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Antoinette Meyer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAntoinette Josefa Clara•Meyer (-Molitor)
Used nameAntoinette•Meyer
Born19 June 1920 in Hospental (SUI)
Died19 July 2010 in Thun (SUI)
AffiliationsWengen
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Antoinette Meyer worked in her parent’s hotel in her youth, which left her plenty of time to hone her alpine skiing skills, as the hotel was closed during the winter. The Swiss national skiing federation took notice of her in 1942 and, one year later, offered her a spot on the national team. After earning four national titles in the downhill (1943), slalom (1944, 1945), and combined (1945) in the 1940s, she was selected for Switzerland’s delegation to the 1948 Winter Olympics, where she won a silver medal in the slalom, half a second behind gold medalist Gretchen Fraser of the United States. Meyer was also 11th in the downhill at these Games. By the end of the year she had retired from active competition and married Karl Molitor, who had captured two alpine skiing medals at the 1948 Games. They settled in Wengen and opened a sports shop, which they ran together until 1987, at which point they passed the business on to their son. Meyer continued to ski into her late 80s and was also active in golf.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Antoinette Meyer
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 11
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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