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Peter Müller

Full name: Peter Müller
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: October 6, 1957 in Lambach, Oberösterreich, Austria
Affiliations: Zürich-Lev
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Peter Müller joined the Swiss national alpine skiing team in the late 1970s and competed in his first World Cup events in 1977. He participated in his first World Championship in 1978, where he was fifth in the downhill, which was the same year that he achieved his first podium finishes at the World Cup (second twice in the downhill). His first victory in the event came a few months later, in February 1979, and he had a strong debut at the Winter Olympics in 1980, finishing fourth in the downhill only 0.13 seconds behind Canadian bronze medalist Steve Podborski. He would make up for it in the next two editions, however, earning silver in the downhill in 1984 and 1988, and picking up a World Championship title along the way in 1987. In addition to silver medals at the 1985 and 1989 World Championships, he had 51 World Cup podium finishes, 19 of which were victories in the downhill, and three and two of which were first-place finishes in the combined and Super G respectively. He was the World Cup leader in the downhill in 1979, 1980, and 1982 (tied with Podborski). His last podium finishes came in 1988, but he remained active on the international scene until his 1992 retirement. He later took up, and found great success in, the sport of orienteering.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 4
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 2 Silver

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 4 1:46.75
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 1:45.86
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 2 2:00.14