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Baldur Preiml

Full name: Baldur Preiml
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: July 8, 1939 in Bruggen, Kärnten, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Baldur Preiml was born in Carinthia and started ski jumping in his youth. He was a successful junior and joined the Austrian senior national team at the age of 20. In January 1964 he won the Four Hills Tournament round in Bischofshofen and finished third overall. Only one month later Preiml won the gold medal at the Winter Universiade held in Špindlerův Mlýn. In 1968 he won an Olympic bronze medal when he finished third on the normal hill in Grenoble. He retired soon after and finished his studies in sport and history. From 1970-76 he worked as teacher in the skiing gymnasium at Stams and from 1974-80 was the head coach of the Austrian national ski jumping team.

During his time as head coach Austria become one of the leading ski jumping nations. His new training methods included mental training and nutritional science as well as technical revolutions in skis and jumping suits started the so-called "Österreichisches Springerwunder" ("Austrian ski jumping miracle"). Among his pupils were Willi Pürstl, first Austrian Four Hills tournament winner after more than 20 years in 1975 when Austria won all four events, Karl Schnabl, first Austrian Olympic ski jumping gold medalist, and Toni Innauer as well as the second generation with Hubert Neuper and Armin Kogler. From 1987-91 Preiml managed the sport section of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Sport. In 1996 he was awarded a Decoration of Merit in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Austria AUT 13
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Austria AUT 18
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Austria AUT 48

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Final Standings 13 204.6
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 1 13 101.1 75.0 53.1 48.0 16.0 16.0 17.0 15.0 16.0
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 2 10 103.5 76.0 54.5 49.0 16.5 16.0 17.0 15.5 16.5
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 3 21T 99.2 73.5 51.7 47.5 16.0 15.5 16.0 14.5 16.0
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Final Standings 3 212.6
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Jump 1 2 113.8 80.0 64.8 49.0 17.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Jump 2 19 98.8 72.5 52.8 46.0 15.5 14.5 16.0 16.0 14.5

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Final Standings 18 203.2
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 1 30 96.1 84.5 47.6 48.5 15.5 16.5 17.0 15.5 16.5
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 2 4T 106.0 87.0 55.0 51.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.5
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Austria Jump 3 16 97.2 78.0 48.2 49.0 16.5 16.5 16.5 15.0 16.0
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Final Standings 48 152.3
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Jump 1 55 66.1 80.5 34.1 32.0 12.0 11.0 11.0 10.0 10.0
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Ski Jumping Austria Jump 2 33 86.2 87.0 43.2 43.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 13.5 14.0
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