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Josef Haas

Full name: Josef Haas
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: August 3, 1937 in Marbach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Affiliations: SC Marbach, Marbach (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Josef Haas was 24 years old when he achieved his first major success (third in the Swiss national championships) as a cross-country skier, and did not join the Swiss national team until he was 29. He participated in his first World Championship in 1966 and won his first national championship the following year. His biggest success, however, came at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in the 50 km event, which was Switzerland’s first Olympic medal in cross-country skiing. He also finished 18th in the 15 km and fifth in the 4 x10 km relay alongside Konrad Hischier, Alois Kälin, and Flury Koch. Haas attended agricultural school in his youth and developed a career in that field during and after his athletic days.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 18
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 5

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 18 50:34.8 18:29.8 31 37:12.9 21

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3 2-29:14.8 49:08.6 12 1-13:28.1 8 2-04:28.0 7

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 5 33:02.2 1-07:29.3 5