Franz Klammer at the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Photo, 1976.
Klammer, Franz, b. Mooswald (Carinthia), Dec. 3, 1953, racing skier, motor racer. 1973 won his first of altogether 25 World Cup races; 1974 world champion in alpine combined, 1976 gold medal winner in downhill at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck; 5-time overall downhill World Cup winner (1975-1978, 1983). After retiring from ski racing turned to motor racing in 1985: Austrian touring car champion, various victories in the European touring car championship (Nürburgring) and in 1000-km-competitions (Bathurst, Australia), consultant and motivation trainer.
Literature: J. Huber (ed.), F. K., 1976; H. Prüller, Große Sportler Ö., 1987.