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Christian Pravda

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Christian Pravda

Christian Pravda
Medal record
Men's Alpine skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Oslo Giant Slalom
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Oslo Downhill
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1954 Åre Downhill
Silver medal – second place 1954 Åre Combined

Christian Pravda (March 8, 1927 – November 11, 1994) was an alpine ski racer.

He was born in Kufstein, Austria.

At age 20, he participated in the 1948 Winter Olympics in the slalom, but was disqualified.

At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, Pravda won two medals: silver in giant slalom and a bronze medal in the downhill.

Pravda won the prestigious Hahnenkamm downhill twice, in 1951 and 1954. He also won the Wengen downhill in 1954, the first of only ten racers to win both of these classic downhills in the same year.

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