Guy Périllat c. 1966
|Born||24 February 1940 (age 77)
Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Club||Club Ski de La Clusaz|
At age 20, Périllat won a bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in downhill, and the gold medal in the combined, a non-Olympic event at the time, but a World Championship title. The following year, Périllat won both the classic downhills of Wengen and Kitzbühel, at the time only the third racer to have accomplished the feat in the same season.
The count now includes ten racers, with Austrians as the only multiple double-winners; Toni Sailer twice (1956–57), and Franz Klammer three consecutive (1975–77). The others are Christian Pravda of Austria (1954), Jean-Claude Killy of France (1967), Karl Schranz of Austria (1969), Roland Collombin of Switzerland (1974), Ken Read of Canada (1980), Franz Heinzer of Switzerland (1992), and Stephan Eberharter of Austria (2002).
At the 1962 World Championships in Chamonix, France, Périllat took second in the slalom. Four years later at Portillo, Chile in 1966, he won the world championship in the giant slalom and again took the silver in the slalom.
Périllat took the silver medal in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics, finishing behind countryman Jean-Claude Killy. Périllat retired from international competition following the 1969 season at the age of 29.
World Cup victories
|29 January 1967||Megève||Slalom|
|5 February 1967||Madonna di Campiglio||Slalom|
- Guy Périllat. sports-reference.com
- Guy Perillat Draws No. 1. Washington Post (17 February 1962). Retrieved on 2014-08-26.
- A Ski Champion's Life Is Not All Downhill; Pressure in France Makes Comeback a Hard Task Perillat, Yesterday's Hero, Is Called a Failure Today An Extraordinary Feat A Hard Life. New York Times (4 February 1962). Retrieved on 2014-08-26.
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