Winter Games Athletes
Though Hosp’s career undoubtedly peaked as a 23-year-old in 2007 when she became the eighth Austrian woman to win the World Cup overall title, she remains a gold medal threat in the super-combined. After winning the silver medal in the slalom at the 2006 Turin Games while placing fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the combined, Hosp missed the 2010 Games after tearing her ACL in October 2009. She missed all of 2010 but returned in 2011 and has finished in the top five in the combined in three straight seasons. In 2013, she finished a career-best second in the combined’s season-long standings. While Hosp’s career strengths veer toward the technical disciplines, she’s spread her 11 career World Cup victories and 53 podiums across four of the five Alpine disciplines. Four of her wins came in her standout 2007 season, during which she won the season title in giant slalom, finished second in slalom and super-G and third in the combined. Hosp has represented Austria at the last six world championships and won five individual medals. Most recently, she won bronze in the 2013 combined. Most noteworthy, she won gold in the 2007 giant slalom.