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Eberhard Kneisl

Full name: Eberhard Kneisl
Nickname(s): Tiger vom Ötztal
Gender: Male
Born: May 12, 1916 in Sölden, Tirol, Austria
Died: December 26, 2008
Affiliations: SC Sölden-Hochsölden, Sölden (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Although one of the top Austrian skiers in 1936, Eberhard Kneisl could not participate in the Olympics, as he was considered a professional due to his work as a ski instructor. He did compete in that year's World Championships, taking a silver (slalom) and a bronze medal (combined), while also winning the Austrian championships in the combined. In the following years, he regularly achieved top positions in major events, while also functioning as a coach for the national teams of Italy, Hungary and Sweden. Member of the mountain infantry, he served in the German army during the War, although mostly as an instructor after a stomach operation. He returned to skiing after the war, and participated in the 1948 Olympics. He ended his career in 1951, while he continued to work as a ski instructor and mountain guide.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Austria AUT 15
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Austria AUT 11

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 15 3:08.3

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 11 12.36
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Downhill 10 7.51 3:08.3
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom 12 4.85 2:25.9
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 1 18 1:18.1 0:00
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Austria Slalom Run 2 6 1:07.8 0:00
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