Herbert Plank
Alpine skier
Born(1954-09-03)3 September 1954
Sterzing, Italy
Retired1981
Olympics
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Wins5
Podiums21
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck Downhill
World Cup race podiums
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Downhill 5 9 6
Combined 0 1 0
Total 5 10 6

Herbert Plank (born September 3, 1954) is a former Italian alpine skier who competed in the 1976 Winter Olympics and in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Biography

In 1976 he won the bronze medal in the Alpine downhill event.[1] That event did also count as a FIS Alpine World Championship. Four years later he finished sixth in the 1980 downhill competition.

Mr. Plank is the youngest winner of a male downhill race (Val d'Isère, December 10, 1973). He did win five downhill races in the World Cup; in the downhill races he could achieve to be second in nine and to be third in six times; he also did become second in the Alpine Combined at St. Anton am Arlberg on December 1, 1981. In other 25 races (within 6 Combined) he could finish in the Top Ten. He became second in the Downhill World Cup 1975/76 and third in the Downhill World Cup in the seasons 1973/74, 1974/75, 1977/78 and 1979/80. Because retiring after the season 1981/82, he didn't compete in Super-Gs. His son Andreas Plank (nickname Andy) is also an Alpine Skiing Racer; he became World Champion in the Downhill in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships 2009.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Italian Olympic Team - Alpine Skiing Medal Winners". italiansrus.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)