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Marco Odermatt

MEET THE ATHLETE

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Marco Odermatt

Thanks for taking an interest in me! There's an easy way to get to know me better: take a day off, travel to Buochs, look for a luscious meadow or another lovely spot and enjoy the wonderful air and the beautiful surroundings. This is what my ancestors did over 600 years ago, settling as the "a de Matt" family in the canton of Nidwalden. Now there are almost 6000 Odermatts residing in Switzerland. Regardless of whether they are footballers, crime scene photographers or directors: almost all of them come from Central Switzerland. And all of them love where they come from. Myself included. It's why I still live at home in Buochs with my parents Priska and Walti and my sister Alina. Nothing but Odermatts!

A is for Adelboden: a highlight of the season for me as a giant slalom skier.

B is for Bari: our Swiss Ski team mate and my good friend Gian-Luca Barandun was taken too soon. Bari will always be in our hearts.

C is for CH: "Confoederatio Helvetica" to those who know Latin and simply the wonderful Switzerland to me as someone who does not speak Latin!

BIO

2018 Five-time Junior World Champion (downhill, alpine combined, super-G, team and giant slalom), Davos, Switzerland
First place super-G, Swiss Championships, Davos, Switzerland
First place downhill, Swiss Championships, Davos, Switzerland
Eleventh place, World Cup, super-G, Are, Sweden
Twelfth place, World Cup, downhill, Are, Sweden
Fifteenth place, World Cup, giant slalom, Are, Sweden
2017 Seventeenth place, World Cup, giant slalom, Sölden, Austria
Twenty-third place, World Cup, giant slalom, Alta Badia, Italy
Fourth place, European Cup, giant slalom, Davos, Switzerland
2016 Junior World Champion, giant slalom, Sochi, Russia
Third place, Junior World Championships, super-G, Sochi, Russia
Second place, Swiss Championships, super-G, Davos, Switzerland
Third place, Swiss Championships, alpine combined, Davos, Switzerland
Qualification to the B-team, Swiss Ski
2015 Three-times Swiss Champion Juniors
(giant slalom, downhill and super-G)
First place, Oerlikon Swiss-Cup Juniors U18
Second place, Oerlikon Swiss-Cup Juniors U21
Qualification to the C-team, Swiss Ski
2014 First place, Oerlikon Swiss-Cup Juniors U18
Swiss Champion Juniors U18, giant slalom
First place, NJR slalom in San Sicario (Italy)/FIS race

INTERVIEW

The Longines Family continues to grow with the entry of the Swiss Alpine skier Marco Odermatt. The young athlete from Canton Nidwald, born on 8 October 1997, notably won five gold medals in the Alpine Combined, Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom and Team Event at the 2018 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Davos, Switzerland. This impressive performance, together with the two medals he claimed in the 2016 event (gold in Giant Slalom and bronze in Super-G), made him become the second most successful male junior in history.

Professional skier Marco Odermatt (20) from the canton of Nidwalden is the first Swiss in the alpine skiing category to be awarded a contract from Red Bull: Odermatt is starting the 2018/19 World Cup season with the official Red Bull drinking bottle

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