Lise-Marie Morerod

Lise -Marie Morerod ( born April 16, 1956 in Ormont -Dessus ) is a former Swiss alpine skier. It belonged in the 1970s, the most successful athletes in the disciplines of giant slalom and slalom.


Her father was a farmer and justice of the peace in verse -l'Église in Les Diablerets, and her mother came from Calvisson. Morerod has four siblings: Yves, Bruno, Lucien and Nicole. With about 12 years, she drove the first ski race. Your first conveyor was Jean -François Maison, which their technical skills recognized as early as 1967. He got her not only better material but was also her first coach. In addition, he took her also to various youth race and was instrumental in their sporting ascent.

1972 Morerod won the first Junior European Championships in Madonna di Campiglio the silver medal in the giant slalom. In the same year she was Swiss champion in the giant slalom. She suggested doing Marie -Therese Nadig, which double Olympic champion was recently in Sapporo in the downhill and giant slalom. It also followed the first missions in the Ski World Cup.

The World Ski Championships 1974 in St. Moritz, it was surprising third in the slalom. This was the only medal for the host country in this home World Championships. In 1975, she won her first World Cup race in Garmisch -Partenkirchen. A year later she was at the Olympic Games 1976 in Innsbruck fourth in the giant slalom and the slalom different from. In the overall World Cup she finished behind Rosi Mittermeier second place. In 1977, she won a total of eight World Cup races and became the first Swiss overall World Cup winner. They also won the discipline ratings in the slalom and giant slalom.

Morerod was at the World Ski Championships 1978 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen second in the giant slalom, only 0.05 seconds behind Maria Epple. In the World Cup overall standings they finished third final rank. She won this year for the third consecutive time the giant slalom World Cup. Overall, it reached 24 World Cup victories (10 in slalom and giant slalom 14 )

On July 22, 1978, she was seriously injured in a car accident at VERNAYAZ. She suffered a 14 -fold broken pelvis, two broken vertebrae and various other broken bones and severe head injuries. She spent three weeks in a coma and was able to leave the hospital after six months.

In the season 1979/80 they started again in the World Cup. However, they could not build on their achievements before the serious accident. Their best finish was a 11th place in the giant slalom in Megève. The qualification for the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, they just missed. After the season they finished on the advice of her doctors, her career as a top athlete.


Olympic games

  • Innsbruck 1976: 4 Giant Slalom

World Championships

  • St. Moritz 1974: 3rd slalom
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 1978: 2 Giant Slalom, Slalom 7

World Cup ratings

Lise -Marie Morerod In 1977 he won the overall World Cup, plus five more victories coming in discipline ratings.

  • Season 1973/1974: 8th overall, 4th Giant Slalom, Slalom 9
  • Season 1974/1975: 7th overall, 1st Slalom, Giant Slalom 4
  • Season 1975/1976: 2nd overall, 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 2
  • Season 1976/1977: 1st World Cup, 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 1
  • Season 1977/1978: 3rd overall, 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 4

World Cup wins

Overall, Lise -Marie Morerod has won 24 World Cup races (14 giant slalom, slalom 10 ). There are also 11 second places and 6 third places.

Giant Slalom


Swiss Championship

Morerod was eleven-time Swiss champion:

  • 5x Giant Slalom: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
  • 4x Slalom: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
  • 2x combination: 1974, 1977