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Fotis Mavriplis

Full name: Fotis Mavriplis
Original name: Φώτης Μαυρίπλης
Gender: Male
Born: January 31, 1920 in Thessaloniki, Thessalia, Greece
Died: March 9, 2012 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Fotis Mavriplis studied aerodynamics at the Technical University of Munich, and then worked as an engineer in Munich prior to the outbreak of World War II. He often spent weekends skiing in St. Anton, Austria, and later lived there, where he learned to ski. After short stints elsewhere in Europe, including France, Mavriplis later emigrated to Canada, first in Toronto and then in Montréal, where he had a career as an aerospace engineer, as the manager of the aerodynamics department at Canadair and Bombardier Aerospace. He became a fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute in 1980, and was given the McCurdy Award in 1998 for his contributions to the Canadian aerospace industry. His son, Dimitri, followed him in the field, and became a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wyoming, studying the aerodynamics of airplane wings.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Greece GRE 101
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Greece GRE AC DNF

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Greece Final Standings 101 5:39.1

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Greece Final Standings AC DNF
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Greece Downhill 77 5:39.1 90.46
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