Gustav Weder

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Gustav Weder
Medal record
Men's Bobsleigh
Competitor for   Switzerland
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Albertville Two-man
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Two-man
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Four-man
Bronze 1992 Albertville Four-man
World Championships
Gold 1989 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Gold 1990 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold 1990 St. Moritz Four-man
Gold 1993 Igls Four-man
Silver 1989 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Silver 1991 Altenberg Two-man
Silver 1991 Altenberg Four-man
Silver 1993 Igls Two-man
World Cup Championships
Gold 1988-89 Combined
Gold 1988-89 Two-man
Gold 1990-91 Combined
Gold 1990-91 Four-man
Silver 1988-89 Four-man
Silver 1990-91 Two-man
Silver 1991-92 Combined
Silver 1991-92 Two-man
Silver 1991-92 Four-man
Silver 1992-93 Combined
Silver 1992-93 Two-man

Gustav Weder (born 2 August 1961 in Diepoldsau) is a Swiss bobsledder who competed from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won four medals with two gold (Two-man: 1992, 1994), one silver (Four-man: 1994), and one bronze (Four-man: 1992).

Weder also won eight medals at the FIBT World Championships with four golds (Two-man: 1990, Four-man: 1989, 1990, 1993) and four silvers (Two-man: 1989, 1991, 1993; Four-man: 1991).

He was also a Bobsleigh World Cup champion four times (Combined men's: 1988-9, 1990-1; Two-man: 1988-9, Four-man: 1990-1).

Known for his intensity, Weder would videotape every one of his bobsleigh runs he raced on and study those videos for hours. It was so intense that Weder was caught one night during the FIBT World Championships 1990 in St. Moritz scrapping ice off of a difficult corner on the track. Bobsleigh officials allowed him to compete, and he won his first world championship in the four-man event.