Atle Lie McGrath

Norwegian Alpine Skier

ABOUT ATLE

Atle Lie McGrath captured his first World Cup podium last season, with a sensational 2nd place in Alta Badia, Italy, just 0,07 seconds behind Alexis Pinturault. A few weeks prior, he scored his first top 15-finishes at the World Cup in Santa Caterina. What was to be his first season fully dedicated to the World Cup Circuit unfortunately came to an end in January, where he suffered a season-ending injury. Luckily, Atle is back in full training and excited about the upcoming season!

During the 2019/20-season, Atle won the overall Europa Cup title at the age of 19. To win this overall title at this age is an accomplishment he shares only with teammate Kjetil Jansrud (2005) and Marcel Hirscher (2008). That season he also won the overall Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, was second in Slalom and Alpine Combined, and fourth in Super G. Add to that two Europa Cup victories and seven second places – in four different events!

​Atle skied his first World Cup race at the age of 18, scored his first World Cup points at the age of 19 and captured his first World Cup Podium at the age of 20. ​ One of Atle’s goals is to – some day – be one of the skiers who will carry on the Attacking Vikings’ winning tradition.

ABOUT ATLE

Atle Lie McGrath captured his first World Cup podium last season, with a sensational 2nd place in Alta Badia, Italy, just 0,07 seconds behind Alexis Pinturault. A few weeks prior, he scored his first top 15-finishes at the World Cup in Santa Caterina. What was to be his first season fully dedicated to the World Cup Circuit unfortunately came to an end in January, where he suffered a season-ending injury. Luckily, Atle is back in full training and excited about the upcoming season!

During the 2019/20-season, Atle won the overall Europa Cup title at the age of 19. To win this overall title at this age is an accomplishment he shares only with teammate Kjetil Jansrud (2005) and Marcel Hirscher (2008). That season he also won the overall Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, was second in Slalom and Alpine Combined, and fourth in Super G. Add to that two Europa Cup victories and seven second places – in four different events!

​Atle skied his first World Cup race at the age of 18, scored his first World Cup points at the age of 19 and captured his first World Cup Podium at the age of 20. ​ One of Atle’s goals is to – some day – be one of the skiers who will carry on the Attacking Vikings’ winning tradition.

ACHIEVEMENTS

“Winning the overall Europa Cup title is a very strong achievement, and it really shows Atle’s talent. He is a true all-rounder! Atle has been dedicated and worked hard over many years, and this year was his breakthrough on the Europa Cup circuit. As he takes his next step onto the World Cup circuit, it is important to continue his dedication and hard work. He is still very young and has plenty of time. We will do what we can to assure his success in the future.”

– Claus Johan Ryste, Sports Director Alpine, Norwegian Ski Federation

2020/21

  • 2nd place World Cup Giant Slalom in Alta Badia (ITA)

  • 11th place World Cup Giant Slalom in Santa Caterina (ITA)

  • 15th place World Cup Giant Slalom in Santa Caterina (ITA)

  • 16th place World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom in Lech/Zuers (AUT)

2019/20

  • Winner of the overall Europa Cup title, with a record margin of 433 points, at the age of 19

  • Winner of the Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, 2nd in Slalom and Alpine Combined, 4th in Super G

  • 10 Europa Cup podium finishes, including 2 victories

  • 22nd place World Cup Slalom in Kitzbühel (AUT)

  • 24th place World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom in Alta Badia (ITA)

  • 4th place Downhill (just 0.02 seconds from a medal) at the Junior World Championships in Narvik (NOR), before the remainder of the races were cancelled

2018/19

  • 2nd place Europa Cup Giant Slalom in Andalo Paganella (ITA)

  • 3rd place Europa Cup Slalom in Val Cenis (FRA)

  • Silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Alpine Combined, and 4th place in downhill (just 0,01 seconds from a medal) in Val di Fassa (ITA)

ACHIEVEMENTS

“The way Atle Lie McGrath skied was brilliant. Ultimately, Atle has now arrived at the top to ski with the best in the world. It was cool the way he put on the pressure and skied so well. I’m not worried about him losing focus. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s a great guy.”

