Ulrich Wehling

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Ulrich Wehling
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Wehling (second from right) in 1976.
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Sapporo Individual
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck Individual
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Falun Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Lahti Individual

Ulrich Wehling (born 8 July 1952 in Halle) is a retired German skier who won the nordic combined event in the Winter Olympics three consecutive times, in 1972, 1976, and 1980. Wehling was the first man to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event at Winter Olympics but not the first Olympian to win three Gold in a winter discipline as Gillis Grafström had won a figure skating title at the Summer Olympics 1920 before winning twice at the first two Winter Olympics.

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Wehling won two Nordic combined medals with a gold in 1974 and a bronze in 1978. Wehling also won the Nordic combined at the Holmenkollen ski festival three straight years (1975–1977). For his successes in the Nordic combined, he received the Holmenkollen medal in 1976.

Wehling is currently FIS Race Director for the Nordic combined, a role he also did for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo. He now lives in Switzerland.

Other successes[edit]

  • 1971 junior European champion
  • 1975 GDR masters
  • 1976 GDR master
  • 1977 GDR master
  • 1978 GDR master
  • 1979 GDR master