Switzerland at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Switzerland competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Switzerland at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Innsbruck
Competitors59 (52 men, 7 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerWerner Carmichel (bobsleigh)
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Heini Hemmi Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
  Silver Bernhard Russi Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Silver Ernst Good Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
  Silver Erich Schärer
Ulrich Bächli
Rudolf Marti
Josef Benz
Bobsleigh Four-man
  Bronze Erich Schärer
Josef Benz
Bobsleigh Two-man

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
René Berthod Downhill 1:47.89 12
Walter Tresch 1:47.29 7
Philippe Roux 1:46.29 4
Bernhard Russi 1:46.06  
Walter Tresch Giant Slalom 1:49.26 27 DNF DNF
Engelhard Pargätzi 1:46.16 6 1:42.60 4 3:28.76 6
Heini Hemmi 1:45.41 3 1:41.56 2 3:26.97  
Ernst Good 1:44.60 2 1:42.57 3 3:27.17  
Ernst Good Slalom DNF DNF
Heini Hemmi DNF DNF
Peter Lüscher 1:02.76 13 1:05.34 7 2:08.10 8
Walter Tresch 1:01.34 6 1:03.92 3 2:05.26 4
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Doris de Agostini Downhill 1:50.46 18
Marlies Oberholzer 1:48.68 8
Bernadette Zurbriggen 1:48.62 7
Bernadette Zurbriggen Giant Slalom DNF
Marlies Oberholzer 1:34.09 26
Marie-Theres Nadig 1:30.44 5
Lise-Marie Morerod 1:30.40 4
Marie-Theres Nadig Slalom DNF DNF
Lise-Marie Morerod DNF DNF
Bernadette Zurbriggen 49.78 17 47.40 11 1:37.18 12

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Christian Danuser 1'20:16.43 7 1'27:16.43 40
Albert Mächler 1'17:28.66 6 1'23:28.66 25
Hansruedi Süssli 1'16:53.73 3 1'19:53.73 14
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

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 Erich Schärer
Sepp Benz
Two-man 56.43 5 56.53 5 56.33 3 56.41 3 3:45.70  
SUI-2 Fritz Lüdi
Thomas Hagen
Two-man 56.95 9 57.32 10 57.35 10 57.48 11 3:49.10 10
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Fritz Lüdi
Thomas Hagen
Rudolf Schmid
Karl Häseli
Four-man 55.29 7 55.33 6 56.37 9 57.05 9 3:44.04 9
SUI-2 Erich Schärer
Ueli Bächli
Ruedi Marti
Sepp Benz
Four-man 54.96 5 54.81 2 55.28 1 55.84 1 3:40.89  

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Alfred Kälin 47:05.39 27
Eduard Hauser 46:29.14 17
Franz Renggli 45:53.49 12
Albert Giger 45:47.07 11
30 km Hansueli Kreuzer 1'39:58.44 50
Alfred Kälin 1'36:09.97 29
Eduard Hauser 1'35:50.29 25
Albert Giger 1'32:17.71 7
50 km Christian Pfeuti 2'49:50.90 32
Venanz Egger 2'48:30.70 31
Heinz Gähler 2'45:51.64 20
Franz Renggli 2'45:25.24 18
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Franz Renggli
Eduard Hauser
Heinz Gähler
Alfred Kälin
2'11:28.53 5

Figure skatingEdit

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Danielle Rieder 16 DNF
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Karin Künzle
Christian Künzle
6 7 128.97 64 7

Ice hockeyEdit

First RoundEdit

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
  West Germany 5–1   Switzerland

Consolation RoundEdit

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7   Romania 5 4 1 0 23 15 8
8   Austria 5 3 2 0 18 14 6
9   Japan 5 3 2 0 20 18 6
10   Yugoslavia 5 3 2 0 22 19 6
11   Switzerland 5 2 3 0 24 22 4
12   Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 19 38 0
  • Yugoslavia 6-4 Switzerland
  • Switzerland 8-3 Bulgaria
  • Japan 6-4 Switzerland
  • Austria 3-5 Switzerland
  • Romania 4-3 Switzerland
Contestants
Alfio Molina
André Jorns
Charles Henzen
Andreas Meyer
Jakob Kölliker
Ueli Hofmann
Ernst Lüthi
Aldo Zenhäusern
Nando Mathieu
Bernhard Neininger
Anton Neininger
Renzo Holzer
Walter Dürst
Guy Dubois
Georg Mattli
Jürg Berger
Rolf Schiemer
Daniel Widmer

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Karl Lustenberger Individual 72.5 74.5 202.5 10 52:57.52 175.60 27 378.10 19

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Robert Mösching Normal hill 75.0 104.3 75.0 103.3 207.6 35
Hans Schmid 78.0 112.1 79.0 114.2 226.3 13
Walter Steiner 80.0 117.3 78.5 114.9 232.2 9
Ernst von Grünigen 80.5 119.1 80.5 119.6 238.7 5
Robert Mösching Large hill 84.0 87.6 79.0 80.1 167.7 38
Ernst von Grünigen 84.5 93.3 81.5 89.1 182.4 23
Hans Schmid 86.5 95.6 83.0 90.7 186.3 20
Walter Steiner 89.5 99.8 93.0 108.7 208.5 9

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
1500 m Franz Krienbühl 2:12.52 27
5000 m Franz Krienbühl 7:53.11 17
10,000 m Franz Krienbühl 15:36.43 8

ReferencesEdit