Ossi Reichert

Rosa " Ossi " Reichert ( born December 25, 1925 in Gunzesried; † 16 July 2006 Gunzesried ) was a German alpine skier. Reichert was one of the German sports aces of the 1950s and was Olympic champion in the giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games 1956 in Cortina d' Ampezzo. She was the first German Olympic ski champion after the Second World War.

The enthusiasm for winter sports thrive even in its early youth. In native Allgäu Ossi Reichert offered extensive opportunities for skiing. At their home mountain, the Ofterschwanger horn, she completed an avid workout. She participated in the Winter Olympics in 1952 in part in Oslo and won the slalom behind the US-American Andrea Mead - Lawrence ( 2:10,6 min. ) With 0.8 seconds behind the silver medal. Reichert's teammate Anne Marie Buchner won the bronze medal. Two years later she won the slalom race of SDS in Grindelwald, before an ankle injury gave her a long pause and threatened her career premature end. After successful recovery Reichert was at the Olympic Winter Games 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo surprising first in the giant slalom. Ossi Reichert ( 1:56,5 min. ) Took the Austrian Josefa Frandl in the race 1.3 seconds. The West German won the only gold medal for the all-German team at the Winter Games in 1956. In the same year the Allgäu region three times German Champion in slalom, giant slalom and combined was. After the end of their sporting careers, the innkeeper's daughter took care of his parents' hotel in Gunzesried. After Ossi Reichert a ski lift and a ski slope in the Allgäu horns group are named.