Switzerland at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Switzerland competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. This was the confederation's largest Winter Olympics team ever, because two ice hockey teams qualified (men and women).

Switzerland at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Turin
Competitors140 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Philipp Schoch (opening)[1]
Maya Pedersen-Bieri (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
5
Silver
4
Bronze
5
Total
14
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Maya Pedersen-Bieri Skeleton Women's 16 February
  Gold Tanja Frieden Snowboarding Women's snowboard cross 17 February
  Gold Evelyne Leu Freestyle skiing Women's aerials 22 February
  Gold Philipp Schoch Snowboarding Men's parallel giant slalom 22 February
  Gold Daniela Meuli Snowboarding Women's parallel giant slalom 23 February
  Silver Martina Schild Alpine skiing Women's downhill 15 February
  Silver Stéphane Lambiel Figure skating Men's singles 16 February
  Silver Simon Schoch Snowboarding Men's parallel giant slalom 22 February
  Silver Mirjam Ott
Binia Beeli
Valeria Spälty
Michèle Moser
Manuela Kormann
Curling Women's tournament 23 February
  Bronze Bruno Kernen Alpine skiing Men's downhill 12 February
  Bronze Gregor Stähli Skeleton Men's 17 February
  Bronze Ambrosi Hoffmann Alpine skiing Men's super-G 18 February
  Bronze Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
Bobsleigh Two-man 19 February
  Bronze Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
Cédric Grand
Thomas Lamparter
Bobsleigh Four-man 25 February

Alpine skiingEdit

Switzerland won three medals in alpine skiing, with the best performance a silver from Martina Schild in the women's downhill. Bruno Kernen finished 17th in the final men's downhill training run, but improved in the race itself, winning the bronze medal.[3]

Men
Athlete[3] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Daniel Albrecht Giant slalom Did not finish
Slalom 55.33 Did not finish
Combined 1:40.47 45.31 44.95 3:10.73 4
Marc Berthod Giant slalom 1:19.05 1:19.20 n/a 2:38.25 17
Slalom 56.22 49.78 n/a 1:46.00 14
Combined 1:41.24 45.21 44.77 3:11.22 7
Didier Cuche Super-G n/a 1:31.50 12
Giant slalom 1:19.08 1:20.25 n/a 2:39.33 19
Didier Défago Downhill n/a 1:51.51 26
Super-G n/a 1:31.90 16
Giant slalom 1:18.03 1:19.57 n/a 2:37.60 14
Combined 1:38.68 Did not finish
Tobias Grünenfelder Downhill n/a 1:50.44 12
Ambrosi Hoffmann Downhill n/a 1:50.72 17
Super-G n/a 1:30.98  
Bruno Kernen Downhill n/a 1:49.82  
Super-G n/a 1:31.95 18
Silvan Zurbriggen Slalom 55.17 50.93 n/a 1:46.10 15
Combined 1:41.08 Did not finish
Women
Athlete[3] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Fraenzi Aufdenblatten Downhill n/a 1:57.96 12
Super-G n/a 1:34.10 17
Giant slalom 1:03.46 1:09.16 n/a 2:12.62 16
Combined 41.22 47.23 Did not start
Sylviane Berthod Downhill n/a 1:58.36 14
Super-G n/a 1:34.00 15
Martina Schild Downhill n/a 1:56.86  
Super-G n/a 1:33.33 6
Nadia Styger Downhill n/a 1:57.62 5
Super-G n/a 1:35.57 35
Giant slalom 1:01.87 1:12.58 n/a 2:14.45 24

Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.

BiathlonEdit

Matthias Simmen earned Switzerland's only top 25 finish in Biathlon, as a near-clean shooting performance left him solidly positioned in the men's pursuit.[4]

Athlete[4] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Simon Hallenbarter Men's sprint 30:05.7 5 66
Men's individual 1:04:37.0 8 76
Matthias Simmen Men's sprint 28:56.3 3 45
Men's pursuit 38:08.85 4 23
Men's individual 1:01:04.9 5 52

BobsleighEdit

Martin Annen piloted the Switzerland-1 sled in the two-man and the four-man, and in both events won a bronze medal. In each case, his team fell behind on the third run, but then performed well on the final run to earn a medal.[5]

