Semmering (pps) The Austrian Winter Sports Club WSV Semmering mourns the death of Hans Krausner. The Austrian died at the age of 86 shortly after the Pentecost holidays. At the first World Championships of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in Oslo (Norway) in 1955, Krausner earned the gold medal in the doubles event together with Josef Thaler. Coming from a family of luge enthusiasts, Krausner was forced to end his active career in luge due to a severe injury he suffered in the winter of 1956-57.