Austria at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Austria at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of Austria.svg
IOC code AUT
NOC Austrian Olympic Committee
Website www.oeoc.at (German)
in Grenoble
Competitors 76 (63 men, 13 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Emmerich Danzer (figure skating)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 4 4 11
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Austria competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Pall, OlgaOlga Pall Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Schwarz, WolfgangWolfgang Schwarz Figure skating Men's singles
 Gold Schmid, ManfredManfred Schmid Luge Men's individual
 Silver Huber, HerbertHerbert Huber Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver Thaler, ErwinErwin Thaler
Durnthaler, ReinholdReinhold Durnthaler
Gruber, HerbertHerbert Gruber
Eder, JosefJosef Eder
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Schmid, ManfredManfred Schmid
Walch, EwaldEwald Walch
Luge Men's doubles
 Silver Bachler, ReinholdReinhold Bachler Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Bronze Meßner, HeiniHeini Meßner Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Matt, AlfredAlfred Matt Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Haas, ChristlChristl Haas Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Bronze Preiml, BaldurBaldur Preiml Ski jumping Men's normal hill

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Egon Zimmermann Downhill 2:02.55 13
Gerhard Nenning 2:02.31 9
Karl Schranz 2:01.89 5
Heini Meßner 2:01.93 4
Werner Bleiner Giant Slalom 1:46.56 16 DSQ DSQ
Gerhard Nenning 1:46.47 15 1:47.14 4 3:33.61 8
Karl Schranz 1:45.28 6 1:47.80 8 3:33.08 6
Heini Meßner 1:45.16 5 1:46.67 3 3:31.83 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Karl Schranz 52.56 1 QF DSQ 49.53 1 DSQ
Heini Meßner 51.76 1 QF 52.32 27 51.83 14 1:44.15 14
Alfred Matt 50.99 1 QF 49.68 2 50.41 5 1:40.09 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Herbert Huber 53.04 1 QF 50.06 13 49.76 2 1:39.82 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gertrud Gabl Downhill 1:43.97 12
Brigitte Seiwald 1:41.82 4
Christl Haas 1:41.41 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Olga Pall 1:40.87 1st, gold medalist(s)
Lisi Pall Giant Slalom 2:00.91 27
Brigitte Seiwald 1:57.26 11
Gertrud Gabl 1:56.85 9
Olga Pall 1:55.61 5
Gertrud Gabl Slalom DNF DNF
Olga Pall 43.59 16 47.52 9 1:31.11 9
Bernadette Rauter 43.34 14 47.10 8 1:30.44 8
Brigitte Seiwald 41.52 4 59.77 30 1:41.29 24

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Franz Vetter 1'16:25.0 20 1'36:25.0 56
Adolf Scherwitzl 1'30:21.7 4 1'34:21.7 50
Horst Schneider 1'24:49.6 9 1'33:49.6 47
Paul Ernst 1'25:47.9 6 1'31:47.9 40
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Paul Ernst
Adolf Scherwitzl
Horst Schneider
Franz Vetter
10 2'33:47.1 11
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
AUT-1 Erwin Thaler
Reinhold Durnthaler
Two-man 1:11.27 7 1:11.26 3 1:10.72 3 1:11.88 7 4:45.13 4
AUT-2 Max Kaltenberger
Fritz Dinkhauser
Two-man 1:11.34 9 1:12.15 9 1:11.00 5 1:12.14 8 4:46.63 8
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
AUT-1 Erwin Thaler
Reinhold Durnthaler
Herbert Gruber
Josef Eder
Four-man 1:1.08 2 1:07.40 2 2:17.48 2nd, silver medalist(s)
AUT-2 Manfred Hofer
Hans Ritzl
Fritz Dinkhauser
Karl Pichler
Four-man 1:10.90 9 1:09.12 15 2:20.02 13

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Walter Failer 54:12.5 51
Ernst Pühringer 53:23.0 47
Heinrich Wallner 52:53.6 42
Andreas Janc 51:29.8 31
30 km Hansjörg Farbmacher 1'49:43.3 50
Franz Vetter 1'45:11.2 40
Ernst Pühringer 1'44:51.0 38
50 km Franz Vetter 2'43:51.1 34
Andreas Janc 2'32:32.2 13
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Heinrich Wallner
Franz Vetter
Ernst Pühringer
Andreas Janc
2'22:29.4 13

