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Thea Hochleitner

Full name: Dorothea "Thea" Hochleitner (Seer-)
Gender: Female
Born: July 10, 1925 in Bad Gastein, Salzburg, Austria
Died: May 11, 2012 in Kufstein, Tirol, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Thea Hochleitner first became known in Austrian skiing when she won a downhill in the 1951 international Winter Sports Week at Bad Gastein. Her first major victory was the 1953 Arlberg-Kandahar downhill in Sankt Anton. Hochleitner won six Austrian titles – slalom in 1954-55, giant slalom in 1954 and 1956, and combined in 1954-55. She won the 1955 Harriman Cup slalom in Sun Valley, and in 1956 won an Olympic bronze in the giant slalom at Cortina. In the 1956-57 season Hochleitner won four major races, with a downhill win at Crans Montana, and winning the downhill, slalom, and combined on Mount Etna in Sicily. She retired after the 1957-58 season, and worked for many years with the ski company Kneissl. In 1996 Hochleitner was given a gold medal for her services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Austria AUT 7
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Austria AUT 12

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 7 1:47.9

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 1:58.2

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 12 2:01.0
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 14T 1:00.4 0:00
1956 Winter 30 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Run 2 13T 1:00.6 0:00
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