Marielle Goitschel was born on the 28th of September 1945 in Saint Maxime France. Marielle is the younger sister of Christine, another champion skier of the time. After great success in the 1962 Worl Championships and 1964 Winter Olympics, winning 5 medals including 3 golds, Goirschel was considered the world’s best female skier. She continued her domination at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile, winning medals in all 4 events, with 3 golds and one silver. When the alpine skiing Worl Cup debuted a few months after those championships in January 1967, Goitschel was expected to dominate the circuit again that season. However, she narrowly lost the overall title to Nacy Greene of Canada, but did take the discipline cup in downhill and tied for the win in sallom with compatriot Annie Famouse. During the season, she again missed the overall title, finishing only 4th while repeating asslalomchampion. She won her final gold medalion slalom at the 1968 Winter Olympics in grenoble , and then retired from ski racing after that season. Goitschel’s total of 11 World Championships medals in alpine skiing is second all-time among women to the 15 won by Christl Cranz of Germany. Mareille and sister Christine were the first ever female siblings on the same individual’s event Olympic podium, winning the gold (Christine) and silver (Marielle) medals in the 1964 Olympic Women’s slalom. They would repeat the feat two days later, switching their gold-silver order, in the 1964 Olympic Women’s giant slalom. Goitschel also enjoyed considerable success outside the Olympics. She captured the World Championship title in the Alpine combined in 1962, 1962, and 1966 and the giant slalom title in 1966. After retiring from professional skiing, she managed a ski program for children at Val Thorens, a french ski resort in Savoie.

her life

It sees the day of the union of Marie-Hélène Demange (native of Épinal in the Vosges) and Robert Goitschel, who was a footballer before the advent of professionalism, who played at the OM and who exercised in the city of Images rue Rualménil, the hairdresser-perfumer’s trade. From this marriage are born two boys (Claude, 1928 and Jacques, 1930) and three daughters (Christine, 1944 – Marielle, 1945 and Patricia, 1947).

She enters the French team at just 14 years old.

Two years later, at the 1962 world championships in Chamonix, she became world champion in the combined (at age 16 and a half, record of precocity) and won a silver medal in slalom.

Her duo with her big sister Christine marks the French alpine skiing and the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck with a double Christine-Marielle Goitschel in slalom, then a new double Marielle-Christine Goitschel in giant.

In Portillo, at the 1966 world championships, Marielle Goitschel flew over the competition and won 3 titles (downhill, giant and combined) and a silver medal in slalom. The title downhill is given to him three decades later, following the discovery of the true sex of Erika Schinegger, become Erik Schinegger since being in fact a man. Under the name of Erika in Portillo in 1966, he had preceded Marielle Goitschel at the arrival of the descent …

At the 1968 Olympic Games in Grenoble, she won “only” the Olympic title in slalom.

She decided, after the Olympics, just 23, to stop her career, crowned with 2 Olympic titles and 5 world championship titles.

Combined world champion in 1962, 1964 and 1966 and winner of Kandahar in 1964, 1965 and 1967, Marielle Goitschel was the great skier of the 1960s, but, surprisingly, she won neither the ski world cup (created in 1967 ) nor the diamond K.

Based in Corsica, she was elected on 7 June 2009 in a partial municipal election on the list of the municipal majority of Grosseto-Prugna.

Her palmares

Winter Olympics :

Proof / Edition Innsbruck 1964 Grenoble 1968
Descent 8e
Giant slalom gold 7e
Slalom silver gold


World’s Championships :

Proof / Edition Chamonix 1962 Innsbruck 1964 Portillo 1966 Grenoble
Descent gold 8e
Giant slalom 4e gold gold 7e
Slalom silver silver silver gold
Combined gold gold gold silver

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