Switzerland at the 2012 Summer 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 103 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Stanislas Wawrinka (opening)
Nicola Spirig (closing)
Medals
Rank: 33
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Swiss athletes competed at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except when they boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne as a protest to the Soviet invasion of Hungary. The Swiss Olympic Association sent a total of 102 athletes to the Games, 72 men and 31 women, to compete in 18 sports.

Switzerland left London with a total of four Olympic medals (two gold and two silver), the lowest in Summer Olympic history since 1992. This was in stark contrast with the zero medal tally of the neighbouring Austria, a nation of roughly comparable size. Most of these medals were awarded to the athletes in cycling, tennis, equestrian, and triathlon.

Among the nation's medalists were mountain biker Nino Schurter, who collected a total of two Olympic medals after winning the silver in men's cross-country race. Equestrian rider Steve Guerdat won Switzerland's first ever gold medal in the individual show jumping after 84 years. Meanwhile, Nicola Spirig became the second Swiss athlete to claim an Olympic title in women's triathlon since its official debut as a full-medal sport in 2000. World number-one male tennis player Roger Federer won the coveted silver medal in the men's singles, after he was defeated by Great Britain's Andy Murray. Several Swiss athletes, however, missed out of the medal standings. Defending Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara finished seventh in the men's individual time trial, following his collarbone injury from the road race.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Guerdat, SteveSteve Guerdat Equestrian Jumping 8 August
 Gold Spirig, NicolaNicola Spirig Triathlon Women's event 4 August
 Silver Federer, RogerRoger Federer Tennis Men's singles 5 August
 Silver Schurter, NinoNino Schurter Cycling Men's cross-country 12 August

Delegation[edit]

The Swiss Olympic Association selected a team of 103 athletes, 72 men and 31 women, to compete in 18 sports, surpassing the record by just a single athlete short in Sydney. Men's football was the only team-based sport in which Switzerland had its representation in these Olympic games. There was only a single competitor in badminton, BMX cycling, and Greco-Roman wrestling. Athletics was the largest team by individual-based sport, with a total of 15 competitors.

The Swiss team featured three defending champions from Beijing: road cyclist Fabian Cancellara, and tennis doubles players Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer was offered to carry the Swiss flag for the third time after he won the Wimbledon Championships, and reached the top of the men's world tennis rankings. However, he chose his compatriot and close friend Wawrinka instead, to perform the duty at the opening ceremony.[2] Along with Federer, three other Swiss athletes made their fourth Olympic appearance: marathon runner Viktor Röthlin, Star sailor Flavio Marazzi, and quadruple sculls rower André Vonarburg. Equestrian show jumper Pius Schwizer, at age 49, was the oldest athlete of the team, while all-around gymnast Giulia Steingruber was the youngest at age 18.

Other notable Swiss athletes featured mountain biker and bronze medalist Nino Schurter, freestyle swimmer and six-time national record holder Dominik Meichtry, triathletes Sven Riederer and Nicola Spirig, and equestrian show jumper Steve Guerdat, who led his team by winning the bronze medal in Beijing.

Archery[edit]

Switzerland qualified two archers in men's and women's individual events.

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
Axel Müller Men's individual 633 62  Oh J-h (KOR) (3)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Nathalie Dielen Women's individual 528 62  Tan Y-t (TPE) (3)
L 4–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

14 Swiss athletes qualified for the athletics events.[3][4]

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
  • PB = Personal best
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Viktor Röthlin in men's marathon
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kariem Hussein 400 m hurdles DNS Did not advance
Viktor Röthlin Marathon N/A 2:12:48 11
Reto Schenkel 200 m 20.98 7 Did not advance
Alex Wilson 20.57 4 q 20.85 7 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maja Neuenschwander Marathon N/A 2:34:50 53
Lea Sprunger 200 m 23.27 4 Did not advance
Noemi Zbären 100 m hurdles 13.33 6 Did not advance
Michelle Cueni
Mujinga Kambundji
Ellen Sprunger
Lea Sprunger
4×100 m relay 43.54 PB 7 N/A Did not advance

