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Ulrich Wehling Biography

Olympic Competition, Move To Switzerland, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments


German skier

East German skier Ulrich Wehling is one of six competitors who have won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the same event—the Nordic Combined. After retiring from skiing, he moved to Switzerland, and is a member of the National Olympic Committee in Germany. In 2002, he was named to Bud Greenspan's list of 25 Greatest Winter Olympians.



Chronicle of the Olympics. New York: DK Publishing, 1998.


Fact Monster. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0758118.html (November 15, 2002).

Nordic Combined Web Site. http://www.nordiccombined.net/information/Meldungen/wehling.shtml (November 15, 2002).

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