Peter Gschnitzer

Peter Gschnitzer (born 10 July 1953 in Sterzing) was an Italian luger who competed during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.[1]

Peter Gschnitzer
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Lake Placid Men's doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1977 Igls Men's doubles
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Oberhof Men's doubles

Gschnitzer also won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 1977 FIL World Luge Championships in Igls, Austria. He also won a bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 1979 FIL European Luge Championships in Oberhof, East Germany.

Gschnitzer also won the overall Luge World Cup title in men's doubles in the first two seasons of the World Cup's existence (1977-8, 1978-9).


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Peter Gschnitzer Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

External linksEdit