Franz Klammer

Franz Klammer remains the most successful downhill World Cup skier of all time, having won the downhill World Cup a record five times. Of his 26 World Cup victories, 25 came in the downhill discipline with another in the combined race of 1976. To add to his World Cup and World Championship titles, Franz added the Olympic downhill title in 1976. Later on his career in 1984, Franz won the downhill at Kitzbühel on the legendary Hahnenkammrennen for a record fourth time, after three consecutive wins from 1975 to 1977.