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Herbert Huber

Full name: Herbert Huber
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: December 4, 1944 in Kitzbühel, Tirol, Austria
Died: July 15, 1970 in Kitzbühel, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: Kitzbüheler Ski Club, Kitzbühel (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Herbert Huber won his first FIS race in 1965 in Lebanon and in 1966 was Austrian Champion in the slalom and runner-up in combined. He competed at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile, but did not finish his first slalom run. Huber competed at the first World Cup race ever held, a slalom on 5 January 1967 in Berchtesgaden, placing eighth. He would eventually win three World Cup races, with 12 podiums, 10 in slalom and two in giant slalom, although both of his GS medals were gold.

After his 1968 Olympic silver medal in slalom in Grenoble, Huber’s results fell off and he was not chosen for the 1970 Austrian World Cup team. Huber had a history of depression and his difficult times that year caused a nervous breakdown. In July 1970 Huber took his own life in his apartment in Kitzbühel.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Austria AUT 2 Silver

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Austria Final Round 2 1:39.82
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Austria Final Round Run 1 13 50.06
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Austria Final Round Run 2 2 49.76
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Austria Qualifying Round One Heat H 1 Q 53.04
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