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Medal record
Olympic Games
Women’s Alpine skiing
Bronze 1976 Innsbruck Giant slalom
Gold 1980 Lake Placid Giant slalom
Gold 1980 Lake Placid Slalom
Silver 1980 Lake Placid Downhill
World Championships
Gold 1974 St. Moritz Slalom
Silver 1974 St. Moritz Combined
Bronze 1976 Innsbruck Combined
Silver 1978 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Combined
Gold 1980 Lake Placid Combined

Hanni Wenzel (born in Straubing, Germany on December 14, 1956) is a former alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein. She won the country's first Olympic medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck (Austria).

Born in Germany, Hanni moved to Liechtenstein at an early age. After she and her brother Andreas began to get successful in skiing - Hanni won the gold medal in slalom at the 1974 World Championships - the family was granted Liechtenstein citizenship. In 1976, she won the country's first Olympic medal by taking a bronze at Innsbruck, Austria.

After winning the 1978 World Cup overall title, Wenzel's best year came in 1980. At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, she won gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom, and just missed out on a third gold by taking the silver in the downhill. She also won the combined event in Lake Placid, although it had World Championship status, not Olympic status. At the same Olympics, her brother also won a silver medal, placing Liechtenstein high in the medal ranking of the games.

Wenzel retired in 1985 - with two Olympic titles, two World titles, two overall World Cups, three discipline World Cups and 33 World Cup victories on her victory list. Later, she married Austrian World Champion Harti Weirather and started a marketing agency with him. Their daughter Tina Weirather is a World Junior Champion and currently competes in the World Cup.

World cup victories



Season Discipline
1974 Giant Slalom
1978 Overall
1978 Slalom
1980 Overall
1980 Giant Slalom
1980 Combined
1983 Combined

Individual races

Date Location Race
19 December 1973 Austria Zell am See Giant Slalom
February 21, 1975 Japan Naeba Slalom
March 14, 1975 United States Sun Valley Slalom
January 19, 1977 Austria Schruns Combined
December 15, 1977 Italy Madonna di Campiglio Giant Slalom
January 10, 1978 Switzerland Les Mosses Giant Slalom
January 22, 1978 Yugoslavia Maribor Slalom
January 24, 1978 West Germany Berchtesgaden Slalom
January 25, 1978 West Germany Berchtesgaden Slalom
March 2, 1978 United States Stratton Mountain Giant Slalom
December 12, 1978 Italy Piancavallo Giant Slalom
February 3, 1979 West Germany Pfronten Slalom
February 4, 1979 West Germany Pfronten Combined
February 8, 1979 Yugoslavia Maribor Slalom
December 8, 1979 Italy Limone Piemonte Giant Slalom
December 15, 1979 West Germany Berchtesgaden Giant Slalom
December 15, 1979 Italy Limone Piemonte Combined
January 13, 1980 Switzerland Arosa Giant Slalom
January 20, 1980 Austria Bad Gastein Slalom
January 20, 1980 Austria Bad Gastein Combined
January 22, 1980 Yugoslavia Maribor Slalom
January 26, 1980 France Saint-Gervais Giant Slalom
February 25, 1980 United States Waterville Valley Giant Slalom
January 27, 1981 France Les Gets Combined
February 8, 1981 West Germany Zwiesel Combined
December 12, 1981 Italy Piancavallo Combined
March 18, 1981 Japan Furano Giant Slalom
January 30, 1983 Switzerland Les Diablerets Combined
December 21, 1983 Austria Haus im Ennstal Downhill
December 22, 1983 Austria Haus im Ennstal Giant Slalom
January 14, 1984 Austria Bad Gastein Downhill
January 15, 1984 Austria Bad Gastein Combined
March 20, 1984 West Germany Zwiesel Slalom
Preceded by
Marita Koch
United Press International
Athlete of the Year

Succeeded by
Chris Evert Lloyd


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