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Franz Klammer

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Franz Klammer

Former champion alpine ski racer add

Category: Civil society

Born in 1953.

Countries: Austria (58%), (25%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jean-Claude Killy, Tom Brokaw, ORF (broadcaster)

Linked to: Kneissl, Fischer, Blizzard Sport, NBC

 

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Franz Klammer was born in 1953 add something


1975

At the end of the 1975 season, despite having won 8 of 9 downhills, he finished third for the overall World Cup title; he finished fourth in 1976, third in 1977, and fifth in 1978 add something

 

He won 8 of 9 during the 1975 season add something

 

In December 1974, Collombin fell at Val-d'Isère, as he had the previous year add something

 

In the Olympic tune-up run at Patscherkofel at Innsbruck in January 1975, Klammer had defeated defending Olympic champion Bernhard Russi of Switzerland, the runner-up, by nearly a half-second add something


1976

At his peak , Klammer won ten consecutive downhills, including the spectacular, pressure-laden win at the 1976 Olympics add something

 

Entering the 1976 Winter Olympics, the 22 year old Klammer was the favorite to take the gold medal in the downhill at Innsbruck in his native Austria add something

 

He was the gold medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, winning the downhill at Patscherkofel in dramatic fashion add something


1978

After his fourth consecutive season title in downhill in 1978, he began a prolonged slump until the end of the 1981 season add something


1980

Unable to make the strong four-member Austrian downhill team for the 1980 Olympics, Klammer could not defend his Olympic title at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid add something


1982

Rather than retire, he worked long and hard at a comeback; finally in December 1981, after another ski change from Kneissl to Blizzard, he won at Val-d'Isère add something


1983

The second speed event, the Super G, was not a World Cup event until December 1982, at the twilight of Klammer's World Cup career add something


1984

At the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo , , Klammer finished a disappointing tenth on a less-than-challenging course on Bjela?nica add something

 

He answered that although his gold medal at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck was generally regarded as his greatest career achievement, winning at Kitzbühel in 1984 meant something very special to him, considering he hadn't won there since 1977 add something

 

He answered that although his gold medal at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck was generally regarded as his greatest career achievement, winning at Kitzbühel in 1984 meant something very special to him, considering he hadn't won there since 1977 add something

 

He won a fourth in 1984, at the age of 30 add something

 

The following season he regained the World Cup Downhill title, his fifth, followed by the 1984 victory at Kitzbuehel, his fourth on the Hahnenkamm add something


1985

His final World Cup race was in February 1985; he retired from international competition at age 31 add something


1990

In 1990 Klammer won a round of the prestigious European Touring Car Championship add something


2006

In an interview with $Austrian_television (ORF_(broadcaster)) in 2006, the 52-year-old Klammer was asked about his greatest achievement add something


2010

In an interview with Tom Brokaw that aired on NBC on February 13, 2010, as part of their 2010 Winter Olympics coverage, American Olympian ski racer Bode Miller cited Klammer's style and approach to skiing as a major source of inspiration for him add something


2015

In a 2015 interview with Graham Bell for the "Daily Telegraph", Klammer attributed his success to being the first downhiller to carve a whole turn from start to finish, contrasting his style with skiers of the previous generation such as Karl Schranz and Jean-Claude Killy who would skid at the start of a turn before engaging in a carve add something