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Famous Athletes from Austria

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List of famous athletes from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Austria has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Austrian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Austria and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Austria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Herbert Feurer and Daniel Offenbacher are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Austrian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Austria in order to get more information about each one.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more
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Toni Linhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Anton Hans Jörg Linhart was an Austrian football player who later started a successful career in American football in the U.S..
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Margarita Marbler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Margarita Marbler is a freestyle skier.
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Valentina Fedyushina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Valentina Fedjuschina born 10 February 1965 in Moscow, is a retired Austrian shot putter. She originally competed for Soviet Union and Ukraine, but became an Austrian citizen in 1999 to compete ...more
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Benny Feilhaber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
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Benny Feilhaber is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.
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Elisabeth Görgl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Elisabeth Görgl is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Görgl made her World Cup debut in March 2000 and has reached World Cup podiums in all ...more
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Andrea Fischbacher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Andrea Fischbacher is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, Fischbacher now lives in Eben im Pongau. She made her World Cup debut in March 2004 in ...more
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Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
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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Jasna Kolar-Merdan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Jasna Kolar-Merdan is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1992 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal ...more
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Veronika Halder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous 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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Nina Reithmayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nina Reithmayer is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she won a silver medal in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010. Reithmeyer also ...more
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Tatyana Dzhandzhgava is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Tatyana Dzhandzhgava is a Kazakhstani and Russian former handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics, for the Unified Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics, and for ...more
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Nicole Hosp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nicole Hosp is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer, a former world champion and three-time Olympic medalist.
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Nataliya Rusnachenko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nataliya Rusnachenko is a Ukrainian former handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics and for Austria in the 1992 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer ...more
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Kálmán Konrád is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Kálmán Konrád, an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the Hungarian National team with his brother, Jenő ...more
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Michaela Kirchgasser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Michaela Kirchgasser is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, she races in all five disciplines and specializes in the technical events of slalom and ...more
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Peter L. Berger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Peter Ludwig Berger is an Austrian-born American sociologist known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical contributions to ...more
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Eva-Maria Brem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Eva-Maria Brem is an alpine skier.  
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Marion Kreiner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Marion Kreiner is a professional snowboarder.
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Kathrin Zettel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Kathrin Zettel is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Scheibbs, Lower Austria, and from Göstling, she competes primarily in the technical events of Giant slalom and slalom. ...more
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Wolfgang Linger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Wolfgang Linger is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000. As young children, he and his older brother Andreas learned to luge on a former Olympic luge track, and ...more
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Heidi Krings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Heidi Krings is a professional snowboarder.
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Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.
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Manuela Riegler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Manuela Riegler is a professional snowboarder.
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Doris Günther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Doris Günther is a professional snowboarder.