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Andreas Molterer

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Austria
Men's alpine skiing
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Giant Slalom
Bronze 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Downhill

Andreas "Anderl" Molterer (born October 8, 1931 in Kitzbühel) is an Austrian former alpine skier.

The "Blitz from Kitz", as he was known, was one of the best skiers of the 1950s, though labouring in Toni Sailer's shadow. At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy he won silver in the giant slalom, and bronze in the downhill competition. In 1953, 1955, 1958, and 1959 he won the Hahnenkamm Race in Kitzbühel. He was absolutely dominant on the pro circuit in the early 1960s.

Leading up to the 1968 Olympics, there was much speculation that Jean-Claude Killy might win all 3 skiing events. One writer (can't remember who) said it was not likely that anyone could do that, since the slalom and downhill favor different physical characteristics. He noted that the only time it had been done was 12 years before, in 1956, and that Toni Sailer won the giant slalom only because the great Anderl Molterer fell during a run so overpowering that he still came in second, as noted above.

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  • (English) Kitzbühel Ski Club
  • Aeiou Encyclopedia (German)
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