34 Facts About Beat Feuz


Beat Feuz is 2017 World champion and 2022 Olympic champion in downhill.


Beat Feuz secured his first two World Cup podia in March 2011, both in downhills at Kvitfjell, Norway.


At his first World Championships in 2011 in Garmisch, Germany, Beat Feuz finished ninth in the downhill.


Beat Feuz competed in the team event for Switzerland, which lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals.


Beat Feuz carried this positive momentum into the start of the 2012 season, with four podia by mid-December.


Beat Feuz attained two podiums in Beaver Creek and then back in Europe, won his second World Cup event and his first in super-G at Val Gardena, Italy.


Beat Feuz returned to the World Cup circuit for the 2014 season and claimed sixth place in the downhill at Beaver Creek in his third race back.


Beat Feuz was selected for the Swiss Olympic team and raced the downhill, Super-G, and super combined, and his best result was a 13th in the downhill.


Beat Feuz started the 2015 season brightly, taking sixth in the opening downhill in Canada at Lake Louise.


The breakthrough result came in the next downhill as Beat Feuz was runner-up in the Birds of Prey for the second time in his career.


Beat Feuz backed up his result in Beaver Creek with a second runner-up placing, this time at his home downhill in Wengen.


Beat Feuz was left out of the Swiss squad for the Super-G in favour of Mauro Caviezel, but in the downhill, he led the race for much of the way.


Beat Feuz finished third, behind teammate Patrick Kung and American Travis Ganong, and gained his first major championship medal.


Beat Feuz was forced to ski in warm conditions on a rutted course in the slalom run.


Once again, injury problems were to spoil things for Beat Feuz, who sustained an Achilles injury straddling a gate during training in South America.


Beat Feuz was expected to miss at least the first few races of the season.


Later however, it was revealed that Beat Feuz was targeting a comeback in time for his home races in Wengen.


Beat Feuz skied the downhill leg of the Wengen combined and elected to start the downhill the next day, earning a respectable 11th place in his first race back.


In only his third full race since his return, Beat Feuz was the runner-up in a race full of high-profile crashes.


Beat Feuz went on to claim two 3rd and two 5th places in the following four downhills, qualifying him comfortably for the World Cup finals to be held on the Corviglia piste in St Moritz, significant as this was the venue for the following year's World Championships.


Beat Feuz gave what was to turn out to be a sign of things to come, as he claimed victory in the downhill and the win in the Super-G the following day.


Beat Feuz didn't produce amazing results to start the year, not helped by the cancellation of two of his favourite races at Beaver Creek and Wengen.


Beat Feuz only managed one top-10 result in his first six races of the year.


In Kitzbuhel, the signs became clear Beat Feuz was coming into form for the World Championships.


Fortunately, Beat Feuz escaped from the netting unharmed and claimed another podium at Garmisch in his final race before the World Championships.


Beat Feuz entered the World Championships with high expectations from the Swiss ski fans thanks to his performance on the track at the World Cup finals the previous year, and this was only increased when Beat Feuz won the only training run he started fairly comfortably, despite normally not pushing too hard in the training runs.


Beat Feuz came 12th in the Super-G but, like the rest of the athletes, was forced to wait an extra day for the downhill to take place thanks to the weather.


Beat Feuz had chosen bib 13, and the lead changed hands several times with the racers before him as the course appeared to be quickening up as the fog lifted.


Beat Feuz, therefore, claimed the gold medal by 0.12 seconds to live up to his tag as the favourite for the race and make it back-to-back World downhill golds for the Swiss men's team.


Beat Feuz claimed one more podium finish in 2017 in the second downhill in Kvitfjell, helping him to finish 4th in the downhill standings for 2017.


Beat Feuz began the Olympic year in the best possible way by claiming victory in the opening downhill in Lake Louise, his first win on the course and his first podium there since 2011.


Beat Feuz won silver for Super-G and bronze for Downhill.


Beat Feuz won the Streif two times in a row in the same year; there was an extra race on Friday, as well as the usual Saturday, because of a cancelled race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Beat Feuz won a downhill gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing after the race was delayed for a day due to strong winds at the Yanqing venue.