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USA MEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP SKIING GIANT SLALOM
Austria's Hermann Maier listens to coach in racers corral at the men's World Cup alpine giant slalom on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colorado December 3, 2005. Maier finished in eighth place. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972, in Altenmarkt im Pongau) was an Austrian alpine ski racer.

Maier has won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998), three World Championship titles (1999: 2, and 2005) and 54 races on the World Cup circuit. He was nicknamed the "Herminator".

Maier ranks among the finest alpine ski racers in history, which includes Toni Sailer, Jean-Claude Killy, Gustav Thöni, Ingemar Stenmark, Franz Klammer, Phil Mahre, Marc Girardelli, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Alberto Tomba, Lasse Kjus and Kjetil André Aamodt.

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