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Ralph Olinger

Full name: Ralph Olinger
Nickname(s): Rolf
Gender: Male
Born: December 17, 1924 in Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland
Died: June 25, 2006
Affiliations: SC Engelberg, Engelberg (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Ralph Olinger’s best days in alpine skiing came during the late 1940s, when he was Swiss national champion in the downhill in 1947, 1948, and 1949. Internationally, his greatest success came at the 1948 Winter Olympics, where he tied for third place in the downhill with his compatriot [Karl Molitor]. He later joined the Swiss national team at the 1950 World Championships, but could fare no better than ninth in the downhill. He retired from active competition in the early 1950s after winning Switzerland’s prestigious downhill Parsenn Derby twice (1948 and 1951).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 3T Bronze

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3T 3:00.3
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