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Erwin Thaler

Full name: Erwin Thaler
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: May 21, 1930 in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Died: November 29, 2001
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Erwin Thaler was one of the top early pilots of Austrian bobsledding. He won his first international medal at the 1963 World Championships in four-man, with Josef Nairz, Adolf Koxeder, and Reinhold Durnthaler riding behind him. In 1964 the same team placed second at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics, with Thaler and Nairz placing eighth in the two-man. From 1965-67 Thaler won three consecutive European Championships in the two-man, the first two with Adolf Koxeder as brakeman, and the last with Durnthaler in second seat. In 1967 Thaler and Durnthaler also won the World Championships. Thaler repeated as silver medalist in the four-man at the 1968 Winter Olympics, placing second in two-man with Durnthaler, but Thaler and Durnthaler again won the 1969 European title in the two-man. In 1996 Thaler was awarded a Silver Medal for Meritorious Services to the Austrian Republic.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two Austria-1 AUT 8
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four Austria-1 AUT 2 Silver
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Two Austria-1 AUT 4
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four Austria-1 AUT 2 Silver

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Josef Nairz Final Standings
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Josef Nairz Run 1
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Josef Nairz Run 2
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Josef Nairz Run 3
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Josef Nairz Run 4
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Reinhold Durnthaler Final Standings
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Reinhold Durnthaler Run 1
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Reinhold Durnthaler Run 2
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Reinhold Durnthaler Run 3
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Reinhold Durnthaler Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Final Standings
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 1
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 2
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 3
1964 Winter 33 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 4
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Final Standings
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 1
1968 Winter 37 Grenoble Bobsleigh Austria-1 AUT Run 2
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