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Leni Thurner

Full name: Helene "Leni" Thurner (-Bullock)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 12, 1938 in Zams, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: RV Imst, Imst (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Leni Thurner won seven Austrian luge championships and was a six-time Tyrolean Champion. In addition to her 1964 Olympic bronze medal, Thurner won three medals in singles at the World Championships, with silver in 1963 and bronze medals in 1961 and 1967. She also added a silver medal at the 1962 European Championships.

Thurner co-founded the sports club in Mils in the Tyrol, where she settled. She was vice-mayor of the village from 1992-2004, and in 2008 was made an honorary citizen. Thurner was given the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Austrian Republic in 1996, and in 2007 received the Order of Merit of the Tyrol.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Women's Singles Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Luge Women's Singles Austria AUT 9

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 3 3:29.06
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 1 4 52.08
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 2 3 52.08
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 3 5 52.42
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Luge Austria AUT Run 4 3 52.48
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Final Standings 9 2:30.50
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 1 6T 49.64
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 2 7 50.15
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Luge Austria AUT Run 3 7T 50.71
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