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Benjamin Raich

Height: 1.81m
Weight: 85kg
Birthdate:
February 28, 1978

Hometown:
Arzl, Austria
Residence:
Pitztal, Austria


  • Currently ranked seventh overall, third in giant slalom and 26th in slalom World Cup standings.
  • Won gold and silver medals at World Cup giant slalom events in Kranjska Gora.
  • Sixth in World Cup slalom at Madonaa di Campiglio, Italy.

  • One of the world's elite technical skiers.
  • Placed first in 2000-01 World Cup slalom standings with four gold medals; fourth in overall and giant slalom standings.
  • Captured a silver medal in slalom at the 2001 world championships and was fifth in slalom at 1999 worlds.
  • Ninth in 1999-2000 overall World Cup standings; fourth in giant slalom and sixth in slalom.
  • Already has 10 career World Cup victories.
  • Won the 1998 Europa Cup overall, slalom and giant slalom titles.
  • A five-time world junior champion (1996 slalom; 1997 giant slalom; 1998 slalom, giant slalom and combined).
  • Nicknamed the "Blitz from Pitz."
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    COUNTRY G S B
    1 GER 12 16 7
    2 NOR 11 7 6
    3 USA 10 13 11
    4 RUS 6 6 4
    5 CAN 6 3 8
    6 FRA 4 5 2
    7 ITA 4 4 4
    8 FIN 4 4 4
    9 NED 3 5 0
    10 SUI 3 2 6


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