Switzerland at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Switzerland at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC code SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (in German) (in French)
in Paris
Competitors 18 in 4 sports
Ranked 5th
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.[1]


Gold medals were not awarded at the 1900 Games. A silver medal was given for a first place, and a bronze medal was given for second. The International Olympic Committee has retroactively assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to competitors who earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes, respectively, in order to bring early Olympics in line with current awards.



  • Emil Kellenberger — shooting, kneeling military rifle
  • Bernard de Pourtalès, Hélène de Pourtalès, Hermann de Pourtalès — sailing, 1-2 ton race 2


  • Konrad Stäheli — shooting, individual military pistol

Results by event[edit]


Switzerland first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent three fencers.

Event Place Fencer Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Foil 25-34 Paul Robert Advanced
by jury
Not advanced
by jury
Did not advance
38-54 Jean Weill Not advanced
by jury
Did not advance
Sabre 19-23 de Boffa 5th-6th
in pool
Did not advance


Switzerland competed again at the second gymnastics competition. This time, the nation won no medals in a heavily France-dominated single event.

Event Place Gymnast Score
Combined 19 Jules Ducret 264
23 Jeanfavre 261


Event Place Sailors Time (total)
1-2 ton class
race 1
1st Bernard de Pourtalès
Hélène de Pourtalès
Hermann de Pourtalès
1-2 ton class
race 2
2nd Bernard de Pourtalès
Hélène de Pourtalès
Hermann de Pourtalès
Open class Bernard de Pourtalès
Hélène de Pourtalès
Hermann de Pourtalès
Did not finish


After winning no medals in the first Olympic shooting competitions, Switzerland dominated the second edition of the events, winning five of the nine events as well as taking two other medals. The Swiss shooters took gold medals in both the team events, as well as the individual gold medals in military pistol, kneeling military rifle, and overall military rifle.

Event Place Shooter Score
Rapid fire pistol 5th Paul Probst 57
Military pistol
1st Karl Röderer 503
3rd Konrad Stäheli 453
4th Louis Richardet 448
7th Friedrich Lüthi 435
9th Paul Probst 432
Military pistol
1st Friedrich Lüthi, Paul Probst, Louis Richardet, Karl Röderer, Konrad Stäheli 2271
Military rifle
5th Franz Böckli 294
6th Emil Kellenberger 292
7th Alfred Grütter 282
14th Konrad Stäheli 272
17th Louis Richardet 269
Military rifle
1st Konrad Stäheli 324
2nd Emil Kellenberger 314
7th Franz Böckli 300
9th Louis Richardet 297
25th Alfred Grütter 265
Military rifle
5th Emil Kellenberger 324
12th Louis Richardet 307
21st Franz Böckli 289
23rd Alfred Grütter 285
Konrad Stäheli 285
Military rifle
three positions
1st Emil Kellenberger 930
8th Franz Böckli 883
9th Konrad Stäheli 881
16th Louis Richardet 873
19th Alfred Grütter 832
Military rifle
1st Franz Böckli, Alfred Grütter, Emil Kellenberger, Louis Richardet, Konrad Stäheli 4399


  1. ^ "Switzerland:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.