Fritz Strobl is a former World Cup alpine ski racer. Strobl was the gold medalist in the downhill at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, run on the Grizzly course at Snowbasin. In his final season in 2007, he was the silver medalist in the super-G at the World Championships in Åre, Sweden. Strobl competed on the World Cup circuit for 15 seasons and recorded 9 victories: seven in downhill and two in super-G. He had 31 podium finishes and 110 top ten finishes. He finished second in the downhill standings in 2002 and 2006, and third in 1997 and 2001. His best finish in the overall standings was fifth in 2005. Strobl is of a handful of racers to have twice won the Hahnenkamm downhill at Kitzbühel. He still holds the record time for finishing the full Streif course in 1:51.58, an average speed of 66.4 mph, set in 1997.Strobl retired from international competition at age 34, at the conclusion of the 2007 season.
About Fritz Strobl
Alpine skier who won a gold medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics in the downhill event and also won gold at the 2007 World Championships in the team event.
He began his professional career in 1997.
He earned 31 podium finishes during his career, in the downhill and Super-G events.
He grew up learning to ski in Lienz, Austria.
He dressed up as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the final race of his career.
Information related to Fritz Strobl
- Recipients of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria
- Olympic gold medalists for Austria
- Austrian male alpine skiers
- Olympic alpine skiers of Austria
- Alpine skiers at the 1998 Winter Olympics
- Alpine skiers at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Alpine skiers at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Olympic medalists in alpine skiing
- Medalists at the 2002 Winter Olympics