Günther MADER

Austria AUT

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Calgary 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1964
Olympic Results

Biography

Günther MADER

Günther Mader raced World Cup from 1982-98, winning 14 cup races, and through 2013 is one of only five men to have a World Cup race in all five Alpine disciplines. In all he had 41 World Cup podiums, and won the seasonal World Cup in giant slalom in 1989-90 and in combined in 1995-96. He was second in the overall World Cup in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. In addition to his 1992 Olympic bronze in downhill at Albertville, Mader won six medals at the World Championships, with a silver in slalom at Crans Montana in 1987, and five bronze medals – four in combined in 1987, 1989, 1991, and 1996, and one in Super-G in 1996 at Sestriere.

Mader retired in March 1998 and sadly suffered a stroke only 13 days later, becoming paralyzed on the right side of his body and losing 85% of his language skills. But he mostly recovered and was left with minimal sequelae. He later became racing chief for the ski company Salomon Austria, and wrote a book entitled Life and Survival about his career and recovery from his stroke.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#4
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#19
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#9
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#11
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
#4
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

B
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#7
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#6
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#19
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#=5
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#11
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing