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Herbert Plank

Herbert PlankBiography, Italian alpine skier

Italian alpine skier
Herbert Plank
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Quick Facts

Intro Italian alpine skier
Is Skier Athlete Alpine skier
From Italy
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 September 1954, Sterzing, Italy
Age: 65 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Family
Siblings: Jolanda Plank
Children: Andy Plank
The details

Biography

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. 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.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 09 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.italiansrus.com/articles/olympics/olympicsalpine.htm
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/pl/herbert-plank-1.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20100127180103/http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/pl/herbert-plank-1.html
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