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Sepp Weiler

Full name: Joseph "Sepp" Weiler
Gender: Male
Born: January 22, 1921 in Oberstdorf, Bayern, Germany
Died: May 24, 1997 in Kempten, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Oberstdorf, Oberstdorf (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Ski Jumping


Ski jumper Sepp Weiler was severely wounded during World War II and blinded in his left eye. Despite this handicap he managed to win 35 of 36 ski jumping competitions in the 1948-49 season. He was eighth in the normal hill event at the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics and qualified for the Cortina d’Ampezzo Games four years later, but had to return home the day before he was due to compete following his mother’s death. Weiler was a trained plumber but later owned a pub at the Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze (Flying Hill) until his death due to cancer in 1997. He was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in 1952 by then German president Theodor Heuss.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 8T

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 8T 213.0
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 8T 108.0 67.0 57.0 51.0 17.0 17.0 17.5 17.0 16.0
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 8 105.0 63.0 53.0 52.0 17.0 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.0
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