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Reinhold Bachler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameReinhold•Bachler
Used nameReinhold•Bachler
Born26 December 1944 in Eisenerz (AUT)
Measurements174 cm / 70 kg
NOC Austria

Biography

Reinhold Bachler competed at three Olympic Winter Games, winning a silver medal on the normal hill in 1968. Bachler came to the fore in 1967 when he won six FIS competitions, including one in which he set a world record of 154 metres in ski flying at Vikersund. Bachler competed at the World Championships between 1966-77 with a best finish of ninth on the large hill in 1970. During his career he had 21 victories in FIS competitions, in the era before the World Cup, including four in ski flying. He was world-ranked #3 in 1967 and 1968, and #4 in 1976. He competed in the Four Hills Tournament from 1966-78, with 1976 his best year, when he had two third-place podiums at Oberstdorf and Innsbruck.

After his competitive career ended, Bachler worked as a ski coach from 1982-2000. In 1996 he was given the Silver Medal for Meritorious Service to the Austrian Republic. Bachler had worked as a miner at Erzberg before taking up ski jumping.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) AUT Reinhold Bachler
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) AUT Reinhold Bachler
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) =29
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 24
1976 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) AUT Reinhold Bachler
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5

Special Notes