Also Marlies kept going back to the know how of Schild Skiracing to prepare for the World Cup with her brother Josef and the Schild Skiracing coaching staff!
Marlies skied for the first time at the age of 2 - after much begging and pleading. At that time the desire arose to become a professional skiracer. Already with 6 years Marlies participated in the first race and won the first trophies in the children's cup. With 10 years the training was becoming increasingly specific in Salzburg student selection. The task was to combine sport and school the best possible way. With 13 Marlies crashed in a regional cuprace - cruciate ligament tear! The result was an operation, which in turn brought a cancellation for the entire season and partly laborious reconstruction training. Nevertheless Marlies managed to get into the ski high school Stams the same year.
The following years were indeed marked by injuries in the already battered knees again and again, yet 1998 she managed to step into the junior team of the Austrian Ski Federation. This meant that her goal was a big step closer again, but still had much work to do.
Marlies worked herselv via FIS races into the European Cup and finally into the World Cup. She also finished the ski high school Stams in 2000. Since that time Marlies is a "fully professional" skiracer.
The rest is history ... Countless victories in the World Cup, World Championships, Olympic medals, and much more.
Here is an overview of the most important victories - to list all the podiums is way beyond scope!
|2001/2002||Austrian slalom champion|
|2002/2003||WC slalom silver in St. Moritz|
|2003/2004||First slalom worldcup victory!|
|First giant slaloms|
|2004/2005||First giant slalom worldcup victory!|
|Double victory in Semmering|
|WC combination silver in Bormio|
|2005/2006||Tripple slalom victory|
|Olympic combination silver|
|Olympic bronze (slalom)|
|2006/2007||2x winner of the overall world cup (slalom & combination)|
|7 slalom victories & 1 super-combination victory|
|WC silver Âre (slalom)|
|WC bronze (combination)|
|WC gold (team)|
|2nd place overall Worldcup|
|2007/2008||Overall slalom champion - 5 worldcup victories|
|2009/2010||Olympic silver (slalom)|
|3 worldcup victories|
|2010/2011||6 worldcup victories|
|WC gold (slalom) in Garmisch Partenkirchen|
|WC silver (team)|
|Overall slalom victory|
|2011/2012||6 worldcup victories|
|Overall slalom victory|
|2013/2014||Olympic silver in Sochi|
|2 worldcup victories|
|2014||End of career|
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Bernadette is athlete of the ÖSV national team
Most important achievements:
Junior and European Cup
|2007/2008||Slalom Junior World Champion|
|2008/2009||Slalom Junior Vice World Champion|
|2009/2010||Overall Slalom 1st place|
|2012/2013||2nd place Lenzerheide|
|2013/2014||3rd place Courchevel|
|3rd Kranjska Gora|
|2016/2017||3rd Squaw Valley|