*4×100 m relay reserves: Jacqueline Gasser and Clélia Reuse

Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nicole Büchler Pole vault 4.25 25 Did not advance
Irene Pusterla Long jump 6.20 25 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Ellen Sprunger Result 13.35 1.71 12.62 23.59 5.88 45.63 2:17.54 6107 19
Points 1072 867 702 1020 813 776 857

Badminton[edit]

On 11 May 2012, Sabrina Jaquet qualified to compete in the Olympic Badminton Women's singles.[5]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sabrina Jaquet Women's singles  Nehwal (IND)
L (9–21, 4–21)
 L Tan (BEL)
L (16–21, 16–21)
3 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Switzerland has so far qualified boats for the following events:

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Michael Kurt Men's K-1 88.14 3 88.48 5 88.14 6 Q 147.35 13 Did not advance
Elise Chabbey Women's K-1 162.92 17 126.46 18 126.46 20 Did not advance – Report

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Fabian Cancellara was the defending Olympic champion in the men's time trial event and the 2008 Olympic silver medallist in the road race event. In the road race on 28 July, he fell and bruised his collarbone when he hit the safety bars with 15 kilometres to go. He finished in 106th place. Because of his pain, he changed his positioning on the bike and was able to take part in the time-trial event,[1] but was unable to retain his title and finished in seventh place.[6]

A Swiss rider in the men's road race
Athlete Event Time Rank
Michael Albasini Men's road race 5:46:47 96
Men's time trial 56:38.38 30
Fabian Cancellara Men's road race 5:51:40 106
Men's time trial 52:53.71 7
Martin Elmiger Men's road race 5:46:37 37
Gregory Rast 5:46:05 8
Michael Schär 5:46:37 87

Mountain biking[edit]

Swiss Nino Schurter and Czech Jaroslav Kulhavý making pace atop men's cross country race

In September 2011, Nino Schurter qualified for the Olympic Mountain Bike event.[7] Ralf Näf and Florian Vogel were qualified on 25 May 2012. Fabian Giger was also named first reserve in case of a withdrawal.[8] On 25 May 2012 Katrin Leumann and Esther Süss qualified for the Olympic Mountain Bike event.[8]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ralf Näf Men's cross-country 1:32:58 18
Nino Schurter 1:29:08 2
Florian Vogel 1:34:36 25
Katrin Leumann Women's cross-country 1:38:23 19
Esther Süss 1:32:46 5

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Roger Rinderknecht Men's BMX 39.618 23 18 4 q 19 7 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Jumping[edit]

Switzerland has qualified a team in the jumping event because they were one of the three best non-qualified teams in the team event of the 2011 European Show Jumping Championship.

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
Paul Estermann Castlefield Eclipse Individual 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 Q 8 8 =11 Q 5 =20 Q 5 10 =17 10 =17
Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 0 =1 Q 4 4 =17 Q 4 8 =11 Q 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 0 1
Werner Muff Kiamon 0 =1 Q 4 # 4 =17 Q 8 # 12 33* Did not advance 12 33
Pius Schwizer Carlina 8 =60 Q 0 8 =31 Q 0 8 =11 Q 1 =7 Q 8 9 =12 9 =12
Paul Estermann
Steve Guerdat
Werner Muff
Pius Schwizer
See above Team N/A 4 =2 12 16 4 16 4

* A maximum of three riders from a single country can advance to the individual final. Therefore, Werner Muff did not advance, as Switzerland had three riders with fewer penalty points.

Fencing[edit]

On 11 May 2012, Fabian Kauter and Max Heinzer qualified for the men's individual épée and Tiffany Geroudet (18) qualified for the women's individual épée.[5] Both Fabian Kauter and Max Heinzer lost in the round of 16 to Yannick Borel (21) and Ruben Limardo (13), respectively.[9] Tiffany Geroudet lost in the round of 16 to the eventual 2012 bronze medallist Sun Yujie (1).[10]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Max Heinzer Individual épée  Inostroza (CHI)
W 15–2
 Limardo (VEN)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Fabian Kauter BYE  Borel (FRA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Women
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
Tiffany Geroudet Individual épée BYE  Piekarska (POL)
W 15–14
 Sun Yj (CHN)
L 10–15
Did not advance

Football[edit]

Switzerland men's football team qualified for the event by reaching the final of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[11]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Squad

