Manfred Stengl

Manfred Stengl ( born April 1, 1946 in Salzburg, † June 6, 1992 in Douglas, Isle of Man) was an Austrian luger, Bobsportler, motorcycle racer and Olympic champion.

The Salzburg won with his partner Joseph Feistmantl the gold medal in the doubles competition of the luge at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 1964 and has named thus for the first Olympic champion in this discipline.

After the two Austrians sec in the first run with 50.57. already track record had scored, they went with a soothing lead in the second round and won the competition to consider their fellow countrymen Reinhold Senn and Helmut Thaler.

Manfred Stengl 1971 ended his career as a luger and switched to bobsledding. There he reached the bronze medal in the four-man event at the World Championships in 1975.

But Stengl was also very successfully been traveling in motorcycle racing. In 1969, he was Austrian champion in the 350 cc class winner of the 1973 Austrian TT. For years he drove on Aermacchi. In 1992 he had an accident in the Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man, in the race of the TT -F1 class, fatal.