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Peter Gschnitzer

Full name: Peter Gschnitzer
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: July 10, 1953 in Vipiteno, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Sportclub Carabinieri
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Peter Gschnitzer made his World Cup début in 1977 at Königssee, immediately achieving a win in doubles with his long-term partner Karl Brunner. They twice won the overall World Cup, in 1978 and 1979. Gschnitzer participated in two Olympic Winter Olympics, winning a silver in doubles at Lake Placid in 1980. He also won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1977 and one bronze in the European Championship in 1979, both in doubles. Gschnitzer won two World Cups in doubles. In the World Cup overall standings he was twice ranked first in doubles, in 1978 and 1979, always teaming up with Brunner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 37
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 2 Silver

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 37 4:08.760
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 1 14 54.051 20.307 21 32.906 15 12.599 11 21.145 13
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 2 19 53.812 19.910 10 32.492 12 12.582 17 21.320 20
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 3 17 53.357 19.953 11 32.375 13 12.422 15 20.982 17
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 4 38 1:27.540 19.923 10 54.194 38 34.271 38 33.346 38

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Karl Brunner Final Standings 2
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Karl Brunner Run 1 3
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Karl Brunner Run 2 3
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