Saturday, February 4, 2017

Skiers To Follow in the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz: Marcel Hirscher



Born in Annaberg-Lungötz, Salzburg, on March 2, 1989. Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007.
If nothing exceptional happens, Marcel Hirscher is set to win the overall World Cup at the end of the season for the sixth time in row.
Last week, Hirscher won the World Cup Men's Giant Slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He laid down two great runs (second in the first one and first in the second one) to claim his second Giant Slalom victory of the season. It was Hirscher’s 43rd career World Cup win. It was also his 20th Giant Slalom win. With his 20th victory in slalom claimed last week in Kitzbuehel, Hirscher became the second man to reach 20 World Cup wins in two different disciplines, feat achieved only by Ingemar Stenmark so far. Hirscher also made a big step forward in the Overall standings, where he is in the lead with 1260 points, followed by Kristoffersen with 828 points.


FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 8
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums: 4
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 2

Schladming 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Slalom 1st
Schladming 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Giant Slalom 2nd
Vail / Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Giant Slalom 2nd
Vail / Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Alpine combined 1st

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 4
Olympic Winter Games Medals: 1 (2nd in Slalom in Sochi 2014)

FIS World Cup Starts: 198
FIS World Cup Podiums: 105. On January 7 Hirscher achieved his 100th podium from 191 starts (a ratio of 52.3%) with a 2nd place finish in the Giant slalom in Adelboden.
FIS World Cup Victories: 43 (20 Slalom, 20 GS, 2 City Events, 1 Super-G)

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