Austrian alpine ski racer who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics in the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events.
He began skiing at the age of 12.
He won seven gold medals at World Championship events in the 1950s.
He married Gaby Rummeny in 1976.
He won three gold medals for skiing at a single Olympic event about 30 years before ski jumper Matti Nykanen did the same.