Katharina Gutensohn

Katharina Anna Good Son ( also: Katrin and Kathrin, born March 22, 1966 in Kirchberg in Tirol ) is a former Austrian Skicrosserin and Austro- German alpine ski racer. Among her greatest successes in alpine skiing include the silver medal in the downhill at the World Championships in Bormio in 1985 and winning the downhill World Cup 1990. Good Son was victorious in eight downhill race at the Ski World Cup, and was two -time Austrian champion in this discipline. In the freestyle skiing World Cup they won two ski cross race.

  • 2.1 The Olympic Games
  • 2.2 World Championships
  • 2.3 Junior World Championships
  • 2.4 World Cup
  • 2.5 Austrian Championships
  • 3.1 The Olympic Games
  • 3.2 World Championships
  • 3.3 World Cup


Alpine Skiing

Good son grew up in Kirchberg in Tyrol and graduated from the Skihandelsschule in Stams. On 17 December 1982 she started as a 16 -year-old for the first time in the World Cup in a slalom in Piancavallo. With start number 66, it reached it in 25th place. The first World Cup points followed in the combination of Piancavallo with seventh place. At the Junior World Championship 1983 in Sestriere, she won the silver medal in the combination and the bronze medal in the downhill.

In the season 1984/85 Good son reached third place in the departure of Santa Caterina their first podium in the World Cup. At the World Championships in February 1985 in Bormio they celebrated their biggest success: the then 19 - year-old won the silver medal in the downhill behind the Swiss Michela Figini, coinciding with the country Ariane Ehrat. At the end of the season, on March 2, 1985, she finally crowned a successful season with their first World Cup victory in the departure of Vail. The following season, she won three more runs and was second in the downhill World Cup behind Maria Walliser. In 1987 she suffered a torn ACL and had to end the season prematurely, then results followed in the top ten, but no podiums.

After she was not considered for the World Cup in Vail, she went to the 1988/89 season with the German Ski Association. Since she was married to a German, put the dressing change not a problem in their first season in the DSV, she won two departures within two days in Veysonnaz, once reached number two and four other results in the top ten and thus won the downhill World Cup Petra Kronberger before. The following winter 1990/91 she was again able to win two runs, at the World Championships in Saalbach -Hinterglemm, it was enough only to eighth in the downhill. In the super -G, three days later it crashed heavily and retired again to a torn ACL.

In their comeback season, it reached second place in the downhill and at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville sixth. The following winter, good son injured again: On January 15, 1993, she crashed in downhill in Cortina d' Ampezzo and tore the cross and inner band in his right knee. In the next few seasons, she came after the injury and after a Skimarkenwechsel no longer approached their previous peak results. She reached in 1994 a third place in the Super G and isolated place in the top ten. At the World Championships in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada they finished seventh in super-G and 15th in downhill. A year later at the World Championships in Sestriere it reached number five in the Super- G and ninth in the downhill.

In their last World Cup season 1997/98 she made two more times of the front runners. After the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, where she was ninth in the downhill, she finished 31- year career in their Alpine Ski World Cup.

Then they played from 1998 to 2000 races in carving the World Cup and was a co - commentator for women's World Cup race in the ORF. Good Son is the mother of three children, she also completed a study for a sports journalist.

Freestyle skiing

Since 2003, she played a variety of ski cross racing in the USA, in December 2004, she was able to win a race in the Jeep King of the Mountain series. Since 2005 she is in the Austrian ski cross team. On March 5, 2005, she started for the first time in the freestyle skiing World Cup in the discipline of ski cross and was able to win her first race in Grindelwald.

In the freestyle skiing world championships in 2005 in Ruka, she was eleventh, 2007 in Madonna di Campiglio, 17 and 2009 21, Inawashiro In the World Cup season 2008/ 09 they won the ski cross racing in Meiringen- Hasliberg twice and drove in second place on the podium. In ski cross World Cup they finished second behind Ophélie David.

After Good son had become at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in ski cross 26, she declared on 25 February 2010 their final withdrawal from professional sports.

Successes Alpine Skiing

Olympic games

  • Albertville 1992: 6 Departure
  • Lillehammer 1994: 6 Super -G, downhill 18
  • Nagano 1998: 9 Departure

World Championships

  • Bormio 1985: 2nd exit
  • Saalbach -Hinterglemm 1991: 8 Departure
  • Sierra Nevada 1996: 7 Super -G, downhill 15
  • Sestriere 1997: 5 Super G, 9 exit

Junior World Championships

  • Sestriere 1983: 2 combination, 3rd exit, 11, Giant Slalom, Slalom 11

World Cup

  • Season 1984/85: 6 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 1985/86: 11th overall World Cup, 2nd downhill World Cup, 10th Combined World Cup
  • Season 1989/90: 12th overall World Cup, first downhill World Cup
  • Season 1990/91: 11th overall World Cup, 6 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 1991/92: 10 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 1996/ 97: 9 super- G World Cup
  • Season 1997/ 98: 9 super- G World Cup
  • 18 podiums, including 8 victories:

Austrian Championships

  • Austrian Champion in downhill in 1986 and 1989

Successes freestyle skiing

Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 26 ski cross

World Championships

  • Ruka 2005: 11 ski cross
  • Madonna di Campiglio, 2007: 17 ski cross
  • Inawashiro 2009: 21 ski cross

World Cup

  • Season 2008/ 09: 9th overall, 2nd Ski Cross
  • 5 podiums, including two victories: