Switzerland at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Switzerland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IOC code  SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 59 (51 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Berthod, MadeleineMadeleine Berthod Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Colliard, RenéeRenée Colliard Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Gold Kapus, FranzFranz Kapus
Diener, GottfriedGottfried Diener
Alt, RobertRobert Alt
Angst, HeinrichHeinrich Angst
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Fellay, RaymondRaymond Fellay Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Dänzer, FriedaFrieda Dänzer Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Bronze Angst, MaxMax Angst
Warburton, HarryHarry Warburton
Bobsleigh Two-man

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andreas Ruedi Downhill DSQ
Hans Forrer 3:08.0 13
Roger Staub 2:57.1 4
Raymond Fellay 2:55.7 2nd
Raymond Fellay Giant Slalom 3:23.9 27
Martin Julen 3:18.5 19
Roland Blaesi 3:18.2 18
Georges Schneider 3:17.3 17
Martin Julen Slalom DSQ DSQ
René Rey 1:34.1 19 1:53.6 4 3:27.7 10
Raymond Fellay 1:32.8 13 1:59.3 12 3:32.1 11
Georges Schneider 1:29.0 4 1:53.6 4 3:22.6 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hedi Beeler Downhill 1:54.0 25
Rosemarie Reichenbach 1:51.6 15
Frieda Dänzer 1:45.4 2nd
Madeleine Berthod 1:40.7 1st
Hedi Beeler Giant Slalom DSQ
Annemarie Waser 2:02.3 14
Frieda Dänzer 2:00.9 11
Madeleine Berthod 1:58.3 4
Madeleine Berthod Slalom 1:09.7 (+0:05) 26 58.7 4 2:08.3 17
Hedi Beeler 1:01.9 20 1:03.2 18 2:05.1 15
Freida Dänzer 59.2 12 59.7 9 1:58.9 10
Renée Colliard 55.6 1 56.7 1 1:52.3 1st

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Max Angst
Harry Warburton
Two-man 1:24.71 5 1:23.81 5 1:24.27 4 1:24.67 4 5:37.46 3rd
SUI-2 Franz Kapus
Heinrich Angst
Two-man 1:24.74 6 1:24.50 8 1:24.70 6 1:26.17 13 5:40.11 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 Franz Kapus
Gottfried Diener
Robert Alt
Heinrich Angst
Four-man 1:18.00 4 1:17.19 1 1:17.09 1 1:18.16 1 5:10.44 1st
SUI-2 Max Angst
Aby Gartmann
Harry Warburton
Rolf Gerber
Four-man 1:17.41 1 1:17.85 2 1:18.68 5 1:20.33 9 5:14.27 4

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Erwin Hari 55:06 38
Michel Rey 55:05 36
Victor Kronig 54:43 33
Werner Zwingli 53:40 20
30 km Armand Genoud 2'01:05 41
André Huguenin 1'58:40 34
Fritz Kocher 1'55:18 27
Marcel Huguenin 1'54:36 25
50 km André Huguenin 3'31:04 27
Alfred Kronig 3'23:21 24
Fritz Zurbuchen 3'19:42 19
Christian Wenger 3'17:49 18
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Werner Zwingli
Victor Kronig
Fritz Kocher
Marcel Huguenin
2'24:30 7

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Hans Müller 12 12 135.28 112 12
François Pache 11 10 139.39 95 11
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Alice Fischer 18 20 137.69 203 18
Karin Borner 15 16 141.69 171 16

Ice hockey[edit]

Group C[edit]

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 15 4 4
2  Sweden 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
3   Switzerland 2 0 2 0 8 16 0
  • Sweden 6-5 Switzerland
  • USSR 10-3 Switzerland

Games for 7th-10th places[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  Italy 3 3 0 0 21 7 6
8  Poland 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
9   Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 18 2
10  Austria 3 0 3 0 9 19 0
  • Switzerland 7-4 Austria
  • Poland 6-2 Switzerland
  • Italy 8-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Christian Conrad
Martin Riesen
Kurt Peter
Georg Riesch
Émile Golaz
Rudolf Keller
Sepp Weingärtner
Paul Hofer
Hans Ott
Franz Berry
Hans Pappa
Fritz Naef
Emil Handschin
Bernhard Bagnoud
Walter Keller
Rätus Frei
Otto Schläpfer

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Francis Perret Normal hill 66.0 86.0 42 64.0 82.5 45 168.5 45
Conrad Rochat 68.5 89.5 40 68.5 87.5 41 177.0 40
Andreas Däscher 82.0 108.0 6 82.0 111.5 2 219.5 6

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Erich Kull 44.3 40
1500 m Erich Kull 2:21.7 46
Jürg Rohrbach 2:21.7 46
5000 m Jürg Rohrbach 8:39.5 39

References[edit]