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Walter Bietila

Full name: Walter Isaac Bietila
Gender: Male
Born: February 12, 1916 in Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
Died: March 21, 1996 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Ishpeming Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

Walter Bietila was one of five ski jumping brothers, all based in Ishpeming, Michigan. Bietila competed in two Winter Olympics and also made the 1940 Winter Olympic team. During World War II he had served with the Naval Air Force. Bietila later became a ski jumping coach and administrator. He was treasurer of the Central US Ski Association from 1948-51, and in 1960 coached the US Olympic ski jumpers. He also coached the US jumpers at the 1962 World Championships in Zakopane, Poland. Bietila was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1966.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 30
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 42

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 30 195.2
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 24T 100.4 66.5 53.4 47.0 16.0 15.0 16.0
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 34 94.8 63.5 51.3 43.5 14.0 15.0 14.5
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 42 142.9
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 NP 61.0 53.4
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 NP fall 64.0
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