David Zwilling

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDavid•Zwilling
Used nameDavid•Zwilling
Born24 August 1949 in Abtenau, Salzburg (AUT)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsUnion Abtenau, Abtenau (AUT)
NOC Austria


David Zwilling was an Austrian alpine skier starting at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. He finished seventh in both the slalom and giant slalom. At the 1974 World Championships he had his greatest moments winning the gold medal in the downhill and the silver medal in the slalom. As a result Zwilling was Austria’s Sportsman of the Year for that year.

After the end of his active sports career, Zwilling worked as the founder and manager of several companies. In 1999 he was awarded the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria. In 2010, his three-month-old granddaughter Nora was kidnapped by an around 35-year-old woman in a shopping centre in Salzburg. After five hours, Nora was found in a parking lot in the Bavarian town of Unterwössen. The kidnapper was never identified.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUT David Zwilling
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 7
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 7

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