Switzerland at the 2008 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Switzerland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IOC code  SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 84 in 19 sports
Flag bearer Roger Federer (opening)
Sergei Aschwanden (closing)
Medals
Rank: 33
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This is a list of all of the Swiss athletes who have qualified for the Olympics and have been nominated by Swiss Olympic Association.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Fabian Cancellara Cycling Men's time trial
 Gold Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Tennis Men's doubles
 Silver Fabian Cancellara Cycling Men's road race
 Bronze Karin Thürig Cycling Women's time trial
 Bronze Sergei Aschwanden Judo Men's 90 kg
 Bronze Nino Schurter Cycling Men's cross-country
 Bronze Christina Liebherr
Pius Schwizer
Niklaus Schurtenberger
Steve Guerdat
Equestrian Team jumping

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nathalie Dielen Women's individual 601 54  Erdyniyeva (RUS) (11)
L 102–107
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Philipp Bandi 5000 m 13:59.68 10 N/A Did not advance
Marco Cribari 200 m 20.98 5 Did not advance
Marc Schneeberger 200 m 20.86 4 q 21.48 8 Did not advance
Viktor Röthlin Marathon N/A 2:10:35 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Julien Fivaz Long jump 7.53 36 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nicole Büchler Pole vault 4.30 22 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Linda Züblin Result 13.90 1.62 12.34 24.99 5.74 47.19 2:18.68 5743 30*
Points 993 759 684 888 771 806 842

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[1] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Züblin moved up a position.

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Christian Bösiger Men's singles BYE  Wacha (POL)
L 12–21, 21–11, 19–21
Did not advance
Jeanine Cicognini Women's singles  Moura (POR)
W 21–9, 21–13
 Rice (CAN)
L 11–21, 13–21
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Michael Kurt Men's K-1 87.58 16 91.08 19 178.66 17 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Fabian Cancellara Men's road race 6:23:49 2nd
Men's time trial 1:02:11 1st
Nicole Brändli-Sedoun Women's road race 3:22:52 18
Priska Doppmann Women's road race 3:22:45 7
Women's time trial 36:27.79 8
Jennifer Hohl Women's road race Did not finish
Karin Thürig Women's time trial 35:50.99 3rd

The athlete who finished in second place, Davide Rebellin (Italy), tested positive for a banned substance.[2] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Rebellin was stripped of his silver medal, and Cancellara was upgraded to silver.

Track[edit]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Karin Thürig Women's individual pursuit 3:40.862 9 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Franco Marvulli
Bruno Risi
Men's madison 3 –1 11

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Christoph Sauser Men's cross-country 1:57:54 4
Nino Schurter 1:57:52 3rd
Florian Vogel Did not finish
Petra Henzi Women's cross-country 1:48:41 6
Nathalie Schneitter 1:53:42 15

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Roger Rinderknecht Men's BMX 36.466 14 12 3 Q 19 7 Did not advance
Jenny Fähndrich Women's BMX 38.209 9 N/A 17 6 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Tiziana Realini Gamour Individual 48.90 28 32.80 81.70 31 16.00 97.70 37 Did not advance 97.70 37

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Steve Guerdat Jalisca Solier Individual 1 14 4 # 5 13 Q 5 10 13 Q 4 11 Q 4 8 10 8 10
Christina Liebherr No Mercy 0 =1 4 4 8 Q 23 27 38 Did not advance 27 38
Pius Schwizer Nobless M 4 # 30 4 8 16 Q 5 13 15 Q 8 =23 Did not advance 8 23
Niklaus Schurtenberger Cantus 0 =1 4 4 8 Q 8 12 14 Q 8 =23 Did not advance 8 =23
Steve Guerdat
Christina Liebherr
Pius Schwizer
Niklaus Schurtenberger
See above Team N/A 12 1 Q 18 30 3 30 3rd*

# denotes a result that did not count toward the team score
* Switzerland was upgraded to bronze medal in the team jumping competition after Camiro, the horse of Norway's bronze medal winner Tony André Hansen, tested positive for use of capsaicin and was disqualified.[3]

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Michael Kauter Individual épée BYE  Nikishyn (UKR)
W 15–12
 Verwiljen (NED)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sophie Lamon Individual épée  Martínez (VEN)
W 15–9
 Li N (CHN)
L 10–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Claudio Capelli All-around 13.600 14.475 14.375 15.325 14.100 14.675 86.550 35 Did not advance
Christoph Schärer Pommel horse N/A 13.150 N/A 13.150 66 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 15.350 15.350 14 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Ariella Käslin All-around 14.300 15.225 14.650 13.875 58.050 25 Q 13.950 15.350 14.275 14.425 58.000 18
Vault N/A 14.975 N/A 14.975 8 Q N/A 15.050 N/A 15.050 5

Marks and ranks from vault qualification differ as two vaults were used to determine event finalists while only the first of those counts toward the All-around total.
Ariella Käslin qualified for the All-around final of the top 24 gymnasts because the number of finalists from the same nation is limited to two. Thus, five gymnasts ranked ahead of her were ineligible for the final.

