Isolde Kostner won her first Olympic medals at the age of 18, when she claimed two bronzes in Downhill and Super G at Lillehammer 1994. She then confirmed her precocious talent by winning silver in Super G at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake. She went on to win two golds and a bronze at the World Championships and earn 15 total World Cup victories (12 Downhill and three Super Gs), as well as the World Cup discipline title in Downhill in 2001 and 2002. She retired shortly before the 2006 Games in Turin to become a mother to David, the first of three sons (Gabriel and Philipp followed). Her uncle Erwin represented Italy in ice hockey and her uncle Ulrico won the first ever Marcialonga cross-country ski race. Her cousins are figure skater Carolina Kostner and ice hockey player Simon Kostner.