Willi Sandner

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilli•Sandner
Used nameWilli•Sandner
Born8 March 1911 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
DiedJune 1984 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsMEV, München (GER)
NOC Germany


Skater Willi Sandner participated in all four speed skating events at the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics. His best result was 12th place in the 10km. By profession, Sandner was a locksmith and became jobless in the 1920s. He then started speed skating. In the 1930s he won six German Championships, and set twelve German records. He also participated in the World Championships in 1935-36 and 1938.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.8 (1936); 1500 – 2:25.3 (1936); 5000 – 8:52.8 (1935); 10000 – 18:02.0 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Willi Sandner
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =19
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNF
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12