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Switzerland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Switzerland boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary. However, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden earlier in the year because of the Australian quarantine laws. The Swiss team competed in Stockholm, winning a bronze medal.

Switzerland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German) (in French)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Medals
Ranked 35th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

EquestrianEdit

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Judges scores Overall
Score Rank Overall score Rank
Gottfried Trachsel Kursus Individual 166.0 6 807.00 6
Henri Chammartin Wöhler 179.0 2 789.00 8
Gustav Fischer Vasello 160.0 9 750.00 10
Gottfried Trachsel
Henri Chammartin
Gustav Fischer
See above Team N/A 2,346.00  

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Emil-Otto Gmür Romeo Individual 111.20 10 227.31 338.51 32 40.00 378.51 30 378.51 30
Roland Perret Erlfried 105.60 5 259.58 365.18 34 40.00 405.18 31 405.18 31
Samuel Köchlin Goya 150.00 40 407.21 557.21 39 20.00 577.21 33 577.21 33
Emil-Otto Gmür
Roland Perret
Samuel Köchlin
See above Team 366.80 5 894.10 1,260.90 8 100.00 1,360.90 8 1,360.90 8

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
William de Rham Va Vite Individual 20.00 20 16.00 18 36.00 19
Marc Büchler Duroc 28.50 33 36.00 39 64.50 37
Alexander Stoffel Bricole 27.00 30 32.00 33 59.00 34
William de Rham
Alexander Stoffel
Marc Büchler
See above Team 75.50 8 84.00 9 159.50 9

ReferencesEdit

  • The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad (PDF). Swedish Equestrian Federation. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  • International Olympic Committee results database