Willi Frommelt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilli•Frommelt
Used nameWilli•Frommelt
Born18 November 1952 in Schaan (LIE)
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsSkiclub Schaan, Schaan (LIE)
NOC Liechtenstein
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


The son of Christof Frommelt, a cross-country skier who carried Liechtenstein’s flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1948 Olympic Games, Willi Frommelt first appeared on the Olympic stage as a teenager at Sapporo. Two years later he made a small piece of history by winning a bronze medal in downhill at the 1974 World Championships at St. Moritz as this was the first medal won by a Liechtensteiner at world or Olympic level. He was equally capable at all three disciplines then contested and won an Olympic bronze in slalom in 1976 and a second World Championship medal, this time at giant slalom in 1978. He also awarded a silver medal for his combined performance at slalom and downhill at the 1976 Olympics although, since the combined event was not an Olympic event, this was considered a World Championship medal only. Oddly for a multiple championship medallist he only registered a single podium finish, a third place, in five seasons of World Cup competition. After retirement from skiing he took a degree in business management and later worked as a financial planner for the Liechtenstein National Bank. Frommelt also moved into politics with the centre-right Fortschrittliche Bürgerpartei in Liechtenstein and served a term as a municipal councillor. His brother Paul Frommelt followed in Willi’s footsteps and was an Olympic skiing medallist whilst another brother, Peter, represented his country in table tennis.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Willi Frommelt
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 30
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 22
Slalom, Men (Olympic) DQ
1976 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Willi Frommelt
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 21
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 17
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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