Rudolf Schmid (luger)

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Rudolf Schmid
Medal record
Luge
Olympic Games
Bronze 1976 Innsbruck Men's doubles
World Championships
Bronze 1974 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze 1975 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
European Championships
Silver 1970 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
Bronze 1974 Imst Men's singles

Rudolf Schmid (21 March 1951 - 21 October 2014) was an Austrian luger who competed during the mid-1970s. Teamed with Franz Schachner together they won the bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 1976 Winter Olympics of Innsbruck.

Schmid also won two bronze medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships (1974, 1975). He also won two medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a silver in men's doubles (1970) and a bronze in men's singles (1974).

On 21 October 2014 Schmid was killed in a cycling accident in Oberwart, Austria at the age of 64. His brother Manfred won the men's singles luge gold at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.

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