Trude BEISER-JOCHUM

Austria AUT

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Moritz 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1927
Olympic Results

Biography

Trude BEISER-JOCHUM

Her first silver medal

Not quite 21 years old, she participated in the alpine skiing events at the 1948 Games. She won the silver medal in the downhill event behind Hedy Schlunegger. She also competed in the alpine combined, which consisted of one downhill run and two slalom runs.

The first gold

Beiser placed second in the downhill portion of the event and eighth in the slalom portion. However, her total score was good enough to earn the gold medal. She thus became the first woman skier to win two Olympic medals, beating Gretchen Fraser to the honour by one day.

A new name, same success

Between Games, Beiser married and began competing as Trude Beiser-Jochum. The combined event was eliminated from the Olympic programme, so, at the 1952 Oslo Games, Trude entered the downhill and the slalom. This time she won the gold medal in the downhill, beating Annemarie Buchner of Germany by nine-tenth of a second. She also finished in a tie for eighth place in the slalom.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

G
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#=11
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#=8
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

S
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
G
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing