Marcel Hirscher Biography
Marcel Hirscher is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer born on 2nd March 1989 in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. He competes primarily in slalom and giant slalom, as well as combined and occasionally in super G. He is a seven time World Cup title holder. He is considered considered the best alpine skier in history due to his extreme dominance of both slalom and giant slalom and men’s super ranking.
A silver medal in slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics and two gold medals in the combined and giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Due to his record number of Overall titles, many years of extreme dominance of both slalom and giant slalom and men’s super ranking, he is considered the best alpine skier in history.
Marcel Hirscher Age
Born on 2nd March 1989 (age 29 as of 2018)
Marcel Hirscher Net Worth
Marcel has an estimated net worth of $145 million.
Marcel Hirscher Body; Height & Weight
- Height : 1.73 m/ 5 ft 9 inches
- Weight: 75 kg/ 165 pounds
Marcel Hirscher Family
His parents are Ferdinand Hirscher and Sylvia Hirscher. His parents worked at a local ski school near Annaberg in Austria. They introduced him to sking as his father gave him little skis. His father played a significant role in his career and is still part of his support team.
“In the working environment I call him the ‘Supervisor’ and I turn to him for advice on which lines I should take in a race, my skis and my set-up. I don’t find it difficult to separate the personal and professional with my father but I do admit it was harder when I was a teenager and I was trying to find my own identity. Today, I am the boss because it is me who has to live with the consequences of what happens in a race.”
Marcel Hirscher Wife
Marcel has been in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Laura Moisl for many years. Due to the demands of his career, however, the two often spend time apart during the year. In June 2018 it was reported that Marcel and Laura Moisl had married secretly secretly married in Ibiza.
In May 2018 Marcel announced that they were expecting their first child in September through his social media platforms.
Laura Moisl shared her baby belly on her Instagram account
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Marcel Hirscher Drone
In 2015 during a race he was almost hit by a falling camera drone.
“If you see a video of the incident, you will understand how close it came to hitting me. It almost struck the back of my skis. I was not aware at first what had happened because I was focusing on my race and the next gate but I got to the finish area where I learned how lucky I had been. I asked experts and they told me that a drone weighing 15 or 20 kilos falling from a height of 10 metres and hitting me on the head would have caused serious damage.”
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Marcel Hirscher Skis
At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hirscher placed fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom at Whistler Creekside. He placed fourth in the giant slalom at the 2009 World Championships, but broke his ankle the weekend preceding the 2011 World Championships, which ended his 2011 season.
Returning after injury, Hirscher had an outstanding season in terms of wins in 2012 with 9 victories and a total of 14 podiums, all in the two technical events (except for one third place in the season’s last Super G). He won the World Cup overall and giant slalom titles, and placed third in the slalom. In October 2012, Hirscher was awarded the Skieur d’Or Award by members of the International Association of Ski Journalists for his performances during the previous season.
Hirscher won the overall World Cup title again in 2013 with 6 victories; he also won the slalom title and was runner-up in giant slalom. Hirscher scored a total of 18 podium finishes out of 19 races in the two technical events. The only race in either slalom or giant slalom where he finished outside the top 3 was the giant slalom in Adelboden.
In that particular race Hirscher was leading after the first run, built up his advantage to over a second in the second run, but nearly fell several gates before the final, thus missing the win and finished only 16th. He became the first male racer to retain the overall World Cup title since fellow Austrian Stephan Eberharter in 2002 and 2003 and the first to win it three years in a row since American Phil Mahre did so in 1981, 1982 and 1983.
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In 2015 Hirscher dominated the giant slalom standings with 5 wins, including a winning margin of 3.28 seconds in Garmisch, and won the GS title for the second time. With his slalom win in Zagreb he became the most successful Austrian male World Cup slalom skier surpassing Benjamin Raich. In the final race of the season in Meribel he overturned a 55-point deficit in the standings by winning his 16th World Cup slalom, and with it won the slalom title for the third year in a row. Hirscher became the first male alpine skier to win the overall World Cup title four times in a row.
In 2016 Hirscher became the most successful Austrian male World Cup GS skier by winning in Beaver Creek, Colorado, surpassing Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier. With his GS win in Alta Badia, Italy (his 3rd consecutive win at that venue), he became Austria’s most successful World Cup GS skier overtaking Annemarie Moser-Pröll. Another GS win in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia confirmed Hirscher as the GS title winner with one race to go.
