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Siegfried Weiß

Full name: Siegfried Weiß
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 18, 1933 in Furtwangen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: March 13, 2013 in Simonswald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Skizunft Brend, Furtwangen im Schwarzwald (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Siegfried Weiß belonged to the so-called Golden Generation of cross-country skiers of the late 1950s and 1960s. He was from the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) together with Helmut Hagg, Herbert Steinbeißer and upcoming Walter Demel. Weiß won four national titles over 50 km and took part in four Olympic Games between 1956-68. Long distance ski runs to school and hard work on his parents’ farm brought him the background for top-level long distance skiing. In 1960 at Squaw Valley he was close to his greatest sport moment when he held a good result at the first intermediate time, but then waxing problems dropped him down to 24th place at race end. In 1972 Weiß retired and went back to farming. He later criticized skating style as “an unnatural moving style.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 22 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Germany GER 29
1956 Winter 22 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Germany GER 10
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Germany GER 42
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Germany GER 24
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Germany GER 24
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres West Germany FRG 43

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 22 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 29 54:29 16:15 30 38:55 29
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 42 58:04.6 18:25 =34 39:36 42

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 26 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 24 3-28:29.1 36:19 18 1-34:42 18 2-15:57 20
1964 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 24 3-00:43.0 35:37 21 1-25:12 21 2-04:04 21
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing West Germany Final Standings 43 2-46:53.4 52:53.4 41 1-19:13.7 41 2-17:10.7 42

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1956 Winter 22 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 10 37:21 1-13:40 9