Switzerland at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Switzerland at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IPC code  SUI
NPC Swiss Paralympic Committee
At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing
Competitors 26 in 6 sports
Officials Ruedi Spitzli
Flag bearer Heinz Frei
Medals
Rank: 34
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
6
Total
11
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Switzerland sent a delegation of 26 athletes (17 male, 9 female) to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The stated goal was to win a minimum of 11 medals and finish the games among the top 50 nations.[1] Swiss athletes competed in 6 sports at the Beijing games[2] and performed as follows:

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Edith Hunkeler Athletics Women's Marathon - T54 17th
 Gold Heinz Frei Cycling Men's Individual Road Race - HC B 14th
 Gold Heinz Frei Cycling Men's Individual Road Time Trial - HC B 12th
 Silver Beat Bösch Athletics Men's 100 m - T52 13th
 Silver Beat Bösch Athletics Men's 200 m - T52 10th
 Bronze Philippe Horner Archery Men's Individual Compound - Open 13th
 Bronze Urs Kolly Athletics Men's Pentathlon - P44 11th
 Bronze Sandra Graf Athletics Women's Marathon - T54 17th
 Bronze Edith Hunkeler Athletics Women's 1500 m - T54 16th
 Bronze Manuela Schar Athletics Women's 200 m - T54 14th
 Bronze Pia Schmid Athletics Women's 200 m - T52 11th

Archery - Paralympic pictogram.svg Archery[edit]

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Ranking Round 1/16 Finals 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/
Bronze medal contest
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Philippe Horner Open Individual Compound 679 5 Bye  Champey (FRA)
W 113-109
 Heary (IRL)
W 113-99
 Stubbs (GBR)
L 109-114
 Pemberton (USA)
W 115-111 Bronze medal icon.svg
Robert Lehner W1 Individual Compound 603 9 N/A  Antonios (FIN)
W 94-89
 Drahoninsky (CZE)
L 102-106
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Class Event Ranking Round 1/16 Finals 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/
Bronze medal contest
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Magali Comte St Individual Recurve 571 4 Bye  Carmichael (USA)
L 76-87
Did not advance

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

14 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Maurice Amacher T54 400 m 52.53 7 Did not advance
1500 m 3:14.50 5 Did not advance
5000 m 10:51.41 8 Did not advance
Christoph Bausch T44 100 m 12.03 3 Q N/A 12.03 - 6
200 m 24.89 4 q N/A 24.61 - 8
Manuel Beeler T13 400 m 55.42 6 Did not advance
800 m N/A 2:03.08 - 8
Beat Bösch T52 100 m N/A 17.51 - Silver medal icon.svg
200 m N/A 31.41 - Silver medal icon.svg
400 m 1:05.60 5 Did not advance
Heinz Frei T53 800 m 1:38.96 4 q N/A 1:37.68 - 6
T54
(T53)
5000 m 10:23.24 4 Did not advance
Marathon N/A 1:25:43 - 14
Lukas Hendry T11 100 m 12.39 4 Did not advance
200 m 25.38 4 Did not advance
F11 Long jump N/A 5.54 - 7
Marcel Hug T54 400 m 47.78 2 Q 49.40 4 q 47.67 - 5
800 m 1:40.16 2 Q 1:35.24 5 q 1:37.51 - 5
1500 m 3:17.27 1 Q 3:10.33 1 Q Did not finish
5000 m 10:51.19 1 Q N/A 10:23.20 - 4
Marathon N/A Did not finish
Urs Kolly F42-44
(F44)
Long jump N/A 6.36 983 5
Javelin throw N/A 39.68 728 14
Tobias Lotscher T54 800 m 1:41.00 6 Did not advance
1500 m 3:09.24 4 Q 3:13.98 8 Did not advance
Marathon N/A 1:32:36 - 27
Christoph Sommer T46 1500 m 4:12.45 9 Did not advance
5000 m N/A 15:28.19 - 7

12-time Paralympic gold medallist Heinz Frei also competed in cycling.
Sprinter Simon Vögeli was excluded after a pre-games classification concluded that his disability did not fit Paralympic criteria. A protest by the Swiss delegation was rejected. As a consequence of that decision, Switzerland also had to withdraw their respective 4x100m relay team for lack of participants.

