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Michael Matt

Michael Matt

Austrian alpine skier
Michael Matt
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Austrian alpine skier
Is Skier Athlete Alpine skier
From Austria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 13 May 1993, Zams, Landeck District, Tyrol, Austria
Age 28 years
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Michael Matt (born 13 May 1993) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. He specialises in the Slalom discipline and has competed in three World Championships.

Career

Matt made his World Cup debut at age 20 in the Levi slalom in November 2013, racing alongside his brother Mario. He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek, US. Matt raced in the slalom, but failed to finish the second run. Matt gained his first World Cup podium in Finland as the runner-up at Levi on 13 November 2016, and celebrated his first victory on 5 March 2017 in Slovenia at Kranjska Gora. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea, Matt finished the first run of the slalom competition in 12th place but moved up to third after the second run, securing himself the bronze medal. He was also part of the Austrian squad which took a silver medal in the team event.

Personal life

Matt is the brother of double FIS World and Olympic champion Mario Matt and ski cross world champion Andreas Matt. In 2001, at the age of eight, Michael Matt was buried by an avalanche.

World Cup results

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2015 21 124 42
2016 22 84 27
2017 23 18 5
2018 24 19 4 54
2019 25 29 3

Race podiums

  • 1 win – (1 SL)
  • 7 podiums – (6 SL, 1 PS)
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2017 13 November 2016 Levi, Finland Slalom 2nd
5 March 2017 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 1st
19 March 2017 Aspen, USA Slalom 3rd
2018 1 January 2018 Oslo, Norway Parallel slalom 2nd
4 January 2018 Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
7 January 2018    Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 2nd
2019 22 December 2018 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom 3rd

World Championship results

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2015 21 DNF2
2017 23 8

Olympic results

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined Team
2018 24 3 2
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://kurier.at/sport/wintersport/ski-alpin-matt-bruder-im-levi-slalom-dabei/33.194.217
http://data.fis-ski.com/pdf/2015/AL/0220/2015AL0220RLR2.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-alps-m-sl-matt/alpine-skiing-matt-completes-family-medal-set-to-his-own-disbelief-idUSKCN1G60Z1
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/switzerland-wins-inaugural-olympic-alpine-skiing-team-event
http://www.nachrichten.at/sport/wintersport/ski-wm/Die-Schachzuege-der-Matt-Brueder;art134896,1647930
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http://www.krone.at/wintersport/wie-michael-matt-einst-eine-lawine-ueberlebte-oesv-shootingstar-story-539069
https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/athlete-biography.html?sectorcode=AL&competitorid=149514
https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/athlete-biography.html?sectorcode=AL&competitorid=149514&type=cups
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http://www.oesv.at/ski-alpin/athleten/details/54170/
https://www.rossignol.com/int-en/blog/community/view/code/michael-matt-alpine
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