Martina Schild

Martina Schild ( born October 26, 1981 in Brienz ) is a former Swiss ski racer. She is the granddaughter of Hedy Schlunegger, the Olympic downhill gold medalist of 1948. Shield lives in Grindelwald and was specialized in the disciplines of downhill and Super -G.


Sign adopted in December 1995 for the first time in FIS races in part, from December 1999 then served in the European Cup. Their first World Cup races she contested on 21 December 2001 in St. Moritz, where she drove number 29. In the following seasons, she was able to establish just behind the top of world Bestresultate were a 13th place in the 2002/03 season and a sixth place in the season 2003/04. During the season 2004/ 05 she was unable to repeat these achievements, however, by far. End of 2005, she found the connection, and on December 16, 2006, she reached the third place in the Super G at the Reiteralm their first podium result.

The high point of her career is winning the downhill silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they only Michaela Dorfmeister had to admit defeat. This result was not entirely surprising, since already in the training runs shield had shown good performance. In the Olympic Super -G they finished sixth. At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, she was twelfth in the Super -G.

December 2, 2007 Shield won her first race at the Ski World Cup, the Super -G in Lake Louise. After the year, their results deteriorated but again and after they had gone in the first few months of the season 2008/ 09 in any race in the top 20, they missed the team internal qualifying for the World Championships in Val d'Isere. In the 2009/10 season she was on 10 January as a third of the Super G of the house for the first time in over two years on the podium again. A little later the season was for them but at the end. When downhill training in St. Moritz on January 27, 2010, shield suffered a torn ACL and a meniscus injury in his left knee. She had to finish the season and could therefore not participate in the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

After sign in the 2010/11 season had remained without top result and therefore lacked again at the World Championships, she went in the winter 2011/12 in two Super -G in the top five. In November 2012, she had to undergo due to back pain disc surgery.

Because of persistent back problems Martina Schild gave before the season 2013/14 they were withdrawing from active ski racing known.


Olympic games

  • Turin 2006: 2nd exit 6 Super -G

World Championships

  • Åre 2007: 12 Super -G

Junior World Championships

  • Quebec 2000: 11 Super -G, Downhill 32, 39 Slalom, Giant Slalom 47
  • Verbier 2001: 3 Super -G, downhill 7

World Cup

  • 3 podiums, including 1 win

European Cup

  • Season 2001/ 02: 10th overall, third Super-G standings, 9 downhill standings
  • Season 2005/ 06: 4 Super -G standings
  • 6 podiums including 3 victories:

Other successes