Peter Grütter

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Peter Grütter
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Personal information
Full name Peter Grütter
Country represented Switzerland
Born (1942-06-30) 30 June 1942 (age 74)
Bern, Switzerland
Former coach Jacques Gerschwiler
Skating club Club de Patinoire de Geneve

Peter Grütter (born 30 June 1942) is a retired competitive Swiss figure skater who currently works as a coach. He was born in Berne. He competed for Switzerland at the 1964 Winter Olympics, placing 24th. He retired from competitive skating following that season. As a skater, Grütter was coached by Jacques Gerschwiler.

Grütter began coaching in 1965.[1] His most notable student has been Stéphane Lambiel, whom he coached from 1995 until June 2008[2] and again from July 2009. He coached Lambiel to win two World Championships, as well as an Olympic Silver Medal and other titles. Others among his current and former students include Noémie Silberer,[3] Kristel Popovic,[4] Raphaël Bohren,[5] Samuel Contesti, Laurent Alvarez[6] Paolo Bacchini, Alisson Perticheto, and Anna Ovcharova.[7]


  1. ^ "Interview with Peter Grütter". 20 December 2003. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Lambiel Makes Coach Swap to Raise Stakes". 6 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Noémie Silberer at the International Skating Union
  4. ^ Kristel Popovic at the International Skating Union
  5. ^ Raphaël Bohren at the International Skating Union
  6. ^ Laurent Alvarez at the International Skating Union
  7. ^ Golinsky, Reut (29 January 2013). "Catching up with Mister Grütter". Absolute Skating. 

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