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Irene Epple
Alpine skier

Irene Epple

Irene Epple
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Intro Alpine skier
A.K.A. Irene Epple
Is Skier Athlete Alpine skier
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 18 June 1957, Seeg, Ostallgäu, Swabia, Bavaria
Age 65 years
Siblings: Maria Epple
Spouse: Theo Waigel
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Irene Epple-Waigel (born 18 June 1957) is a German former alpine skier. She won a total of 11 Alpine Skiing World Cup races and two World Cups, in giant slalom and combined (both in 1982). She also won a silver medal at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in giant slalom. In the 1978 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships at Garmisch-Partenkirchen she won the silver medal in the downhill. On 9 January 1983 she won the first women's World Cup Super-G race, held in Verbier.

In 1992 she completed her medical studies in Munich, and in November 1994 married Theo Waigel, who was the German Finance Minister from 1989 to 1998. In 1980 she was named the German Sportswoman of the Year. She is the sister of alpine skier Maria Epple.

World Cup victories

Date Location Race
12 March 1980 Austria Saalbach Giant Slalom
3 December 1980 France Val d'Isère Giant Slalom
6 December 1981 France Val d'Isère Giant Slalom
10 December 1981 Italy Pila Giant Slalom
18 December 1981 Italy Piancavallo Combined
8 January 1982 Germany Pfronten Giant Slalom
14 January 1982 Germany Pfronten Combined
4 March 1982 United States Waterville Valley Giant Slalom
9 January 1983 Switzerland Verbier Super-G
7 December 1983 France Val d'Isère Downhill
11 December 1983 France Val d'Isère Combined
Preceded by
Germany Christa Kinshofer
German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Germany Ulrike Meyfarth
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