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.
- 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
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