Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria  

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This is a list of the greatest Olympic athletes from Austria, with photos when available. These are the best Austrian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Austrian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Austrian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Austria is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Dominik Landertinger to Ingemar Walder.

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Austria Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Austria. If you really enjoyed this list of best Austrian Olympic athletes, you'll also love this list of best Olympic athletes from Russia.

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Marcel Hirscher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Slalom
Marcel Hirscher is an alpine skier.
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32 9
Hermann Maier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom, Men's Super-G
Hermann Maier, known as the Herminator, is a former World Cup champion alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Maier ranks among the ...more
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20 3
Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Slalom, Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom, Men's Combined
Benjamin Raich is a champion World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. With 14 medals won at Winter Olympics and World Championships, 36 World Cup race victories, one ...more
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21 4
Anna Fenninger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Women's Super-G, Women's Giant Slalom
Anna Fenninger is an alpine skier.
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19 4
Gregor Schlierenzauer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Team Large Hill, Men's Individual Normal Hill, Men's Individual Large Hill
Gregor Schlierenzauer, is an Austrian ski jumper. He began his senior career in 2005–06 with one win and three additional podiums in the Ski Jumping Grand Prix, and made his World Cup debut in ...more
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20 6
Thomas Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Team Large Hill, Men's Large hill individual
Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian former ski jumper. He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers, having won the World Cup twice; the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic ...more
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14 2
Heidi Krings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Heidi Krings is a professional snowboarder.
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15 3
Doresia Krings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Doresia Krings is a professional snowboarder.
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13 4
Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Women's Slalom, Women's Combined
Marlies Schild is a retired Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. She specializes in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. She has won four Olympic medals, with silvers in the ...more
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12 4
Hannes Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Johannes "Hannes" Reichelt is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. He competes in Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, and Combined. Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Reichelt ...more
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9 2
Dominik Landertinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's 4x7.5 km Relay
Dominik Landertinger is an Austrian biathlete. He debuted in the 2007/2008 season, and his big breakthrough came during the 2008/2009 season, where he, as of 6 March 2014, has eleven podium ...more
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8 2
Heidi Neururer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Heidi Neururer is a professional snowboarder from Austria. Her speciality is the Parallel Slalom.
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9 3
Markus Schiegl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Markus Schiegl is an Austrian luger who has competed from 1987 to 2010. He won fourteen medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with five golds, five silvers, and four bronzes. Schiegl ...more
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9 3
Renate Götschl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Women's Combined, Women's Downhill
Renate Götschl is a former champion alpine ski racer. She is a two-time individual World Champion in the combined and downhill, and has won a total of 9 World Championships medals. She also ...more
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8 3
Felix Gottwald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Individual Gundersen, Men's Nordic Combined Sprint, Men's Nordic Combined
Felix Gottwald is an Austrian Nordic combined athlete who competed from 1994 to 2007 and then returned to compete in 2009. He is 5 ft 10 in, weighing 150 lb. Gottwald made his Olympic debut as ...more
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7 2
Veronika Halder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Veronika Halder is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2000. She won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with two silvers and two bronzes. Halder competed in two Winter ...more
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7 2
Fritz Strobl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Downhill
Fritz Strobl is a former World Cup alpine ski racer. Strobl was the gold medalist in the downhill at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. In his final season, he was the silver medalist ...more
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6 2
Doris Günther is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Doris Günther is a professional snowboarder.
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6 2
Daniel Mesotitsch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's 4x7.5 km Relay
Daniel Mesotitsch is an Austrian biathlete, the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. He was born in Villach, Kärnten, Austria. His height is 181 cm and weight
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5 1
Toni Sailer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Shirley Tessle added Men's Downhill, Men's Slalom, Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom
Anton Engelbert "Toni" Sailer was an Austrian alpine ski racer, considered among the best in the sport. At age 20, he won all three gold medals in alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter ...more
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5 1
Eva-Maria Brem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Eva-Maria Brem is an alpine skier.  
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5 1
Klaus Kröll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Klaus Kroell is an alpine skier.
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8 5
Andreas Kofler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Team Large Hill, Men's Large hill individual
Andreas Kofler is an Austrian ski jumper, competing for the Austrian Ski Federation.
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7 4
Mario Stecher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Men's Team Relay
Mario Stecher is an Austrian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1994. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won three medals in the 4 x 5 km team event with two golds and a bronze. ...more
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6 3
Mario Matt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Austria
Mario Matt is a Austrian former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. He is widely considered as one of the best slalom skiers of all time. Born in Flirsch, Tyrol, Matt made his ...more