Maria Epple

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMaria•Epple (-Beck)
Used nameMaria•Epple
Nick/petnamesMarile
Born11 March 1959 in Seeg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsTSV Seeg, Seeg (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

Maria Epple had her biggest success at the 1978 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, winning the giant slalom while her sister Irene Epple placed second in downhill. In the same year Maria Epple was elected German Sportswoman of the Year. Epple won five World Cup races, and five West German Championships. Like her sister, she participated in three Olympic Winter Games from 1976-84, but with lower success. After her sister married politician Theo Waigel, she became his sister-in-law.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRG Maria Epple
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 23
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 24
1980 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRG Maria Epple
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 8
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRG Maria Epple
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 13
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 12

Olympic family relations

Special Notes