Lise-Marie Morerod

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Lise-Marie Morerod
Medal record
Women's Alpine Skiing
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1978 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Giant Slalom
Bronze medal – third place 1974 St. Moritz Slalom

Lise-Marie Morerod (born 16 April 1956) is a Swiss former slalom skier.[1] In 1977, she was women's overall season champion.

She born in Les Diablerets, Vaud. In 1972, at age 15, she became Swiss champion in giant slalom. Her winning the bronze medal in the slalom race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships was a great surprise because she was an unknown racer. (Best racers wear bib numbers between 1 and 15; she had 39.) It was the only medal won by the Swiss racers at their "Home World Championships". At the 1976 Winter Olympics, she took fourth place in the giant slalom[2] but didn't finish the slalom race. She achieved 24 victories and another 17 podiums in World Cup races and was the first Swiss racer to win the Overall World Cup.

A car accident in July 1978 left Morerod in a coma for six weeks and led to a six-month hospital stay. The injuries she sustained in the accident left her with long-term memory problems.[3] She returned to the World Cup in 1979, but failed to find her previous form and did not qualify for the 1980 Winter Olympics. She retired after the 1979–80 season.

References

  1. ^ Egli, Herbie (7 February 2011). "So war es an der Ski-WM 1978 in Garmisch - Ski wm2011". 20 Minuten (in German). 20 Minuten Online. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games: Women's Giant Slalom, archived from the original on 2017-07-24, retrieved 2017-07-24 
  3. ^ Dubath, Philippe (2016-05-28). "«Plus j'avance en âge, plus ma mémoire revient!»" ["The older I get, the more my memory comes back"]. 24 heures (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-24. 

World Cup victories

Overall

Season Discipline
1975 Giant Slalom
1975 Slalom
1976 Giant Slalom
1977 Overall
1977 Giant Slalom
1977 Slalom

Individual races

Date Location Race
January 4, 1975 West Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen Slalom
January 29, 1975 France Saint-Gervais Slalom
March 13, 1975 United States Sun Valley Giant Slalom
March 20, 1975 Italy Val Gardena Slalom
December 4, 1975 France Val-d'Isère Giant Slalom
December 11, 1975 Italy Aprica Slalom
January 12, 1976 France Les Diablerets Slalom
January 15, 1976 France Les Gets Giant Slalom
January 25, 1976 Slovenia Kranjska Gora Giant Slalom
January 26, 1976 Slovenia Kranjska Gora Slalom
March 13, 1976 United States Aspen Giant Slalom
December 9, 1976 France Val-d'Isère Giant Slalom
December 16, 1976 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo Slalom
January 3, 1977 West Germany Oberstaufen Slalom
January 19, 1977 Austria Schruns Slalom
January 20, 1977 Switzerland Arosa Giant Slalom
February 2, 1977 Slovenia Maribor Giant Slalom
March 6, 1977 United States Sun Valley Giant Slalom
March 24, 1977 Spain Sierra Nevada Giant Slalom
December 8, 1977 France Val-d'Isère Giant Slalom
January 9, 1978 Switzerland Les Mosses Giant Slalom
January 19, 1978 Austria Bad Gastein Slalom
February 9, 1978 France Megève Giant Slalom
March 7, 1978 United States Waterville Valley Giant Slalom

External links

  • Ski-DB.com - Results - Lise Marie Morerod
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Switzerland Karin Iten
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1974 – 1975
Succeeded by
Switzerland Christine Stückelberger
Preceded by
Switzerland Christine Stückelberger
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1977
Succeeded by
Switzerland Cornelia Bürki
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