Aladár Háberl

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameAladár•Háberl
Used nameAladár•Háberl
Born9 February 1898 in Budapest (HUN)
Died4 June 1990 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBBTE, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary

Biography

At the age of nine, Aladár Háberl worked in a drugstore. Although he had always been interested in chemistry, physics and biology, he could not afford school, so he stayed in the drugstore, later becoming the manager. From a young age Háberl was a dedicated motor and racing driver but never excelled in those sports. He was a multiple champion in ski sport in the 1920s and one of the four Hungarians who participated in the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix in 1924.

Háberl was one of the dominant figures of the Hungarian Ski Federation before World War II, first as a ski instructor and then as the leader of the federation. In his free time, he was a passionate photographer, and in 1932, Háberl opened a photography shop, which was later bombed in the war, and he had to start a new life. He earned a degree in lab work in the laboratory of the old Árpád Hospital, so he could finally fulfill his childhood dream. His fate was finally tragic as, at the age of 92, he was killed in a robbery at home.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) HUN Aladár Háberl
Individual, Men (Olympic) DNF
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) HUN Aladár Háberl
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Ski Jumping (Skiing) HUN Aladár Háberl
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS

Special Notes