Austria at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Austria was the host nation for the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. It was the second time that Austria had hosted the Winter Games, after the 1964 Winter Olympics, also in Innsbruck.

Austria at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Flag of Austria.svg
IOC codeAUT
NOCAustrian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oeoc.at (in German)
in Innsbruck
Competitors77 (63 men, 14 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearerFranz Klammer (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Franz Klammer Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill
  Gold Karl Schnabl Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill
  Silver Brigitte Totschnig Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill
  Silver Anton Innauer Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill
  Bronze Franz Schachner
Rudolf Schmid
Luge Doubles
  Bronze Karl Schnabl Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anton Steiner Downhill DNF
Klaus Eberhard 1:48.45 19
Sepp Walcher 1:47.45 9
Franz Klammer 1:45.73  
Thomas Hauser Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Franz Klammer DNF DNF
Alois Morgenstern 1:48.33 18 DNF DNF
Hansi Hinterseer 1:46.46 7 1:47.34 19 3:33.80 14
Hansi Hinterseer Slalom DNF DNF
Anton Steiner 1:06.02 27 1:08.88 21 2:14.90 22
Alois Morgenstern 1:01.61 7 1:05.37 8 2:07.18 7
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Irmgard Lukasser Downhill 1:49.18 12
Monika Kaserer 1:48.81 9
Nicola Spieß 1:47.71 4
Brigitte Totschnig 1:46.68  
Irmgard Lukasser Giant Slalom 1:35.38 29
Regina Sackl 1:31.78 19
Brigitte Totschnig 1:31.48 16
Monika Kaserer 1:30.49 6
Monika Kaserer Slalom DNF DNF
Regina Sackl DNF DNF
Nicola Spieß n/a ? DNF DNF
Brigitte Totschnig 49.17 14 DNF DNF

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Klaus Farbmacher 1'20:31.07 16 1'36:31.07 49
Franz-Josef Weber 1'16:14.92 10 1'26:14.92 37
Alfred Eder 1'14:42.52 8 1'22:42.52 21
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Franz-Josef Weber
Alfred Eder
Klaus Farbmacher
Josef Hones
11 2'18:06.78 15
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

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 Dieter Delle Karth
Franz Köfel
Two-man 56.52 6 56.76 7 56.47 4 56.62 5 3:46.37 6
AUT-2 Fritz Sperling
Andreas Schwab
Two-man 56.06 1 56.19 2 56.73 6 56.76 7 3:45.74 4
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
AUT-1 Fritz Sperling
Kurt Oberhöller
Gerd Zaunschirm
Dieter Gehmacher
Four-man 55.51 8 55.62 8 56.05 6 56.61 5 3:43.79 7
AUT-2 Werner Delle Karth
Andreas Schwab
Heinz Krenn
Otto Breg
Franz Köfel
Four-man 54.66 2 55.80 10 56.10 7 56.65 6 3:43.21 6

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Josef Vogel 48:42.32 48
Werner Vogel 48:17.47 43
Rudolf Horn 48:10.52 42
Herbert Wachter 46:46.39 19
30 km Franz Gattermann 1'43:04.88 58
Werner Vogel 1'40:16.10 51
Reinhold Feichter 1'37:43.73 39
Herbert Wachter 1'36:28.48 32
50 km Heinrich Wallner 3'03:58.19 43
Reinhold Feichter 2'50:53.00 35
Werner Vogel 2'47:05.63 26
Herbert Wachter 2'46:40.25 24
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Rudolf Horn
Reinhold Feichter
Werner Vogel
Herbert Wachter
2'12:22.80 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Sylvia Schweiger 20:17.43 42
Gertrud Gasteiger 20:14.94 41
Barbara Stöckl 18:49.16 38
10 km Gertrud Gasteiger 37:35.77 44
Sylvia Schweiger 36:32.93 41
Barbara Stöckl 35:28.99 40

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Ronald Koppelent 15 DNF
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Claudia Kristofics-Binder 15 18 16 162.88 149 16
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Ursula Nemec
Michael Nemec
12 10 121.30 96 10
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Susanne Handschmann
Peter Handschmann
12 DNF

Ice hockeyEdit

First RoundEdit

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Soviet Union 16–3   Austria

Consolation RoundEdit

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7   Romania 5 4 1 0 23 15 8
8   Austria 5 3 2 0 18 14 6
9   Japan 5 3 2 0 20 18 6
10   Yugoslavia 5 3 2 0 22 19 6
11    Switzerland 5 2 3 0 24 22 4
12   Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 19 38 0
  • Austria 6-2 Bulgaria
  • Austria 3-2 Japan
  • Austria 3-4 Romania
  • Austria 3-5 Switzerland
  • Austria 3-1 Yugoslavia
Contestants
Daniel Gritsch
Franz Schilcher
Walter Schneider
Gerhard Hausner
Johann Schuller
Michael Herzog
Günter Oberhuber
Othmar Russ
Max Moser
Rudolf König
Sepp Puschnig
Franz Voves
Josef Schwitzer
Peter Zini
Sepp Kriechbaum
Alexander Sadjina
Herbert Pöck
Herbert Mörtl

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Reinhold Sulzbacher 53.137 10 52.491 7 52.204 6 52.566 8 3:30.398 7
Manfred Schmid 52.973 8 52.073 3 52.113 5 52.352 6 3:29.511 5
Rudolf Schmid 52.933 7 53.806 15 52.361 8 52.319 5 3:31.419 9

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rudolf Schmid
Franz Schachner
42.997 3 42.922 2 1:25.919  
Manfred Schmid
Reinhold Sulzbacher
43.035 4 43.389 6 1:26.424 5
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Angelika Schafferer 43.444 8 43.007 9 42.793 8 43.078 9 2:52.322 8
Margit Graf 43.094 6 42.790 5 42.555 4 43.020 8 2:51.459 6
Antonia Mayr 42.949 4 42.812 6 42.633 5 42.966 6 2:51.360 5

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
Fritz Koch Individual 72.0 72.0 189.1 22 53:04.73 174.52 28 363.62 26

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Toni Innauer Normal hill 80.5 115.6 81.0 117.9 233.5 7
Rudi Wanner 79.5 116.5 79.5 117.0 233.5 7
Reinhold Bachler 80.5 118.1 80.5 119.1 237.2 6
Karl Schnabl 82.5 121.8 81.5 120.2 242.0  
Hans Wallner Large hill 93.5 109.4 92.5 107.5 216.9 6
Reinhold Bachler 95.0 111.5 91.0 105.9 217.4 5
Karl Schnabl 97.5 117.5 97.0 117.3 234.8  
Toni Innauer 102.5 126.5 91.0 106.4 232.9  

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Heinz Steinberger 43.28 27
Berend Schabus 42.33 26
1000 m Berend Schabus 1:26.50 25
1500 m Berend Schabus 2:15.41 29
Ludwig Kronfuß 2:11.17 26
5000 m Hubert Gundolf 8:29.34 29
Ludwig Kronfuß 8:19.72 27
10,000 m Hubert Gundolf 17:52.43 20

ReferencesEdit