The following is the Switzerland squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[12] view · talk

Coach: Pierluigi Tami

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Benaglio, DiegoDiego Benaglio* (c) (1983-09-08)8 September 1983 (aged 28) 1 0 Germany Wolfsburg
2 3MF Hochstrasser, XavierXavier Hochstrasser* (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 24) 1 0 Switzerland Luzern
3 2DF Daprela, FabioFabio Daprela (1991-02-19)19 February 1991 (aged 21) 1 0 Italy Brescia
4 3MF Buff, OliverOliver Buff (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 19) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
5 2DF Affolter, FrancoisFrançois Affolter (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 1 0 Germany Werder Bremen
6 3MF Wiss, AlainAlain Wiss (1990-08-21)21 August 1990 (aged 21) 1 0 Switzerland Luzern
7 4FW Emeghara, InnocentInnocent Emeghara (1989-05-27)27 May 1989 (aged 23) 1 0 France Lorient
8 3MF Abrashi, AmirAmir Abrashi (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 22) 1 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
9 3MF Frei, FabianFabian Frei (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 23) 1 0 Switzerland Basel
10 3MF Kasami, PajtimPajtim Kasami (1992-06-02)2 June 1992 (aged 20) 1 0 England Fulham
11 4FW Mehmedi, AdmirAdmir Mehmedi (1991-03-16)16 March 1991 (aged 21) 1 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
12 4FW Drmic, JosipJosip Drmić (1992-08-08)8 August 1992 (aged 19) 1 0 Switzerland Zürich
13 2DF Rodriguez, RicardoRicardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 19) 1 0 Germany Wolfsburg
14 4FW Zuber, StevenSteven Zuber (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 20) 1 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
15 2DF Klose, TimmTimm Klose* (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 (aged 24) 1 0 Germany Nürnberg
16 2DF Schar, FabianFabian Schär (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 20) 1 0 Switzerland Basel
17 2DF Morganella, MichelMichel Morganella (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 (aged 23) 1 0 Italy Palermo
18 1GK Siegrist, BenjaminBenjamin Siegrist (1992-01-31)31 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 England Aston Villa

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
26 July 2012
17:15
v
Gabon  1–1   Switzerland
Aubameyang Goal 45' Report Mehmedi Goal 5' (pen.)
St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 15,748[13]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
29 July 2012
17:15
v
South Korea  2–1   Switzerland
Park Chu-young Goal 57'
Kim Bo-kyung Goal 64'
Report Emeghara Goal 60'
1 August 2012
17:00
v
Mexico  1–0   Switzerland
Peralta Goal 69' Report

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 14.766 14.133 14.133 15.200 14.600 14.766 87.598 19 Q 14.866 14.366 14.166 14.566 14.850 14.500 87.314 17
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Giulia Steingruber All-around 12.900 14.783 13.266 13.766 54.715 23 Q 15.116 13.600 14.166 13.266 56.148 14

Judo[edit]

Switzerland has qualified 2 judokas.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ludovic Chammartin Men's −60 kg BYE  Choi G-H (KOR)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Juliane Robra Women's −70 kg N/A  Hwang Y-S (KOR)
L 0002–0011
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

On 11 May 2012, Augustin Maillefer, Nico Stahlberg, Florian Stofer and André Vonarburg qualified for the Olympic Rowing quadruple sculls and Mario Gyr, Simon Niepmann, Simon Schürch and Lucas Tramèr qualified for the Olympic Rowing lightweight four.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Augustin Maillefer
Nico Stahlberg
Florian Stofer
André Vonarburg
Quadruple sculls 5:45.13 4 R 5:44.90 3 SA/B 6:19.64 6 FB 6:04.37 12
Mario Gyr
Simon Niepmann
Simon Schürch
Lucas Tramèr
Lightweight four 5:53.56 1 SA/B BYE 6:00.97 2 FA 6:09.30 5

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]

