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Michaela Gerg-Leitner

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameElisabeth Michaela•Gerg-Leitner
Used nameMichaela•Gerg-Leitner
Born10 November 1965 in Bad Tölz, Bayern (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC Lenggries, Lenggries (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany

Biography

Michaela Gerg-Leitner was a West German Alpine skier who competed in four consecutive Winter Olympics from 1984-94. She mainly competed in speed events and had her best result in 1992 with a seventh place in the Super-G event. She burst onto the German scene as a 15-year-old when she entered the A-team of the West German Skiing Association. In total, she won four World Cup races, three in the downhill and one in the giant slalom, and had her greatest moment winning the bronze medal at the 1989 Vail Worlds in the Super-G event.

Gerg-Leitner also won five West German championships and retired in 1996. She then worked as a color commentator with the TV channels Eurosport and ZDF. Gerg-Leitner also worked briefly as a feng shui consultant. Since 2008 she owned a skiing school in her hometown of Lenggries. From 1991-2008 she was married to Christian Leitner, son of Hias Leitner. When she was pregnant with her third child she suffered from thyroid cancer, but fully recovered after an operation. She was also a cousin of ice hockey goalie Beppo Schlickenrieder.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRG Michaela Gerg
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 24
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) FRG Michaela Gerg
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 13
Super G, Women (Olympic) =10
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) AC
Combined, Women (Olympic) AC
1992 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) GER Michaela Gerg-Leitner
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 18
Super G, Women (Olympic) 7
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) AC
Combined, Women (Olympic) AC
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) GER Michaela Gerg-Leitner
Super G, Women (Olympic) 31

Olympic family relations

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