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Paul Hildgartner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul-Peter•Hildgartner
Used namePaul•Hildgartner
Born8 June 1952 in Chienes, Bolzano-Bozen (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsSlittino Club Kiens
NOC Italy

Biography

One of the few lugers to win three Olympic medals and two gold medals, Paul Hildgartner uniquely won his gold medals 12 years apart. In 1972, Hildgartner joined Walter Plaikner to win the Olympic doubles luge gold medal. He then turned to singles luge exclusively, earning a silver medal in 1980 and winning the Olympic title in 1984 at Sarajevo. Hildgartner was also World Champion in singles in 1978, and in doubles in 1971 (with Plaikner). Hildgartner was the singles World Cup leader in both 1981 and 1983.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Luge ITA Paul Hildgartner
Singles, Men (Olympic) 8
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Walter Plaikner =1 Gold
1976 Winter Olympics Luge ITA Paul Hildgartner
Singles, Men (Olympic) AC
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Walter Plaikner 11
1980 Winter Olympics Luge ITA Paul Hildgartner
Singles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1984 Winter Olympics Luge ITA Paul Hildgartner
Singles, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1988 Winter Olympics Luge ITA Paul Hildgartner
Singles, Men (Olympic) 10

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Paul Hildgartner
1988 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Paul Hildgartner

Special Notes