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Rudolf Schmid

Full name: Rudolf Schmid
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: March 21, 1951 in Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Luge

Related Olympians: Brother of Manfred Schmid.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Rudolf Schmid is the younger brother of Manfred and also became a top luger. They competed together in two Olympics, but did not slide together in doubles. After winning medals at the European Junior Championships in singles as well as in doubles, Rudolf Schmid won his first international medal on the senior level at the 1970 European Championships with silver in doubles together with his longtime partner Franz Schachner. They also won bronze at the 1974 and 1975 World Championships before winning the Olympic bronze medal in 1976 on home soil in Innsbruck. In the singles Schmid also won two bronze medals at the 1973 and 1974 World Championships.

Schmid was a qualified electrician, but worked in insurance after his career. He retired in 2007 and began growing grapes for wine. 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
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 16
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-2 AUT 9T
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 9
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-1 AUT 3 Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 16 3:33.76
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 1 20 54.33 16.32 =18 31.10 20 14.78 20 23.23 21
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 2 18 53.93 16.22 =14 30.90 19 14.68 19 23.03 18
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 3 17 52.74 16.09 11 30.40 15 14.31 =17 22.34 18
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria AUT Run 4 14 52.76 16.06 6 30.38 10 14.32 13 22.38 15
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 9 3:31.419
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 1 7 52.933 20.051 8 32.440 7 12.389 6 20.493 5
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 2 17 53.806 19.822 7 32.697 19 12.875 26 21.109 15
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 3 9 52.361 19.842 8 32.064 8 12.222 7 20.297 9
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 4 5 52.319 19.819 6 32.034 6 12.215 5 20.285 6

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria-2 AUT Franz Schachner Final Standings 9T
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria-2 AUT Franz Schachner Run 1 10
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Austria-2 AUT Franz Schachner Run 2 9T
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Franz Schachner Final Standings 3
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Franz Schachner Run 1 3
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-1 AUT Franz Schachner Run 2 2
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