Internet search
Name News
English German

Egon Zimmermann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEgon•Zimmermann
Used nameEgon•Zimmermann
Born8 February 1939 in Lech am Arlberg (AUT)
Died23 August 2019 in Lech am Arlberg (AUT)
Measurements180 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsSki Club Arlberg, St. Christoph am Arlberg (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Egon Zimmermann won two medals at the 1962 World Alpine Championships in Chamonix, bronze in downhill and gold in giant slalom. In 1964 he won the Olympic downhill in Innsbruck in front of his countrymen. He continued to compete internationally, but with less success, although he skied at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Zimmermann settled in his hometown of Lech am Arlberg where he ran the Kristberg Hotel for many years. He later developed multiple sclerosis, as did two other skiers from the 1964 Winter Olympics – Jimmy Heuga and Pepi Stiegler.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT Egon Zimmermann
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC
1968 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT Egon Zimmermann
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 13

Special Notes