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Erwin Stricker

Full name: Erwin Stricker
Nickname(s): Cavallo Pazzo
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: August 15, 1950 in Mattighofen, Oberösterreich, Austria
Died: September 28, 2010 in Bolzano, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Erwin Stricker, born in Austria, relocated to South Tyrol, his parent's home country, at the age of five and became a member of the Italian national ski team in 1969. He achieved excellent results in all disciplines and got the nickname "Cavallo Pazzo" (Crazy Horse) due to his aggressive style of skiing. During his career, which ended in 1979, he developed several technical innovations for skiing, like curved ski poles and an aerodynamic helmet. Later on he was active as a businessman in several fields, running a business renting skis and bicycles, initiating winter fairs, and helping to popularize skiing in China and Russia. Shortly after his 60th birthday and his last trip to China he died from cancer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Italy ITA AC DQ
1976 Winter 25 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Italy ITA AC DNF

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Winter 25 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Italy Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Round AC DQ
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Italy Final Round Run 1 AC DQ
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Italy Classification Group One AC DQ
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Italy Classification Group One 6 47.27
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Italy Classification Group One AC DQ