Ernst Hinterseer

Ernst Hinterseer (born 27 February 1932) is a retired alpine skier from Austria. He participated in the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, placing sixth in the giant slalom.[1] At the 1960 Winter Olympics he won a gold medal in the slalom, and bronze in the giant slalom.[1] He was only a substitute for the slalom, and was trailing in fifth place after the first leg.

Ernst Hinterseer
Ernst Hinterseer 1963.jpg
Hinterseer in 1963
Personal information
Born27 February 1932 (1932-02-27) (age 88)
Kitzbühel, Austria
SportAlpine skiing
ClubKitzbüheler Ski Club

Hinterseer won two national titles: in the giant slalom in 1954 and in a combined event in 1956. He became an "Austrian sportsman of the Year 1960"[2] and in 1997 was awarded the "Goldenes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich" ("Order in gold of merit for services rendered to the Republic of Austria").

Hinterseer was born in a farmer's family. After World War II he started an apprenticeship as a carpenter, but focused on skiing after graduating from school. After the 1960 Olympics he turned professional and won the 1963 world title. He retired in 1967 to become a coach, and in 1974–76 headed the Austrian Ski Federation. His sons Ernst, Georg, and Hansi also became ski racers, while his grandson Lukas Hinterseer played football for the Austrian national team.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Spätes Gold für Ernst Hinterseer" (in German). Austrian Olympic Committee.
  2. ^ a b Ernst Hinterseer.

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Preceded by
  Karl Schranz
Austrian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
  Heinrich Thun