Switzerland at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Switzerland at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC code SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
in Sapporo
Competitors 52 (46 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Edmund Bruggmann (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 3 3 10
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Russi, BernhardBernhard Russi Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Nadig, Marie-TheresMarie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Nadig, Marie-TheresMarie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Wicki, JeanJean Wicki
Leutenegger, HansHans Leutenegger
Camichel, WernerWerner Camichel
Hubacher, EdyEdy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Collombin, RolandRoland Collombin Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Bruggmann, EdmundEdmund Bruggmann Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Silver Steiner, WalterWalter Steiner Ski jumping Men's large hill (90m)
 Bronze Mattle, WernerWerner Mattle Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Wicki, JeanJean Wicki
Hubacher, EdyEdy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Bronze Kälin, AlfredAlfred Kälin
Giger, AlbertAlbert Giger
Kälin, AloisAlois Kälin
Hauser, EduardEduard Hauser
Cross-country skiing Men's relay

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Walter Tresch Downhill 1:53.19 6
Andreas Sprecher 1:53.11 4
Roland Collombin 1:52.07 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Bernhard Russi 1:51.43 1st, gold medalist(s)
Walter Tresch Giant Slalom 1:35.86 24 1:38.89 8 3:14.75 14
Werner Mattle 1:33.44 11 1:37.55 3 3:10.99 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Edmund Bruggmann 1:33.43 10 1:37.32 1 3:10.75 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Adolf Rösti 1:33.27 7 DSQ DSQ
Men's slalom
Athlete Classification Final
Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Adolf Rösti 1:44.20 1 58.08 17 56.08 16 1:54.16 15
Andreas Sprecher 1:44.60 2 DNF DNF
Walter Tresch 1:43.91 2 57.90 16 55.61 15 1:53.51 13
Edmund Bruggmann bye 57.49 12 54.54 7 1:52.03 8
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Silvia Stump Downhill 1:40.92 18
Marianne Hefti 1:40.38 12
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:39.49 7
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:36.68 1st, gold medalist(s)
Rita Good Giant Slalom DSQ
Silvia Stump DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:34.17 18
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:29.90 1st, gold medalist(s)
Rita Good Slalom DNF DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen DNF DNF
Marie-Theres Nadig DNF DNF
Silvia Stump 49.19 16 DNF DNF

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
Edy Hubacher
Two-man 1:15.61 2 1:15.36 3 1:14.36 6 1:14.00 3 4:59.33 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
SUI-2 Hans Candrian
Heinz Schenker
Two-man 1:15.89 4 1:16.84 11 1:14.38 8 1:14.33 5 5:01.44 7
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 Leutenegger
Werner Camichel
Edy Hubacher
Four-man 1:10.71 1 1:11.44 2 1:10.21 3 1:10.71 3 4:43.07 1st, gold medalist(s)
SUI-2 Hans Candrian
Erwin Juon
Gaudenz Beeli
Heinz Schenker
Four-man 1:12.36 14 1:11.89 5 1:10.09 1 1:10.22 1 4:44.56 4

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hansüli Kreuzer 48:55.37 34
Alois Kälin 46:50.31 17
Albert Giger 46:38.36 14
Eduard Hauser 46:30.53 11
30 km Werner Geeser 1'46:20.36 41
Alfred Kälin 1'41:35.34 17
Eduard Hauser 1'40:14.98 14
Alois Kälin 1'38:40.72 7
50 km Giuseppe Dermon 2'56:24.21 26
Louis Jäggi 2'53:00.78 23
Ulrich Wenger 2'49:35.35 14
Werner Geeser 2'44:34.13 6
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Alfred Kälin
Albert Giger
Alois Kälin
Eduard Hauser
2'07:00.06 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Charlotte Walter 7 13 2467.3 86 9

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-11th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 5–3   Switzerland

Consolation Round[edit]

Teams, which lost their games in the qualification round, played in this group.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  West Germany 4 3 1 0 22 10 6
8  Norway 4 3 1 0 16 14 6
9  Japan 4 2 1 1 17 16 5
10   Switzerland 4 0 2 2 9 16 2
11 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 4 0 3 1 9 17 1
  • West Germany 5-0 Switzerland
  • Japan 3-3 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 3-3 Yugoslavia
  • Norway 5-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Gérard Rigolet
Alfio Molina
Marcel Squaldo
Charles Henzen
Gaston Furrer
René Huguenin
Peter Aeschlimann
René Berra
Jacques Pousaz
Heini Jenni
Hans Keller
Michel Türler
Paul Probst
Gérard Dubi
Francis Reinhard
Anton Neininger
Guy Dubois
Peter Lehmann

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Josef Zehnder Normal hill 76.0 105.8 72.0 97.9 203.7 28
Hans Schmid 76.5 106.6 73.5 102.3 208.9 22
Ernst von Grünigen 78.0 109.5 74.5 102.9 212.4 16
Walter Steiner 79.0 110.6 76.0 106.8 217.4 14
Ernst von Grünigen Large hill 82.0 79.8 78.0 73.2 153.0 44
Josef Zehnder 92.5 97.0 84.0 84.1 181.1 22
Walter Steiner 94.0 101.6 103.0 118.2 219.8 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Hans Schmid 94.5 101.8 89.0 (fall) 54.6 156.4 42

References[edit]