Athlete[5] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
Two-man 55.54 55.67 56.18 56.34 3:43.73  
Ivo Rüegg
Cédric Grand
Two-man 55.85 55.74 56.37 56.90 3:44.86 8
Maya Bamert
Martina Feusi
Two-woman 57.72 57.78 58.00 58.54 3:52.04 8
Sabina Hafner
Cora Huber
Two-woman 57.86 57.92 58.73 58.35 3:52.86 10
Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
Thomas Lamparter
Cédric Grand
Four-man 55.26 55.37 55.00 55.20 3:40.83  
Ivo Rüegg
Andy Gees
Roman Handschin
Christian Aebli
Four-man 55.65 55.63 55.22 55.30 3:41.80 8

Cross-country skiingEdit

The Swiss cross-country team had only a single top-10 finish, a 7th place from the men's relay. The women's relay team, which earned a bronze medal in Salt Lake City, finished 11th.[6]

Distance
Athlete[6] Event Final
Total Rank
Seraina Boner Women's 10 km classical 30:58.0 41
Reto Burgermeister Men's 30 km pursuit 1:25:49.9 59
Remo Fischer Men's 30 km pursuit 1:20:19.7 36
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:06:40.9 21
Natascia Leonardi Cortesi Women's 15 km pursuit 45:34.3 24
Women's 30 km freestyle 1:25:32.0 16
Toni Livers Men's 30 km pursuit 1:21:08.2 40
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:07:25.4 32
Seraina Mischol Women's 10 km classical 29:30.4 15
Laurence Rochat Women's 10 km classical 30:02.2 25
Christian Stebler Men's 15 km classical 40:38.6 29
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:11:13.0 50
Reto Burgermeister
Christian Stebler
Toni Livers
Remo Fischer
Men's 4 x 10 km relay 1:45:10.9 7
Seraina Mischol
Laurence Rochat
Natascia Leonardi Cortesi
Seraina Boner
Women's 4 x 5 km relay 56:52.4 11
Sprint
Athlete[6] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Christoph Eigenmann Men's sprint 2:20.46 30 Q 2:25.6 6 Did not advance 30
Seraina Mischol Women's sprint 2:18.83 32 Did not advance 32
Laurence Rochat Women's sprint 2:17.73 26 Q 2:18.9 3 Did not advance 15
Reto Burgermeister
Christoph Eigenmann
Men's team sprint n/a 18:00.6 8 Did not advance 15

CurlingEdit

In the men's event, 2006 European champion Ralph Stöckli finished the round robin at 5 wins, one short of the mark needed to progress to the medal round. On the women's side, Mirjam Ott, who won a silver medal as a third in 2002, made the final in 2006 as well, this time as a skip. Her rink finished second in the round robin before beating Canada in the semifinals. In the final, the Swiss managed to tie the game in the 10th end, forcing an extra, but Swedish skip Anette Norberg made a difficult shot to leave the Swiss with silver again.[7]

Men's tournamentEdit

Team: Ralph Stöckli (skip), Claudio Pescia, Pascal Sieber, Simon Strübin, Marco Battilana (alternate)

Round Robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Finland (Uusipaavalniemi) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 2
  Switzerland (Stöckli)   2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 X 7

;Draw 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Trulsen) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 X 5
  Switzerland (Stöckli)   0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 2

;Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Gushue)   1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 7
  Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5

;Draw 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Stöckli)   2 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 9
  New Zealand (Becker) 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 7

;Draw 7

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Stöckli) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 8
  Germany (Kapp)   0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 5

;Draw 8

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  United States (Fenson)   0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 7
  Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3

;Draw 9

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Stöckli)   2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
  Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 6

;Draw 11

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Sweden (Lindholm)   0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3
  Switzerland (Stöckli) 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 X 8

;Draw 12

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Stöckli)   4 0 1 0 3 2 X X X X 10
  Italy (Retornaz) 0 1 0 1 0 0 X X X X 2
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1   Finland Markku Uusipaavalniemi 7 2
2   Canada Brad Gushue 6 3
3   United States Pete Fenson 6 3
4   Great Britain David Murdoch 6 3
5   Norway Pål Trulsen 5 4
6   Switzerland Ralph Stockli 5 4
7   Italy Joel Retornaz 4 5
8   Sweden Peter Lindholm 3 6
9   Germany Andy Kapp 3 6
10   New Zealand Sean Becker 0 9

