|Born||3 September 1954|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
Mr. Plank is the youngest winner of a male downhill race (Val d'Isère, December 10, 1973). He did win five downhill races in the World Cup; in the downhill races he could achieve to be second in nine and to be third in six times; he also did become second in the Alpine Combined at St. Anton am Arlberg on December 1, 1981. In other 25 races (within 6 Combined) he could finish in the Top Ten. He became second in the Downhill World Cup 1975/76 and third in the Downhill World Cup in the seasons 1973/74, 1974/75, 1977/78 and 1979/80. Because retiring after the season 1981/82, he didn't compete in Super-Gs. His son Andreas Plank (nickname Andy) is also an Alpine Skiing Racer; he became World Champion in the Downhill in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships 2009.
- Italy national alpine ski team at the Olympics
- Italian skiers who closed in top 10 in overall World Cup
- "Italian Olympic Team - Alpine Skiing Medal Winners". italiansrus.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Herbert Plank". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2010-01-27.
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