To wrap up an amazing season with 8 wins and 19 podiums Hirscher also won the men’s overall World Cup title, his 5th consecutive overall title, a feat never before achieved by a male skier. His points total also enabled Austria to narrowly beat France in the men’s nations cup by 201 points, the narrowest winning margin for many years. Hirscher was the only Austrian male skier to win a race in the entire season, and scored 30.9% (1795 out of 5804) of the Austrian men’s nations cup points.
On 13 November in Levi, Finland, Hirscher won the first slalom of the 2017 season and equalled Pirmin Zurbriggen’s win total of 40, putting him equal 5th in the standings. He also achieved his 93rd podium, surpassing Benjamin Raich’s total. On 18 December he won the fourth giant slalom of the season in Alta Badia having finished second in the three preceding giant slalom races, equalling Alberto Tomba’s 4 wins at the venue, and with it became the 5th most successful male World Cup winner.
On 7 January Hirscher achieved his 100th podium from 191 starts (a ratio of 52.3%) with a 2nd-place finish in the giant slalom in Adelboden. On 29 January Hirscher won the GS in Garmisch, achieving his 20th GS and 43rd World Cup win, and with it attained Austria’s 100th GS win for men.
At the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 in St. Moritz, Switzerland Hirscher won gold in the GS and slalom, and silver in the combined, missing the gold by just 0.01 seconds. He was the most successful athlete at the championships.
On 4 March in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Hirscher won his third GS race of the season and with it secured his 4th GS World Cup title and his 6th overall World Cup title; the only male skier in history to do so. One day later Hirscher finished fourth in the slalom and with it secured his fourth World Cup slalom title.
The start to the 2018 season was expected to be more difficult as Hirscher suffered a fracture to his left ankle during the first day of snow training on 17 August. Fortunately the first race of the season in Sölden was cancelled due to high winds, giving Hirscher a few more weeks to recover.
He made a last minute decision to race the slalom in Levi on 12 November and achieved a 17th-place finish. The next technical race was the GS in Val d’Isère on 9 December and Hirscher came 3rd. He won the slalom the next day. On 17 December 2017 he won the giant slalom race in Alta Badia, which was his fifth consecutive victory in that location, surpassing Ivica Kostelić, who won the Kitzbühel combined 4 times in a row.
On 4 January Hirscher achieved his 5th win of the season in the slalom in Zagreb and with it his 50th World Cup win, matching the total of legendary technical racer Alberto Tomba. Two days later Hirscher achieved his sixth win of the season by winning the GS in Adelboden and moved to 3rd overall in the men’s World Cup winners rankings. The next day he won the slalom in Adelboden.
On 23 January, with his 9th win of the season in the Schladming night slalom, Hirscher equalled his compatriot Austrian ski legend Hermann Maier’s 54 World Cup victories. It was the 500th World Cup win for Austrian men. On 28 January Hirscher moved to second overall in the men’s World Cup winners rankings by winning the GS in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Hirscher won gold in the men’s combined event, his first competition of the games. The win was not expected, as he had done little downhill training as a result of the pre season ankle injury. 5 days later he went on to win gold in the GS by 1.27 seconds, the biggest winning margin in Olympic GS since the 1968 Winter Olympics.
Following the Olympics, the World Cup technical races resumed in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on 3 March with the GS. Hirscher secured the GS crystal globe for the 5th time by winning the race with a winning margin of 1.66 seconds. The following day, Hirscher also won the slalom with a winning margin of 1.22 seconds. As a result, he also won the slalom crystal globe for the 5th time, and the overall crystal globe for the seventh time in succession with 2 technical races remaining.
His Olympic gold medals plus the additional crystal globes enabled him to reach the top of the standings in the greatest alpine skiers of all time men’s super ranking. At the end of the slalom race, Hirscher said on Austrian television that he would go home “and consider where the journey will go. I don’t know if I will be skiing World Cup next season”.
At the World Cup finals in Åre, Hirscher won the GS race on 17 March and equaled the record of most wins in a single season: he shares the record of 13 wins with alpine skiing legends Ingemar Stenmark and Hermann Maier. Unfortunately, the following day the slalom race was cancelled due to high winds, denying Hirscher the opportunity to obtain the record outright. By the end of the 2018 season Hirscher has started 223 World Cup races, has won 58 of them (a ratio of 26%) and has achieved 123 podiums (a ratio of 55%).
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Marcel Hirscher Injury
In August 2017 Hirscher damaged his ankle after straddling a slalom gate during practice on the Moelltaler glacier. It was the Austrian’s first day back on snow while preparing for the new season, which also includes the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.
Der nächste Skitag muss leider noch etwas warten…
Posted by Marcel Hirscher on Thursday, 17 August 2017