Hanni Wenzel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameHannelore "Hanni"•Wenzel (-Weirather)
Used nameHanni•Wenzel
Born14 December 1956 in Straubing, Bayern (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSkiclub Schaan, Schaan (LIE)
NOC Liechtenstein
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4


With a total of four medals, Hanni Wenzel trails only Vreni Schneider and Katja Seizinger as the most successful of all women Olympic Alpine skiers. After winning a bronze medal in the slalom in 1976, Wenzel won gold in the slalom and giant slalom and a silver in the giant slalom in 1980. Born in Germany, Wenzel moved to Liechtenstein as an infant and was granted citizenship after winning the slalom at the 1974 World Championships. Both her brother and sister were Olympic Alpine skiers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Hanni Wenzel
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 11
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 20
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1980 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Hanni Wenzel
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1980 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony LIE Hanni Wenzel

Olympic family relations

Special Notes