Heinrich MESSNER

Autriche AUT

Ski Alpin

  • Médailles
    2 B
  • Participations
    3
  • Première participation
    Grenoble 1968
  • Année de naissance
    1939
Résultats olympiques

Biographie

Heinrich MESSNER

Heini Messner was a pioneer in a number of ways. He won the first World Cup race ever contested, a slalom victory at Berchtesgaden on 5 January 1967. In the 1970s he was the first skiier to move to shorter skis for the technical races, which became common in later years. A three-time Olympian, Messner won two bronze medals, in the 1968 giant slalom and the 1972 downhill. He also competed at the 1966 and 1970 World Championships, but failed to make a podium, placing fourth twice. In his short World Cup career he still notched 16 podiums.

Messner retired after the 1971-72 season and turned to coaching, leading the Austrian women’s team for two seasons. He settled in Steinach am Brenner where he ran a ski school and a boarding house, as well as a ski rental service.

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Résultats Événement Sport

Sapporo 1972

B
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
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Grenoble 1968

#=14
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
#4
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
B
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
Résultats olympiques
Résultats Événement Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#10
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing