Athlete Profile - Matthias MAYER

Matthias MAYER
Birth Date:  09 Jun 1990
Age:  27
Gender:   Men


Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's Downhill 9
Men's Super-G 1 Gold
Men's Alpine Combined DNF

Matthias MAYER - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 11:30
Men's Alpine Combined Downhill
Finished

Legend

DNF: Did not finish

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocationDHGSSGAC
2014Sochi, RUS16DNF13

World Championships
YearLocationDHSGAC
2017St. Moritz, SUI11DNF17
2015Vail, CO, USA12411
2013Schladming, AUT13510

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearALLDHGSSGAC
2017/2018873667
2016/2017138-727
2015/20165734-18-
2014/20159446310
2012/2013---3-

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearDHGSSGACPGS
2017/20181 x 2nd-2 x 3rd1 x 6th1 x 12th
2016/20171 x 2nd-1 x 1st1 x 15th-
2015/20161 x 8th-1 x 2nd--
2014/20151 x 1st1 x 24th1 x 1st1 x 4th-

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocationResult
22017/2018DownhillLake Louise, AB, CAN1:43.85
32017/2018DownhillWengen, SUI2:27.17
32017/2018Super-GKitzbuhel, AUT1:31.28
32017/2018Super-GVal Gardena, ITA1:35.38
62017/2018DownhillBormio, ITA1:57.56
62017/2018Super-GBeaver Creek, CO, USA1:10.31
62017/2018Alpine CombinedBormio, ITA2:42.10
82017/2018DownhillGarmisch-Partenkirchen, GER1:56.03
82017/2018Alpine CombinedWengen, SUI2:36.66
122017/2018DownhillBeaver Creek, CO, USA1:41.59
122017/2018Parallel Giant SlalomAlta Badia, ITA


Legend
ALL - Overall, DH - Downhill, SL - Slalom, GS - Giant Slalom, SG - Super - G, KB - Combined, AC - Alpine Combined, PGS - Parallel Giant Slalom, CE - City Events, X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified, DNQ - Did Not Qualify for final race
Hobbies Mountain biking, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2018)
Occupation Athlete
Family Partner Claudia
Languages spoken English, German
Club name SC Gerlitzen [Austria]
Coach Sepp Brunner [national]; Franz Werner; Martin Sprenger (skiweltcup.tv, 09 May 2017; Athlete, 11 Feb 2018)
Sporting/Famous relatives His father Helmut represented Austria as an alpine skier, winning silver in super G at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. He also won a silver medal in giant slalom at the 1989 World Championships in Vail, CO, United States of America. (nbcolympics.com, 20 Dec 2013; diepresse.com, 25 Jan 2013)
Injuries He injured his hip after colliding with a cameraman in the alpine combined event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Despite the injury he won a gold medal in super G a few days later. (pyeongchang2018.com, 16 Feb 2018)

In December 2015 he suffered a vertebral fracture after crashing while competing in the downhill at a World Cup event in Val Gardena, Italy. He was wearing a safety vest under his skin suit, with the crash being the first time a safety airbag had been inflated during a World Cup race. He was taken to hospital by helicopter and underwent surgery before being released 11 days later. He returned to competition in the 2016/17 season. (ap.org, 20 Jan 2017; fis-ski.com, 14 Dec 2016; cbc.ca, 30 Dec 2015; nydailynews.com, 19 Dec 2015)

In October 2015 he sustained an injury to both his legs during training. (nydailynews.com, 19 Dec 2015)

In early 2012 he underwent surgery on his ankle. During his recovery he contracted reactive arthritis, which resulted in the weakening of his body due to a fever and inflammation. He lost 15 kilograms, and he was unable to return to training until November 2012. (diepresse.com, 25 Jan 2013)
Start He began skiing at age three. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2018)
Reason "I loved the snow." (Athlete, 11 Feb 2018)
Social Media

Legend

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: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
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