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Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher
By Eurosport

31/10/2017 at 09:26Updated 09/11/2017 at 11:15

Marcel Hirscher is the undisputed king of alpine skiing but is targeting his first ever gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games.

  • Name - Marcel Hirscher
  • Date of Birth - 02/03/1989
  • Place of Birth - Annaberg-Lungotz, Salzburg, Austria
  • Sport/Discipline - Alpine Skiing
  • Honours - Olympics: Silver x1; World Championships: Gold x6, Silver x2

Hirscher has ruled the men's alpine skiing domain for six straight years now, the only man in history to do so, winning the overall World Cup title every year since 2012.

A specialist in slalom and giant slalom, where he was won a further eight World Cup titles across the two disciplines, the 28-year-old Hirscher sometimes dabbles in super-G and combined as well, although to far lesser success.

Despite his glittering career at World Cup level, and at the World Championships where he won two golds in each of the events in 2013, 2015 and 2017, Hirscher's Olympic record leaves something to be desired.

And in August he suffered a nasty fall in training which saw him break his ankle and miss the start of the new season.

Hirscher went to the Vancouver Games in 2010 and placed fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom.

Four years later in Sochi, he improved to win silver in the slalom but again came fourth in the giant slalom. A gold or two in PyeongChang would complete his medal collection. It will be his last Olympic Games.

" It would be great if it happened. I’m going to give it a go, and if it works out then it will set the seal on everything."
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