Werner Delle Karth

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWerner•Delle Karth
Used nameWerner•Delle Karth
Born18 May 1941 in Innsbruck, Tirol (AUT)
Measurements169 cm / 65 kg
NOC Austria


Werner Delle Karth was an Austrian bobsledder participating in two editions of the Olympic Winter Olympics: Sapporo 1972 and Innsbruck 1976. He placed seventh and sixth respectively with the Austrian four-men bob. Partnering Fritz Sperling he also finished 13th with the two-men bob in 1972.

Werner’s brothers Dieter and Walter became Olympic bobsleigh exponents while his son Nico became an Olympic sailor. His father Walter Delle Karth was a Nordic combined skier at the 1936 Garmisch Winter Games.

Werner Delle Karth later turned to coaching working in Canada from 1983-88 and then in Austria, as a national coach. At the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992 he coached the Austrian four-men bob team to the gold medal. Karth was the general secretary of the Austrian Bobsleigh Federation from 1999-2010.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) AUT Werner Delle Karth
Two, Men (Olympic) Fritz Sperling 13
Four, Men (Olympic) Austria 2 7
1976 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) AUT Werner Delle Karth
Four, Men (Olympic) Austria 2 6

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