Markus Salcher5 June 1991 Klagenfurt, Austria
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Bronze: downhill, super-G
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - downhill and super-G
- 2016-17 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup: Overall winner - super-G and downhill
- 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Silver - super combined and giant slalom
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - downhill and super-G
Despite not repeating his double gold medal-performance from Sochi 2014, Markus Salcher still showed good form at PyeongChang 2018. The Austrian alpine skier claimed double bronze in the men´s downhill and super-G standing.
He also ended third in the overall World Cup standings.
A year before, Salcher enjoyed a successful World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, just over the border from his home town of Klagenfurt. His exceptional talent for speed came to the fore, and he left with golds in super-G and downhill, regaining the titles he won in 2013.
The Austrian, born with the right side of his body paralysed, is one of the younger standing skiers on the national team.
A graduate of World Para Alpine Skiing’s 2006 development camp, at age 22 the young hopeful surprised doubters in 2013-14 by finishing atop the world rankings after capturing world titles in the men’s downhill and super-G.
Salcher has gone from strength to strength, climbing the world rankings since competing at Vancouver 2010.
In 2015-16, Salcher finished second in the overall men's standing World Cup, helped by wins in super-G and downhill.
In 2016-17 he improved to first place in both disciplines. He also claimed the overall men's standing World Cup.
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