Marcel HIRSCHER

Austria AUT

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1989
Olympic Results

Biography

Marcel HIRSCHER

Seemingly destined from a young age to become a skiing champion, Marcel Hirscher has won everything there is to win since making his FIS World Cup debut in 2007. Going out on a high by ending his career after the 2018-2019 season, he is regarded as the greatest Alpine skier in history, the only person to have won the overall FIS World Cup crown eight times in a row. In making his third Winter Games appearance at PyeongChang 2018, he finally got his hands on some Olympic gold, landing the Alpine combined and giant slalom titles.

Destined for greatness

Born in Annaberg-Lungötz, a municipality and ski resort in the Salzburg region, Hirscher was introduced to the slopes at the age of two by his father, the head of a local ski school. It was not long before the youngster was regarded as one of Austrian skiing’s most exciting prospects.

He began to fulfil that promise in winning five medals (three of them gold) at the 2008 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. In 2010, the then 20-year-old made his Olympic debut in Vancouver, where he finished fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom.

Crystal globe collector

Hirscher recorded his first FIS Alpine Ski World Cup victories in slalom and giant slalom in the 2010/11 campaign. In the years that followed, he secured his place in skiing history by winning the overall World Cup crown seven times in a row between 2012 and 2018. In that time he collected five small crystal globes in the slalom and another five in the giant slalom.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

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

Sochi 2014

#4
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#4
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#5
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing