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Sonny Rupprecht

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLouis Edmund Ferdinand "Sonny"•Rupprecht
Used nameSonny•Rupprecht
Born27 December 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Died5 April 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 66 kg
NOC United States


Sonny Rupprecht was at his best in the long distances, skating the 5 and 10K at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Originally from St. Louis, he later settled in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb, where he became the owner of Bicycles of Kirkwood. The store stayed in the family after Rupprechts death, later owned and operated by his son, Mike.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.6 (1948); 1500 – 2:29.7 (1948); 5000 – 8:58.4 (1948); 10000 – 19:00.7 (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Sonny Rupprecht
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 17