Urban Hettich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameUrban•Hettich
Used nameUrban•Hettich
Born2 March 1953 in Schonach im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsSC Schonach, Schonach im Schwarzwald (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

After his competitive career ended, Urban Hettich made his living as a coach of the Canadian and Swiss Nordic combined as well as the Spanish cross country national teams, and also coached the Spanish cross-country skiers. His best performance in Nordic combined came at the 1976 Winter Olympics, winning the silver medal, and he also won three consecutive national championships from 1974 to 1976. In 1980, he was the West German flagbearer at the Lake Placid Winter Games in the opening ceremony. Urban Hettich is not related to the 2006 Olympic Champion Georg Hettich although both are from the same town, Schonach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) FRG Urban Hettich
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 7
Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Urban Hettich
Individual, Men (Olympic) 20
1976 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Urban Hettich
Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1980 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Urban Hettich
Individual, Men (Olympic) 14

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1980 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRG Urban Hettich