Full name: Louis Edmund Ferdinand "Sonny" Rupprecht
Born: December 27, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 5, 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Sonny Rupprecht was at his best in the long distances, skating the 5 and 10K at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Originally from St. Louis, he later settled in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb, where he became the owner of Bicycles of Kirkwood. The store stayed in the family after Rupprechts death, later owned and operated by his son, Mike.
Personal Bests: 500 â 45.6 (1948); 1500 â 2:29.7 (1948); 5000 â 8:58.4 (1948); 10000 â 19:00.7 (1948).
|1948 Winter||22||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||United States||USA||21|
|1948 Winter||22||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 10,000 metres||United States||USA||17|
|1948 Winter||22||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||21||8:58.4||1:04||1:45||2:28||3:10||3:51||4:33||5:17||6:01||6:44||7:29||8:14|
|1948 Winter||22||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||17||21:20.3||48||1:36||2:25||3:15||4:04||4:55||5:45||6:36||7:27||8:12||9:10||10:02||10:52||11:43||12:33||13:24||14:16||15:08||16:02||16:54||17:47||18:40||19:35||20:29|