On 5 June 2012, Yannick Brauchli, Romuald Hausser, Flavio Marazzi, Enrico De Maria and Richard Stauffacher qualified to compete in the Olympic Sailing Men's events and Nathalie Brugger qualified to compete in the Olympic Sailing Women's event.[16]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Richard Stauffacher RS:X 10 21 14 15 6 18 20 8 10 12 14 127 10
Yannick Brauchli
Romuald Hausser
470 11 16 18 22 14 12 12 7 23 7 EL 119 16
Flavio Marazzi
Enrico De Maria
Star 13 8 11 9 15 7 10 13 15 16 EL 102 13
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Nathalie Brugger Laser Radial 13 25 18 14 15 10 BFD 14 10 16 EL 135 14

M = Medal races; BFD = Black flag disqualification; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Switzerland has earned seven quota places.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Simon Beyeler 50 m rifle 3 positions 1164 19 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 588 39 Did not advance
Marcel Bürge 50 m rifle 3 positions 1168 11 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 594 14 Did not advance
Pascal Loretan 50 m rifle prone 591 31 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 589 37 Did not advance
Fabio Ramella Skeet 109 34 Did not advance
Patrick Scheuber 10 m air pistol 569 32 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Heidi Diethelm 25 m pistol 575 29 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 375 35 Did not advance
Annik Marguet 50 m rifle 3 positions 570 40 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 392 38 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Swiss swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of two swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and one at the Olympic Selection Time (OST):[17][18]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Karasek 200 m individual medley 2:01.35 NR 28 Did not advance
Yannick Käser 200 m breaststroke 2:13.49 24 Did not advance
Alexandre Liess 200 m butterfly 2:00.13 33 Did not advance
Dominik Meichtry 100 m freestyle 49.95 29 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:47.97 16 Q 1:48.25 15 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:51.34 19 N/A Did not advance
100 m butterfly 53.40 32 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Swann Oberson 10 km open water N/A 2:01:38.0 19
Martina van Berkel 200 m butterfly 2:12.25 25 Did not advance
Danielle Villars 200 m freestyle 2:03.55 31 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 59.42 NR =26 Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Switzerland has qualified 2 quota places in synchronized swimming.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Pamela Fischer
Anja Nyffeler
Duet 81.200 20 82.120 163.320 20 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  Falla (COL)
W 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
 Benneteau (FRA)
W 6–2, 6–2
 Istomin (UZB)
W 7–5, 6–3
 Isner (USA)
W 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
 del Potro (ARG)
W 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 19–17
 A Murray (GBR)
L 2–6, 1–6, 4–6
2
Stanislas Wawrinka  A Murray (GBR)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Men's doubles N/A  Nishikori /
Soeda (JPN)
W 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
 Erlich /
Ram (ISR)
L 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Switzerland has qualified four athletes.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Sven Riederer Men's 17:22 0:39 58:52 0:30 30:23 1:47:46 8
Ruedi Wild 18:28 0:42 59:17 0:28 32:15 1:51:10 39
Daniela Ryf Women's 19:49 0:51 1:08:28 0:31 36:58 2:06:37 40
Nicola Spirig 19:24 0:40 1:05:33 0:30 33:41 1:59:48 1

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
Jefferson Bellaguarda
Patrick Heuscher
Men's Pool A
 LupoNicolai (ITA)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 18–21)
 CeruttiRego (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 17–21)
 DopplerHorst (AUT)
W 2 – 0 (24–22, 21–12)
2 Q  Nummerdor
Schuil (NED)
L 0 – 2 (20–22, 15–21)
Did not advance 9
Sébastien Chevallier
Sascha Heyer
Pool C
 WuXu (CHN)
W 2 – 1 (18–21, 21–16, 15–12)
 ProkopievSemenov (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (28–26, 18–21, 15–13)
 BrinkReckermann (GER)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 16–21)
2 Q  Fijałek
Prudel (POL)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 17–21)
Did not advance 9
Simone Kuhn
Nadine Zumkehr
Women's Pool B
 ArvanitiTsiartsiani (GRE)
W 2 – 0 (21–13, 21–19)
 XueZhang (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (18–21, 21–16, 8–15)
 VasinaVozakova (RUS)
L 1 – 2 (17–21, 21–19, 9–15)
3 Q  Kessy
Ross (USA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 19–21)
Did not advance 9

Wrestling[edit]

On 11 May 2012, Pascal Strebel qualified to compete in the Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling.[5]

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 Greco-Roman
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
Pascal Strebel −66 kg BYE  Tskhadaia (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15

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