| Erika Lechner|
| 1.68 m|
| May 28, 1947 (age 68) (1947-05-28) Bolzano, Italy|
Luge at the 1968 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles
Erika Lechner Wikipedia
Erika Lechner (sometimes listed as Erica Lechner, born May 28, 1947 in Bolzano) is an Italian luger who competed during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, she originally finished third in the women's singles event behind Ortrun Enderlein and Anna-Maria Müller (both from East Germany), but was awarded the gold medal upon the disqualifications of Enderlein, Müller, and Angela Knösel (who finished fourth) when the East Germans were discovered to have their runners being illegally heated.
Lechner also won the silver medal in the women's singles event at the 1971 FIL World Luge Championships in Olang, Italy. She also won the gold medal in the women's singles event at the 1971 FIL European Luge Championships in Imst, Austria.