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Willi Frommelt

Full name: Willi Frommelt
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: November 18, 1952 in Schaan, Schaan, Liechtenstein
Affiliations: Skiclub Schaan, Schaan (LIE)
Country: LIE Liechtenstein
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Paul Frommelt; Son of Christof Frommelt.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The son of Christof Frommelt, a cross-country skier who carried Liechtenstein’s flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1948 Olympic Games, Willi Frommelt first appeared on the Olympic stage as a teenager at Sapporo. Two years later he made a small piece of history by winning a bronze medal in downhill at the 1974 World Championships at St. Moritz as this was the first medal won by a Liechtensteiner at world or Olympic level. He was equally capable at all three disciplines then contested and won an Olympic bronze in slalom in 1976 and a second World Championship medal, this time at giant slalom in 1978. He also awarded a silver medal for his combined performance at slalom and downhill at the 1976 Olympics although, since the combined event was not an Olympic event, this was considered a World Championship medal only. Oddly for a multiple championship medallist he only registered a single podium finish, a third place, in five seasons of World Cup competition.

After retirement from skiing he took a degree in business management and later worked as a financial planner for the Liechtenstein National Bank. Frommelt also moved into politics with the centre-right Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei in Liechtenstein and served a term as a municipal councillor.

His brother Paul Frommelt followed in Willi’s footsteps and was an Olympic skiing medallist whilst another brother, Peter, represented his country in table tennis.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Liechtenstein LIE 30
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 22
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Liechtenstein LIE AC DQ
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Liechtenstein LIE 21
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 17
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 3 Bronze

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 30 1:57.58
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 21 1:48.92

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 22 3:18.65
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 20 1:35.71
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 26 1:42.94
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 17 3:35.71
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 19 1:48.44
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 18 1:47.27

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Round AC DQ
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Round Run 1 AC DQ
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Classification Group Four 1T 1:43.39
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Classification Group Four 3 57.94
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Classification Group Four 1 45.45
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 3 2:04.28
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 1 59.98
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 4 1:04.30
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