The former German ski racer Rosi Mittermaier (1950-2022) has passed away. This is reported by the “Bayerischer Rundfunk” with reference to the family of the sports legend. “We as a family announce the sad news that our beloved wife, mom and grandma passed away peacefully on January 4th, 2023 after a serious illness with the family,” says Christian, Ameli and Felix on the station’s website in a statement Neureuther.

The two-time Olympic champion from 1976 celebrated her greatest successes in the 1970s. She won ten individual World Cups and the overall World Cup in the 1975/76 season. The top athlete then announced her retirement from active sport.

Rosi Mittermaier, who was also often socially committed after the end of her career, had been married to ski star Christian Neureuther (73) since 1980. The two were considered a dream couple. Their son Felix Neureuther (38) also became a ski racer. Her older daughter Ameli Neureuther (41) is a fashion designer.