–  Rainer Salzgeber, HEAD Racing Director, commenting on Atle’s first World Cup Podium

“Winning the overall Europa Cup title is a very strong achievement, and it really shows Atle’s talent. He is a true all-rounder! Atle has been dedicated and worked hard over many years, and this year was his breakthrough on the Europa Cup circuit. As he takes his next step onto the World Cup circuit, it is important to continue his dedication and hard work. He is still very young and has plenty of time. We will do what we can to assure his success in the future.”

– Claus Johan Ryste, Sports Director Alpine, Norwegian Ski Federation

2020/21:

  • 2nd place World Cup Giant Slalom in Alta Badia (ITA)

  • 11th place World Cup Giant Slalom in Santa Caterina (ITA)

  • 15th place World Cup Giant Slalom in Santa Caterina (ITA)

  • 16th place World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom in Lech/Zuers (AUT)

2019/20:

  • Winner of the overall Europa Cup title, with a record margin of 433 points, at the age of 19

  • Winner of the Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, 2nd in Slalom and Alpine Combined, 4th in Super G

  • 10 Europa Cup podium finishes, including 2 victories

  • 22nd place World Cup Slalom in Kitzbühel (AUT)

  • 24th place World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom in Alta Badia (ITA)

  • 4th place Downhill (just 0.02 seconds from a medal) at the Junior World Championships in Narvik (NOR), before the remainder of the races were cancelled

​2018/19:

  • 2nd place Europa Cup Giant Slalom in Andalo Paganella (ITA)

  • 3rd place Europa Cup Slalom in Val Cenis (FRA)

  • Silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Alpine Combined, and 4th place in downhill (just 0,01 seconds from a medal) in Val di Fassa (ITA)

ACHIEVEMENTS

“Winning the overall Europa Cup title is a very strong achievement, and it really shows Atle’s talent. He is a true all-rounder! Atle has been dedicated and worked hard over many years, and this year was his breakthrough on the Europa Cup circuit. As he takes his next step onto the World Cup circuit, it is important to continue his dedication and hard work. He is still very young and has plenty of time. We will do what we can to assure his success in the future.”

– Claus Johan Ryste, Sports Director Alpine, Norwegian Ski Federation

2019/20:

  • Winner of the overall Europa Cup title, with a record margin of 433 points, at the age of 19

  • Winner of the Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, 2nd in Slalom and Alpine Combined, 4th in Super G

  • 10 Europa Cup podium finishes, including 2 victories

  • 22nd place World Cup Slalom in Kitzbühel (AUT)

  • 24th place World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom in Alta Badia (ITA)

  • 4th place Downhill (just 0.02 seconds from a medal) at the Junior World Championships in Narvik (NOR), before the remainder of the races were cancelled

​2018/19:

  • 2nd place Europa Cup Giant Slalom in Andalo Paganella (ITA)

  • 3rd place Europa Cup Slalom in Val Cenis (FRA)

  • Silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Alpine Combined, and 4th place in downhill (just 0,01 seconds from a medal) in Val di Fassa (ITA)

TEAM

Atle greatly appreciates being a member of the Norwegian Alpine Ski team. Being able to train with – and learn from – some of the best skiers in the world is an incredible opportunity.

”Everyone works together towards the same goal, and that makes the journey that much better. The good days become even better, and the tough days much easier to handle.”

– Atle Lie McGrath

 

Aksel Lund Svindal and his former coach said it well – “Alpine skiing is a team sport outside of the two minutes we race”.

TEAM

Atle greatly appreciates being a member of the Norwegian Alpine Ski team. Being able to train with – and learn from – some of the best skiers in the world is an incredible opportunity.

”Everyone works together towards the same goal, and that makes the journey that much better. The good days become even better, and the tough days much easier to handle.”

– Atle Lie McGrath

Aksel Lund Svindal and his former coach said it well:

“Alpine skiing is a team sport outside of the two minutes we race”.

 

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