Gina Stechert

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Gina Stechert Alpine skiing
Gina Stechert (Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009)
nation GermanyGermany Germany
birthday 20th November 1987 (age 32)
place of birth OberstdorfGermany
size 172 cm
Weight 75 kg
discipline Downhill , Super-G , combination
society SC Oberstdorf
status resigned
End of career 17th March 2015
Placements in the Alpine Ski World Cup
 Individual World Cup debut December 21, 2004
 Individual world cup victories 1
 Overall World Cup 37th ( 2008/09 )
 Downhill World Cup 13th (2008/09)
 Super G World Cup 27. ( 2006/07 )
 Combination World Cup 12. ( 2009/10 )
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Departure 1 0 0

Gina Stechert (born November 20, 1987 in Oberstdorf ) is a former German ski racer who specialized in the downhill and super-G disciplines. She lives in Fischen im Allgäu and is employed by the Federal Customs Administration as a customs officer . Her brother Tobias was also a ski racer.


Stechert first took part in FIS races in December 2002 . A year later, the first appearances in the European Cup followed , on December 21, 2004 the first race in the World Cup . Notable successes initially failed to materialize because she suffered a cruciate ligament rupture in her right knee in the downhill run of the Junior World Championships in Bardonecchia in February 2005 . She also focused on her high school diploma , which she eventually completed in 2007.

In the 2005/06 season Stechert won two European Cup runs and came third in the discipline ranking. In March 2006 she became German downhill champion. On December 2, 2006 she won her first World Cup points as the 27th of the downhill in Lake Louise , the first top 10 result followed on January 27, 2007 in the Super-G of San Sicario . At the Junior World Championships in Altenmarkt , she finished fifth in the downhill. A month later she won her second German championship title, this time in the super combination.

In February 2009, Stechert took part in the World Championship in Val-d'Isère and reached twelfth place in the super combined and 26th place in the downhill. Two weeks later, with the downhill run in Tarvisio , she won a World Cup race for the only time (on February 21, with a 0.01 second lead over the favorite Lindsey Vonn ; Stechert had never, not even later, made a World Cup podium - and had only had three top ten placements until then). At the beginning of March 2009 she tore a cruciate ligament in her right knee at the Customs World Championships in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia , which is why she was unable to take part in the World Cup final in Åre, Sweden .

In the 2009/10 season , her best result was a ninth place in the Super Combined in St. Moritz on January 29, 2010. At the 2010 Winter Olympics , she was tenth in the downhill and 15th in the Super G. In March 2010 she won her fourth German championship title, the first in the Super-G. As in the previous year, Stechert also finished in the top 10 in a World Cup race in the 2010/11 season (eighth place in the downhill from Lake Louise on December 8th). At the opening race of the 2011 World Championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on February 8, she fell and had to be operated on her thumb, which meant the premature end of the season.

On September 24, 2011, Stechert suffered her third cruciate ligament tear during Super-G training in Chile, this time in her left knee. She was sidelined for six months and was out for the entire 2011/12 season . In the 2012/13 season, Stechert finished three times in the top 15, the following winter a 30th place was her best result. Due to persistent knee problems, she announced her retirement from skiing on March 17, 2015.


Olympic games

World championships

Junior World Championships

World Cup victories

date place country discipline
February 21, 2009 Tarvisio Italy Departure

World Cup ratings

season total Departure Super G Giant slalom slalom combination
2005/06 106. - - - - 32.
2006/07 55. 39. 27. - - 38.
2007/08 43. 29 39. - - 13.
2008/09 37. 13. 37. - - 30th
2009/10 41. 21st 28. - - 12.
2010/11 60. 25th 39. - - -
2012/13 74. 28. - - - -
2013/14 119. 53. - - - -

European Cup

More Achievements

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Gina Stechert fails after a cruciate ligament tear. German Ski Association, September 28, 2011, accessed October 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Gina Stechert: Cruciate ligament tear in Chile. ( Memento of the original from October 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice., September 29, 2011, accessed October 6, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Gina Stechert ends her career. German Ski Association, March 17, 2015, accessed on March 17, 2015 .