Switzerland at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Paris
Competitors18 in 4 sports
Ranked 6th
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.




Results by event


Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Paul Robert Men's épée Unknown 4th–6th Did not advance Did not advance
Paul Robert Men's foil Advanced Not advanced Did not advance
Jean Weill Not advanced Did not advance
François de Boffa Men's sabre Unknown 5th–6th Did not advance


Main article: Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Gymnast Event Score Rank
Charles Broadbeck Men's all-around 245 43
Jules Ducret 264 19
Oscar Jeanfavre 261 23


Main article: Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Switzerland had one boat compete in 1900, racing three times. The Lérina took gold in the first 1–2 ton race and added a silver medal in the second 1–2 ton race, but she did not finish in the open class. Sailing was the first of the sports open to women to be contested, making Hélène de Pourtalès the first female Olympian, Olympic medalist, and Olympic champion.

Sailors Event Time Rank
1–2 ton class
race 1
2:15:32 1st place, gold medalist(s)
1–2 ton class
race 2
3:35:14 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Open class DNF


Main article: Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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 of the team events, as well as the individual gold medals in military pistol, kneeling military rifle, and overall military rifle.

Shooter Event Score Rank
Paul Probst Men's 20 metre rapid fire pistol 57 5
Friedrich Lüthi Men's 50 metre free pistol 435 7
Paul Probst 432 9
Louis Richardet 448 4
Karl Röderer 503 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Konrad Stäheli 453 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Men's 50 metre free pistol, team 2271 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Franz Böckli Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing 294 5
Alfred Grütter 282 7
Emil Kellenberger 292 6
Louis Richardet 269 17
Konrad Stäheli 272 14
Franz Böckli Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling 300 7
Alfred Grütter 265 25
Emil Kellenberger 314 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Louis Richardet 297 9
Konrad Stäheli 324 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Franz Böckli Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone 289 21
Alfred Grütter 285 23
Emil Kellenberger 324 5
Louis Richardet 307 12
Konrad Stäheli 285 23
Franz Böckli Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 883 8
Alfred Grütter 832 19
Emil Kellenberger 930 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Louis Richardet 873 16
Konrad Stäheli 881 9
Men's 300 metre free rifle, team 4399 1st place, gold medalist(s)


  1. ^ "Switzerland:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-02.