Austria at the 1956 Winter Olympics

Austria competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Austria at the
1956 Winter Olympics
Flag of Austria.svg
IOC codeAUT
NOCAustrian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oeoc.at (in German)
in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors60 (50 men, 10 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerToni Sailer (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
11
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Toni Sailer Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Gold Toni Sailer Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
  Gold Toni Sailer Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Gold Sissy Schwarz
Kurt Oppelt
Figure skating Pairs
  Silver Anderl Molterer Alpine skiing Men's giant slaom
  Silver Putzi Frandl Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
  Silver Regina Schöpf Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Bronze Anderl Molterer Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Bronze Walter Schuster Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
  Bronze Thea Hochleitner Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
  Bronze Ingrid Wendl Figure skating Women's singles

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Walter Schuster Downhill DSQ
Josl Rieder DSQ
Anderl Molterer 2:56.2  
Toni Sailer 2:52.2  
Ernst Hinterseer Giant Slalom 3:08.5 6
Walter Schuster 3:07.2  
Anderl Molterer 3:06.3  
Toni Sailer 3:00.1  
Anderl Molterer Slalom DSQ DSQ
Josl Rieder 1:47.0 31 DSQ DSQ
Othmar Schneider 1:35.8 23 2:00.0 13 3:35.8 12
Toni Sailer 1:27.3 1 1:47.4 1 3:14.7  
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Putzi Frandl Downhill 1:51.0 13
Trude Klecker 1:50.6 12
Thea Hochleitner 1:47.9 7
Hilde Hofherr 1:47.3 4
Trude Klecker Giant Slalom 2:08.5 33
Regina Schöpf 2:00.6 9
Thea Hochleitner 1:58.2  
Putzi Frandl 1:57.8  
Putzi Frandl Slalom 1:00.4 14 57.5 2 1:58.0 5
Thea Hochleitner 1:00.4 14 1:00.6 13 2:01.0 12
Hilde Hofherr 58.2 6 1:25.3 31 2:23.5 24
Regina Schöpf 56.0 2 59.4 7 1:55.4  

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
AUT-1 Paul Aste
Heinrich Isser
Two-man 1:26.32 12 1:25.82 12 1:26.61 15 1:25.22 7 5:43.97 12
AUT-2 Karl Wagner
Adolf Tonn
Two-man 1:26.15 11 1:27.06 20 1:26.73 16 1:26.35 14 5:46.29 15
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
AUT-1 Karl Wagner
Fritz Rursch
Adolf Tonn
Heinrich Isser
Four-man 1:19.60 11 1:20.74 17 1:19.98 8 1:20.30 8 5:20.62 10
AUT-2 Kurt Loserth
Wilfried Thurner
Karl Schwarzböck
Franz Dominik
Four-man 1:19.37 10 1:19.12 9 1:20.08 9 1:19.72 5 5:18.29 7

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Oskar Schulz 59:56 59
Hermann Mayr 55:51 39
Karl Rafreider 54:51 35
Sepp Schneeberger 54:21 28
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Sepp Schneeberger
Oskar Schulz
Hermann Mayr
Karl Rafreider
2'30:50 11

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Norbert Felsinger 7 8 150.55 67 7
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Hanna Walter 8 7 153.89 83.5 7
Hanna Eigel 5 4 157.15 52 5
Ingrid Wendl 3 5 159.44 39  
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Elisabeth Ellend
Konrad Lienert
10.38 77 9
Sissy Schwarz
Kurt Oppelt
11.31 14  

Ice hockeyEdit

Group AEdit

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 30 1 6
2   Germany 3 1 1 1 9 6 3
3   Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 2
4   Austria 3 0 2 1 2 32 1
  • Italy 2-2 Austria
  • Canada 23-0 Austria
  • Germany (UTG) 7-0 Austria

Games for 7th-10th placesEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7   Italy 3 3 0 0 21 7 6
8   Poland 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
9    Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 18 2
10   Austria 3 0 3 0 9 19 0
  • Switzerland 7-4 Austria
  • Italy 8-2 Austria
  • Poland 4-3 Austria
Contestants
Alfred Püls
Robert Nusser
Franz Potucek
Hermann Knoll
Hans Mössmer
Hans Scarsini
Hans Zollner
Fritz Spielmann
Wilhelm Schmid
Walter Znenahlik
Gerhard Springer
Adolf Hafner
Hans Wagner
Max Singewald
Kurt Kurz
Konrad Staudinger
Wolfgang Jöchl

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Leopold Kohl Individual 66.5 69.5 198.5 16 1'01:00 221.800 21 420.300 17
Sepp Schiffner 71.5 73.5 211.5 4 1'02:02 217.800 25 429.300 11
Willi Egger 73.0 72.5 208.0 7 1'03:00 214.100 28 422.100 16

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Otto Leodolter Normal hill 72.0 94.0 31 72.5 91.0 33 185.0 30
Rudolf Schweinberger 74.5 100.0 22 75.0 99.0 17 199.0 19
Walter Habersatter 77.5 102.0 18 77.5 99.5 16 201.5 15
Sepp Bradl 77.5 104.5 11 77.0 101.0 15 205.5 12

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kurt Eminger 44.4 41
Ernst Biel 44.2 37
Franz Offenberger 43.8 32
1500 m Ernst Biel 2:23.5 51
Kurt Eminger 2:19.0 38
Arthur Mannsbarth 2:17.4 32
Franz Offenberger 2:17.3 31
5000 m Kurt Eminger 8:39.4 38
Franz Offenberger 8:30.8 34
Arthur Mannsbarth 8:23.6 28
10,000 m Arthur Mannsbarth 17:47.8 29

ReferencesEdit