Hans Hiltebrand

Hans Hiltebrand (born January 18, 1945) is a Swiss bobsledder who competed from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. He won five medals at the FIBT World Championships with two golds (Two-man: 1977, Four-man: 1987) and three silvers (Two-man: 1982, 1987; Four-man: 1981.

Hans Hiltebrand
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold medal – first place 1987 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1981 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1982 St. Moritz Two-man
Silver medal – second place 1987 St. Moritz Four-man

Competing in three Winter Olympics, Hiltebrand earned his best finish of fourth in the two-man event at Lake Placid in 1980.

Following his retirement, he coached Canada's bobsleigh from 1989 to the 1998 Winter Olympics. Afterwards he became a well known bobsleigh designer.

Hiltebrand is still active in his bobsleigh club in Zurich as of 2007.


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