Manfred Stengl

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameManfred•Stengl
Used nameManfred•Stengl
Born1 April 1946 in Salzburg (AUT)
Died6 June 1992 in Douglas (IOM)
AffiliationsRV Halltal, Absam (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Manfred Stengl was a top athlete in multiple sports, starting out in luge. At Innsbruck in 1964 he and Josef Feistmantl became the inaugural Olympic champions in doubles luge. Stengl and Feistmantl had also been silver medalists at the 1962 European Championships. Stengl competed in luge thru 1971, with less success, and then turned his attention in winter sports to bobsledding. At the 1975 World Championships in Cervinia, Italy, Stengl was the driver for the Austrian sled that won a bronze medal in the four-man.

Stengl had long been a driver, as from the 1960s he had raced motorcycles at the top level. He competed 10 times in Tourist Trophy Formula One races from 1984-92. In 1969 he was Austrian Champion in the 350 cc class, and won the 1973 Austrian Tourist Trophy. Stengl died racing motorcycles, when he crashed his 750 cc Suzuki on the 33rd mile and fifth lap of the 1992 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Formula One race.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Luge AUT Manfred Stengl
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Josef Feistmantl 1 Gold

Special Notes