Pentathlon

Athlete Class Event Long jump Shot put 100 m Discus throw 400 m Total Rank
Result Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank Result Points Rank Time Points Rank
Urs Kolly P44 Pentathlon 6.30 927 3 12.25 778 3 12.60 862 4 40.15 728 3 1:00.29 823 2 4118 Bronze medal icon.svg
Women
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Sandra Graf T54 800 m 1:58.67 5 Did not advance
1500 m 3:30.69 4 q N/A 3:42.26 - 6
5000 m N/A 12:30.55 - 5
Marathon N/A 1:40:01 - Bronze medal icon.svg
Edith Hunkeler T54 400 m 55.33 4 q N/A 55.25 - 4
800 m 1:53.08 2 Q N/A 1:49.11 - 4
1500 m 3:34.68 3 Q N/A 3:41.03 - Bronze medal icon.svg
Marathon N/A 1:39:59 - Gold medal icon.svg
Pia Schmid T52 100 m N/A 21.53 - 4
200 m N/A 39.95 - Bronze medal icon.svg
Manuela Schar T54 100 m 16.62 3 Q N/A 16.35 - 4
200 m 29.24 1 Q N/A 28.84 - Bronze medal icon.svg
400 m 56.31 3 Q N/A 56.24 - 6

Cycling - Paralympic pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

5 competitors:

Men

Time trials & Road races

Athlete Class Event Time Class
Factor
Factorized
Time
Rank
Heinz Frei HC B Road Time Trial 22:06.23 - - Gold medal icon.svg
Road Race 1:28:25 - - Gold medal icon.svg
Franz Nietlispach HC C Road Time Trial 21:53.12 (+ 1:36.60) - - 6
Road Race 1:33:49 (+ 12:09) - - 8
Ivan Renggli LC1 Track Time Trial 1:13.725 - - 10
Road Time Trial 35:25.66 (+ 0:44.04) - - 4
LC1-2/CP4
(LC1)
Road Race 1:46:13 (+ 0:10) - - 11
Lukas Weber HC B Road Time Trial 22:50.12 (+ 0:43.89) - - 6
Road Race 1:30:24 (+ 1:59) - - 7

Pursuits

Athlete(s) Class Event Qualifying Final/
Bronze medal race
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Ivan Renggli LC1 Track pursuit 5:06.912
46.918
9 Did not advance
Women

Time trials & Road races

Athlete Class Event Time Class
Factor
Factorized
Time
Rank
Ursula Schwaller HC A-C
(HC B)
Road time trial 29:29.66 0.81671 24:05.29 4
Road race 1:34:49 (+ 21:49) - - 9

Shooting - Paralympic pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

1 competitor:

Men

Athlete Class Event Qualification Final Rank
Score Rank Score Total
Patrick Plattner SH1 P1-10 m air pistol 552 23 Did not advance 23
Mixed P3-25 m sport pistol 555 11 Did not advance 11

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

1 competitor:

Women
Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Chantal Cavin S11 50 m freestyle 33.29 5 Q 32.58 4
100 m freestyle 1:12.09 3 Q 1:12.16 4

Wheelchair tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair Tennis[edit]

3 competitors:

Men
Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Daniel dalla Peregrina Open Singles  Illobre (ESP)
W 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
 Fujimoto (JPN)
L 4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Did not advance
Konstantin Schmäh Open Singles  Dobbie (AUS)
L 3-6, 4-6
Did not advance
Daniel dalla Peregrina
Konstantin Schmäh
Open Doubles N/A  Oh - Lee (KOR)
L 0-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Karin Suter-Erath Open Singles N/A  Hong (KOR)
L 1-6, 1-6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Team Brochure", Swiss Paralympic Committee, August 30, 2008
  2. ^ "Swiss Team", Swiss Paralympic Committee, August 30, 2008