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Walter Schuster

Full name: Walter Schuster
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1929 in Lermoos, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: SC Lermoos
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Walter Schuster won the Austrian Junior Championship in downhill in 1948 and in slalom and combined in 1949. He was considered a favorite for medals at the 1950 World Championships but broke his femur shortly before the event and was out of racing for over a year. In the 1952-53 season Schuster won 11 major races, and he continued to win in the early 1953-54 season. Again looking towards the World Championships, he missed the event with a broken rib, but he returned with several victories in 1954-55, and finally was able to compete at a major international at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina. There he won a bronze medal in the giant slalom, finishing behind his countrymen, Toni Sailer and Anderl Molterer, as Austria swept the medals. Schuster retired after the 1956-57 and became a ski instructor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Austria AUT AC DQ
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 3 Bronze

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DQ

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Winter 26 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 3:07.2
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