Bernhard Russi

Bernhard Russi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bernhard Russi (born August 20, 1948, in Andermatt, Switzerland) is a former alpine ski racer. He was an Olympic, World Cup, and World champion in the downhill event. Russi made his World Cup debut at age 19 in January 1968 at a giant slalom in Adelboden. After two races in 1968 and six in 1969, he joined the World Cup circuit full time in December 1969. A month later, he recorded his first World Cup top ten finish in January 1970 at the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen. The next month he won his first event, the downhill at the 1970 World Championships, ahead of Karl Cordin of Austria and Australian Malcolm Milne. Two years later at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, he won the gold medal in the same discipline on Mt. Eniwa. Countryman Roland Collombin secured the silver and a Swiss "double victory." Russi won the World Cup season title in downhill in 1971 and 1972.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135734458
  • 9786135734454