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Ferdinando Glück

Full name: Ferdinando Glück
Gender: Male
Born: July 20, 1901 in Selva di Val Gardena, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Died: December 21, 1987
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Cross Country Skiing


Ferdinando (or in German Ferdinand) Glück competed in cross-country skiing and ski jumping although, as a youth, he first competed in Alpine skiing. He was a tanner’s apprentice, and after military service in World War I he concentrated on Nordic skiing. In 1928, he was second in the 18 km cross-country at the Italian Championship. In 1936, he passed his exams to become a skiing instructor and coached the Italian junior team. However, Glück is better known as a mountaineer, and was known as the King of the Sella Towers, named after a group of four summits in South Tyrol, Italy. He discovered 20 new climbing routes, and was the first to climb the smooth south face of Piz Ciavazes in 1928. As an active member of the mountain rescue team, he saved many lives, and worked as a mountain guide well into his fifties.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Italy ITA 21

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
1928 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Italy Final Standings 21 5-49:52 27:36 21 54:00 20 1-29:00 19 1-55:45 18 2-25:01 13 4-18:44 17 5-13:36 20
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