|Women's alpine skiing|
Christl Haas (19 September 1943 – 8 July 2001) was an Austrian alpine skiing champion at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Haas was born in at Kitzbühel. In the World Cup she won four downhill competitions in total. At the Alpine skiing World Championship 1962 in Chamonix, France, she won gold in the downhill competition.
Haas became a national hero as a twenty-year-old Olympic champion in the downhill event at the first Innsbruck Winter Olympics. She became an instant superstar in her homeland as she won the gold medal in her home nation. Haas followed up her success at Innsbruck with a bronze medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.
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|Final Winter Olympic Torchbearer
with Josef Feistmantl
Charles Morgan Kerr
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