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Andi Wenzel

Full name: Andreas "Andi" Wenzel
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 18, 1958 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Skiclub Schaan, Schaan (LIE)
Country: LIE Liechtenstein
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Hanni Wenzel; Brother of Petra Wenzel; Brother-in-law of Harti Weirather; Uncle of Tina Weirather.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Part of the Wenzel skiing family, originally from Germany, Andreas's fame is somewhat overshadowed by his more successful sister Hanni. He particularly excelled in the combined event, winning the World Championships in that event in 1978. Wenzel placed second again in the 1980 edition (held during the Olympics, but without Olympic status), and also won the combined World Cup in 1984 and 1985, with six of his 14 World Cup wins coming in that discipline. In 1980, Wenzel even won the overall World Cup, and he would finish third in that ranking in three other seasons. Wenzel's second specialty was the giant slalom, winning 3 World cup races, a silver medal at the 1978 World Championships and two Olympic medals in the event. He retired after the Calgary Olympics. In 2007, he became president of the Liechtenstein Skiing Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Liechtenstein LIE 28
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 20
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 10
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Liechtenstein LIE 20
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 2 Silver
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 12
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 3 Bronze
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Liechtenstein LIE AC DNF
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Liechtenstein LIE 12
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Liechtenstein LIE 6

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 28 1:50.08
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 20 1:49.71

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 12 1:43.00

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 20 3:36.25
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 20 1:48.53
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 20 1:47.72
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 2 2:41.49
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 1 1:20.17
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 4 1:21.32
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 3 2:41.75
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 2 1:20.64
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 5 1:21.11
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 6 2:09.03
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 4 1:05.65
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 11 1:03.38

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 10 2:08.73
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 12 1:02.51
1976 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 12 1:06.22
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings 12 1:47.80
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 7 54.63
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 2 15 53.17
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Liechtenstein Run 1 AC DNF