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17 Nov 1935 Kitzbühel, Austria
"Der Blitz von Kitz", Tonai
Male

Austria's Anton "Toni" Sailer, known as "The Blitz from Kitz", because of his hometown, was the greatest Alpine skier in Olympic history. Although his feat of winning all three Alpine events at the 1956 Winter Games was matched by Jean-Claude Killy 12 years later, Sailer's overall performance was far more impressive. He won the downhill by 3.5 seconds, the slalom by 4.0 seconds and the giant slalom by a remarkable 6.2 seconds, whereas Killy's margins of victory were much narrower. Sailer was also World Champion at Alpine combination (1956, 1958) and the downhill and slalom (1958). His career at the...

Anton in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Cortina d'Ampezzo
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom

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