Siegfried WEISS

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1933
Olympic Results

Biography

Siegfried WEISS

Siegfried Weiß belonged to the so-called Golden Generation of cross-country skiers of the late 1950s and 1960s. He was from the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) together with Helmut Hagg, Herbert Steinbeißer and upcoming Walter Demel. Weiß won four national titles over 50 km and took part in four Olympic Games between 1956-68. He then started for the mixed German team from 1956-64, and for West Germany in 1968. Long distance ski runs to school and hard work on his parents’ farm brought him the background for top-level long distance skiing. In 1960 at Squaw Valley he was close to his greatest sport moment when he held a good result at the first intermediate time, but then waxing problems dropped him down to 24th place at race end. In 1972 Weiß retired and went back to farming. He later criticized skating style as “an unnatural moving style.”

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Olympic Results

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Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

#43
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
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Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#24
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
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Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#42
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#24
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

#29
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#10
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing

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