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Former Olympic champion Eggon Zimmermann dead at 80 – Austrian Ski Association

He had belonged to the Arlberg ski club and was an allrounder -- winning the World Cup gold medal in Giant Slalom during the 1962 competition in Chamonix -- whose favourite discipline was downhill.

By: Reuters | Zurich |
August 23, 2019 10:53:41 pm
Zimmermann won the downhill gold medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck (Source: Youtube screengrab)

Former Alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medallist Egon Zimmermann has died at the age of 80, Austria’s ski association said on Friday.

Zimmermann, born in the town of Lech in Austria, won the downhill gold medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

He had belonged to the Arlberg ski club and was an allrounder — winning the World Cup gold medal in Giant Slalom during the 1962 competition in Chamonix — whose favourite discipline was downhill.

The Austrian Ski Association said his death had become a “sad certainty” on Friday, without providing further details.

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