Swiss Ski legend Karl Molitor passed away at the age of 94 years.
He won his first World Cup at the age of only 20 in downhill as the youngest participant.
At the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1939 in Zakopane, Poland, he claimed bronze in the downhill. He also obtained a silver medal in the Alpine combined event and a bronze medal in the downhill in the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
After his racing career, Molitor remained in close contact with ski racing. He chaired the Wengen Ski Club and served as Race Director for the Organising Committee for 35 years, until 1992. In his business life, he went on to open a ski shop and manufacture ski boots in Wengen.
Molitor was a FIS official from 1950 -1976, serving in various functions such as downhill and slalom jury member and technical delegate at various FIS World Ski Championships and Olympic Winter Games. He also took part in several FIS Congresses from 1951 to 1971.