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Toni Spiß

Full name: Toni Spiß
Nickname(s): Gummi Spiß
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1930 in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Tirol, Austria
Died: March 20, 1993 in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: Ski Club Arlberg, St. Christoph am Arlberg (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Toni Spiß won the 1952 Austrian title in combined, which qualified him for the 1952 Winter Olympic team. At Oslo Spiß won a bronze medal in the giant slalom. He repeated that finish at the 1954 World Championships in Åre, Sweden, placing third in GS. Spiß retired after the 1955 season and was brought to the United States to teach skiing at resorts in Vermont. He later returned to Austria, living and dying in his hometown of Sankt Anton am Arlberg.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Austria AUT AC r1/2 DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 3 2:28.8

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC r1/2 DNF
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Austria Run 1 AC DNF