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Sylvester Wackerle, Sr.

Full name: Sylvester Wackerle, Sr.
Gender: Male
Born: January 19, 1908 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Died: March 3, 1978 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Father of Sylvester Wackerle, Jr.; Father of Anton Wackerle.

Biography

Sylvester Wackerle, Sr. finished sixth with the West German four-man bob team Germany 1 at the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics. His team-mates were [Michael Pössinger], [Lorenz Nieberl] and [Hans Rösch]. With the four-man bob he won two medals at the World Championships (silver in 1954 and bronze in 1953). Sylvester Sr. was the West German two-man bob champion in 1949, and in 1950 and 1956 won the four-man titles. One of his sons [Anton] also became a bobsledder, and another son, [Sylvester Jr.] became a hockey professional. Both participated in the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. The Wackerle family later owned the Bräustüberl, a tavern in Garmisch.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-1 GER 6

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Final Standings
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 1
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 2
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 3
1956 Winter 48 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 4
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