Marco Buechel: Alpine Ski Racer Biography

March 19, 2010

Meet Marco Buechel, he is the Swiss Alpine ski racer who is has also been in six Olympics, but now he announced his retirement, Keep reading to know more about him plus take a look at Marco Buechel’s photos and video below.

Marco Buchel

Marco is 38 years old, he certainly is a very talented skier and an attractive one as well, but this Swiss alpine ski racer has been hitting the slopes for many years, let’s take a peek at his life.

He was born in Walenstadt, Switzerland on November 4, 1971, he grew up with his mother Gisela in Balzers near Liechtenstein, where he now lives and he eventfully moved to the U.S in 1992, Palm Beach to be exact, since his mother worked as a nanny there.

His first Olympic appearance was at the 1992 Winter Olympics in France,, his event took place in Val d’lsere, then he was at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, where he finished 32nd in the super G and 40th downhill. He placed 14th at the giant slalom event at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Then came the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where he finished 13th at the super G, 17th at giant Slalom and 29th downhill. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy he finished 6th at super G and 7th downhill. At these Olympics in Vancouver he finished 8th in the downhill.

But it was at the 1999 World Championships the he won his first medal, silver to be exact, in the Giant Slalom. At the 2001 World Cup in St. Anton, Austria where he finished 9th. In the giant slalom two years later at the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland he finished 11th in the Super G, 19th in the giant slalom and 18th downhill. In 2005 in Bormio, Italy he finished 5th at super G, two years later in 2007 in Are, Sweden he finished 10th at downhill and giant slalom. He was 4th at downhill at the next World Championships in Val d’lsere, France.

As for the World Cup he had stepped up to the podium about five times – two gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

This month he had announced his retirement at his last super g event at the World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Take a look at Marco Buechel’s photos and video below.

Marco Buchel photo

Marco Buechel Video

Photos: Christian Jansky

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