Switzerland at the 1988 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 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary
Competitors 70 (56 men, 14 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Michela Figini (alpine skiing)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
5
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
15
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Zurbriggen, PirminPirmin Zurbriggen Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Schneider, VreniVreni Schneider Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Schneider, VreniVreni Schneider Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Gold Fasser, EkkehardEkkehard Fasser
Meier, KurtKurt Meier
Marcel Fässler
Werner Stocker
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Gold Kempf, HippolytHippolyt Kempf Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Peter Müller Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Oertli, BrigitteBrigitte Oertli Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Figini, MichelaMichela Figini Alpine skiing Women's super-G
 Silver Oertli, BrigitteBrigitte Oertli Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Silver Schaad, AndreasAndreas Schaad
Kempf, HippolytHippolyt Kempf
Glanzmann, FredyFredy Glanzmann
Nordic combined Men's team
 Bronze Zurbriggen, PirminPirmin Zurbriggen Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Accola, PaulPaul Accola Alpine skiing Men's combined
 Bronze Walliser, MariaMaria Walliser Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Walliser, MariaMaria Walliser Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Bronze Grünenfelder, AndreasAndreas Grünenfelder Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km freestyle

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Franz Heinzer Downhill 2:03.36 17
Daniel Mahrer 2:03.18 12
Peter Müller 2:00.14 2nd
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:59.63 1st
Martin Hangl Super-G DNF
Daniel Mahrer DNF
Franz Heinzer 1:43.32 15
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:41.96 5
Martin Hangl Giant Slalom 1:07.51 DNF DNF
Joël Gaspoz 1:06.70 1:02.87 2:09.57 10
Hans Pieren 1:06.46 1:04.22 2:10.68 14
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:05.57 1:02.82 2:08.39 3rd
Paul Accola Slalom DSQ DSQ
Hans Pieren DNF DNF
Joël Gaspoz DNF DNF
Pirmin Zurbriggen 52.05 48.43 1:40.48 7

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Bernhard Fahner 1:51.78 47.56 45.81 120.45 15
Martin Hangl 1:51.48 DNF DNF
Paul Accola 1:51.27 42.58 42.35 48.24 3rd
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:46.90 44.32 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Chantal Bournissen Downhill 1:27.46 11
Michela Figini 1:27.26 9
Maria Walliser 1:26.89 4
Brigitte Oertli 1:26.61 2nd
Brigitte Oertli Super-G 1:21.56 17
Zoë Haas 1:20.91 7
Maria Walliser 1:20.48 6
Michela Figini 1:20.03 2nd
Michela Figini Giant Slalom 1:02.35 DNF DNF
Corinne Schmidhauser 1:00.67 DNF DNF
Maria Walliser 1:00.57 1:07.15 2:07.72 3rd
Vreni Schneider 1:00.53 1:05.96 2:06.49 1st
Corinne Schmidhauser Slalom DNF DNF
Brigitte Oertli 49.95 DNF DNF
Vreni Schneider 48.81 47.88 1:36.69 1st

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Beatrice Gafner DNF DNF
Brigitte Oertli 1:18.37 39.24 41.47 29.48 2nd
Vreni Schneider 1:18.10 DNF DNF
Maria Walliser 1:16.98 41.80 44.12 51.28 3rd

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 Hans Hiltebrand
André Kiser
Two-man 58.74 21 59.21 7 59.55 3 59.02 4 3:56.52 6
SUI-2 Gustav Weder
Donat Acklin
Two-man 58.01 11 58.88 3 1:00.12 8 59.05 5 3:56.06 4
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Ekkehard Fasser
Kurt Meier
Marcel Fässler
Werner Stocker
Four-man 56.83 7 57.37 3 55.88 1 57.43 4 3:47.51 1st
SUI-2 Hans Hiltebrand
Urs Fehlmann
Erwin Fassbind
André Kiser
Four-man 56.39 2 57.91 12 57.13 15 57.82 6 3:49.25 9

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Giachem Guidon DNF
Konrad Hallenbarter DNF
Andi Grünenfelder 45:35.5 35
Jürg Capol 43:59.5 22
30 km
C
Andi Grünenfelder DNF
Jürg Capol 1'31:35.8 30
Jeremias Wigger 1'30:47.1 26
Giachem Guidon 1'28:05.9 13
50 km
F
Markus Fähndrich 2'13:33.2 35
Jeremias Wigger 2'09:05.3 14
Giachem Guidon 2'09:02.2 13
Andi Grünenfelder 2'06:01.9 3rd
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Andi Grünenfelder
Jürg Capol
Giachem Guidon
Jeremias Wigger
1'46:16.3 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Karin Thomas 17:04.1 40
Marianne Irniger 16:37.5 35
Christina Gilli-Brügger 15:44.5 15
Evi Kratzer 15:42.8 14
10 km
C
Marianne Irniger 34:58.3 43
Sandra Parpan 33:02.0 32
Christina Gilli-Brügger 31:37.4 18
Evi Kratzer 31:16.7 11
20 km
F
Marianne Irniger 1'01:51.5 30
Karin Thomas 59:17.2 16
Evi Kratzer 58:56.1 14
Christina Gilli-Brügger 57:37.4 4
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Karin Thomas
Sandra Parpan
Evi Kratzer
Christina Gilli-Brügger
1'01:59.4 4

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Oliver Höner 10 10 14 24.0 12
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Stephanie Schmid 21 16 12 31.0 15

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 5 3 1 1 22 8 7
 Sweden 5 2 0 3 23 10 7
 Canada 5 3 1 1 17 12 7
 Switzerland 5 3 2 0 19 10 6
 Poland 5 1 3 1 9 13 3
 France 5 0 5 0 10 47 0
  • Switzerland 2-1 Finland
  • Canada 4-2 Switzerland
  • Sweden 4-2 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 4-1 Poland
  • Switzerland 9-0 France

Game for 7th place[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 8–4  Switzerland

Team Roster

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Stefan Späni Individual 178.6 40 5:32.7 DNF DNF
Fredy Glanzmann 180.1 37 5:22.7 45:38.8 376.535 35
Andreas Schaad 207.2 14 2:22.0 40:40.0 421.350 5
Hippolyt Kempf 217.9 3 1:10.7 39:27.5 432.230 1st

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Fredy Glanzmann
Hippolyt Kempf
Andreas Schaad
571.4 6 4:52.0 1'20:49.4 2nd

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Christoph Lehmann Normal hill 74.0 76.0 73.0 74.9 150.9 56
Gérard Balanche 78.0 85.9 78.0 87.9 173.8 37
Christian Hauswirth 79.5 90.3 73.0 74.4 164.7 48
Fabrice Piazzini 83.0 99.9 78.0 88.9 188.8 17
Fabrice Piazzini Large hill 105.0 73.9 99.0 83.0 156.9 43
Christoph Lehmann 101.0 87.3 90.0 65.9 153.2 44
Christian Hauswirth 105.0 94.9 97.0 82.2 177.1 27
Gérard Balanche 105.0 95.4 94.5 77.2 172.6 30
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Gérard Balanche
Christoph Lehmann
Fabrice Piazzini
Christian Hauswirth
516.1 8
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

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