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Egon Zimmermann

Full name: Egon Zimmermann
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: February 8, 1939 in Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria
Affiliations: Ski Club Arlberg, St. Christoph am Arlberg (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Egon Zimmerman won two gold medals at the 1962 World Alpine Championships in Chamonix, a silver in the downhill and gold in the giant slalom. In 1964 he won the Olympic downhill in Innsbruck in front of his countrymen. He continued to compete internationally, but with less success, although he skied at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Zimmerman settled in his hometown of Lech am Arlberg where he ran a hotel for many years. He later developed multiple sclerosis, as did two other skiers from the 1964 Winter Olympics – Jimmy Heuga and Pepi Stiegler.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Austria AUT 1 Gold
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Austria AUT AC DNF
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Austria AUT 13

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 1 2:18.16
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings 13 2:02.55

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Austria Final Standings AC DNF
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