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Encyclopedia > Michael Walchhofer
Olympic Medal Record
Men's Alpine Skiing
Image:Silver medal 16px.gif Silver 2006 Downhill

Michael Walchhofer (born April 28, 1975 in Radstadt) is an Austrian Alpine skier. Image File history File links Olympic_rings_white. ... Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Image File history File links Silver_medal_16px. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Torino The 2006 Olympic Winter Games were held in Turin (Torino), Italy from February 10, 2006 through February 26, 2006. ... The results of the Mens Downhill event in Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ...


He started his ski carrier in Slalom, but now he is one of the fastest skiers in speed disciplines. He has two children, a daughter and two sons.


Honours

Olympic Games

  • Silver Medal in Downhill in 2006

For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Torino The 2006 Olympic Winter Games were held in Turin (Torino), Italy from February 10, 2006 through February 26, 2006. ...

World Championship

  • Downhill World Champion in 2003
  • Silver Medal in Super G in 2005
  • Bronze Medal of Downhill in 2005

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bode Miller has to settle for fourth in super-G - 12/18/04 (531 words)
Walchhofer's performance suggested that he might be Miller's biggest threat for the overall title rather than Maier.
Walchhofer came in second in the downhill on this course in each of the past three seasons.
Walchhofer then posted the fastest time and Maier was the last of the super-G specialists to hit the course.
ESPN.com: OLY - Walchhofer nabs downhill title at world championships (645 words)
Michael Walchhofer upstaged all four of his more famous teammates Saturday, beating the heavy favorites to win the banner event of the championship for his first career victory.
Walchhofer also topped Olympic gold medalist Fritz Strobl and defending champion Hannese Trinkl, along with the masterful Hermann Maier, recently back from a motorcycle crash 18 months ago.
The 27-year-old Walchhofer began his career as a technical skier but switched to downhill when he couldn't adapt to the new generation of short slalom skis.
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