Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher (* March 2, 1989 in Annaberg in the Lammer Valley ) is an Austrian alpine skier. He specializes in the slalom and giant slalom, where he won several times, but reached also in the super-G and super combined World Cup podiums already. Hirscher is triple junior world champion, won in the winter 2007/2008 the total European Cup and decided in the seasons 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 the World Cup itself. At the World Championships 2013 in Schladming, he won gold in slalom and in the team competition and silver in giant slalom. At the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 he won the silver medal in the slalom.

  • 2.1 The Olympic Games
  • 2.2 World Championships
  • 2.3 Junior World Championships
  • 2.4 World Cup ratings
  • 2.5 World Cup wins
  • 2.6 European Cup
  • 2.7 Further successes


Marcel Hirscher was born as the son of two instructors. Mother Sylvia comes from the Netherlands, which is why Hirscher dual nationality is. Later, a -shows for the local ski association was indeed considered Hirscher but decided whether the better promotions for the Austrian Ski Federation ( Austrians ). Father Ferdinand was formerly landlord on the Stuhlalm and is Head of the School of Annaberg. He was the first instructors of his son, and was an important reference person is still present as a supervisor at all the races of the Son. Hirscher visited the Skihotelfachschule in Bad Hofgastein, from which he graduated in 2007 with good success and the award for "Best Graduate of Tourism Schools Salzburg".

Initial success in ski racing and promotion to the national

Hirscher was founded in 2004 in his age group II students three times Austrian student champion and won in the same year the Super -G at the Whistler Cup in Canada, one of the leading international children's race. After reaching the age limit of the Salzburg came from December 2004 FIS races used. The first victories in this category, he celebrated in March 2006, when he won two slalom in Bad Wiessee. For the Austrian Youth Championships he went in 2006 in the age group Youth I in all disciplines in the top three, so he decided the combined score for themselves. After his admission to the junior squad of the Austrian Ski Hirscher won in January 2007 for the first time points in the European Cup, in the same month he was in the age group Youth II Austrian Junior Champion in slalom. When discharged in March Junior World Championships 2007 in Altenmarkt and Flachau, he won the gold medal in giant slalom and silver in the slalom. As a junior world champion Hirscher was the first time to participate in a World Cup race at the season finale in Lenzerheide. He finished this giant slalom as Third last ranked 24th

During the winter of 2007/2008 Hirscher connection was best in the world, next to the European Cup he came more and more often in the World Cup for use. He won at the turn of two slaloms in the European Cup, which eventually helped him with a further six podium finishes to the overall European Cup victory 2007/2008, and went on 6 January 2008, finishing ninth in the slalom in Adelboden for the first time in the top ten of a World Cup race after four he weeks had previously won in his first World Cup race of the winter in 24th in the slalom in Bad Kleinkirchheim, the first World Cup points. End of February, followed by two gold medals in slalom and giant slalom World Junior Championships 2008 in Formigal, before the then just 19 years old has become Hirscher was by two third places in slalom in Kranjska Gora and Bormio for the first time in the World Cup on the podium in March. In the slalom rating of the season 2007/2008 he scored so 15th place. According to these results Hirscher 2008 rose to directly to the national team of the Austrian Ski from the B squad. Since then he starts - apart from two recent European Cup race in December 2008 - just in the World Cup.

In the 2008/2009 season Hirscher drove in a total of ten World Cup races into the top ten, reaching the podium in third place of the super combined in Val d'Isere and another as each fourth in the slalom in Kitzbühel and Wengen just missed. He came in the Slalom and Combined World Cup in the top ten, in the Giant Slalom and in the World Cup he was Fourteenth. Due to its good finishes herself Hirscher qualified for the 2009 World Cup in Val d'Isere, where he finished third in the giant slalom in fourth place ( seven hundredths of a second behind the medals ), in combination slalom and but left in the first run of the special slalom. At the Junior World Championships the same year he finished second in the Super -G and third in the giant slalom.

Victories in World Cup races and the overall World Cup victory

In December 2009, Hirscher first reached at the races in Val d'Isere second place in the Super Combined and then ranked eleventh in the Super- G, before the 13th of the month by winning the giant slalom in Val d'Isere his first World Cup victory celebrated. Just three weeks earlier, he had won a parallel race in Moscow, which, however, did not count as an invitational race for the World Cup. At Super - combinations and super -G no longer took Hirscher, who had started only sporadically in these disciplines in the World Cup, then the time being in part, he is now focused exclusively on slalom and giant slalom. After two more podium finishes he succeeded on January 30, 2010 in the giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, the second World Cup victory and he finished the season 2009/2010 respectively in sixth place overall and giant slalom World Cup and finished eighth in the slalom World Cup. At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010, he missed finishing fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom a medal just barely. At season's end he was Austrian champion in giant slalom.

On 12 December 2010 in Val d'Isere Hirscher celebrated, where he had a year earlier won the first giant slalom, his first slalom win in the World Cup. In January, followed by second-place finishes in the slalom in Adelboden and Wengen, but on 6 February - just before the World Cup 2011 - the season was ended prematurely for him because he a scaphoid fracture suffered in a fall in the giant slalom in Hinterstoder on the left foot. Nevertheless, he finished in winter 2010/2011 in the slalom World Cup and fifth in the giant slalom World Cup in tenth place.