Women's tournamentEdit

 : Mirjam Ott (skip), Binia Beeli, Valeria Spälty, Michèle Moser, Manuela Kormann (alternate)

Round Robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 2 X X 11
  Italy (Gaspari)   1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X X 4

;Draw 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
  Great Britain (Martin)   0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5

;Draw 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Norway (Nordby) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X X X 6
  Switzerland (Ott)   2 0 1 1 1 0 4 X X X 5

;Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Canada (Kleibrink)   0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5
  Switzerland (Ott) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 6

;Draw 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Denmark (Holm) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X X X 2
  Switzerland (Ott)   0 3 0 0 1 3 3 X X X 10

;Draw 7

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 7
  Sweden (Norberg)   0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 9

;Draw 8

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Russia (Privivkova) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
  Switzerland (Ott)   1 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 7

;Draw 10

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 9
  United States (Johnson)   2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 8

;Draw 12

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Switzerland (Ott)   1 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 X X 11
  Japan (Onodera) 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 X X 5
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1   Sweden Anette Norberg 7 2
2   Switzerland Mirjam Ott 7 2
3   Canada Shannon Kleibrink 6 3
4   Norway Dordi Nordby 6 3
5   Great Britain Rhona Martin 5 4
6   Russia Ludmila Privivkova 5 4
7   Japan Ayumi Onodera 4 5
8   Denmark Dorthe Holm 2 7
9   United States Cassandra Johnson 2 7
10   Italy Diana Gaspari 1 8
Playoffs
Semifinal
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Switzerland (Ott) 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 - 7
  Canada (Kleibrink)   0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 5

;Final

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
  Sweden (Norberg)   0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
  Switzerland (Ott)

 

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6

Key: The hammer indicates which team had the last stone in the first end.

Figure skatingEdit

2005 World champion Stéphane Lambiel was one of the few medal challengers to have two consistent performances, and his 4th-placed free skate and 3rd-placed short program were good enough to earn him a silver medal.[8]

Athlete[8] Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Stéphane Lambiel Men's n/a 79.04 3 Q 152.17 4 231.21  
Sarah Meier Ladies' n/a 55.57 10 Q 100.56 8 156.13 8
Jamal Othman Men's n/a 52.18 27 Did not advance 27

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Freestyle skiingEdit

2005 World Championships silver medalist Evelyne Leu sat 5th after the first jump in the |women's aerials final, but on her second jump, she put up the highest score of the competition, earning her a gold medal.[9]

Athlete[9] Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Thomas Lambert Men's aerials 214.77 14 Did not advance 14
Evelyne Leu Women's aerials 180.37 4 Q 202.55  
Manuela Müller Women's aerials 168.31 9 Q 159.14 7
Renato Ulrich Men's aerials 225.75 11 Q 204.75 11

Ice hockeyEdit

The Swiss men's team had the two biggest upsets of the Olympic ice hockey tournament, beating the 1998 and 2002 gold medalists, the Czech Republic and Canada in back-to-back games. The win against Canada was the first time the Swiss had beaten that nation in an international competition, and required a stellar goaltending show from Martin Gerber, who earned a shutout.[10] The team made the medal round, but lost in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Sweden. The women's team was less successful, losing each of its first four games before eventually finishing 7th.[11]

