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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Paul Ress
January 27, 1964
At age 2 (above left) Christl Haas was already rolling in snow near home on Hahnenkamm. By the time she was 6, she skied to school down Kitzb�hel's Streif trail (left). In the summer she went mountain climbing with her father.
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January 27, 1964

The Development Of A Gold Medal Winner

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At age 2 (above left) Christl Haas was already rolling in snow near home on Hahnenkamm. By the time she was 6, she skied to school down Kitzb�hel's Streif trail (left). In the summer she went mountain climbing with her father.

By late teens, Christl Haas had become an accomplished mountaineer, but skiing was her primary sport. In 1962 she won downhill world title, then flashed winning smile as she took downhill race on Olympic course at Innsbruck.

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