Again recover Hirscher won in December 2011 the giant slalom in Beaver Creek and the slalom in Alta Badia. After the turn of the year 2011/2012 he became the first skier ever with the giant slalom and slalom both classics of the International ski days in Adelboden. With the victory in these two competitions and the night slalom in Zagreb, he became the first alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark after the first three World Cup races a year. Then Hirscher won a race in Austria by winning the highly doped night slalom on the Planai in Schladming for the first time, moreover he triumphed in the giant slalom and slalom in Bansko. For the first time in over two years Hirscher also took part again in two super-G races. At the season finale in Schladming, to which he had arrived with 55 points behind the Swiss Beat Feuz, he achieved the first podium in only his fourth start in the super-G World Cup as third parties. With the victory in the giant slalom of the World Cup Final - won his ninth race in the 2011/2012 season - to Hirscher ensured the small crystal in this discipline. In addition, he won with 25 points ahead of the World Cup because Feuz waived in the slalom on a start. Hirscher difference in the final slalom of the season and thus missed the chance for his third crystal ball, he was finally third in the slalom World Cup. In October 2012, he was honored by the International Association of Ski Journalists with the Skieur d' Or and of the Association of Austrian sports journalists as Austria's sportsman of the year.

Season 2012/2013

In the season 2012/2013, with highlight of the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Schladming, Hirscher won already before the World Championships six races in the World Cup, including four races in the slalom, a giant slalom in Val d'Isere and another in the parallel slalom in Moscow. At the World Championships 2013 in Schladming Hirscher is secured at its first appearance, the team event, the gold medal with the Austrian team; it was the same time his first medal at a major event. In the giant slalom he won his first individual medal at a World Cup, the silver behind Ted Ligety. At the end of the World Cup, he decided the slalom for themselves. At the end of the season traveled Hirscher by 149 points ahead of Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal for the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide. After the two -speed competitions downhill and super -G was canceled or aborted, and Svindal renounced a start in the slalom, Hirscher was two races remaining fixed as a successful title defense. In addition, he was the only the third athlete by Ingemar Stenmark and Alberto Tomba to finish each season slalom on the podium. Of his 24 races (including World Championships and Nor- Am Cup ) Hirscher made ​​it 21 times on the podium ( in the remaining three races he reached once the points, came once more to the finish, and even different from ). In the slalom World Cup Hirscher reached the first athlete since the introduction of the new points system in 1991 more than 900 points in one discipline.

2013/2014 season

The 2013/14 season began Hirscher with a third place in the giant slalom in Soelden, followed by the first win of the season in the slalom in Levi. In the giant slalom at Val d'Isère, he benefited from a failure of Ted Ligety and won the race, as it did the year before, for themselves. The next day, he was able to slalom due to a serious error not qualify for the second round. Before reaching Hirscher in the past 10 slalom competitions always a podium finish. Unlike the previous season it its competitors came a lot closer, especially Felix Neureuther in slalom. On January 26, in the super combination of Kitzbühel he managed a 3rd place after he was landed in the Super -G at the 56th place.

At the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, he finished 4th in Giant Slalom. A few days later he won after 9 intermediate rank nor the silver medal in the slalom behind Mario Matt.

Towards the end of the season he delivered, as in the previous year a duel for the overall World Cup with Aksel Lund Svindal. With four points ahead of Hirscher traveled to the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, after both he and Svindal had it previously failed in the race on the podium. After the exit Svindal went with a fifth place in the lead, but remained in the super -G, the Hirscher finished on a strong 12th place, empty out. In the last giant slalom of the season Hirscher took fourth place and thus secured for the third time in a row the big crystal, a feat that only three riders, and most recently Phil Mahre (1981-1983) had succeeded. Hirscher is the first Austrian to have managed. His second win in the giant slalom World Cup after 2012 missed Hirscher but the narrowest of margins: in the end he was equal on points ahead with Ted Ligety, but withdrew due to the lower number of wins this season, the shorter. The third place in the final race of Lenzerheide, which would have given him to victory in the discipline standings, he missed by a hundredth of a second. On the final race day of the 2013/2014 season, he secured a victory, as in the previous season the slalom World Cup. Felix Neureuther, who had traveled from the lead for the World Cup Final, finished second in both the final race and in the discipline standings.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 4 Giant Slalom, Slalom 5
  • Sochi 2014: 2nd Slalom, Giant Slalom 4

World Championships

  • Val d'Isere 2009: 4 Giant Slalom
  • Schladming 2013: 1 Slalom, 1st Team Competition, 2nd Giant Slalom

Junior World Championships

  • Altenmarkt / Flachau 2007: 1st Giant Slalom, 2nd Slalom, Super-G 11
  • Formigal 2008: 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 1
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2009: 2 Super -G, Giant Slalom 3

World Cup ratings

  • Season 2008/2009: 14 Overall World Cup slalom World Cup 9, 10 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2009/2010: 6th overall World Cup giant slalom World Cup 6, 8 slalom World Cup
  • Season 2010/2011: 15 Overall World Cup, 5th World Cup Slalom, Giant Slalom World Cup 10
  • Season 2011/2012: 1st World Cup, 1 giant slalom World Cup, 3rd World Cup Slalom
  • Season 2012/2013: 1st World Cup, 1 World Cup Slalom, Giant Slalom World Cup 2
  • 2013/2014 season: 1 World Cup, 1 World Cup Slalom, Giant Slalom World Cup 2

World Cup wins

  • 58 podiums including 23 victories:

European Cup

  • Season 2007/2008: Overall Winner, 1st slalom standings, 7 giant slalom rating
  • 9 podiums including 3 victories:

Other successes

  • Austrian champion in Giant Slalom 2010
  • Two-time Austrian Junior Champion ( combination youth I 2006, Slalom Youth II 2007)
  • 3 wins in Nor- Am Cup
  • 3 wins in FIS races


  • 2012: Skieur d'Or
  • 2012: Austria's sportsman of the year