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Ewald Walch

Full name: Ewald Walch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 18, 1940 in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: Union Imst
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ewald Walch was part of a formidable doubles team with Manfred Schmid in the 1960s and 70s. Together Walch and Schmid won silver at the 1968 Winter Olympics, placing seventh in 1972. But Walch had not always ridden with Schmid, as he had a long international career in doubles, starting with a bronze medal at the first official World Championships in 1957 at Davos, sliding with non-Olympian Erich Raffl. Walch would win seven doubles medals at the World Championships, with various partners, winning golds in 1960 (Reinhold Frosch), and 1969-70 (Schmid); silvers in 1967/1971 (Schmid); and bronzes in 1957 (Raffl) and 1963 (Anton Venier). He and Schmid were Austrian Champions in 1969-70 and 1972-73. Walch won three medals at the European Championships – a gold in 1962 with Frosch, and silver in 1971 and bronze in 1970 with Schmid. In 1996 Walch was awarded the Silver Medal for Services to the Austrian Republic.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-1 AUT 2 Silver
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Austria-1 AUT 7

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Final Standings 2
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Run 1 2
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Run 2 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Final Standings 7
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Run 1 7
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Luge Austria-1 AUT Manfred Schmid Run 2 6
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