Switzerland at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in London
Competitors186 (178 men and 8 women) in 19 sports
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
5
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
20
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Switzerland competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 186 competitors, 178 men and 8 women, took part in 98 events in 19 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Emil Grünig Shooting Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 6 August
 Gold Hans Moser Equestrian Individual dressage 10 August
 Gold Josef Stalder Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar 13 August
 Gold Michael Reusch Gymnastics Men's parallel bars 13 August
 Gold Karl Frei Gymnastics Men's rings 13 August
 Silver Gaston Godel Athletics Men's 50 kilometres walk 31 July
 Silver Fritz Stöckli Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight 31 July
 Silver Rudolf Schnyder Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol 2 August
 Silver Oswald Zappelli Fencing Men's épée 9 August
 Silver Hans Kalt
Josef Kalt
Rowing Men's coxless pair 9 August
 Silver Émile Knecht
André Moccand
Rudolf Reichling
Erich Schriever
Peter Stebler
Rowing Men's coxed four 9 August
 Silver Walter Lehmann Gymnastics Men's artistic individual all-around 13 August
 Silver Karl Frei
Christian Kipfer
Walter Lehmann
Robert Lucy
Michael Reusch
Josef Stalder
Emil Studer
Melchior Thalmann
Gymnastics Men's artistic team all-around 13 August
 Silver Walter Lehmann Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar 13 August
 Silver Michael Reusch Gymnastics Men's rings 13 August
 Bronze Adolf Müller Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight 31 July
 Bronze Hermann Baumann Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight 31 July
 Bronze Fritz Schwab Athletics Men's 10 kilometres walk 7 August
 Bronze Christian Kipfer Gymnastics Men's parallel bars 13 August
 Bronze Josef Stalder Gymnastics Men's parallel bars 13 August

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Eleven cyclists, all male, represented Switzerland in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented Switzerland in 1948.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Switzerland in 1948.

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Switzerland had 19 male rowers participate in five out of seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Seven shooters represented Switzerland in 1948. Emil Grünig won gold in the 300 metre rifle and Rudolf Schnyder won silver in the 50 metre pistol.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Art competitions

Main article: Art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Switzerland at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Switzerland Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.