Katja SEIZINGER

Germany GER

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Albertville 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1972
Olympic Results

Biography

Katja SEIZINGER

Katja Seizinger was a triple Olympic champion and the first skier to win the downhill event twice.

Unexpected star

Katja Seizinger was an anomaly in the world of German skiing because she grew up not in the mountains of Bavaria, but in the industrial Ruhr region. This area was memorably referred to her as being “flat as my hand”. She learnt to ski on vacations with her father who was a ski enthusiast.

Medal success

At the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, she placed fourth in the downhill and then earned a bronze medal in the super giant slalom. Two years later in Lillehammer she won the downhill and was voted Sportswoman of the Year in Germany.

Olympic first

At the Nagano Winter Games she became the first skier, male or female, to win the Olympic downhill twice. The next day she earned a third gold medal by winning the Alpine combined event. She also earned a bronze medal in the giant slalom. She topped off her remarkable season by winning the Overall World Cup for the second time.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

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

Lillehammer 1994

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

Albertville 1992

#4
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
B
Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
#8
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#AC
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing