Edy Reinalter

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRomedi Peter "Edy"•Reinalter
Used nameEdy•Reinalter
Born24 December 1920 in Sankt Moritz (SUI)
Died19 November 1962 in Tschagguns (AUT)
AffiliationsGuardia Grischa
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Edy Reinalter was the Swiss national champion in the slalom in 1943, but it was not until after World War II that he began to attract attention on the international scene. His greatest success came at the 1948 Winter Olympics, where he came up from third place after the first run to win the slalom. He was also 10th in the combined and 22nd in the downhill. Despite some continued success, he retired soon after the Games and died in November 1962 after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his hunting rifle.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Edy Reinalter
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 22
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Combined, Men (Olympic) 10

Special Notes