Marie-Theres Nadig

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Marie-Theres Nadig
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Marie-Thérèse Nadig c. 1973
Personal information
Born8 March 1954 (1954-03-08) (age 67)
Flums, Switzerland
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Alpine skiing
ClubSkiclub Flumserberg, Flums

Marie-Theres Nadig (born 8 March 1954) is a retired Swiss alpine skier. Aged 17, she won gold medals in the downhill and giant slalom events at the 1972 Winter Olympics. During her career Nadig won 24 world cup races and had 57 podium finishes. At the 1980 Winter Olympics, she was third in the downhill event. After retiring from competitions, between 1999 and 2005 she worked as a national coach. [1]

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Skiing career

Nadig won her first major competition in 1970, the giant slalom at the Swiss Junior Championships. She finished sixth in the downhill at the world cup in 1971, and second in 1972. The same year she won two Olympic gold medals, beating the favorite Annemarie Moser-Pröll and becoming the Swiss Sportswoman of the Year. She also took part in the slalom, but failed to finish. [1]

After a few unsuccessful years, Nadig won two downhill events at the 1975 World Cup season. She competed in the slalom and giant slalom at the 1976 Olympics, but failed to achieve a podium. She recovered in 1977 by winning the downhill and the combined world cup events, and had a brilliant 1979–1980 season, finishing on the podium in all 14 world cup events, and winning 9 of them. However, at the 1980 Olympics she earned only a bronze in the downhill and failed to finish the slalom and giant slalom. [1]

Retirement from skiing

Nadig retired in 1981 with a world cup tally of 24 wins and 57 podium finishes. She ran a sports store in Switzerland and later a hotel and as a ski school. Between 1999 and 2005 she worked with the Swiss national teams. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Marie-Theres Nadig". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of Switzerland.svg Meta Antenen
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1972
Succeeded by
Flag of Switzerland.svg Karin Iten