Stöckli (left) vs. Bengt Fahlkvist at the 1948 Olympics
|Born||15 May 1916|
|Sport||Freestyle wrestling, bobseigh|
Fritz Karl Stöckli (15 May 1916 – 1968) was a Swiss bobsledder and freestyle wrestler. As a wrestler he won silver medald in the light-heavyweight division at the 1946 European Championships and 1948 Summer Olympics; in 1946 he lost in the final to Bengt Fahlkvist, but avenged the loss in 1948.
As a bobsledder Stöckli finished fourth in the four-man event at the 1952 Winter Olympics. Next year he won a gold medal in the two-man event at the 1953 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A week later in the four-man event, Stöckli would escape with minor injuries by landing on top of an American jeep after being thrown from the sled that took the life of his fellow Swiss Felix Endrich. Stöckli retired soon after that accident.
- Bobsleigh two-man world championship medalists since 1931
- TIME magazine February 9, 1953 article on Endrich's death at the 1953 FIBT World Championships, including Stöckli.
- Wallenchinsky, David (1984). "Bobsled: Two-man". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. New York: Penguin Books. p. 558.
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