Switzerland at the 1956 Winter Olympics

Switzerland competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Switzerland at the
1956 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors59 (51 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Madeleine Berthod Alpine skiing Women's downhill
  Gold Renée Colliard Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Gold Franz Kapus
Gottfried Diener
Robert Alt
Heinrich Angst
Bobsleigh Four-man
  Silver Raymond Fellay Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Silver Frieda Dänzer Alpine skiing Women's downhill
  Bronze Max Angst
Harry Warburton
Bobsleigh Two-man

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andreas Ruedi Downhill DSQ
Hans Forrer 3:08.0 13
Roger Staub 2:57.1 4
Raymond Fellay 2:55.7  
Raymond Fellay Giant Slalom 3:23.9 27
Martin Julen 3:18.5 19
Roland Blaesi 3:18.2 18
Georges Schneider 3:17.3 17
Martin Julen Slalom DSQ DSQ
René Rey 1:34.1 19 1:53.6 4 3:27.7 10
Raymond Fellay 1:32.8 13 1:59.3 12 3:32.1 11
Georges Schneider 1:29.0 4 1:53.6 4 3:22.6 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hedi Beeler Downhill 1:54.0 25
Rosemarie Reichenbach 1:51.6 15
Frieda Dänzer 1:45.4  
Madeleine Berthod 1:40.7  
Hedi Beeler Giant Slalom DSQ
Annemarie Waser 2:02.3 14
Frieda Dänzer 2:00.9 11
Madeleine Berthod 1:58.3 4
Madeleine Berthod Slalom 1:09.7 (+0:05) 26 58.7 4 2:08.3 17
Hedi Beeler 1:01.9 20 1:03.2 18 2:05.1 15
Freida Dänzer 59.2 12 59.7 9 1:58.9 10
Renée Colliard 55.6 1 56.7 1 1:52.3  

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Max Angst
Harry Warburton
Two-man 1:24.71 5 1:23.81 5 1:24.27 4 1:24.67 4 5:37.46  
SUI-2 Franz Kapus
Heinrich Angst
Two-man 1:24.74 6 1:24.50 8 1:24.70 6 1:26.17 13 5:40.11 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 Franz Kapus
Gottfried Diener
Robert Alt
Heinrich Angst
Four-man 1:18.00 4 1:17.19 1 1:17.09 1 1:18.16 1 5:10.44  
SUI-2 Max Angst
Aby Gartmann
Harry Warburton
Rolf Gerber
Four-man 1:17.41 1 1:17.85 2 1:18.68 5 1:20.33 9 5:14.27 4

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Erwin Hari 55:06 38
Michel Rey 55:05 36
Victor Kronig 54:43 33
Werner Zwingli 53:40 20
30 km Armand Genoud 2'01:05 41
André Huguenin 1'58:40 34
Fritz Kocher 1'55:18 27
Marcel Huguenin 1'54:36 25
50 km André Huguenin 3'31:04 27
Alfred Kronig 3'23:21 24
Fritz Zurbuchen 3'19:42 19
Christian Wenger 3'17:49 18
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Werner Zwingli
Victor Kronig
Fritz Kocher
Marcel Huguenin
2'24:30 7

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Hans Müller 12 12 135.28 112 12
François Pache 11 10 139.39 95 11
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Alice Fischer 18 20 137.69 203 18
Karin Borner 15 16 141.69 171 16

Ice hockeyEdit

Group CEdit

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 15 4 4
2   Sweden 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
3    Switzerland 2 0 2 0 8 16 0
  • Sweden 6-5 Switzerland
  • USSR 10-3 Switzerland

Games for 7th-10th placesEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7   Italy 3 3 0 0 21 7 6
8   Poland 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
9    Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 18 2
10   Austria 3 0 3 0 9 19 0
  • Switzerland 7-4 Austria
  • Poland 6-2 Switzerland
  • Italy 8-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Christian Conrad
Martin Riesen
Kurt Peter
Georg Riesch
Émile Golaz
Rudolf Keller
Sepp Weingärtner
Paul Hofer
Hans Ott
Franz Berry
Hans Pappa
Fritz Naef
Emil Handschin
Bernhard Bagnoud
Walter Keller
Rätus Frei
Otto Schläpfer

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Francis Perret Normal hill 66.0 86.0 42 64.0 82.5 45 168.5 45
Conrad Rochat 68.5 89.5 40 68.5 87.5 41 177.0 40
Andreas Däscher 82.0 108.0 6 82.0 111.5 2 219.5 6

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Erich Kull 44.3 40
1500 m Erich Kull 2:21.7 46
Jürg Rohrbach 2:21.7 46
5000 m Jürg Rohrbach 8:39.5 39

ReferencesEdit