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Max Stiepl

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaximillian "Max"•Stiepl
Used nameMax•Stiepl
Born23 March 1914 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died27 August 1992
AffiliationsWEV, Wien (AUT)
NOC(s) Austria


Max Stiepl emerged as a top distance skater in 1934, winning the longest distances at the European Championships, setting a new world record in the 5,000 m and placing second in the overall standings. He would repeat this double distance win at the 1935 Europeans and 1937 Worlds, winning a bronze medal with the latter performance. In 1936, he won Austria’s first Olympic speed skating medal by finishing third in the 10,000 m, having been second in the same event at the World Championships just two weeks earlier. In his own country, Stiepl dominated, winning the national title 10 times (1934-1938, 1943, 1947-1950). After the 1938 Anschluss, Stiepl also competed in several German championships, but never won the title, finishing second on three occasions. Stiepl continued to race after World War II, but could not reach his former level, and retired in 1951 at age 37.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.9 (1938); 1500 – 2:18.8 (1938); 5000 – 8:18.9 (1934); 10000 – 17:25.3 (1937).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1936 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 5 AUT Max Stiepl
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 5
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
1948 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 38 AUT Max Stiepl
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 24
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 10

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1936 Winter Olympics 14 February 1936 Speed Skating (Skating) 10,000 metres, Men Final Standings 17:30.0 3

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