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Franz Pfnür

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranz•Pfnür
Used nameFranz•Pfnür
Nick/petnamesBi Dui
Born21 November 1908 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern (GER)
Died21 September 1996
AffiliationsSC Schellenberg, Marktschellenberg (GER)
NOC Germany


Franz Pfnür became the first Olympic Champion in alpine skiing in 1936, winning the alpine combined just ahead of his teammate Gustav Lantschner. In 1934 he was runner-up in alpine combined and the downhill at the World Championship, winning the gold medal in the slalom. In 1937 Pfnür became a member of the SS and was employed in the Race and Settlement Main Office. During World War II he was seriously wounded in 1944 and was close to death for almost 15 months. After World War II he was never arraigned for his involvement in war crimes.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) GER Franz Pfnür
Combined, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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