Fun stats about Marlies Schild

09 November 2012 12:58
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LEVI, Finland – Austria’s Marlies Schild, the reigning World Cup slalom champion, can equal the all-time ladies’ World Cup record for most wins in the slalom discipline on Saturday in Levi, Finland. The Austrian Slalom specialist currently has 33 World Cup slalom wins, one short of the ladies’ record held by Vreni Schneider (SUI). If Schild ties Schneider, the only female skier with more victories in a single discipline than her will be Annemarie Moser-Pröll (AUT), who won 36 World Cup downhill races.

An interesting fact is that Schild will be 31 years and 163 days old on Saturday. If she wins, she will be the oldest ladies’ World Cup slalom winner in history. Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen currently holds the record at 30-280, while Schneider won her 34th World Cup slalom race at 30-113.

If Schild wins on Saturday, it will have been 8 years and 242 days since her first World Cup slalom win on 13 March 2004. Schneider took 8 years and 92 days between her first and her 34th slalom win. Schild has 35 overall World Cup victories (all disciplines) and can tie Katja Seizinger (GER) for sixth place on the all-time list with victory on Saturday.

Schild has won two previous World Cup slalom races in Levi (2006 and 2010), and can become the first female skier to win three. Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER) can also achieve this feat this weekend.


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