Josef Rieder

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Josef Rieder
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Medal record
Men’s alpine skiing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Bad Gastein Slalom
Silver medal – second place 1958 Bad Gastein Giant Slalom
Silver medal – second place 1958 Bad Gastein Combination

Josef "Josl" Rieder (born December 3, 1932) is a former Austrian alpine skier and world champion who competed in the late 1950s.


At the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1958, he won three medals with a gold in slalom and silvers in the giant slalom and combination events.

Rieder also competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, being disqualified in the downhill event while not finishing the slalom events.

Rieder lit the Olympic Flame at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.


Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ken Henry
Final Winter Olympic Torchbearer
Innsbruck 1964
Succeeded by
Alain Calmat