Switzerland at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Switzerland at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC code SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (in German) (in French)
in Grenoble
Competitors 34 (29 men, 5 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Alois Kälin (nordic combined)
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 4 6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Favre, WillyWilly Favre Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Silver Kälin, AloisAlois Kälin Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Dätwyler, Jean-DanielJean-Daniel Dätwyler Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Bronze Bochatay, FernandeFernande Bochatay Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Wicki, JeanJean Wicki
Candrian, HansHans Candrian
Hofmann, WilliWilli Hofmann
Graf, WalterWalter Graf
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Haas, JosefJosef Haas Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dumeng Giovanoli Downhill 2:02.98 16
Jos Minsch 2:02.76 14
Edy Bruggmann 2:02.36 10
Jean-Daniel Dätwyler 2:00.32 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Stefan Kälin Giant Slalom 1:48.98 29 1:51.44 31 3:40.42 28
Dumeng Giovanoli 1:46.13 11 1:47.42 6 3:33.55 7
Edy Bruggmann 1:46.00 10 1:48.91 11 3:34.91 12
Willy Favre 1:43.94 2 1:47.56 7 3:31.50 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Andreas Sprecher 54.78 3 52.99 1 QF 51.91 24 DSQ DSQ
Willy Favre 53.65 1 QF DSQ DSQ
Peter Frei 55.66 2 QF 50.04 12 51.94 15 1:41.98 10
Dumeng Giovanoli 51.14 1 QF 49.89 6 50.33 3 1:40.22 4
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vreni Inäbnit Downhill 1:45.16 18
Madeleine Wuilloud 1:44.49 16
Annerösli Zryd 1:43.76 11
Fernande Bochatay 1:42.87 7
Madeleine Wuilloud Giant Slalom DNF
Vreni Inäbnit 1:58.50 19
Annerösli Zryd 1:57.60 13
Fernande Bochatay 1:54.74 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Fernande Bochatay Slalom DSQ DSQ
Vreni Inäbnit 45.45 21 49.73 16 1:35.18 17
Madeleine Wuilloud 44.86 19 48.41 12 1:33.27 13
Annerösli Zryd 42.97 11 48.44 13 1:31.41 11

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Jean Wicki
Hans Candrian
Two-man 1:10.60 4 1:11.72 7 1:12.01 10 1:12.65 13 4:46.98 9
SUI-2 René Stadler
Max Forster
Two-man 1:11.60 10 1:12.74 15 1:12.36 12 1:12.46 11 4:49.16 10
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Jean Wicki
Hans Candrian
Willi Hofmann
Walter Graf
Four-man 1:10.65 7 1:07.39 1 2:18.04 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
SUI-2 René Stadler
Hansruedi Müller
Robert Zimmermann
Ernst Schmidt
Four-man 1:11.02 10 1:08.81 13 2:19.83 12

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Konrad Hischier 52:06.4 35
Albert Giger 51:26.6 30
Forian Koch 50:37.2 19
Josef Haas 50:34.8 18
30 km Fritz Stuessi 1'43:57.8 35
Florian Koch 1'43:06.9 32
Konrad Hischier 1'42:26.1 30
Denis Mast 1'41:58.8 28
50 km Denis Mast DNF
Franz Kälin 2'44:29.7 37
Alois Kälin 2'36:40.8 23
Josef Haas 2'29:14.8 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Konrad Hischier
Josef Haas
Florian Koch
Alois Kälin
2'15:32.4 5

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Charlotte Walter 21 26 1571.5 202.5 22

Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Alois Kälin Individual 71.0 69.5 193.2 24 47:21.5 254.79 1 447.99 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Josef Zehnder Normal hill 73.5 65.4 67.5 (fall) 88.8 154.2 52
Josef Zehnder Large hill 84.0 81.5 79.5 71.7 153.2 47

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Hansruedi Widmer 43.7 44
Ruedi Uster 43.6 43
1500 m Franz Krienbühl 2:16.3 48
Hansruedi Widmer 2:16.1 47
5000 m Ruedi Uster 8:12.2 35
Franz Krienbühl 8:08.9 34

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