Katja Seizinger

Katja Seizinger (born May 10, 1972, in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia), a former alpine ski racer, is the most successful alpine skier from Germany. She won three Olympic gold and two bronze medals, and won the World Cup championship three times (two in overall standings). She was also voted as Germany's sportswoman of the year three times over.

By winning the Olympic downhill races in 1994 and 1998, she became the first athlete to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the same alpine speed-skiing event, and also the first woman alpine skier to defend an Olympic title.