Lucienne Schmith-Couttet

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLucienne•Schmith-Couttet
Used nameLucienne•Schmith-Couttet
Born27 November 1926 in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie (FRA)
Died4 October 2022 in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie (FRA)
NOC France


Lucienne Schmith-Couttet came to national prominence on the French alpine skiing scene in 1943, when she won the downhill, combined, and slalom. The latter was her specialty and she won additional titles in that event in 1944, 1946, and 1948. She then attended the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics, where she was 20th in the slalom and 10th in the downhill and combined (in the latter with her compatriot Suzanne Thiollière).

Schmith-Couttet had more international success at the World Championships, beginning in 1950 when she took bronze in the giant slalom behind Dagmar Rom and Trude Jochum-Beiser, both of Austria. Four years later, however, she captured the title and also took bronze in the downhill and the combined. She retired from active competition shortly thereafter and later worked as a ski instructor. Her cousin, James Couttet, was a two-time Olympic alpine skiing medalist.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRA Lucienne Schmith-Couttet
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 10
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 20
Combined, Women (Olympic) =10

Olympic family relations

Special Notes


Did not die on 13 November 1997. Her cousin died on that date. She was still alive in 2012. Surname often misspelled as "Schmidt".