Christophe Bühler

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Christophe Bühler
Personal information
Full name Christophe Bühler
National team   Switzerland
Born (1974-01-02) 2 January 1974 (age 43)
Langenthal, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Schwimmklub Langenthal
Coach Michel Tavcar

Christophe Bühler (born January 2, 1974) is a Swiss former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He is a single-time Olympian (2000), a ten-time member of the Swiss swimming team, and an 11-time national titleholder in the 50 m freestyle.[2] Before his retirement in 2006, Buhler trained for the Langenthal Swimming Club under his personal coach Michel Tavcar.

Buhler competed in the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He posted a FINA B-standard entry time of 22.85 from the Swiss National Championships in Zurich.[3][4] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat seven, including top favorites Jiang Chengji of China and Attila Zubor of Hungary. He edged out Croatia's Marijan Kanjer by a hundredth of a second (0.01) to earn a fifth spot in 23.15. Buhler failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirty-first overall in the preliminaries.[5]


  1. ^ "Christophe Bühler". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Christophe Bühler tritt züruck" [Christophe Bühler resigns] (in German). Swiss Swimming Federation. 24 May 2006. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 8)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fazit der Hallenmeisterschaften" [Conclusion of the National Championships] (in German). Limmat Sharks Zurich. 13 March 2000. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 7" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 105. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

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