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Xaver Frick

Full name: Xaver Frick
Gender: Male
Born: February 22, 1913
Died: June 10, 2009 in Balzers, Balzers, Liechtenstein
Affiliations: Leichtathletik Club Vaduz, Vaduz (LIE)
Country: LIE Liechtenstein
Sport: Athletics, Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Xaver Frick was one of Liechtenstein's most prominent figures in sport. In 1935, he was one of the founding members of the Liechtenstein National Olympic Committee. Himself part of the country's first delegation to the Summer Olympics, he competed in sprint events at Berlin. An active skier and mountaineer, Frick participated also in the 1948 Winter Olympics, as a cross country skier. This made him the first - and, at the moment of his death, only - Liechtenstein athlete to compete in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. But Frick also remained active as an official, co-founding the Liechtenstein Sports Association in 1936, and being a prominent figure in various sports clubs of the principality. For 38 years, he was the president of the national athletics and gymnastics federation, while also serving as the NOC secretary and, ultimately, president (1963-1970).

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1936); 200 – 23.0 (1939).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's 100 metres Liechtenstein LIE 6 h9 r1/4
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's 200 metres Liechtenstein LIE 6 h2 r1/4
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Liechtenstein LIE 11

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Liechtenstein Round One Heat Nine 6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Liechtenstein Round One Heat Two 6

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Liechtenstein LIE Final Standings 11 58:21 2-38:37 11
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