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Hannes Trinkl

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHannes•Trinkl
Used nameHannes•Trinkl
Born1 February 1968 in Windischgarsten (AUT)
Measurements183 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsSkiclub Hinterstoder
NOC(s) Austria

Biography

Hannes Trinkl was born in Steyr, Upper Austria, becomingmember of SC Hinterstoder at the age of five. He became part of the Austrian national team in 1986, but multiple knee injuries had him on and off the team for the next six years. From that time on he was a permanent member of the Austrian national team and also one of the top World Cup downhillers for more than 10 years. His first World Cup podium came in March 1993 with third places at Sierra Nevada and in the pre-Olympic race at Kvitfjell. Surprisingly his first World Cup win came in a Super G in December 1993 in Lech/Arlberg with bib number 51, but Trinkl won his first World Cup downhill just one week later in Bormio. In total he won six World Cup races (five downhills and one Super G). In the 1993-94 season he finished second in the downhill World Cup and fifth in the overall World Cup. In addition he participated in two Olympics and won bronze in Nagano in 1998 in a race most notable for the spectacular crash of Hermann Maier. But Trinkl topped this success in 2001 when he became World downhill champion in front of his home crowd in St. Anton.

After his retirement in 2004 Trinkl became one of the vice-presidents of the Austrian skiing federation in 2005. In 2014 he will become race director for speed events in the World Cup. In Hinterstoder the World Cup track was named after him in 2005 – Hannes-Trinkl-Weltcupstrecke.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Men Olympic =6 Representing Austria    
  Super G, Men Olympic AC
1998 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Austria    

Referee

Games Sport Event Status Phase Unit Role Details
2018 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Combined, Men Olympic Downhill Course Setter Representing Austria    
  Downhill, Men Olympic Final Standings Course Setter

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