Sigrid Wolf

Sigrid Wolf ( born February 14, 1964 in Breitenwang ) is a former Austrian alpine skier. In the late 1980s she was one of the most successful athletes in the disciplines of downhill and Super -G. It was once each Olympic champion and World silver medalist, in addition, they won five World Cup races.


My first World Cup race denied Wolf on 18 December 1981, at the exit in Saalbach -Hinterglemm, they immediately reached the third place. In the following years further podium finishes were initially made ​​, but it turned out to be constant athlete and regularly placed in the top ten. At the World Championship 1985 in Santa Caterina she reached the fourth place in the downhill, where they only forfeited a hundredth of a second to Ariane Ehrat and Catherine Good Son, the same time shared the second place.

In the World Cup season 1986/87 women's team of the Austrian Ski Federation remained for nearly four months without a win until Sigrid Wolf won the two slopes in Vail on 13 and 14 March. To kick off the World Cup season 1987/88 she was also successful in the Super G in Sestriere. Due to the " pin affair " in the Super -G Lech ( 9 January 1988) its another victory was subsequently stripped and explains the Swiss Zoë Haas the winner. Several Austrians had fixed its quite large and a lot of air resistance generating numbers start with a pin at the ski suit. But because of this circumstance was the same for all runners, the pins could not be tolerated.

A few weeks later, Wolf won the gold medal in the Super- G at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary before Michela Figini and Karen Percy. So she was the first Olympic champion in this new discipline. Like last year, she was honored as Austria's Sportswoman of the Year. When Weisterschaft 1989 in Vail she won Ulrike Maier behind the silver medal in the Super -G. The end of February they won the Super -G of Steamboat Springs and ranking it behind Carole Merle second place in the World Cup discipline.

One last World Cup victory in Super G Wolf won in January 1990 in Santa Caterina. After a torn ligament in December 1990, she ended her career.


Olympic games

  • Calgary 1988: 1 Super -G

World Championships

  • Bormio 1985: 4th exit, 19 combination
  • Crans -Montana 1987: 7 Super -G, downhill 15
  • Vail 1989: 2 Super -G, downhill 28

Junior European and World Championships

  • Loka 1981: 10 Departure
  • Auron 1982: 5 combination, exit 6, 10, Giant Slalom, Slalom 21

World Cup

World Cup ratings:

  • 1986/87 season: 9th overall, 5th exit rating, 8 Super -G standings
  • 1987/ 88: 10th overall, fifth Super-G standings, 6 departure rating
  • Season 1988/89: 10th overall, 2nd Super -G standings
  • 1989/90 season: 9th overall, 3rd Super -G standings

World Cup victories:

Austrian Championships

  • Two Austrian Champion title (Super -G and Giant Slalom 1987)


  • Austrian Sportswoman of the Year: 1987 and 1988
  • Gold Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria: 1996