Anton Winkler

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Anton Winkler
Medal record
Men's Luge
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid Men's singles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1978 Imst Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Igls Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Königssee Men's doubles
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977-78 Men's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Königssee Men's singles

Anton Winkler (23 February 1954 – 8 October 2016) was a West German luger who competed during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won the bronze medal in the men's singles event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

Winkler also won three medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with a silver (singles: 1978) and two bronzes (singles: 1977, doubles: 1979). Additionally, he won a gold medal in the men's singles event at the 1977 FIL European Luge Championships in Königssee, West Germany. Winkler was the first men's singles Luge World Cup overall champion in 1977-78.

Winkler died on 8 October 2016.

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