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Leonhard Stock (born 14 March 1958) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria.

Leonhard Stock
Leonhard Stock 1980 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born14 March 1958 (1958-03-14) (age 61)
Zell am Ziller or Finkenberg, Tyrol, Austria
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportAlpine skiing
ClubWSV Zell am Ziller

Stock earned his first World Cup points at age 18 in January 1977. At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, Stock was originally an alternate for the downhill, but his fast training times on the course at Whiteface Mountain earned him a spot on the four-man Austrian team. On race day, he was the ninth racer on the course and posted the fastest time to win the gold medal.[1]

Stock could not repeat his surprise win at the Lake Placid Olympics on the World Cup tour until almost a decade later, winning downhill races in 1989, 1990, and 1992. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he just missed a second Olympic medal, finishing fourth in the downhill and eighth in the Super-G at Nakiska.

In 1997 he took over his parental (farm)house in Finkenberg and converted it into a hotel. With his brother Hans he also runs a sports and fashion store in that town.[2]

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World Cup victoriesEdit

  • 3 wins (3 DH), 27 podiums
Season Date Location Discipline
1989 6 Jan 1989     Laax, Switzerland Downhill
1991 8 Dec 1990   Val d'Isère, France Downhill
1993 12 Dec 1992   Val Gardena, Italy Downhill

World championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1978 19 27 not
run
1980 21 18 26 1 3
1982 23 15
1985 26
1987 28 4 8 8
1989 30 9 22
1991 32 4

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 21 18 26 not run 1 not run
1984 25
1988 29 8 4
1992 33 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Leonhard Stock". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Biography at olympiahotel website.

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