At that time, downhill skiers in Italy were fighting for medals in extreme conditions, the fastest being the famous Austrian Toni Sailer.
“It was fifteen below zero, forty-five people didn’t finish. I rode the last of the Czechoslovaks, I was driving an Englishman who started in front of me. But somehow my right ski rubbed off, so I finished the rest of the race on one ski. my edge snapped, “Hennrich told Czech Radio years ago.
In 1956, Hennrich also became the academic downhill world champion. After finishing his active career, he was a national team coach.