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Barbi Henneberger

Full name: Barbara-Maria "Barbi" Henneberger
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: October 4, 1940 in Oberstaufen, Bayern, Germany
Died: April 12, 1964 in Val Selin, St. Moritz, Graubünden, Switzerland
Affiliations: TAK München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Barbi Henneberger first competed at the Winter Olympics in 1960, winning a bronze medal in the slalom. Her greatest victories came in 1962 at the World Winter University Games, when she won gold medals in the downhill, giant slalom, and Alpine combined, and a silver medal in the slalom. She did not place that year in the World Championships. Henneberger competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics, but struggled for her and did not medal. At the time, she was engaged to German skier Willy Bogner, who was also a filmmaker and owned a clothing line. After the Innsbruck Olympics, Henneberger was filming a ski movie, Skifaszinationen for Bogner in Val Selin, near St. Moritz, when she and American skier Buddy Werner were caught in an avalanche, killing both. Bogner was indicted for homicidal negligence in their deaths, as there had been warnings of extreme ski conditions and he was eventually sentenced to probation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Germany GER 11
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Germany GER 15T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Germany GER 3 Bronze
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Germany GER 5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Germany GER 7
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Germany GER 10T

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 11 1:42.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 5 1:58.03

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 15T 1:42.6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 7 1:54.26

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 3 1:56.6
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 4T 57.4
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 6T 59.2
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 10T 1:37.55
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 14 47.17
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 10 50.38