Teams 2 – (2006, 2014)
Weight 90 kg
Height 1.9 m
|Retired 12 March 2015
Role Alpine ski racer
Club SC Arlberg – Tirol
Name Mario Matt
Nephews Thomas Matt
|Born 9 April 1979 (age 36)
Flirsch, Tyrol, Austria (1979-04-09) |
World Cup debut 21 December 1999 (age 20)
Siblings Michael Matt, Andreas Matt
Olympic medals Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's slalom
Similar People Marcel Hirscher, Benjamin Raich, Henrik Kristoffersen, Reinfried Herbst, Andreas Matt
Sochi 2014 alpine skiing gold medal winner mario matt austria
Mario Matt (born 9 April 1979) is an Austrian former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist.
- Sochi 2014 alpine skiing gold medal winner mario matt austria
- Ski Mario Matt wins 2008 Adelboden Slalom
- Race victories
Born in Flirsch, Tyrol, Matt made his World Cup debut in December 1999. He claimed 15 World Cup victories: 14 in slalom and one super combined. Matt is also a two-time world champion in slalom, with titles in 2001 and 2007. With a remarkably long career as a top slalom racer, he is the oldest to win an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing (in Sochi at the 2014 Winter olympics) and the oldest to win a World Cup slalom race. Matt also has the third longest time interval between first and last World Cup victories (13 years, 10 months, and 22 days), after Ingemar Stenmark and Didier Cuche.
Matt announced his retirement from ski racing on March 12, 2015.
Ski - Mario Matt wins 2008 Adelboden Slalom
Matt is the brother of skicross competitor Andreas Matt and fellow alpine skier Michael Matt.