Felix Neureuther

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Felix Neureuther
Alpine skier
Neureuther Felix 2017.jpg
Neureuther in 2017
Disciplines Slalom, Giant slalom
ClubSC Partenkirchen
Born (1984-03-26) 26 March 1984 (age 35)
Munich-Pasing, Bavaria,
West Germany
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup debut4 January 2003 (age 18)
Website felix-neureuther.de
Olympics
Teams3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams9 – (20032019)
Medals5 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons16 – (20042019)
Wins13 – (11 SL, 1 GS, 1 PS)
Podiums47
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2013, 2015)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in SL, 20132015)

Felix Neureuther (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːlɪks ˈnɔʏʁɔʏtɐ] ; born 26 March 1984) is a German retired World Cup alpine ski racer.

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Career

Born in Munich-Pasing, Neureuther was raised in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and is a member of the German national ski team. He has competed in nine World Championships and three Winter Olympics. Neureuther won a silver medal in the slalom at the 2013 World Championships and added a bronze medal in the team event. Previously, he had won a gold medal in the team event in 2005. He won bronze medals in slalom in 2015 and 2017.

Neureuther won his first World Cup race in 2010, in a slalom at Kitzbühel, Austria. He won his only giant slalom in January 2014 at Adelboden, Switzerland, which was only the second victory by a German male in a World Cup giant slalom; Max Rieger won the first in March 1973, nearly 41 years earlier in Quebec. [1]

Through January 2019, Neureuther has thirteen World Cup victories and 47 podiums, making him Germany's most successful male World Cup skier. In March 2019 he announced his retirement from competition ahead of his final race, a slalom at the World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra. [2]

World Cup results

Season standings

Season
AgeOverallSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GDownhillCombined
2004 196225
2005 20833348
2006 21481741
2007 2232831
2008 23257
2009 24471543
2010 252154442
2011 261782911
2012 2722636
2013 28426
2014 29525
2015 30428
2016 31837
2017 32544
2018 336225(knee injury in November: out for season)
2019 34381446

Race podiums

TotalSlalomGiant
Slalom
Super GCombinedParallel
Wins131111
Podiums4737712
Season
DateLocationDisciplinePlace
2007 13 December 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Beaver Creek, USA Slalom 3rd
25 February 2007 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch, GermanySlalom2nd
2008 17 December 2007 Flag of Italy.svg Alta Badia, ItalySlalom2nd
6 January 2008  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Adelboden, SwitzerlandSlalom3rd
2009 11 January 2009Slalom3rd
1 March 2009 Flag of Slovenia.svg Kranjska Gora, SloveniaSlalom3rd
2010 24 January 2010 Flag of Austria.svg Kitzbühel, AustriaSlalom1st
13 March 2010 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch, GermanySlalom1st
2011 26 February 2011 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bansko, Bulgaria Super combined 2nd
19 March 2011  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandSlalom3rd
2012 19 December 2011 Flag of Italy.svg Alta Badia, ItalySlalom3rd
5 January 2012 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom2nd
21 February 2012 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, RussiaParallel slalom2nd
18 March 2012 Flag of Austria.svg Schladming, AustriaSlalom2nd
2013 8 December 2012 Flag of France.svg Val d'Isère, FranceSlalom2nd
18 December 2012 Flag of Italy.svg Madonna di Campiglio, ItalySlalom2nd
1 January 2013 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, GermanyParallel slalom1st
12 January 2013  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
20 January 2013  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Wengen, SwitzerlandSlalom1st
27 January 2013 Flag of Austria.svg Kitzbühel, AustriaSlalom2nd
17 March 2013  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandSlalom1st
2014 6 January 2014 Flag of Italy.svg Bormio, ItalySlalom1st
11 January 2014  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Adelboden, SwitzerlandGiant slalom1st
19 January 2014  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Wengen, SwitzerlandSlalom2nd
24 January 2014 Flag of Austria.svg Kitzbühel, AustriaSlalom1st
28 January 2014 Flag of Austria.svg Schladming, AustriaSlalom3rd
9 March 2014 Flag of Slovenia.svg Kranjska Gora, SloveniaSlalom1st
15 March 2013  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandGiant slalom3rd
16 March 2013Slalom2nd
2015 16 November 2014 Flag of Finland.svg Levi, FinlandSlalom3rd
14 December 2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Åre, SwedenSlalom2nd
22 December 2014 Flag of Italy.svg Madonna di Campiglio, ItalySlalom1st
6 January 2015 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom2nd
17 January 2015  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Wengen, SwitzerlandSlalom1st
25 January 2015 Flag of Austria.svg Kitzbühel, AustriaSlalom3rd
27 January 2015 Flag of Austria.svg Schladming, AustriaSlalom3rd
1 March 2015 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch, GermanyGiant slalom2nd
2016 12 December 2015 Flag of France.svg Val d'Isère, FranceGiant slalom2nd
13 December 2015Slalom3rd
14 February 2016 Flag of Japan.svg Naeba, JapanSlalom1st
2017 23 October 2016 Flag of Austria.svg Sölden, AustriaGiant slalom3rd
5 January 2017 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb, CroatiaSlalom2nd
15 January 2017  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Wengen, SwitzerlandSlalom3rd
5 March 2017 Flag of Slovenia.svg Kranjska Gora, SloveniaSlalom3rd
18 March 2017 Flag of the United States.svg Aspen, USAGiant slalom2nd
19 March 2017Slalom2nd
2018 12 November 2017 Flag of Finland.svg Levi, FinlandSlalom1st

World Championship results

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
2003 181535
2005 2019DNF1
2007 22 DNF2 DNF1
2009 24 4 19
2011 26 DNF2 34
2013 28 2 10
2015 30 3 4
2017 32 3 16
2019 34 DSQ2

Olympic results

  Year   Age  Slalom  Giant 
 slalom 
Super-GDownhillCombined
2006 21 DNF2 DNF1
2010 25 DNF1 8
2014 29 DNF2 8
2018 33injured: did not compete

Personal

Neureuther's parents are both former World Cup ski racers, members of the West German team in the 1970s. His father is Christian Neureuther, winner of six World Cup slaloms, and his mother is Rosi Mittermaier, a World, Olympic, and World Cup champion, all in 1976. At the 1976 Winter Olympics, she won medals in all three alpine events, two golds and a silver. Since 2013 he has been in a relationship with biathlete Miriam Gössner: in October 2017 she gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl named Matilda. [3]

One of Neureuther's childhood friends was footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger: he presented Schweinsteiger with the "Special jury award" at the 2016 Bambi Awards. [4]

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References

  1. McKee, Hank (11 January 2014). "Neureuther takes well-deserved win in Adelboden". Ski Racing. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  2. "German slalom expert Neureuther announces retirement". france24.com . 16 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. "Baby-News bei Felix Neureuther und Miriam Gössner" [Baby news from Felix Neureuther and Miriam Gössner]. rtl.de (in German). 17 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. Stommel, Dorothee (18 November 2016). "Six standing ovations". Hubert Burda Media . Retrieved 28 January 2017.