Max STIEPL

Austria AUT

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936
  • Year of Birth
    1914
Olympic Results

Biography

Max STIEPL

Max Stiepl emerged as a top distance skater in 1934, winning the longest distances at the European Championships, setting a new world record in the 5,000 m and placing second in the overall standings. He would repeat this double distance win at the 1935 Europeans and 1937 Worlds, winning a bronze medal with the latter performance. In 1936, he won Austria's first Olympic speed skating medal by finishing third in the 10,000 m, having been second in the same event at the World Championships just two weeks earlier. In his own country, Stiepl dominated, winning the national title 10 times (1934-1938, 1943, 1947-1950). After the 1938 Anschluss, Stiepl also competed in several German championships, but never won the title, finishing second on three occasions. Stiepl continued to race after World War II, but could not reach his former level, and retired in 1951 at age 37.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.9 (1938); 1500 – 2:18.8 (1938); 5000 – 8:18.9 (1934); 10000 – 17:25.3 (1937).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

#38
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#24
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#10
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936

#5
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#5
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
B
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating