Vreni SCHNEIDER

Switzerland SUI

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Calgary 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1964
Olympic Results

Biography

Vreni SCHNEIDER

Vreni Schneider, the daughter of a village shoemaker, first competed in the Olympics in 1988. At the Calgary Games she won the giant slalom and then, two days later, the slalom.

Long standing record

During the following season, 1988-1989, Schneider won fourteen World Cup races to set a single season record that still stands. She continued to dominate women's Alpine skiing in the years to come, but at the 1992 Winter Olympics she was hampered by a herniated disc and finished out of the medals.

The first female alpine skier for three gold medals

At the 1994 Lillehammer Games, however, she was back in full form. She earned a silver medal in the alpine combined event and a bronze in the giant slalom. Fifth after the first run of the slalom, Schneider attacked the second run with such intensity that she won the gold medal. Schneider was the first female Alpine skier to win three gold medals and the first to earn five total medals.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

S
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
#33
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
B
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
G
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#DNF
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#7
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#DNF
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
G
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
G
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing

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