OBERSTAUFEN, Germany -- Two-time Olympic gold medal skier Christl Cranz-Borchers has died. She was 90.
Mrs. Cranz-Borchers died Tuesday in her home village in the Bavarian Alps, German ski authorities said yesterday. Her health had been poor since she fell down the stairs shortly before her birthday July 1.
She won 12 world titles and three silver medals, along with two golds at the 1936 Olympics, including one of the sport's most famous comebacks in the alpine combined. Mrs. Cranz-Borchers fell during the downhill and was in sixth place -- 19 seconds behind leader Laila Schou-Nielsen -- but charged back in two slalom races to win the gold. She remains Germany's most-decorated women's skier.