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Ossi Reichert

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Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRosa "Ossi"•Reichert
Used nameOssi•Reichert
Born25 December 1925 in Sonthofen, Bayern (GER)
Died16 July 2006 in Ofterschwang, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsSC Sonthofen, Sonthofen (GER)
NOC(s) Germany
Ethnic nationFRG


Rosa “Ossi” Reichert learned to ski as a child, yet was only able to show off her talents at the Olympics in 1952, because of World War II and the subsequent German exclusion from the 1948 Games. In Oslo, Reichert skied to a silver medal in the slalom, having been in the lead after the first run. Following a sixth place at the 1954 World Championships (slalom), she suffered a severe ankle injury, but recovered in time to make it to the 1956 Winter Games, where she emerged as the unexpected winner of the giant slalom. At the German Championships in the same year, Reichert was also victorious, winning the slalom, giant slalom and combined events - her only national titles. She retired immediately after the successful 1956 winter to tend to the family hotel “Allgäuer Berghof”. She later became manager of this establishment near Sonthofen.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 8 GER Ossi Reichert
  Slalom, Women Olympic 2 Silver
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Women Olympic 20 GER Ossi Reichert
  Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  Slalom, Women Olympic AC

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