7

Olympic champion Anna Gasser: 7 facts about the snowboard star from Austria

LISTICLE | 12/23/2021
Anna Gasser bei ihrem Big-Air-Weltcup-Sieg in Mailand
Author:
Martin Jahns

Snowboarder Anna Gasser is not only the World Champion and Austria's Sportswoman of the Year 2017 and 2018 - she's also a real social media star. At the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, she took the Olympic victory in Big Air after bad luck in Slopestyle. Now she became the first woman to stand theCab Triple Underflip 1260.

1

Austrian medal hopes for the 2022 Olympics

Anna Gasser is Austria's snowboard hopeful for the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. At the last Winter Games in Pyeongchang in 2018, she won gold in the Big Air Contest. She was also on the podium at the X-Games every year from 2017 to 2020 with four times golf, once silver and once bronze. Gasser won the Freestyle World Cup twice (2016/17 and 20/21). After the Big Air World Cup went to Gasser twice (2016/17 and 2017/18), the crystal globe for winning the Slopestyle World Cup was then finally due in 2020/21.

Join the ISPO Collaborators Club! Test new, innovative products, take part in exclusive events from top brands and exciting startups, and connect with other sports enthusiasts. The companies are looking forward to working with you!
2

Late starter on the snowboard

Gasser is an exceptional talent. Curious though: she only really got into snowboarding at the age of 18, after having done a lot of gymnastics as a young girl. "I was looking for a new passion and found the perfect one for me in snowboarding". At breakneck speed, she managed to learn extreme high difficulties. In November 2013, she became the first woman to stand the Cab Double Cork 900, a double backflip with two and a half turns on a snowboard. And that was just four years after she started snowboarding.

3

Anna Gasser and the Olympics: Mishap 2014 - Gold 2018

At the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Anna Gasser became world-famous through TV images when she rolled out of the start house after winning qualification in the slopestyle competition due to a misunderstanding with the start judge. She didn't win a medal then, but she won the hearts of the people. Four years later, it was finally time with gold in the Big Air Contest.

4

Anna Gasser: Advertising face for global brands

With her successes, the Austrian is the advertising face of snowboard supplier Burton, advertises for Audi, Technogym, Huawei, blue-tomato.com or Milka. Accordingly, Gasser is also the big earner of the snowboard scene with her six-figure income per year.

5

Austria's most successful athlete on Instagram

With over 460,000 Instagram followers, Anna Gasser is the most successful Austrian on social media. Among active athletes, only football star David Alaba of Real Madrid (over 7 million followers) and mountain bike star Fabio Wimber (over 2 million followers) are bigger. "Of course, my social media presence is important to me. When it comes to photos and videos, I pay a lot of attention to quality. I'm certainly very selective and think very carefully about what I want to show," said Gasser in an interview with ISPO.com.

6

Anna Gasser: Who's her friend?

Anna Gasser's boyfriend Clemens Millauer is also all about snowboarding. The Austrian is also a professional snowboarder and Red Bull athlete and also wants to be in the medal hunt at the 2022 Olympics. How is life in the Gasser/Millauer household? "Very well and harmoniously. Family planning is not an issue yet. My friend Clemens has already become three-quarters Carinthian and naturalized," said Gasser in an interview with the "Woche".

7

"The Spark Within": One-hour documentary about Anna Gasser

In the fall of 2021, the one-hour documentary "Anna Gasser - The Spark Within" was released. In the film, Gasser gives new insights into her inner life during competitions, in training or off the powder. The film can be seen free of charge in full length on the Red Bull homepage.

Share article
Author:
Martin Jahns
Topics in this article


Comments