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Josef Feistmantl

Full name: Josef Feistmantl
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: February 23, 1939 in Absam, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: RV Halltal, Absam (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Josef Feistmantl had a long career in international luge, winning five medals at the World Championships from 1959-71. In 1964 he and Manfred Stengl became the first Olympic champions in doubles luge. Feistmantl’s World Championship medals were all in singles, with a gold in 1969, silvers in 1959 and 1970, and bronzes in 1967 and 1971. He won three medals at the European Championships, all in doubles, with a gold in 1967 and silvers in 1954 and 1962. Feistmantl won nine Austrian championships, five in singles in 1962-63, 1966-67, and 1970, and four in doubles in 1961 and 1963-65.

In 1976 Feistmantl was chosen to light one of the two Olympic Flames, along with Christl Haas, at the Innsbruck Opening Ceremony. In 1996 he was awarded a Gold Medal for Service to the Austrian Republic. Feistmantl’s career was as an optician.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 5
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-1 AUT 1 Gold
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 5
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-2 AUT 7
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 10

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 5 3:31.34
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 1 4 52.14
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 2 4 52.58
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 3 8 53.51
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 4 3 53.11
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 5 2:53.57
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 1 6 57.78
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 2 5 58.06
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 3 4 57.73
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 10 3:31.32
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 1 10 53.18 16.29 13 30.67 =8 14.38 6 22.51 9
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 2 9 53.11 16.20 11 30.61 9 14.41 9 22.50 10
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 3 13 52.52 16.15 =17 30.44 =16 14.29 16 22.08 11
1972 Winter 32 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 4 11 52.51 16.11 14 30.39 11 14.28 =11 22.12 =11

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Stengl Final Standings 1
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Stengl Run 1 1
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Stengl Run 2 2
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria-2 AUT Wilhelm Biechl Final Standings 7
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria-2 AUT Wilhelm Biechl Run 1 6
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria-2 AUT Wilhelm Biechl Run 2 10