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MITTERMAIER Rosi
MITTERMAIER Rosi

Rosi MITTERMAIER

  • G 2
  • S 1
  • B 0

Rosi Mittermaier had never won a downhill race until she became a double Olympic champion in Innsbruck.

Unheralded veteran

Leading up to the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games, Rosi Mittermaier was not one of the favourites to contest the medals. For although she was a downhill veteran who had competed on the World Cup circuit for ten years, she had never won a major downhill race.

Gold rush

Her luck changed dramatically in Innsbruck. Mittermaier won the downhill by half a second to claim her first gold medal. Three days later she won the slalom event by a third of a second and was suddenly a double Olympic champion!

Treble chance

The giant slalom was contested two days later and Mittermaier had the chance to become the first woman to sweep all three Alpine events. Unfortunately on the final run, Mittermaier made a mistake at one of the lower gates which cost her valuable time. Even so, she still managed to come second and won her third medal of the Games.

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Gallery

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Rosi Mittermaier (GER)

Rosi Mittermaier performing in Innsbruck 1976

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Inauguration of the center Olympic Spirit in Munich. Rosi MITTERMAIER on a ski simulator.
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OLYMPIC MITTERMAIER

1976: ROSI MITTERMAIER IN ACTION DURING THE WINTER OLYMPICS AT INNSBRUCK. SHE ALMOST BECAME THE FIRST WOMEN TO WIN ALL THREE ALPINE EVENTS JUST MISSING OUT BY HUNDRETHS OF A SECOND. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
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Rosie Mittermaier

4-15 Feb 1976: Rosie Mittermaier of Germany in action during the Slalom event of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Mittermaier won the gold medal with a time of 1:30.54 minutes. \ Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport
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KUN Eva - German Democratic Republic (1955-1990,

Alpine Skiing/women/slalom - Austria 1976 (Winter)
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Grenoble 1968-The ladies giant slalom in Chamrousse. MITTERMAIER Rosi (FRG) 20th.
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Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • G 1:46.16
    Skiing
    downhill women
    S 1:29.25
    Skiing
    giant slalom women
    G 1:30.54 .
    Skiing
    slalom women

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