|birthday||January 7, 1996|
|place of birth||Innsbruck , Austria|
|Trainer||Walter Mair, Hannes Kirchmair|
|National squad||since 2009|
|End of career||2016|
|Placements in the WC / EC / NAC / IC|
|last change: end of career|
Born in Innsbruck, Carina Mair was, like her older brother, active in athletics before she tried skeleton for the first time at the age of nine . At the end of 2007, she competed in the Austrian State Championships for the first time in her career and won the bronze medal, although only three Austrians started. In the 2009/10 season she made her international debut in the European Cup . At the competition in Innsbruck on her home track, she took 20th place on December 19, 2009. One day later, she took 23rd place in the second competition on the Igls bobsleigh rink .
In the 2010/11 season , on December 4, 2012, she was able to achieve a placement among the top 15 starters in a European Cup race for the first time. She finished 14th on her home track in Innsbruck . In the second competition on the artificial ice rink Bob-Rodel Igls one day later she reached 15th place. After she was able to achieve a top 15 placement at the European Cup on December 18, 2020 in Altenberg with 14th place, she achieved a top ten placement in the European Cup for the first time on January 20, 2011 with ninth place in St. Moritz . At the end of the season she finished 16th in the overall ranking of the European Cup with 112 points.
In the 2011/12 season she not only took part in European Cup races, but also in the European qualification for the Winter Youth Olympic Games . After she only finished sixth in the first qualifying race in Innsbruck on November 5, 2011, she finished third in the second competition on the bobsleigh Igls artificial ice rink a day later behind the two Germans Jacqueline Lölling and Kim Meylemans . In Winterberg she took seventh and fifth place in the qualifying competitions on November 26th and 27th. With her results, she qualified for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games , which took place in Innsbruck, where she was born.
Before taking part in the Youth Olympic Games , she took part in the European Cup competitions in Altenberg and Innsbruck and was able to achieve another top ten result on January 8, 2012 with eighth place in Innsbruck. On January 21, 2012, she won the silver medal at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games on the Igls bobsleigh rink, behind Jacqueline Lölling from Germany and ahead of Carli Brockway from Canada. A week later she started together with Janine Flock at the Skeleton Junior World Championships in Innsbruck and finished 17th.
After she finished 12th at the European Cup competition in Königssee on November 24, 2012 at the start of the 2012/13 season , she was able to achieve a top 5 result for the first time with fifth place in the second race on the Königssee artificial ice rink a day later achieve. A week later, on December 16, 2012, it competed in the 2013 Junior World Championships , which were again held in Innsbruck . In the races on the Bob-Rodel Igls artificial ice rink , she was able to take seventh place and significantly improve her result from the previous year.
After participating in the Skeleton Junior World Championship , she made her debut on January 6, 2013 on her home track in Innsbruck in the Skeleton Intercontinental Cup and finished 13th in the race. On January 18 and 19, 2013, she started again in the European Skeleton Cup and finished eighth and seventh in two top ten results at the two races in Altenberg. At the end of the season she finished 14th in the European Cup with 147 points in the overall standings and in the Skeleton Intercontinental Cup she finished 19th in the overall standings with 244 points.
After kicking off the 2013/14 season came in twelfth and ninth place on 22 and 23 November 2013 in the European Cup competitions in Altenberg, she launched on 6 December 2012 at the Intercontinental 2013/14 and finished in Innsbruck with fifth place for the first time a top five place in the Skeleton Intercontinental Cup . A day later, she took tenth place in the second competition on her home track in Igls . After taking fifth place in the European Cup at the European Cup in St. Moritz on January 16, 2014 , she went to the start of the Junior Skeleton World Championship in Winterberg . After a mistake at the start of the first run, Carina Mair only managed to finish 15th.
With their results in the last season, Carina Mair and Janine Flock were able to fight for two starting positions for Austria in the Skeleton World Cup 2014/15 . Before Carina Mair made her debut in the World Cup , she started in the Skeleton European Cup on November 28 and 29, 2015 and achieved her two first places in both races with second places behind the Canadian Lanette Prediger and ahead of Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands Podium placements in the European Skeleton Cup. She made her debut in the Skeleton World Cup on December 12, 2014 in Lake Placid . She finished fifteenth on the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic bobsleigh run . After four silver medals at Austrian state championships behind Janine Flock in a row, she won the title for the first time in her absence at the end of 2014. On January 23, 2015, she was able to make it into the top ten in the World Cup for the first time in St. Moritz and finished ninth at the Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz – Celerina . In the overall World Cup she finished 16th with 704 points at the end of the season. At the end of the season she took part in the Skeleton Junior World Championship in Altenberg and won the bronze medal behind the two German Jacqueline Lölling and Maxi Just on the Altenberg racing sled and bobsleigh track .
In the 2015/16 season she started again in the Skeleton World Cup and started the season on November 27, 2015 in Altenberg with 16th place. She was able to repeat the 16th place both on December 11th in Königssee and on February 5th, 2016 in St. Moritz . At the end of the season she finished 16th in her second World Cup season with 592 points. On January 23, 2016, she took part in the 2016 Junior World Championships in Winterberg and took tenth place in the Veltins ice arena . They also qualified for the first time for the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships and went to Innsbruck at the World Championships in 2016 in both the women's competition and in the team competition at the start. In the team competition on January 14, 2016 she took 13th place with the second Austrian team. In the women's competition, after four runs on January 20, she finished 22nd on her home track.
In the summer of 2016, Carina Mair did not receive a new contract as a competitive athlete and then decided to end her career. She then began studying “Law and Economics” at the University of Innsbruck .
Carina Mair has a three years older brother named Fabian.
- Homepage of Carina Mair
- Carina Mair in the database of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation
- Carina Mair in the database of the-sports.org (English)
- Carina Mair in the database of the Austrian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (no longer available)
- Georg Larcher: YOG silver for Carina Mair. mein District.at, January 25, 2012, accessed on March 27, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian skeleton pilot|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 7, 1996|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Innsbruck , Austria|