Alpine skiing - Swiss legend Karl Molitor dies at 94

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Alpine skiing - Swiss legend Karl Molitor dies at 94
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- Swiss alpine skiing legend Karl Molitor has died at the age of 94, his family announced on Wednesday.

Molitor, from the ski resort of Wengen in Switzerland's rugged Bernese Oberland region, won multiple victories in the iconic Lauberhorn downhill.

His first win on the Lauberhorn, at 4.48 kilometres the longest downhill on the alpine skiing calendar, was in 1939, when he was 20.

The same year, he won the bronze medal at the world championships in Zakopane in Poland, on the eve of World War II.

In 1948, at the Winter Olympics in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz, Molitor won silver in the combined and bronze in the downhill.

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