Rosi Mittermaier Dies: Rosa Anna Katharina Mittermaier-Neureuther was a German alpine ski racer in the World Cup. She was born on August 5, 1950, and died on January 4, 2023. In 1976, she won the World Cup and two gold medals at the Winter Olympics.
Mittermaier skied alpine from 1967 to 1976. She quit after a very successful season in which she won two gold medals at the Olympics and was ranked first in the World Cup. As a sports ambassador and non-fiction writer, she stayed well-known. She was called Gold-Rosi, and her picture was used in ads. In April 2006, when the German Sports Hall of Fame was first set up, she was inducted into it.
Olympic Skiing Champion Rosi Mittermaier Dies At 72!
Rosi Mittermaier won two gold medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics. She won the downhill and slalom events but just missed winning all three women’s Alpine skiing events. She has since died. She turned 72.
The family of Mittermaier told the German news agency DPA that she died peacefully on Wednesday “after a serious illness.” At the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, Mittermaier won the only two gold medals for West Germany.
She almost became the first woman to win three gold medals in Alpine skiing at the same Olympics. However, Canada’s Kathy Kreiner beat her by.12 seconds in the last event, the giant slalom, and she ended up with the silver. Mittermaier was known in Germany as “Gold-Rosi.”
In 1976, he won the World Cup, making him the first German to do so. He retired at the end of the season when he was 25 years old. Mittermaier became famous in Germany after doing well in the Olympics.
Germany’s ski legend Rosi Mittermaier has passed away at the age of 72.
The skier won two gold medals during the 1976 Winter Olympics. Her popularity in Germany rivaled that of football greats such as Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer. pic.twitter.com/tNhq5FzMIo
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) January 5, 2023
In an interview with DPA in 2020, she talked about how hard it was for her postman to deliver 27,000 letters from fans to her parents’ mountain home in one month. Mittermaier was a sports commentator on TV and was well-known in Germany for giving money to good causes.
Mittermaier came from a famous skiing family. Her sisters Heidi and Evi, her husband Christian Neureuther, and their son Felix Neureuther all competed at the Olympics. If you find this interesting, please forward it to your friends. Visit Lighthousejournal.org for the most up-to-date and recent celebrity news.
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