Men's tournamentEdit

Players
Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2005–06 team
G David Aebischer 186 84 02/07/78 Genf Colorado Avalanche
G Marco Bührer 178 82 10/09/79 Dielsdorf SC Bern
G Martin Gerber 185 91 09/03/74 Burgdorf Carolina Hurricanes
D Goran Bezina 190 102 03/21/80 Split, Croatia Genève-Servette HC
D Severin Blindenbacher 180 84 03/15/83 Bülach ZSC Lions
D Beat Forster 185 100 02/02/83 Herisau ZSC Lions
D Steve Hirschi 179 85 09/18/81 Grosshöchstetten HC Lugano
D Olivier Keller 188 95 03/20/71 Geneve EHC Basel
D Mathias Seger 181 87 12/17/77 Flawil ZSC Lions
D Mark Streit 185 90 12/11/77 Bern Montreal Canadiens
D Julien Vauclair 183 92 10/02/79 Delémont HC Lugano
F Flavien Conne 177 82 04/01/80 Geneve HC Lugano
F Patric Della Rossa 187 92 07/28/75 Winterthur EV Zug
F Paul DiPietro 175 82 09/08/70 Ontario, Canada EV Zug
F Patrick Fischer 181 85 09/06/75 Zug EV Zug
F Sandy Jeannin 180 83 02/28/76 Neuchâtel HC Lugano
F Marcel Jenni 180 84 03/02/74 Uster Kloten Flyers
F Romano Lemm 182 86 06/25/84 Dielsdorf Kloten Flyers
F Thierry Paterlini 183 94 04/27/75 Chur ZSC Lions
F Martin Plüss 174 80 04/05/77 Bülach Frölunda Indians
F Ivo Rüthemann 172 76 12/12/76 St. Gallen SC Bern
F Adrian Wichser 181 80 03/18/80 Winterthur ZSC Lions
F Thomas Ziegler1 180 85 06/09/78 Zürich SC Bern
F Andres Ambühl1 177 79 09/14/83 Davos HC Davos
Results
Round-robin
15 February 2006
15:35
Switzerland   0–5
(0–1, 0–4, 0–0)
  FinlandTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,960
16 February 2006
13:05
Czech Republic  2–3
(0–1, 1–1, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 3,400
18 February 2006
15:35
Canada  0–2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 4,769
19 February 2006
12:05
Germany  2–2
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandPalasport Olimpico, Turin
Attendance: 8,756
21 February 2006
12:35
Switzerland   3–3
(2–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  ItalyPalasport Olimpico, Turin
Attendance: 8,529
Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Finland 5 5 0 0 19 2 +17 10 Quarterfinals
2    Switzerland 5 2 2 1 10 12 −2 6
3   Canada 5 3 0 2 15 9 +6 6
4   Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 14 12 +2 4
5   Germany 5 0 2 3 7 16 −9 2
6   Italy (H) 5 0 2 3 9 23 −14 2
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
Medal round
Quarterfinal
22 February 2006
16:35
Switzerland   2–6
(1–2, 0–3, 1–1)
  SwedenTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,970

Women's tournamentEdit

Players
No. Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2005–06 team
22 F Silvia Bruggmann 168 54 02/20/78 Luetisburg EV Zug
10 D Nicole Bullo 160 54 05/18/87 Bellinzona HC Lugano
21 F Sandra Cattaneo 166 64 01/25/75 Zürich EHC Illnau-Effretikon
4 F Daniela Diaz - A 170 66 06/16/82 Baar EV Zug
25 G Patricia Elsmore-Sautter 166 67 02/28/79 Schaffhausen Roseau / United States
11 D Angela Frautschi 168 67 06/05/87 Interlaken DHC Langenthal
15 D Ramona Fuhrer - C 163 68 04/13/79 Aarberg Be DHC Lyss
9 D Ruth Künzle 166 65 03/29/72 Gaiserwald-Waldkirch HC Lugano
20 F Kathrin Lehmann - A 172 68 02/27/80 Zürich Lady Kodiaks Kornwestheim
23 D Monika Leuenberger 180 82 04/11/73 Zürich EV Zug
75 F Jeanette Marty 173 74 08/11/75 Zug EV Zug
6 D Julia Marty 170 72 04/16/88 Zürich EV Zug
69 F Stefanie Marty 167 70 04/16/88 Zürich EV Zug
66 F Christine Meier 169 66 05/24/86 Buelach EHC Illnau-Effretikon
55 D Prisca Mosimann 184 75 03/19/75 Langenthal DHC Langenthal
24 F Sandrine Ray 163 60 05/11/83 Orbe HC Lugano
49 F Rachel Rochat 180 68 09/10/72 Summit, New Jersey Needham / United States
27 F Laura Ruhnke 172 74 12/25/83 Biel HC Lugano
41 G Florence Schelling 174 73 03/09/89 Zürich GCK Lions
17 F Tina Schumacher 160 60 03/20/78 Biel DHC Lyss
Results
Round-robin
11 February 2006
18:05
United States  6–0
(1–0, 1–0, 4–0)
   SwitzerlandTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,900
13 February 2006
17:35
Finland  4–0
(1–0, 0–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandPalasport Olimpico, Turin
Attendance: 4,259
14 February 2006
18:05
Switzerland   1–2
(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)
  GermanyTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,000
Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 6 Semifinals
2   Finland 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 4
3   Germany 3 1 0 2 2 9 −7 2 5–8th place semifinals
4    Switzerland 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Medal round
Classification 5–8
17 February 2006
13:05
Russia  6–2
(1–1, 4–1, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,800
7th place game
20 February 2006
13:05
Switzerland   11–0
(4–0, 6–0, 1–0)
  ItalyTorino Esposizioni, Turin
Attendance: 2,500

