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Pepi Erben

Full name: Josef "Pepi" Erben
Nickname(s): Bello
Gender: Male
Born: January 18, 1928 in Rennerovky, Strážné, Královéhradecký kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Ski-Club Taunus, Schmitten (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Alpine skier Pepi Erben finished 47th in the giant slalom at the 1952 Winter Games at Oslo. In the downhill he crashed 200 metres from the finish line, broke his leg and had to be transported by helicopter to an Oslo hospital. Erben won several regional championships in Germany and became a double Student World Champion at Sarajevo in 1955. He was appointed as a coach in Iceland and Morocco by the German Skiing Association. He later became one of the pioneers in helicopter skiing and founded a company organising helicopter skiing events and trips.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Germany GER AC DNF
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Germany GER 47

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 47 2:55.0
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