Andi Wenzel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
SexMale
Full nameAndreas "Andi"•Wenzel
Used nameAndi•Wenzel
Born18 March 1958 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSkiclub Schaan, Schaan (LIE)
NOC Liechtenstein

Biography

Part of the Wenzel skiing family, originally from Germany, Andreas’s fame is somewhat overshadowed by his more successful sister Hanni. He particularly excelled in the combined event, winning the World Championships in that event in 1978. Wenzel placed second again in the 1980 edition (held during the Olympics, but without Olympic status), and also won the combined World Cup in 1984 and 1985, with six of his 14 World Cup wins coming in that discipline. In 1980, Wenzel even won the overall World Cup, and he would finish third in that ranking in three other seasons. Wenzel’s second specialty was the giant slalom, winning 3 World cup races, a silver medal at the 1978 World Championships and two Olympic medals in the event. He retired after the Calgary Olympics. In 2007, he became president of the Liechtenstein Skiing Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Andi Wenzel
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 28
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 20
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 10
1980 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Andi Wenzel
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 20
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 12
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Andi Wenzel
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Slalom, Men (Olympic) DNF
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LIE Andi Wenzel
Super G, Men (Olympic) 12
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 6

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1988 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony LIE Andi Wenzel

Olympic family relations

Special Notes