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He was born in Sterzing.
In 1976 he won the bronze medal in the Alpine downhill event. That event did also count as a FIS Alpine World Championship.
Four years later he finished sixth in the 1980 downhill competition.
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.
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