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Luggi Leitner

Full name: Ludwig "Luggi" Leitner
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: February 24, 1940 in Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria
Died: March 21, 2013 in Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria
Affiliations: SC Kleinwalsertal
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Hias Leitner.

Biography

Luggi, [Hias], and non-Olympian Adalbert Leitner,were brothers from Kleinwalsertal, which is part of Austria, but is accessible only from Germany via Oberstdorf. Luggi first represented Austria, but assumed West German citizenship for the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games and also started in 1964 at Innsbruck and in 1968 at Grenoble for West Germany, while Hias and Adalbert skied for Austria.

Other than Luggi Leitner in 1965, [Sepp Ferstl] was the only other German to win the Hahnenkamm downhill on the Streif in Kitzbühel. In the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Leitner was the ski stunt double for actor George Lazenby. In 1964 Leitner was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. He was also the granduncle of Matthias Leitner, who was the son of [Michaela Gerg].

Ludwig Leitner won three medals in the Alpine combination at the World Championships, in 1962 (bronze), 1964 (gold) and 1966 (bronze). At the Olympic Games he failed to medal, placing fourth in the 1960 slalom and fifth both in downhill and slalom in 1964 as his best results. He earned 15 national titles and set a world speed record in 1965 (172,744 km/h). Together with his wife he owned a hotel.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Germany GER 11
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Germany GER 18
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Germany GER 4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Germany GER 5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Germany GER 8
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Germany GER 5
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill West Germany FRG 12
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom West Germany FRG 23
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom West Germany FRG 12

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 11 2:10.2
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 5 2:19.67
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Final Standings 12 2:02.54

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 18 1:53.6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 8 1:50.04
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Final Standings 23 3:38.85
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Run 1 24 1:47.64
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Run 2 27 1:51.21

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Final Standings 4 2:10.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Run 1 6T 1:10.9
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Germany Run 2 3T 59.6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round 5 2:12.94
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round Run 1 8 1:11.19
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round Run 2 4T 1:01.75
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Qualifying Round One 2 Q 51.45
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Final Round 12 1:43.50
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Final Round Run 1 14 50.89
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Final Round Run 2 19 52.61
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Qualifying Round One Heat B 3 55.34
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Alpine Skiing West Germany Qualifying Round Two Heat B 1 Q 53.47
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