Werner Delle Karth

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Werner Delle Karth
Medal record
Bobsleigh
World Championships
Silver 1973 Lake Placid Four-man
Bronze 1974 St. Moritz Four-man

Werner Delle Karth (Alternate listings: Werner delleKarth, Werner Delle-Karth) is an Austrian bobsledder who competed during the 1970s. He won two medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a silver in 1973 and a bronze in 1974.

Competing in two Winter Olympics, Delle Karth earned his best finish of sixth in the four-man event at Innsbruck in 1976. He also took the Athlete's Oath at those same games.

Following his retirement from competition, Delle Karth embarked on a coaching career before serving as secretary general of the Austrian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and as a member of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing's Court of Arbitration.[1]

Werner's brothers Dieter and Walter Delle Karth also competed for Austria in bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics.[2] In addition one of Werner's sons Nico Delle Karth is a competitive sailor who has been ranked number 1 in the world in the 49er class and who finished fourth in this class at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] Nico's older brother Jörg was a helicopter pilot who died after a crash in Gabon in 2012.[4]

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