Switzerland at the
1936 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Competitors34 (30 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Switzerland competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Pierre Musy
Arnold Gartmann
Charles Bouvier
Joseph Beerli
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Fritz Feierabend
Joseph Beerli
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Reto Capadrutt
Hans Aichele
Fritz Feierabend
Hans Bütikofer
Bobsleigh Four-man

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Rank Time 1 Time 2 Rank Total points Rank
Marcelle Bühler Combined 5:51.6 9 1:45.1 (+0:06) 1:34.6 12 78.87 10
Erna Steuri 5:20.4 4 1:17.2 1:21.2 3 92.36 4

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Reto Capadrutt
Charles Bouvier
Two-man 1:25.45 3 1:23.69 5 1:34.09 18 1:23.00 5 5:46.23 7
SUI-2 Fritz Feierabend
Joseph Beerli
Two-man 1:26.34 6 1:20.31 1 1:24.11 1 1:19.88 1 5:30.64 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Reto Capadrutt
Hans Aichele
Fritz Feierabend
Hans Bütikofer
Four-man 1:23.49 7 1:19.88 3 1:20.75 5 1:18.61 1 5:22.73 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
SUI-2 Pierre Musy
Arnold Gartmann
Charles Bouvier
Joseph Beerli
Four-man 1:22.45 3 1:18.78 1 1:19.60 1 1:19.02 3 5:19.85 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Eduard Müller 1'32:04 51
Adolf Freiburghaus 1'27:08 40
Willi Bernath 1'25:12 31
August Sonderegger 1'24:27 26

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Lucian Büeler Men's singles 15 21 119 343.6 17
Women
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Angela Anderes Women's singles 15 16 101 355.4 13

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Group B

Top two teams advanced to semifinals

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 5 1 4
 United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 4
 Italy 3 1 2 0 2 5 2
  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5 2
7 February  United States 3-0
(0-0,3-0,0-0)
  Switzerland
8 February  Germany 2-0
(0-0,1-0,1-0)
  Switzerland
9 February   Switzerland 1-0
(0-0,1-0,0-0)
 Italy
Contestants
Albert Künzler
Arnold Hirtz
Oskar Schmidt
Ernst Hug
Adolf Martignoni
Hans Cattini
Bibi Torriani
Ferdinand Cattini
Herbert Keßler
Otto Heller
Charles Keßler
Thomas Pleisch

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Ernst Berger Individual 1'27:13 175.2 27 36.5 47.5 174.9 34 350.1 30
Oswald Julen 1'25:43 183.0 21 43.0 45.0 184.3 24 367.3 21
Willi Bernath 1'25:12 185.7 17 43.5 47.0 180.7 30 366.4 22

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Reto Badrutt Normal hill 64.5 95.7 34 65.0 95.5 33 191.2 34
Marcel Raymond 64.0 96.4 32 68.5 100.9 24 197.3 28
Richard Bühler 63.0 102.0 18 63.0 102.0 20 204.0 19

References

  • (ed.) Peter von le Fort (1936). IV. Olympische Winterspiele 1936 Amtlicher Bericht (PDF) (in German). Berlin: Reichssportverlag. Retrieved 2008-06-10. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1936, full results by sports-reference.com