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Vreni Schneider

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameVerena "Vreni"•Schneider
Used nameVreni•Schneider
Born26 November 1964 in Elm, Glarus Süd (SUI)
Measurements170 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSC Elm, Elm, Glarus Süd (SUI)
NOC(s) Switzerland

Biography

Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider was the first woman to win five alpine skiing Olympic medals. Schneider won both the slalom and giant slalom at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. In 1994 at Lillehammer, she won three more medals, repeating as champion in the slalom, while earning a silver in the Alpine combined, and a bronze in the giant slalom. At the World Championships she won the giant slalom in 1987 and 1989, and the slalom in 1991. She was overall World Cup champion in 1989, 1994-95, winning the following event championships: 1986-87, 1989, 1991, and 1995 giant slalom; and the 1989-90, and 1992-95 slalom. Among women, her 54 victories (34 slalom, 19 giant slalom, one combined) trailed only Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Pröll in overall World Cup race wins.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Switzerland    
  Slalom, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  Combined, Women Olympic AC
1992 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Giant Slalom, Women Olympic AC Representing Switzerland    
  Slalom, Women Olympic 7
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Women Olympic 33 Representing Switzerland    
  Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 3 Bronze
  Slalom, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  Combined, Women Olympic 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role Details
1992 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Switzerland    

Special Notes