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Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki

Biographical information

TypeOther
SexMale
Full nameKazimierz•Kay-Skrzypecki
Used nameKazimierz•Kay-Skrzypecki
Born25 November 1905 in ? (POL)
Died22 January 1964 in Innsbruck (AUT)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

Luge made its début as an Olympic sport at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics, but it began with a tragedy, as 58-year-old British slider Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki crashed on a practice run. He survived the crash, but had sustained many fractures, including his skull and pelvis, and he passed away while in surgery the day after the accident. Kay-Skrzypecki, born in Poland, was a former RAF fighter pilot, and had become interested in luge at a relatively late age. A second Olympic competitor, Ross Milne would die in Innsbruck a few days later.

Other participations

Games Role Details
1964 Winter Olympics Representing Great Britain    

Special Notes