List of Austrian sportspeople

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Despite its relatively small population Austria has produced many great athletes in several sports including Skiing, Formula One, Mountaineering and Tennis. Below is a list of Austrian athletes organized by sport.

Fencing[edit]

  • Albert Bogen (Albert Bógathy), saber fencer, Olympic silver
  • Siegfried "Fritz" Flesch, sabre fencer, Olympic bronze
  • Dr. Otto Herschmann, saber fencer, Olympic silver; 100-m freestyle in swimming, Olympic silver
  • Ellen Preis, foil fencer, 3-time world champion (1947, 1949, and 1950), Olympic champion, 17-time Austrian champion

Formula One[edit]

Alexander Wurz at the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix
Niki Lauda in 1976

Austria has produced two Formula One champions, Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda. The following is a list of drivers.

Football[edit]

The Bundesliga is Austria's professional football league. Among its better-known clubs are Red Bull Salzburg, Rapid Wien and Sturm Graz. Below is a list of football players from Austria.

Hockey[edit]

Below is a partial list of hockey players from Austria.

Mountaineering[edit]

On 5 of the 14 Eight-thousanders, Austrians have made the first ascent, more than any other nation. Below is a partial list of mountaineers from Austria.

Skiing[edit]

Renate Götschl in 2006.

Austria has been the birthplace of many great skiers and is 5th in the all-time Winter Olympics medal count. It has won more alpine skiing world cups than any other nation (both individually and nationally). Below is a list of famous skiers from Austria.

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

In recent years Austria's presence on the international tennis scene has grown significantly. The national teams on the Davis and Federation cups have achieved improved rankings. Austria has also produced a former world number one and French Open champion in Thomas Muster. Below is a list of prominent Austrian tennis players.

Sybille Bammer

Other notables in sport[edit]

Georg Totschnig

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diving into troubled waters", Paul Kalina, The Age, November 24, 2005, Retrieved January 1, 2011