and in 1996, he started representing Austria at international level. In the 1998 World Cup, Maier won his first world title in the super-G event. He qualified to compete in four events in the 1998 Nagano Winter Summer Games . In the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Maier won gold medals in the giant slalom and super-G skiing events. He also won the super-G world cup title and the overall World Cup in the same year. Maier won the over all World Cup in 2000 and 2001 also. Maier could not participate in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Summer Games as a consequence of a motorbike accident which happened in 2001. However, he returned to the skiing competition in the 2003 World Cup. In the 2003-'04 season, Maier won fourth super-G World Cup and the overall World Cup titles. In the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics , Maier participated in the skiing competitions. This time, he won one silver medal in the super-G event and one bronze medal in the giant slalom event.

    erformance at the Olympics: Hermann Maier participated in the 1998 Nagano Winter Summer Games . In the Games, Maier had a crash during the downhill race. Surprisingly he survived the crash. Three days later, Maier competed in the super-G event and won his first Olympic title in the event. He won a second Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom event just three days after his first Olympic victory. Maier competed at the 2006 Turin Winter Summer Games at an age of 34. This time also he managed to win two Olympic medals—one silver medal in the super-G event and one bronze medal in the giant slalom event.















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