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Günter Anderl 20 23 157407 193 23
Emmerich Danzer 4 1 1873.0 29 4
Wolfgang Schwarz 1 2 1904.1 13 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Elisabeth Nestler 26 21 1562.6 2089 23
Elisabeth Mikula 17 19 1612.5 164 18
Beatrix Schuba 3 12 1773.2 51 5

Ice hockey[edit]

Consolation round[edit]

Teams in this group play for 9th-14th places. Austria entered in this round, from the start they did not play for the medals.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
9  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 33 9 10
10  Japan 5 4 1 0 27 12 8
11  Norway 5 3 2 0 15 15 6
12  Romania 5 2 3 0 22 23 4
13  Austria 5 1 4 0 12 27 2
14  France 5 0 5 0 9 32 0

Romania Romania – Austria Austria 3:2 (2:1, 1:1, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Fagarasi, Calamar, Mois – Schupp, Samonig.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia – Austria Austria 6:0 (2:0, 2:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Ivo Jan 3, Roman Smolej, Tisler, Klinar.

France France – Austria Austria 2:5 (0:1, 2:3, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Faucomprez, Caux – Puschnig 2, Kirchbaumer, St. John, Schupp.

Norway Norway – Austria Austria 5:4 (3:1, 2:1, 0:2)
Goalscorers: Dalsören 2, Bjölbak, Olsen, Hansen – Schupp 2, Weingärtner, St. John.

Japan Japan – Austria Austria 11:1 (1:0, 6:0, 4:1)
Goalscorers: Itoh 2, Okajima 2, Hikigi 2, Araki, Kudo, Takashima, Toriyabe, Iwamoto – Puschnig.

Contestants[edit]

13. AUSTRIA
Goaltenders: Franz Schilcher, Karl Pregl
Defence: Gerd Schager, Gerhard Felfernig, Josef Mössmer, Hermann Erhard, Gerhard Hausner
Forwards: Dieter Kalt, Adelbert St. John, Josef Puschnig, Josef Schwitzer, Heinz Schupp, Walter König, Heinz Knoflach, Klaus Weingartner, Klaus Kirchbaumer, Günter Burkhart, Paul Samonig

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Kretauer DSQ DSQ
Helmut Thaler 58.42 14 59.03 16 58.60 14 2:56.05 14
Josef Feistmantl 57.78 6 58.06 5 57.73 4 2:53.27 5
Manfred Schmid 57.16 1 57.73 3 57.59 2 2:52.48 1st, gold medalist(s)

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Manfred Schmid
Ewald Walch
48.16 2 48.18 2 1:36.34 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Josef Feistmantl
Wilhelm Bichl
48.81 6 49.30 10 1:38.11 7
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elfriede Wäger 51.93 18 50.44 12 52.04 17 2:34.41 15
Marlene Korthals 49.72 9 50.31 8 51.30 12 2:31.33 10
Leni Thurner 49.64 6 50.15 7 50.71 7 2:30.50 9

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Helmut Voggenberger Individual 67.5 66.0 181.9 32 54:57.2 160.07 37 341.97 35
Waldemar Heigenhauser 69.0 68.5 197.2 21 55:00.4 159.49 38 356.69 34
Ulli Öhlböck 64.0 64.0 168.8 36 52:23.9 189.20 23 358.00 32

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Sepp Lichtenegger Normal hill 72.5 98.3 70.0 94.8 193.1 29
Max Golser 74.0 102.7 65.0 83.3 186.0 36
Reinhold Bachler 77.5 107.8 76.0 106.4 214.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Baldur Preiml 80.0 113.8 72.5 98.8 212.6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Baldur Preiml Large hill 80.5 66.1 87.0 86.2 152.3 48
Sepp Lichtenegger 91.0 90.8 91.0 93.8 184.6 28
Max Golser 95.0 98.9 91.5 91.5 190.4 22
Reinhold Bachler 98.5 107.3 95.0 103.4 210.7 6

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Otmar Braunecker 42.1 26
1500 m Erich Korbel 2:15.7 44
Hermann Strutz 2:14.8 40
Otmar Braunecker 2:14.4 39
5000 m Erich Korbel 8:20.8 37
Hermann Strutz 7:53.3 16
10,000 m Hermann Strutz 16:24.9 17

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