Dagmar Rom

Dagmar Rome ( born June 16, 1928 in Innsbruck ) is an Austrian former alpine skier. It was 1950 World Champion in slalom and giant slalom.


Rome began at the age of three years with the skiing. As a child she won the first race, where they could hold their own against the boys the same age. During the Second World War, however, there were fewer and fewer opportunities for skiing, so it initially focused on their education and successfully graduated.

After the war, she was very quick to Austrian lace and celebrated in winter 1946/47, their first successes: In Davos, she won the slalom, downhill and combined, was second in the Madloch departure of Lech and Austrian Champion in downhill skiing. 1947/48 they finished second in the slalom of Lech and third in the slalom in Sölden and Zell am See and thus qualified for the Olympic Winter Games in 1948 in St. Moritz. There, however, it was difficult to fall in downhill training and suffered a torn ligament, which she had to end the season prematurely. The next winter she found his form back, managed two podium finishes at the Arlberg - Kandahar race in St. Anton and triumphed in the departure of Seefeld.

In the winter of 1949/50, Rome won the first slalom of St. Anton and was second in the slalom of Lech. At the World Cup 1950 in Aspen, the then 21 -year-old celebrated their biggest success: both the slalom and giant slalom, she won the gold medal and became double world champion. So she wore a decisive role in the six medals of the Austrian Skidamen. In the subsequent North American race she won in Banff in the U.S. and Canadian championships twice the slalom, twice the combination and even the departure. Due to its great success at the World Cup, she was awarded at year-end as Austria's Sportswoman of the Year.

The following winter, however, Rome denied any international races. With her then-boyfriend Egon scoop, she opened a shop in Seefeld. Their high popularity also brought her a starring role in Harald Reinl movie night at the Mont- Blanc on the side of Dietmar Schönherr and Oskar Sima. Despite their one-year break from competition you arrive at the Austrian Championships 1952 two victories in slalom and giant slalom, which she was able to participate in Oslo at the Olympic games. There, she surprisingly won the silver medal in the giant slalom behind the US-American Andrea Mead - Lawrence. On the descent it reaches the respectable fifth place.

Immediately after the Games, Rome married the journalist Günter Peis and got in the same year their first child. In the next two years, she therefore took part in any race. In the winter of 1954/55 she attempted a comeback and reached there at least the sixth in the slalom in Kitzbuehel. After 1955, for the second time mother ended Rome finally their athletic career. 1963 took over Dagmar Rome with her son Mario the leading roles in the television series Mario.

Sporting successes

Olympic Winter Games

  • Oslo 1952: 2 Giant Slalom, 5 downhill, slalom 36

World Championships

  • Aspen 1950: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 1st, 9th departure
  • Oslo 1952: 2 Giant Slalom, 5 downhill, slalom 36

Austrian Championships

  • Three times Austrian Champion (departure in 1947, Slalom and Giant Slalom 1952)


  • Austrian Sportswoman of the Year 1950