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Harald Paumgarten

Full name: Harald Paumgarten
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: April 4, 1904 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Died: February 6, 1952 in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Tirol, Austria
Affiliations: Graz
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping

Related Olympians: Grandfather of Doug Burden.

Biography

Harald Paumgarten emigrated to the United States and founded a skiing school in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. He lived there at the time of the 1932 Winter Olympics, when he was the flagbearer of the Austrian team at the opening ceremony. At the 1933 World Championship, he was a member of the Austrian team that won the bronze medal in the 4x10 km relay. Paumgarten was also an excellent Alpine skier, and at the 1931 Alpine World Championship he finished third in the unofficial “long downhill” event. During a visit to his native country he was killed by an avalanche near St. Anton am Arlberg at the age of 48. He was the grandfather of [Doug Burden], who represented the US rowing team at three Olympics 1988 – 1996. His brother Fridtjof competed in Nordic combined and was selected for the 1928 Winter Olympics, but broke his leg while training the ski jump and could not start. His sister Gerda, later Countess Paumgarten-Hohenschwangau, was an Alpine skier and was slalom World Champion in 1936. She was not eligible for the 1936 Winter Olympics because she worked as a skiing instructor and considered professional.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Austria AUT 17
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Austria AUT 17
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Austria AUT 25
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Austria AUT 29
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Men's Individual Austria AUT 18

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Austria Final Standings 25 163.4
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Austria Jump 1 28 80.7 42.5 38.7 42.0 14.5 13.0 14.5
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Austria Jump 2 27 82.7 46.5 41.7 41.0 13.0 13.5 14.5

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Austria Final Standings 17 1-51:43
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Austria Final Standings 29 1-41:20

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T J1S J2S J3S D DP SP
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Austria Final Standings 17 11.854
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Austria Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 10 12.750 1-51:43
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 24 10.958 10.750 11.125 11.000
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 38.5
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 38.0
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Austria Final Standings 18 342.20
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Austria Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 15 172.50 1-41:20
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 25 169.7
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 26 81.4 15.5 13.0 13.0 38.5 39.9 41.5
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Austria Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 26 88.3 14.5 13.5 15.0 45.0 45.3 43.0
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