Switzerland at the
1972 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Sapporo
Competitors52 (46 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearerEdmund Bruggmann (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
10
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

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

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Bernhard Russi Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Marie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Marie-Theres Nadig Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Jean Wicki
Hans Leutenegger
Werner Camichel
Edy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Silver Roland Collombin Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Edmund Bruggmann Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Silver Walter Steiner Ski jumping Men's large hill (90m)
 Bronze Werner Mattle Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Jean Wicki
Edy Hubacher
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Bronze Alfred Kälin
Albert Giger
Alois Kälin
Eduard Hauser
Cross-country skiing Men's relay

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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 place, silver medalist(s)
Bernhard Russi 1:51.43 1st place, 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 place, bronze medalist(s)
Edmund Bruggmann 1:33.43 10 1:37.32 1 3:10.75 2nd place, 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 place, gold medalist(s)
Rita Good Giant Slalom DSQ
Silvia Stump DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:34.17 18
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:29.90 1st place, 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

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1972 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 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 place, 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 place, 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

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hansueli 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 place, bronze medalist(s)

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1972 Winter Olympics

First Round

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

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
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Yugoslavia
4 0 3 1 9 17 1
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

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1972 Winter Olympics

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 place, silver medalist(s)
Hans Schmid 94.5 101.8 89.0 (fall) 54.6 156.4 42

References