KLAMMER Frantz (1953) Austria / Alpine skiing
The Austrian was the best downhill skier of the 70s. Several times World Cup winner, he was crowned Olympic champion at Innsbruck in 1976.
Klammer was never an elegant downhill skier. In his descents he appeared at times to be dangerously off balance. In spite, or perhaps because of his unique style of skiing, he was able to dominate a field of gifted competitors.