Karl Schranz

Austria

Alpine Skiing

B: November 18, 1938

1969 & 1970 World Cup Champion

Schranz was one the best giant slalom skiers in the 1960's, but rather unlucky in the Olympic Games. He was sick in 1960, and won a silver medal in 1964. In 1968, at Grenoble, he was disqualified and Jean-Claude Killy won the slalom. In a foggy run, a course worker allegedly went onto the course in front of Schranz. He was given a re-run and his time bettered Killy's. However, a French protest was upheld and Schranz was disqualified when it was determined that he had missed a gate earlier on the course. He arrived at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, age 33, with a strong chance to finally win an elusive Olympic Gold Medal. Avery Brundage, the president of the International Olympic Committee, made an example of Schranz and barred him from the Games for professionalism. He had contracts as a consultant for ski manufacturers. Although many other skiers had similar arrangements, Schranz was singled out. Schranz had been the World Cup overall champion in 1969 and '70. He was a three-time World Champion, capturing golds in the downhill and combined in 1966 and the giant slalom on 1970.


SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 2

2

38 1/2

$8,850

Tennis, Bowling
1974 Final

12

4

$1,200

None
TOTALS  

42 1/2

$10,050

2


PERSONAL BESTS
Tennis

1st

1974 Preliminary 2
Weight Lifting

190

1974 Preliminary 2
Bowling

155

1974 Final
100 Yard Dash
11.74
1974 Preliminary 2
Half Mile Run

2:16.0

1974 Final
Bike Race - 1/2 Mile

1:20.39

1974 Preliminary 2
Bike Race - Mile
2:34.63
1974 Preliminary 2
Obstacle Course

34.98

1974 Preliminary 2
Points Scored

38 1/2

1974 Preliminary 2


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