Switzerland at the
1988 Winter Olympics
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Calgary
Competitors70 (56 men, 14 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Michela Figini (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
5
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
15
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Switzerland competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Pirmin Zurbriggen Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Gold Vreni Schneider Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Gold Vreni Schneider Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Gold Ekkehard Fasser
Kurt Meier
Marcel Fässler
Werner Stocker
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Gold Hippolyt Kempf Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Peter Müller Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Brigitte Oertli Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Michela Figini Alpine skiing Women's super-G
 Silver Brigitte Oertli Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Silver Andreas Schaad
Hippolyt Kempf
Fredy Glanzmann
Nordic combined Men's team
 Bronze Pirmin Zurbriggen Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Bronze Paul Accola Alpine skiing Men's combined
 Bronze Maria Walliser Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Maria Walliser Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Bronze Andreas Grünenfelder Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km freestyle

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Franz Heinzer Downhill 2:03.36 17
Daniel Mahrer 2:03.18 12
Peter Müller 2:00.14 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:59.63 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Martin Hangl Super-G DNF
Daniel Mahrer DNF
Franz Heinzer 1:43.32 15
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:41.96 5
Martin Hangl Giant Slalom 1:07.51 DNF DNF
Joël Gaspoz 1:06.70 1:02.87 2:09.57 10
Hans Pieren 1:06.46 1:04.22 2:10.68 14
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:05.57 1:02.82 2:08.39 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Paul Accola Slalom DSQ DSQ
Hans Pieren DNF DNF
Joël Gaspoz DNF DNF
Pirmin Zurbriggen 52.05 48.43 1:40.48 7

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Bernhard Fahner 1:51.78 47.56 45.81 120.45 15
Martin Hangl 1:51.48 DNF DNF
Paul Accola 1:51.27 42.58 42.35 48.24 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Pirmin Zurbriggen 1:46.90 44.32 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Chantal Bournissen Downhill 1:27.46 11
Michela Figini 1:27.26 9
Maria Walliser 1:26.89 4
Brigitte Oertli 1:26.61 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Brigitte Oertli Super-G 1:21.56 17
Zoë Haas 1:20.91 7
Maria Walliser 1:20.48 6
Michela Figini 1:20.03 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Michela Figini Giant Slalom 1:02.35 DNF DNF
Corinne Schmidhauser 1:00.67 DNF DNF
Maria Walliser 1:00.57 1:07.15 2:07.72 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Vreni Schneider 1:00.53 1:05.96 2:06.49 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Corinne Schmidhauser Slalom DNF DNF
Brigitte Oertli 49.95 DNF DNF
Vreni Schneider 48.81 47.88 1:36.69 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Beatrice Gafner DNF DNF
Brigitte Oertli 1:18.37 39.24 41.47 29.48 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Vreni Schneider 1:18.10 DNF DNF
Maria Walliser 1:16.98 41.80 44.12 51.28 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1988 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 Hans Hiltebrand
André Kiser
Two-man 58.74 21 59.21 7 59.55 3 59.02 4 3:56.52 6
SUI-2 Gustav Weder
Donat Acklin
Two-man 58.01 11 58.88 3 1:00.12 8 59.05 5 3:56.06 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 Ekkehard Fasser
Kurt Meier
Marcel Fässler
Werner Stocker
Four-man 56.83 7 57.37 3 55.88 1 57.43 4 3:47.51 1st place, gold medalist(s)
SUI-2 Hans Hiltebrand
Urs Fehlmann
Erwin Fassbind
André Kiser
Four-man 56.39 2 57.91 12 57.13 15 57.82 6 3:49.25 9

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Giachem Guidon DNF
Konrad Hallenbarter DNF
Andi Grünenfelder 45:35.5 35
Jürg Capol 43:59.5 22
30 km
C
Andi Grünenfelder DNF
Jürg Capol 1'31:35.8 30
Jeremias Wigger 1'30:47.1 26
Giachem Guidon 1'28:05.9 13
50 km
F
Markus Fähndrich 2'13:33.2 35
Jeremias Wigger 2'09:05.3 14
Giachem Guidon 2'09:02.2 13
Andi Grünenfelder 2'06:01.9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Andi Grünenfelder
Jürg Capol
Giachem Guidon
Jeremias Wigger
1'46:16.3 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Karin Thomas 17:04.1 40
Marianne Irniger 16:37.5 35
Christina Gilli-Brügger 15:44.5 15
Evi Kratzer 15:42.8 14
10 km
C
Marianne Irniger 34:58.3 43
Sandra Parpan 33:02.0 32
Christina Gilli-Brügger 31:37.4 18
Evi Kratzer 31:16.7 11
20 km
F
Marianne Irniger 1'01:51.5 30
Karin Thomas 59:17.2 16
Evi Kratzer 58:56.1 14
Christina Gilli-Brügger 57:37.4 4
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Karin Thomas
Sandra Parpan
Evi Kratzer
Christina Gilli-Brügger
1'01:59.4 4

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Oliver Höner 10 10 14 24.0 12
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Stéfanie Schmid 21 16 12 31.0 15

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Group A

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 5 3 1 1 22 8 7
 Sweden 5 2 0 3 23 10 7
 Canada 5 3 1 1 17 12 7
  Switzerland 5 3 2 0 19 10 6
 Poland 5 1 3 1 9 13 3
 France 5 0 5 0 10 47 0

Game for 7th place

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 United States 8–4   Switzerland

Team Roster

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Men's individual

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Stefan Späni Individual 178.6 40 5:32.7 DNF DNF
Fredy Glanzmann 180.1 37 5:22.7 45:38.8 376.535 35
Andreas Schaad 207.2 14 2:22.0 40:40.0 421.350 5
Hippolyt Kempf 217.9 3 1:10.7 39:27.5 432.230 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Fredy Glanzmann
Hippolyt Kempf
Andreas Schaad
571.4 6 4:52.0 1'20:49.4 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Christoph Lehmann Normal hill 74.0 76.0 73.0 74.9 150.9 56
Gérard Balanche 78.0 85.9 78.0 87.9 173.8 37
Christian Hauswirth 79.5 90.3 73.0 74.4 164.7 48
Fabrice Piazzini 83.0 99.9 78.0 88.9 188.8 17
Fabrice Piazzini Large hill 105.0 73.9 99.0 83.0 156.9 43
Christoph Lehmann 101.0 87.3 90.0 65.9 153.2 44
Christian Hauswirth 105.0 94.9 97.0 82.2 177.1 27
Gérard Balanche 105.0 95.4 94.5 77.2 172.6 30
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Gérard Balanche
Christoph Lehmann
Fabrice Piazzini
Christian Hauswirth
516.1 8
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

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