The following female ski athletes were excelled at winning high prizes in the World Cup tournament. Here is a list of top female ski athletes in the history.
1. Janica Kostelic of Croatia
Janica Koselic stands out as the greatest female Olympic ski athlete with four gold and two silver medals in Salt Lake City and Turin. If she hadn’t been forced to retire because of her injury, she wouldn’t be able to win even more medals at Vancover.
2. Vreni Schneider of Switzerland
Vreni Schneider has won 5 medals including 3 gold in Calgary and Lillehammer. She is one of the most successful female ski athletes of all time. She was dubbed the Swiss Sports athlete in the 20th century.
3. Deborah Compagnoni of Italy
Deborah Compagnoni has won three gold medals at the three Olympics. She dominated Super-G at Albertville and GS in Lillehammer and Nagano. She also won a silver medal at the Slalom Prize in Japan.
4. Katja Seizinger of Germany
Katja Seizinger won gold medals in Downhill in both Lillehammer and Nagano. She also won a bronze medal at the Super-G Prize in Albertville and the GS Prize in Nagano.
5. Hanni Wenzel of Germany
Hanni Wenzel won the Slalom Bronze Medal at Innsbruck in 1976 and was followed by the Slalom and GS gold medals in Lake Placid, as well as the silver medal at the Downhill.
6. Rosi Mittermaier of Germany
Rosi Mittermaier won the Downhill and Slalom gold medals in Innsbruck in 1976, as well as a silver medal in GS. Her Downhill win at the Olympics was the only event of her career.
7. Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria
Michaela Dorfmeister won the silver at Super-G in Nagano and then won 2 golds in Downhill and Super-G in Turin. At 33, just before retiring, she was the most formidable opponent of the World Cup. Dorfmeister’s talent earned her a spot at the Schladming ski academy, where many of the country’s top riders are trained.
8. Nancy Green of Canada
Nancy Green won the gold medal in the GS and Silver Medal Slalom in Grenoble. Her triumph broke the dominance of European racers and she was later called the female athlete of the century.