Anton Seelos

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Anton Seelos
Medal record
Men’s alpine skiing
Representing  Austria
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1933 Innsbruck Slalom
Gold medal – first place 1933 Innsbruck Combined
Gold medal – first place 1935 Mürren Slalom
Gold medal – first place 1935 Mürren Combined
Silver medal – second place 1931 Mürren Slalom

Anton Seelos (4 March 1911 – 1 June 2006) was an Austrian alpine skier and world champion.

In the 1930s, Seelos invented the parallel turn[1] and became a world champion in the slalom and alpine combination in 1933, and again in slalom and in combination in 1935.[2]

Seelos worked as professional ski instructor, and was therefore not allowed to participate in the Olympic games. He was also trainer and instructor for Christl Cranz and the French ski team with Emile Allais.

The Toni-Seelos-Olympiaschanze in Seefeld in Tirol is named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Howe: The Blitz Form Kitz, Skiing Heritage 1/1997 p.17.
  2. ^ Official results for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.isFIS-ski.com – (Retrieved on July 17, 2008)