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Ernst Scherzer

Full name: Ernst Scherzer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: October 5, 1937 in Schöneck/Vogtland, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

East German alpine skier Ernst Scherzer participated in the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. He finished 13th in the slalom event. He was also nominated for the 1960 Winter Olympics as a substitute, but did not start in any event. In East Germany he won 11 national titles.

In 1969, Scherzer retired when East German parliament decided not to fund alpine skiing anymore, and he then turned to coaching and waxing. In 1976 he returned to the Olympics as the waxing expert for the GDR ski jumping team, serving in that role again in 1980 and 1984.

From 1977 to 1989 Scherzer worked as a so-called “Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter” (Unofficial Employee) for the Ministry of National Security (Stasi). After reunification he claimed this to be “a big mistake in my life”. He was married to former luger and non-Olympian Heidi Schuffenhauer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Germany GER 13

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round 13 2:18.10
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round Run 1 21 1:14.67
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Final Round Run 2 14 1:03.43
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Germany Qualifying Round One 19 Q 54.77
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