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sergei Aschwanden Men's −90 kg  Pinske (GER)
W 0010–0002
 Huizinga (NED)
W 1101–0010
 Benikhlef (ALG)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance BYE  El Assri (MAR)
W 0001–0000
 Santos (BRA)
W 0000–0000 YUS
 Pershin (RUS)
W 1000–0020
3rd

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Belinda Schreiber Women's 188 1 1192 18–17 17 832 2:16.96 11 1280 28 9 1172 11:23.70 32 988 5464 11

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
André Vonarburg Single sculls 7:26.21 2 QF 7:02.29 3 SA/B 7:14.64 5 FB 7:13.07 9

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Richard Stauffacher RS:X 9 11 11 13 9 18 15 8 17 22 EL 111 14
Christoph Bottoni Laser 34 13 32 40 39 BFD 36 24 33 CAN EL 241 37
Tobias Etter
Felix Steiger
470 21 23 5 25 7 OCS 27 26 9 19 EL 162 23
Enrico De Maria
Flavio Marazzi
Star 9 7 9 9 5 5 6 11 4 1 4 59 5
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Nathalie Brugger Laser Radial 13 6 12 12 22 10 10 8 9 CAN 10 90 6
Emmanuelle Rol
Anne-Sophie Thilo
470 15 9 7 13 3 5 OCS 15 18 19 EL 114 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Simon Beyeler 10 m air rifle 583 45 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 585 48 Did not advance
Marcel Bürge 50 m rifle prone 590 32 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1155 35 Did not advance
Beat Müller 50 m rifle 3 positions 1164 21 Did not advance
Christoph Schmid 10 m air pistol 573 33 Did not advance
50 m pistol 542 40 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Irene Beyeler 10 m air rifle 395 16 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 577 23 Did not advance
Cornelia Frölich 10 m air pistol 381 17 Did not advance
Sandra Kolly 10 m air pistol 378 27 Did not advance
25 m pistol 574 29 Did not advance
Annik Marguet 10 m air rifle 391 33 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 577 25 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jonathan Massacand 100 m backstroke 55.21 NR 27 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:01.80 32 Did not advance
Dominik Meichtry 100 m freestyle 48.55 16 Q 49.58 16 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:45.80 1 Q 1:46.54 7 Q 1:46.95 6
400 m freestyle 3:50.55 27 N/A Did not advance
Flori Lang
Dominik Meichtry
Karel Novy
Adrien Perez
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:16.80 13 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Swann Oberson 10 km open water N/A 1:59:36.9 6
Flavia Rigamonti 400 m freestyle 4:09.59 14 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:28.67 13 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Magdalena Brunner
Ariane Schneider
Duet 44.250 13 45.000 89.250 12 Q 45.000 89.250 12

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Manuela Bezzola Women's −49 kg  Craig (USA)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Roger Federer Men's singles  Tursunov (RUS)
W 6–4, 6–2
 Arévalo (ESA)
W 6–2, 6–4
 Berdych (CZE)
W 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
 Blake (USA)
L 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Did not advance
Stanislas Wawrinka  Dancevic (CAN)
W 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
 Melzer (AUT)
L 4–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Men's doubles N/A  Bolelli /
Seppi (ITA)
W 7–5, 6–1
 Tursunov /
Youzhny (RUS)
W 6–4, 6–3
 Bhupathi /
Paes (IND)
W 6–2, 6–4
 B Bryan /
M Bryan (USA)
W 7–6(8–6), 6–4
 Aspelin /
Johansson (SWE)
W 6–3, 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
1st
Timea Bacsinszky Women's singles  V Williams (USA)
L 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Patty Schnyder  Craybas (USA)
W 6–3, 6–2
 Bammer (AUT)
L 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Patty Schnyder
Women's doubles N/A  Daniilidou /
Gerasimou (GRE)
W 6–0, 6–4
 Yan Z /
Zheng J (CHN)
L 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Reto Hug Men's 18:55 0:27 58:20 0:29 33:53 1:52:04.93 29
Olivier Marceau 18:55 0:29 58:18 0:31 32:37 1:50:50.07 19
Sven Riederer 18:14 0:34 58:52 0:28 33:11 1:51:19.45 23
Magali Chopard Di Marco Women's 19:50 0:30 1:04:22 0:29 36:39 2:01:50.74 13
Daniela Ryf 19:56 0:26 1:04:17 0:30 35:31 2:00:40.20 7
Nicola Spirig 20:17 0:28 1:03:54 0:31 35:20 2:00:30.48 6

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Patrick Heuscher
Sascha Heyer
Men's Pool B
 BaracettiConde (ARG)
W 2 – 0 (21–13, 21–17)
 DalhausserRogers (USA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 10–21)
 PļaviņšSamoilovs (LAT)
L 1 – 2 (17–21, 23–21, 13–15)
Lucky Losers
 GoschHorst (AUT)
L 0 – 2 (11–21, 19–21)
3 Did not advance
Martin Laciga
Jan Schnider
Pool E
 NummerdorSchuil (NED)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 15–21)
 KlempererKoreng (GER)
W 2 – 0 (21–15, 21–15)
 KjemperudSkarlund (NOR)
W 2 – 0 (21–17, 21–13)
2 Q  Dalhausser
Rogers (USA)
L 1 – 2 (16–21, 23–21, 13–15)
Did not advance
Simone Kuhn
Lea Schwer
Women's Pool E
 Tian JWang J (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 18–21)
 GlesnesMaaseide (NOR)
L 0 – 2 (11–21, 17–21)
 Mouhavan Breedam (BEL)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 17–21)
4 Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Grégory Sarrasin −66 kg  Azizov (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blonska thrown out of long jump". BBC Sport. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  2. ^ Young, Chris (2009-11-19). "Young: Olympians lose medals after retroactive doping test". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  3. ^ Bronze medal reassigned after the disqualification of Tony André Hansen of Norway.The Canadian Press (2008-12-22). "Norwegian rider stripped of Olympic medal". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 

External links[edit]