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Wiltrud Drexel

Full name: Wiltrud Drexel
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: August 16, 1950 in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Primarily a power racer, Wiltrud Drexel made her World Cup début in 1968, and in January 1969 won her first two World Cup races, both downhills, one in Grindelwald (SUI) and one in Schruns (AUT). During her career she would make 27 podiums in World Cup, 20 of those in the downhill, winning five downhill races. In 1968-69 she won the downhill World Cup, her only seasonal title. She had five seasonal podiums in World Cup – 1968-69 and from 1970-74. She added an overall bronze medal for the 1968-69 season.

At the 1972 Winter Olympics Drexel took a silver in the giant slalom, but was not chosen for the Austrian team for her best event, the downhill, although in 1974 she won bronze at the World Championships in the downhill. Drexel won four Austrian national titles – the downhill in 1970, 1974, and 1976 and a slalom title in 1974. She failed to make the Austrian team for the 1976 Winter Olympics and retired after that season. She later settled in Warth in Vorarlberg, where she ran a boarding house. In 1996 Drexel was given a gold medal for her services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 1:32.35

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 AC DNF
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