Wolfgang Bartels

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Bartels
Used nameWolfgang•Bartels
Born14 July 1940 in Bischofswiesen, Bayern (GER)
Died6 February 2007 in Ramsau, Bayern (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsSK Ramsau, Ramsau (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Wolfgang Bartels came from Berechtesgaden (FRG) and shortly after the 1964 Winter Games crashed so hard with his car that he could not continue his career as a ski racer. From 1967-76 he was nevertheless a very successful national downhill coach, coaching amongst others Maria and Irene Epple as well as Michael Veith and Sepp Ferstl. In 1964, he had won the bronze medal in the downhill and placed ninth in the slalom, but did not finish the giant slalom. In 1963 he was world ranked #1 in downhill. On a national level he won three championships in West Germany from 1962-64. He was the son of a restaurant owner and also became a restaurant owner, and besides that main job, worked as a skiing coach. Bartels was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf (Silbernes Lorbeerblatt) by the German state president Heinrich Lübke.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) GER FRG Wolfgang Bartels
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 9

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