Marianne Jahn

Marianne Jahn, married Nutt ( born December 14, 1942 in Zürs ) is a former Austrian alpine skier. At the beginning of the 1960s she was one of the best slalom and giant slalom runners and 1962 world champion in these disciplines.


Marianne Jahn grew up as the daughter of a baker in Zurs at the Arlberg. Like her five siblings, she began as a child with the skiing, where soon her great talent, especially in the technical disciplines showed. Jahn wanted to be a nurse, but ran away from school in favor of skiing. The Austrians you became aware of the young Vorarlberg, as they " The black lightning " as a double of Maria Perschy occurred on the side of Toni Sailer in 1958 in the movie.

In the 1959/60 season Jahn was included in the Austrian Ski Federation squad. After several good results, including the sixth place in the slalom of Grindelwald with the high start number 88, they could start in the slalom at the Olympic Winter Games in 1960 in Squaw Valley. After she lay on her excellent second place in the first round, she was disqualified in the second race after a fall just before the finish. In the rest of the season, the 17 -year-old celebrated her first victory and won for example the combination in Harriman Cup at Sun Valley as well as the slalom and the combination with the famous Arlberg - Kandahar race in Sestriere.

In December 1960, Jahn injured in a fall in Val d'Isere and was sidelined for several weeks. Thereafter, however, she won all other slalom race of the season and was also her slalom victory at the Arlberg - Kandahar race repeat. In 1961 she was Austrian Champion in Giant Slalom.

The 1961/62 season began with more victories, including in the slalom race of Oberstaufen ( Staufen Cup ), Grindelwald (SDS- race) and Bad Gastein ( Silberkrug race), so it was one of the favorites at the World Cup 1962 in Chamonix. There they met the high expectations of full justice and celebrated the biggest success of her career. In the first competition, the giant slalom, won the 19 - year-old with seven hundredths of a second ahead of her teammate Erika Netzer their first gold medal. The second Golden followed three days later in the slalom, where they came up with the French Marielle Goitschel with nearly 1.5 seconds ahead of the finish. With the 22nd place in the downhill, it reached also the second place in the combination Goitschel behind and in front of Netzer.

In the season 1962/63 Jahn continued her winning streak and won, among other competitions also the slalom and the giant slalom gold key race in the Montafon and was Austrian Champion in slalom. In the summer of 1963, she married and gave birth in the autumn of their first daughter into the world ( three more followed after her career ). Therefore, they went with a clear training deficit in the season 1963/64, where they could not provide their usual services in a row and did not reach the podium. At the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 in Innsbruck, they also remained unsuccessful. In slalom, she was disqualified in the first round out, in the giant slalom, she took only 13th place after the games get their still some good results, but it was after the season at the age of only 21 years, their withdrawal from ski racing known.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Innsbruck 1964: 13 Giant Slalom

World Championships

  • Chamonix 1962: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 1st, 2nd combination, exit 22
  • Innsbruck 1964: 13 Giant Slalom

Austrian Championships

  • Two times Austrian Champion ( giant slalom in 1961, Slalom 1963)