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Switzerland at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Switzerland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IOC code  SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo
Competitors 52 (46 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Edmund Bruggmann (alpine skiing)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
10
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Russi, BernhardBernhard Russi Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Nadig, Marie-TheresMarie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Nadig, Marie-TheresMarie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Wicki, JeanJean Wicki
Leutenegger, HansHans Leutenegger
Camichel, WernerWerner Camichel
Hubacher, EdyEdy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Collombin, RolandRoland Collombin Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Bruggmann, EdmundEdmund Bruggmann Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Silver Steiner, WalterWalter Steiner Ski jumping Men's large hill (90m)
 Bronze Mattle, WernerWerner Mattle Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Wicki, JeanJean Wicki
Hubacher, EdyEdy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Bronze Kälin, AlfredAlfred Kälin
Giger, AlbertAlbert Giger
Kälin, AloisAlois Kälin
Hauser, EduardEduard Hauser
Cross-country skiing Men's relay

Alpine skiing

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Walter Tresch Downhill 1:53.19 6
Andreas Sprecher 1:53.11 4
Roland Collombin 1:52.07 2nd
Bernhard Russi 1:51.43 1st
Walter Tresch Giant Slalom 1:35.86 24 1:38.89 8 3:14.75 14
Werner Mattle 1:33.44 11 1:37.55 3 3:10.99 3rd
Edmund Bruggmann 1:33.43 10 1:37.32 1 3:10.75 2nd
Adolf Rösti 1:33.27 7 DSQ DSQ
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Adolf Rösti 1:44.20 1 58.08 17 56.08 16 1:54.16 15
Andreas Sprecher 1:44.60 2 DNF DNF
Walter Tresch 1:43.91 2 57.90 16 55.61 15 1:53.51 13
Edmund Bruggmann bye 57.49 12 54.54 7 1:52.03 8
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Silvia Stump Downhill 1:40.92 18
Marianne Hefti 1:40.38 12
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:39.49 7
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:36.68 1st
Rita Good Giant Slalom DSQ
Silvia Stump DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:34.17 18
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:29.90 1st
Rita Good Slalom DNF DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen DNF DNF
Marie-Theres Nadig DNF DNF
Silvia Stump 49.19 16 DNF DNF

Bobsleigh

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Jean Wicki
Edy Hubacher
Two-man 1:15.61 2 1:15.36 3 1:14.36 6 1:14.00 3 4:59.33 3rd
SUI-2 Hans Candrian
Heinz Schenker
Two-man 1:15.89 4 1:16.84 11 1:14.38 8 1:14.33 5 5:01.44 7
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Jean Wicki
Hans Leutenegger
Werner Camichel
Edy Hubacher
Four-man 1:10.71 1 1:11.44 2 1:10.21 3 1:10.71 3 4:43.07 1st
SUI-2 Hans Candrian
Erwin Juon
Gaudenz Beeli
Heinz Schenker
Four-man 1:12.36 14 1:11.89 5 1:10.09 1 1:10.22 1 4:44.56 4

Cross-country skiing

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hansüli Kreuzer 48:55.37 34
Alois Kälin 46:50.31 17
Albert Giger 46:38.36 14
Eduard Hauser 46:30.53 11
30 km Werner Geeser 1'46:20.36 41
Alfred Kälin 1'41:35.34 17
Eduard Hauser 1'40:14.98 14
Alois Kälin 1'38:40.72 7
50 km Giuseppe Dermon 2'56:24.21 26
Louis Jäggi 2'53:00.78 23
Ulrich Wenger 2'49:35.35 14
Werner Geeser 2'44:34.13 6
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Alfred Kälin
Albert Giger
Alois Kälin
Eduard Hauser
2'07:00.06 3rd

Figure skating

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Charlotte Walter 7 13 2467.3 86 9

Ice hockey

First Round

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 5–3   Switzerland

Consolation Round

Teams, which lost their games in the qualification round, played in this group.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  West Germany 4 3 1 0 22 10 6
8  Norway 4 3 1 0 16 14 6
9  Japan 4 2 1 1 17 16 5
10   Switzerland 4 0 2 2 9 16 2
11 Yugoslavia 4 0 3 1 9 17 1
  • West Germany 5-0 Switzerland
  • Japan 3-3 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 3-3 Yugoslavia
  • Norway 5-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Gérard Rigolet
Alfio Molina
Marcel Squaldo
Charles Henzen
Gaston Furrer
René Huguenin
Peter Aeschlimann
René Berra
Jacques Pousaz
Heini Jenni
Hans Keller
Michel Türler
Paul Probst
Gérard Dubi
Francis Reinhard
Anton Neininger
Guy Dubois
Peter Lehmann

Ski jumping

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Josef Zehnder Normal hill 76.0 105.8 72.0 97.9 203.7 28
Hans Schmid 76.5 106.6 73.5 102.3 208.9 22
Ernst von Grünigen 78.0 109.5 74.5 102.9 212.4 16
Walter Steiner 79.0 110.6 76.0 106.8 217.4 14
Ernst von Grünigen Large hill 82.0 79.8 78.0 73.2 153.0 44
Josef Zehnder 92.5 97.0 84.0 84.1 181.1 22
Walter Steiner 94.0 101.6 103.0 118.2 219.8 2nd
Hans Schmid 94.5 101.8 89.0 (fall) 54.6 156.4 42

References

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Olympic Winter Games 1972, full results by sports-reference.com
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