Josef Feistmantl

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Josef Feistmantl
Medal record
Luge
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Innsbruck Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1969 Königssee Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1959 Villard-de-Lans Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1970 Königssee Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Hammarstrand Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Olang Men's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1967 Königssee Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1954 Davos Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1962 Weissenbach Men's doubles

Josef Feistmantl (born 23 February 1939) is a former Austrian luger who competed from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.

Biography[edit]

Feistmantl was born in Absam. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Feistmantl also won five medals in the men's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold (1969), two silvers (1959, 1970), and two bronzes (1967, 1971). He also won three medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL European Luge Championships with one gold (1967) and two silvers (1954, 1962).[1]

At the opening ceremonies of the 1976 Winter Olympics, Feistmantl and fellow Austrian alpine skier Christl Haas were lighters of separate Olympic Flames as defined by Innsbruck's hosting of their second Winter Olympics.

Feistmantl was inducted into the International Luge Federation Hall of Fame in 2005 along with Hans Rinn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of European luge champions". Eiskanal (in German). Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Hideo Takada
Final Winter Olympic Torchbearer
with Josef Feistmantl

Innsbruck 1976
Succeeded by
Charles Gugino