Martina Ertl

Innsbruck Alpine Heroine

Martina Ertl (today Ertl-Renz) (born September 12 1973 in Bad Toelz, Germany) is a former German alpine skier. She won several medals at Olympic Winter Games and World Championships.

Ertl started skiing at the age of two and a half. At the age of 18 she took part at the Junior World Championship in Hemsedal (Norway) winning a silver medal in Giant Slalom and a bronze medal in Combined.

This was the starting point of a long career. Until 2006 she took part in 430 World Cup races winning 14 of them. Ertl won the Giant Slalom World Cup in 1996 and 1998. She won three Olympic medals and four medals at World Championships (Bronze medalist Giant Slalom Morioka 1993, Bronze medalist Giant Slalom Sierra Nevada 1996, Gold medalist Combined St. Anton 2001, Gold medalist Nation Team Event 2005 Bormio).