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Ernst Good

Full name: Ernst Good
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 14, 1950 in Tannenheim, Balm bei Günsberg, Solothurn, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Rita Good.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ernst Good’s alpine skiing career was brief, but punctuated with success. He followed his top-10 World Cup début of a ninth-place finish in the giant slalom by quickly moving up to fifth in a subsequent event, and then earned a trip to the 1976 Winter Olympics by coming in second less than two weeks later. At the Games, poor runs by favorites Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden and Gustavo Thoeni of Italy allowed Good and his compatriot Heini Hemmi to nab the silver and gold medals respectively. Good and Hemmi also competed in the slalom, but neither completed the event. Good had two more third-place finishes in the giant slalom at the World Cup prior to retiring from active competition in 1977. His best seasonal World Cup finish was fifth in the 1975/76 giant slalom. His sister Rita competed in alpine skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 3:27.17
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 2 1:44.60
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 3 1:42.57

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF