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Willy Bogner

Full name: Wilhelm "Willy" Bogner, Sr.
Gender: Male
Born: February 7, 1909 in Traunstein, Bayern, Germany
Died: July 27, 1977 in Hausham, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Münchner Skiläufer Vereinigung
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Related Olympians: Father of Willy Bogner.

Biography

Willy Bogner competed at the 1934 World Nordic Ski Championships, winning a silver medal in the relay, and at the 1935 World Nordic Combined Championships, he won an individual bronze. During his ski career he won 11 German championships in cross-country and Nordic combined. At the 1936 Winter Olympics, Bogner was honored in being chosen to recite the Oath of the Athletes at the Opening Ceremony. By the time of those Winter Olympics, Bogner was already known as a designer of ski clothes, starting his own company, Bogner, in 1932, which outfitted the German ski team at the 1936 Garmisch Olympics. During World War II, Bogner fought for the German side, and was held as a prisoner-of-war. He re-opened his ski clothing business in 1947, pioneering stretch ski pants that were eventually modeled by Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Ingrid Bergmann. Bogner’s son, Willy,Jr. also skied at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics, and followed in his father’s footsteps as a clothing designer, taking over the family company at Willy, Sr.’s death in 1977.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Men's Individual Germany GER 12
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Germany GER 6

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Germany Final Standings 12 381.5
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Germany Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 10 191.2 1-24:11
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 16T 190.3
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 26 90.9 45.0 50.4 40.5 14.0 12.5 14.0
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 10 99.4 49.0 54.9 44.5 15.5 13.5 15.5

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1936 Winter 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 6 41:29 1-30:51 7
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