Seizinger, Katja (1972–)

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Seizinger, Katja (1972–)

German Alpine skier. Born May 10, 1972, in Datteln, West Germany.

Compiled 6 medals at the World Jr. championships (1989, 1990), including a gold in super-G and a silver in the downhill (1990); won a gold medal in super-G at World champion-ships (1993); won a bronze medal at Albertville Olympics in super-G and finished 4th in downhill and 8th in giant slalom (1992); won a gold medal for downhill at Lillehammer Olympics (1994); won downhill World Cup titles (1992, 1993); won World Cup overall title (1996, 1998); won gold medals for the downhill (the 1st skier to retain a downhill title) and the combined and a bronze medal for giant slalom at Nagano Olympics (1998); had 36 World Cup wins; retired (1999).

See also Women in World History.