Thomas Stangassinger

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Medal record
Men's alpine skiing
Representing Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1994 Lillehammer Slalom
World Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1991 Saalbach Slalom
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1993 Morioka Slalom

Thomas Stangassinger (born 15 September 1965 in Hallein) is an Austrian former alpine skier.

Hallein Place in Salzburg, Austria

Hallein is a historic town in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is the capital of Hallein district.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Alpine skiing Sport of skiing downhill

Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing, which use skis with free-heel bindings. Whether for recreation or sport, it is typically practised at ski resorts, which provide such services as ski lifts, artificial snow making, snow grooming, restaurants, and ski patrol.

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Throughout the 1990s, he belonged to the international slalom elite. He won a silver medal in the World Ski Championships in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and a bronze medal in the World Ski Championships in Morioka. His career highlight came when he won the slalom competition at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer. [1] [2]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1991 1991 edition of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1991 were held in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria between January 22 and February 3, 1991.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm Place in Salzburg, Austria

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a municipality in the district of Zell am See, in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is well known for its skiing and other winter sports. A four piste network consisting of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Leogang is located in the municipality, adding up to 270 kilometers of ski slopes. It is short transfer to resort from Salzburg Airport.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1993 1993 edition of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1993 were held 4–14 February in Japan at Shizukuishi ski area, northwest of Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture. The men's Super-G race was cancelled due to persistent bad weather and the title went unassigned.

World Cup victories

DateLocationRace
3 December 1989 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mont Sainte-Anne Slalom
24 January 1993 Flag of Switzerland.svg Veysonnaz Slalom
28 November 1993 Flag of the United States.svg Park City Slalom
16 January 1994 Flag of Austria.svg Kitzbühel Slalom
9 March 1997 Flag of Japan.svg Shigakogen Slalom
22 November 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Park CitySlalom
18 January 1998 Flag of Switzerland.svg VeysonnazSlalom
25 January 1998 Flag of Austria.svg KitzbühelSlalom
28 November 1998 Flag of the United States.svg Aspen Slalom
13 March 1999 Flag of Spain.svg Sierra Nevada Slalom

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Stangassinger Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. Harvey Araton (28 February 1994). "Olympic Lightning Strikes Twice More Before Torch Goes Out". New York Times. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Awards
Preceded by
Andreas Goldberger
Austrian Sportsman of the year
1994
Succeeded by
Thomas Muster