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Gustavo Thoeni, Sugarloaf, 1971

Contributed by Sugarloaf Mountain Ski club through Ski Museum of Maine

This is a close up shot of the 19 year old Italian ski racer, Gustavo Thoeni, at the 1971 World Cup competition at Sugarloaf. Thoeni also raced in the Downhills at that competition; where he placed 12th in the Kandahar downhill and 3rd in the Tall Timber Classic downhill.

In 1971 Thoeni won his first of 4 overall World Cup titles. He also earned a Gold and 2 Silver medals in the Olympics. Thoeni went on to compete in the 1972, 76 and 80 Olympics and later he became a ski coach for the Italian ski team. The most famous athlete that Thoeni coached was the great Alberto Tomba, who set many ski racing records.

Other Information


  • Title: Gustavo Thoeni, Sugarloaf, 1971
  • Creation Date: 1971
  • Subject Date: 1971
  • Local Name: Sugarloaf
  • Town: Carrabassett Valley
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and White Photographic Image
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 24
  • Local Code: 2012.001.0015
  • Collection: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Ski Museum of Maine
256 Main Street, PO Box 359, Kingfield, ME 04947
(207) 265-2023
http://www.skimuseumofmaine.org

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