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Toni Spiß

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameToni•Spiß
Used nameToni•Spiß
Nick/petnamesGummi Spiß
Born8 April 1930 in Sankt Anton am Arlberg (AUT)
Died20 March 1993 in Sankt Anton am Arlberg (AUT)
AffiliationsSki Club Arlberg, St. Christoph am Arlberg (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Toni Spiß won the 1952 Austrian title in combined, which qualified him for the 1952 Winter Olympic team. At Oslo Spiß won a bronze medal in the giant slalom. He repeated that finish at the 1954 World Championships in Åre, Sweden, placing third in GS. Spiß retired after the 1955 season and was brought to the United States to teach skiing at resorts in Vermont. He later returned to Austria, living and dying in his hometown of Sankt Anton am Arlberg.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT Toni Spiß
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC r1/2

Special Notes