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Helmut Thaler

Full name: Helmut Thaler
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 22, 1940 in Imst, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: RV Imst, Imst (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Helmut Thaler was primarily a doubles slider, winning the 1964 Olympic silver medal with Reinhold Senn. In 1968 Thaler slid singles at the Grenoble Winter Olympics, placing 14th. In 1960 Thaler won a silver medal at the World Championships in doubles, sliding with his brother, non-Olympian Herbert. He won another World medal, a bronze, in 1961, this time with Senn. Helmut Thaler and Senn also won a silver medal at the 1967 European Championships, and they were Austrian champions in 1966-68. Thaler later served as coach of the Austrian luge team from 1973-88. He was given the Silver Medal for Service to the Austrian Republic in 1996.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-2 AUT 2 Silver
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Men's Singles Austria AUT 14

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-2 AUT Reinhold Senn Final Standings 2
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-2 AUT Reinhold Senn Run 1 2
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Austria-2 AUT Reinhold Senn Run 2 1

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 14 2:56.05
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 1 14 58.42
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 2 16 59.03
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 3 14 58.60