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Benjamin Raich
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Birthdate: February 28, 1978
Birthplace: Leinz, Austria
Hometown: Arzl, Austria
Residence: Arzl, Austria
Ht: / Wt: 6'0" / 182 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002

Getting to know: Benjamin Raich

Nicknamed the "Blitz from Pitz," but more for his speed on the slopes than an electrifying personality ... Won the slalom-giant slalom double at the 2006 Torino Games, matching the feat from the 1988 Calgary Games that was also his first Olympic memory ... Finished runner-up in the 2008-09 overall World Cup standings after skiing out in his final race ... His girlfriend is a two-time medalist from Torino.

Results

DateEvent RankResults
Sat, Feb 27 - 10:00aSlalom, Run 1 of 2 348.33
Sat, Feb 27 - 1:45pSlalom, Run 2 of 2 41:39.81
Tue, Feb 23 - 9:30aGiant Slalom, Run 1 of 2 61:17.66
Tue, Feb 23 - 1:00pGiant Slalom, Run 2 of 2 62:38.83
Fri, Feb 19 - 11:30aSuper-G 141:31.35
Mon, Feb 15 - 9:00aSuper-Combined, Downhill (Training Run 2) 62:46.13
Sat, Feb 20 - 10:00aSuper-Combined, Downhill (Training Run 1) 151:37.41
Sun, Feb 21 - 9:30aSuper-Combined, Downhill 121:54.70
Sun, Feb 21 - 12:15pSuper-Combined, Slalom 62:46.13

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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