Josef Walcher

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Birthday
8, 1954
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 22, 1984 (29)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1954
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 22, 1984 (29)

About

Downhill skier who won a gold medal at the 1978 World Championships in West Germany. He earned a total of five World Cup victories and thirteen podium finishes before his retirement.

Before Fame

He debuted at the World Cup in 1973 when he was just 18 years old, finishing in 28th place overall.

Trivia

His lone Olympic appearances came in 1976 and 1980.

Family Life

He tragically died while racing in a benefit in his hometown of Schladming, Austria.

Associated With

He competed at the 1980 Olympics, where American speed skater Eric Heiden took home an amazing 5 gold medals.