Winter Games Athletes
Matt won silver in ski cross at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and now heads to Sochi as a strong medal contender in the discipline. The 2011 overall World Cup champion is the younger brother of Mario Matt, who is a two-time Alpine world champion in slalom. Andreas Matt cites countryman and Alpine racer Gunther Mader as the one who steered him toward ski cross. Matt won gold at the 2009 world championships and a bronze at worlds two years later before finishing 16th at the most recent edition last year. He has been on the podium twice during the current World Cup season, including a victory Dec. 15. He boasts 20 podium finishes in his World Cup career with seven wins. Matt finished in the top 10 twice last season but has five top 10s in seven events this season.