Switzerland at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Oslo
Competitors55 (46 men, 9 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Switzerland competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Fritz Feierabend
Stephan Waser
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Bronze Fritz Feierabend
Albert Madörin
André Filippini
Stephan Waser
Bobsleigh Four-man

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bernhard Perren Downhill 2:46.1 26
Gottlieb Perren 2:37.1 10
Georges Schneider 2:37.0 9
Fredy Rubi 3:32.5 4
Fredy Rubi Giant Slalom 2:34.0 12
Fernand Grosjean 2:33.8 11
Bernhard Perren 2:33.1 8
Georges Schneider 2:31.2 5
Georges Schneider Slalom 1:11.5 48 Did not advance
Fredy Rubi 1:03.6 17 Q 59.7 1 2:03.3 7
Bernhard Perren 1:03.4 16 Q 1:06.7 24 2:10.1 21
Franz Bumann 1:02.7 15 Q 1:02.1 7 2:04.8 10
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Silvia Glatthard Downhill 1:54.9 15
Idly Walpoth 1:53.8 12
Ida Schöpfer 1:53.0 10
Madeleine Berthod-Chamot 1:50.7 6
Madeleine Berthod-Chamot Giant Slalom DSQ
Silvia Glatthard 2:23.1 29
Idly Walpoth 2:20.8 25
Ida Schöpfer 2:16.6 16
Ida Schöpfer Slalom 1:24.3 34 DSQ DSQ
Edmée Abetel 1:13.9 23 1:14.4 31 2:28.3 25
Olivia Ausoni 1:07.4 5 1:09.6 16 2:17.0 10
Madeleine Berthod-Chamot 1:06.7 3 1:08.2 12 2:14.9 6

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1952 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 Fritz Feierabend
Stephan Waser
Two-man 1:22.13 4 1:22.46 4 1:21.67 3 1:21.45 2 5:27.71 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
SUI-2 Felix Endrich
Werner Spring
Two-man 1:22.14 5 1:22.32 3 1:22.50 4 1:22.19 4 5:29.15 4
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Fritz Feierabend
Albert Madörin
André Filippini
Stephan Waser
Four-man 1:18.67 4 1:18.08 3 1:17.40 4 1:17.55 2 5:11.70 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
SUI-2 Felix Endrich
Fritz Stöckli
Franz Kapus
Werner Spring
Four-man 1:17.75 3 1:19.45 5 1:17.88 5 1:18.90 6 5:13.98 4

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Karl Bricker 1'12:19 46
Josef Schnyder 1'10:51 37
Walter Lötscher 1'10:45 35
Alfred Kronig 1'10:12 30
Alfons Supersaxo 1'09:38 26
50 km Josef Schnyder 4'18:45 20
Karl Hischier 4'13:46 17
Alfred Roch 4'09:39 16
Otto Beyeler 4'06:15 15
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Fritz Kocher
Walter Lötscher
Alfred Kronig
Alfons Supersaxo
2'38:00 9

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
François Pache 9 11 139.922 92 9
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Yolande Jobin 16 16 132.478 151 18
Susi Wirz 15 17 135.578 136 15
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Silvia Grandjean
Michel Grandjean
10.300 53 7

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics

The tournament was run in a round-robin format with nine teams participating.

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 8 7 0 1 71 14 15
 United States 8 6 1 1 43 21 13
 Sweden 9 7 2 0 53 22 14
 Czechoslovakia 9 6 3 0 50 23 12
  Switzerland 5th 8 4 4 0 40 40 8
 Poland 8 2 5 1 21 56 5
 Finland 8 2 6 0 21 60 4
 West Germany 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
 Norway 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
Contestants
Hans Bänninger
Gian Bazzi
François Blank
Bixio Celio
Reto Delnon
Walter Paul Dürst
Émile Golaz
Emil Handschin
Paul Hofer
Willy Pfister
Gebhard Poltera
Ulrich Poltera
Otto Schläpfer
Otto Schubiger
Alfred Streun
Hans-Martin Trepp
Paul Wyss

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event, meaning that athletes competing here were skiing for two disciplines at the same time. Details can be found above in this article, in the cross-country skiing section.

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 (athletes were allowed to perform three jumps, the best two jumps were counted and are shown here).

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Points Rank
Alfons Supersaxo Individual 213.696 8 60.5 62.5 201.5 9 415.196 10

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Fritz Schneider Normal hill 59.5 96.0 27 59.5 93.5 30 189.5 26
Hans Däscher 61.0 98.5 22 60.0 100.0 17 198.5 20
Jacques Perreten 61.0 99.0 21 59.0 94.0 27 193.0 23
Andreas Däscher 62.0 102.5 15 61.0 98.0 21 200.5 16

References

  • (ed.) Rolf Petersen (1952). The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIth Winter Olympic Games 1952 at Oslo (PDF). Oslo. Retrieved 2008-01-31. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1952, full results by sports-reference.com