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MARCEL HIRSCHER / AUSTRIA

Three-time overall World Cup winner, two-time World Champion, overall Slalom World Cup winner, overall Giant Slalom World Cup winner, three-time Junior World Champion and Austrian champion. Joined the Austrian World Cup team at the age of 19, and took part in the Olympics at 20.

 

After coming in 11th place in the 2011 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Hirscher went on to win it in 2012.

 

And in 2013, Hirscher celebrated six wins, as well as the slalom title and second place in the giant slalom – thus securing the overall victory. In these two disciplines Hirscher got a place on the podium 18 times out of 19 races. This victory made him the first ski racer to successfully defend his World Cup title since his fellow countryman Stephan Eberharter's wins in 2002 and 2003.

 

In 2014, he was again the overall winner of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – for the third time in a row.