REFRESH FRIDAY – HERMANN “HERMINATOR” MAIER
|Date:||7 December 1972|
|City:||Altenmarkt im Pongau|
|Discipline:||Apine Ski Racer|
Hermann is an Austrian former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. Nicknamed the “Herminator”, Maier ranks among the greatest alpine ski racers in history, with four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998), and three World Championship titles (1999: 2, and 2005). His 54 World Cup race victories – 24 super-G, 15 downhills, 14 giant slaloms, and 1 combined – rank third on the men’s all-time list behind Ingemar Stenmark‘s 86 victories and Marcel Hirscher‘s 68 victories. As of 2013, he holds the record for the most points in one season by a male alpine skier, with 2000 points from the 2000 season. From 2000–2013 he also held the title of most points in one season by any alpine skier, until Tina Maze scored 2414 points in the 2013 season.