|Born||15 April 1971 (age 46)|
Ivo Rüegg (born 15 April 1971) is a Swiss bobsledder who competed between 1996 and 2010. He won five medals at the FIBT World Championships with two golds (Two-man: 2009, Four-man: 2007), two silvers Two-man: 2007, Mixed team: 2009), and a bronze (Mixed team: 2007).
Rüegg grew up in Tuggen and took part in several different sports in his youth, including skiing, gymnastics, athletics, football and ice hockey. He acted as a forerunner for the prestigious Lauberhorn downhill race in Wengen, and also competed in Europa Cup and FIS Tour alpine skiing events before leaving the sport in the early 1990s due to back problems. In addition he competed in steinstossen (stone-throwing) competitions (winning multiple national individual and team titles) and decathlon during the 1990s, breaking the decathlon points record for the canton of Schwyz in 1994 and 1996 and setting a personal best of 7,071 points.
He first tried bobsleigh as a push athlete in 1992, before starting as a driver in 1996 and taking the Swiss junior title the same year and taking two bronze medals at the 1997 Junior World Championship. In his subsequent career he won one bronze and five silver medals in the Bobsleigh European Championship, one World Cup race (a two-man event at Cesana Pariol in 2007) and four Swiss national titles (two in each of the two-man and four man disciplines).
- Ivo Rueegg at the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation
- Ivo Rueegg: Yahoo! Sports profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Wayback Machine (archived 14 October 2012)
- Ivo Rüegg at Sports Reference
- ETH Zuerich (4 September 2009). "New Bobsled CITIUS Handed Over To Olympic Squad". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- Bobsleigh two-man world championship medalists since 1931
- Bobsleigh four-man world championship medalists since 1930
- List of two-man bobsleigh World Cup champions since 1985
- Mixed bobsleigh-skeleton world championship medalists since 2007
- "The Greatest Successes of Ivo Rüegg". ivo-ruegg.ch. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- "Athletic Biography of World Champion Bobsledder Ivo Rüegg". ivo-ruegg.ch. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
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