Franz KLAMMER

Austria AUT

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1976
  • Year of Birth
    1953
Olympic Results

Biography

Franz KLAMMER

The most sincere congratulations of all

When the Olympic Games came to Innsbruck the following year, there was great pressure on Klammer as an Austrian favourite competing in Austria.

Defending champion Bernhard Russi exerted further pressure by speeding down the Olympic hill in 1:46.06. The fifteenth starter, Klammer fell one-fifth of a second off Russi's pace, but fought back wildly over the last 1,000m of the course and won by one-third of a second.

According to Klammer, "the best moment was when Bernhard came running up to me and gave me a big hug. It was the most sincere congratulations of all".

Klammer became so popular in Austria that when he was left off the Austrian team in 1980, the team manager had to explain the decision on national television.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

#10
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1976

G
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#AC
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing