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Matthias Mayer
Alpine skier
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Mayer in January 2014
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G,
Combined, Giant slalom
Club SC Gerlitzen – Kärnten
Born 9 June 1990 (1990-06-09) (age 31)
Afritz am See, Carinthia, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut 22 February 2009 (age 18)
Website matthiasmayer.at
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals 2 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 5 – (2013–2021)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 12 – (2009, 2011–2021)
Wins 10 – (6 DH, 3 SG, 1 AC)
Podiums 36 – (18 DH, 17 SG, 1 AC)
Overall titles 0 – (4th in 2020)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in DH, 2021

Matthias Mayer ( born 9 June 1990) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion.

Career

Born in Afritz am See in Carinthia, Mayer made his World Cup debut in Sestriere in February 2009. His best discipline is super-G. After several top ten finishes, his first World Cup podium came at Kitzbühel in a super-G in January 2013.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Mayer won the downhill to become the seventh Austrian gold medalist in the 18th edition of the event. Joining him on the podium at Rosa Khutor were Christof Innerhofer of Italy and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. Immediately after the Olympics, he had two podium finishes in Norway, and a victory at the World Cup finals.

Personal life

Mayer's father is Helmut Mayer (b.1966), the silver medalist in the first Olympic super-G in 1988; he also won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1989, in the giant slalom at Vail.

World Cup results

Season standings

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2011 20 150  —  — 48  —  —
2012 21 50  —  — 13  — 26
2013 22 17  — 39 3 25 9
2014 23 9  — 44 4 5 11
2015 24 9  — 46 3 4 10
2016 25 57 18 34
2017 26 13 7 8 27
2018 27 9 41 10 6 7
2019 28 17 52 6 12
2020 29 4 33 4 3 3
2021 30 7 55 3 2

Race victories

  • 10 wins – (6 DH, 3 SG, 1 AC)
  • 36 podiums – (18 DH, 17 SG, 1 AC)
Season
Date Location Discipline
2014 12 Mar 2014  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Downhill
2015 21 Feb 2015 Austria Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Downhill
22 Feb 2015 Super-G
2017 20 Jan 2017 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G
2018 14 Mar 2018 Sweden Åre, Sweden Downhill
2020 1 Dec 2019 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Super-G
17 Jan 2020  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Combined
25 Jan 2020 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
7 Mar 2020 Norway  Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill
2021 30 Dec 2020 Italy Bormio, Italy Downhill

World Championship results

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 22 5 13 10
2015 24 4 12 11
2017 26 DNF 11 17
2019 28 DNF 5
2021 30 6 DNF DNF2

Olympic results

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 23 6 DNF 1 13
2018 27 1 9 DNF2
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