Josef POLIG

 Italie ITA

  • Médailles
    1 O
  • Participations
    1
  • Première participation
    Albertville 1992
  • Année de naissance
    1968
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Biographie

Josef POLIG

Josef Polig was a versatile skier who won a surprise gold medal in combined at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville. Sixth after the downhill, he had the fifth best time in slalom, but benefitted when defending champion Hubert Strolz was disqualified, after missing a gate near the finish of the second run. In the World Cup, in which Polig participated from 1988-95, his best placings were two fifth places in the combined and the downhill. In 1989 he was ranked ninth in the combined at the World Championships. At the Italian Championships he won two combined titles (1988, 1993) and one silver medal, in 1989 giant slalom.

Highly regarded by colleagues for his cheerful character, his nickname in the white circus was "Joe-Speck." According to the legend, he had established a prospering business trading South Tyrolean speck (a cured bacon product) while competing in the World Cup. After his active racing career, he trained as a ski instructor, but mostly became a distributor of typical local food products in Vipiteno. Polig was named the 1992 South Tyrolean Athlete-of-the-Year.

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Albertville 1992

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Super G
Super G Alpine Skiing
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Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
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Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing