Reto Capadrutt

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Reto Capadrutt
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Born March 4, 1912 (1912-03-04)
Died February 3, 1939 (1939-02-04) (aged 26)

Reto Capadrutt (March 4, 1912 – February 3, 1939) was a Swiss bobsledder who competed in the 1930s. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the two-man event in 1932 and another silver medal in the four-man event in 1936.

Capadrutt also won three medals at the FIBT World Championships, with one gold (Two-man: 1935) and two bronzes (Two-man: 1937, Four-man: 1935).

He was killed competing in the four-man event at the 1939 FIBT World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. At the time of the 1932 Winter Olympics, he was linked to a romantic relationship with Elizabeth "Betty" Hood, daughter of John Ahearn. Ahearn was involved in New York City's Tammany Hall politics during the 1920s and 1930s.

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