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Hermann Maier Biography

A Difficult Course, Success At Last, A Devastating Accident, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION


Austrian skier

Austrian Alpine skier Hermann Maier burst from obscurity at the relatively old age of 25 to win three World Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals in 1998, despite a death-defying fall in an Olympic downhill race that season. He dominating the skiing world for the next three seasons, until a severe motorcycle accident in the summer of 2001 prevented him from competing during the 2001-02 season.


Online: http://www.hm1.com.

Sketch by Julia Bauder

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