LugeEdit

Neither Swiss luger managed to challenge for the top positions.[13]

Athlete[13] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Stefan Höhener Men's singles 52.459 51.989 52.124 52.212 3:28.784 15
Martina Kocher Women's singles 47.548 47.410 47.276 47.357 3:09.591 9

Nordic combinedEdit

No individual Swiss athlete finished in the top 20 in Nordic Combined, but the team put on a strong run in the last two legs of the cross-country portion to finish fourth, though they were more than a minute back of a medal spot.[14]

Athlete[14] Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Ronny Heer Sprint 105.6 22 1:20 19:37.7
+1:08.7
20
Individual Gundersen 213.5 26 3:16 43:27.0
+3:42.4
24
Andreas Hurschler Sprint 98.1 33 1:50 19:41.6
+1:12.6
21
Individual Gundersen 193.5 39 4:36 43:21.9
+3:37.3
23
Seppi Hurschler Sprint 105.3 24 1:22 19:51.4
+1:22.4
24
Individual Gundersen 211.0 30 3:26 43:18.4
+3:33.8
22
Ivan Rieder Sprint 105.5 23 1:21 20:42.0
+2:13.0
36
Individual Gundersen 230.0 14 2:10 43:58.6
+4:14.0
27
Ronny Heer
Andreas Hurschler
Ivan Rieder
Jan Schmid
Individual Gundersen 839.6 7 1:14 51:14.9
+1:22.3
4

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

SkeletonEdit

Maya Pedersen-Bieri won gold at both the 2001 and 2005 World championships, and comfortably took the Olympic title, winning by more than a full second and being the only woman to complete a run in less than a minute. Her 59.64 second time in the first run was a new women's track record at Cesana Pariol. Gregor Stähli was fifth after the first run, bu when others ahead of him faltered, he put together a solid run to earn a bronze medal.[15]

Athlete[15] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Tanja Morel Women's 1:00.85 1:01.65 2:02.50 7
Maya Pedersen-Bieri Women's 59.64 1:00.19 1:59.83  
Gregor Stähli Men's 58.41 58.39 1:56.80  

Ski jumpingEdit

Simon Ammann, a double gold medalist in Salt Lake, could not recapture that form in Turin, where his best finish was 15th in the large hill event. Andreas Küttel was pre-qualified in both events, but poor second jumps in both left him outside the medals.[16]

Athlete[16] Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Simon Ammann Normal hill 106.0 33 Q 107.0 38 Did not advance 38
Large hill 111.7 4 Q 104.4 20 Q 113.6 218.0 15
Andreas Küttel Normal hill 134.5 1 PQ 133.5 4 Q 129.0 262.5 5
Large hill 132.6 4 PQ 120.0 6 Q 119.1 239.1 6
Guido Landert Normal hill 116.0 19 Q 97.0 48 Did not advance 48
Large hill 74.4 34 Q 85.3 37 Did not advance 37
Michael Möllinger Normal hill 127.0 4 Q 126.5 12 Q 122.5 249.0 13
Large hill 91.3 17 Q 104.9 19 Q 120.0 224.9 13
Simon Ammann
Andreas Küttel
Guido Landert
Michael Möllinger
Team n/a 424.2 8 Q 462.7 886.9 7

Note: PQ indicates a skier was pre-qualified for the final, based on entry rankings.

SnowboardingEdit

The Swiss Olympic team won four medals in snowboarding, more than in any other sport. Three of these came in the parallel giant slalom, as the Swiss swept the golds in both the men's and women's events. Daniela Meuli was seeded 6th after the qualifying run, but overcame deficits twice to make the final, and then won after her German opponent fell. Philipp Schoch earned his second consecutive gold medal in the men's event, winning the final against his brother Simon.[17] In the women's snowboard cross final, Tanja Frieden was the beneficiary of American Lindsey Jacobellis's fall on the final hill, sweeping past the American to claim the gold medal.[18]

Halfpipe
Athlete[17] Event Qualifying run 1 Qualifying run 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Therry Brunner Men's halfpipe 23.0 26 9.2 33 Did not advance 39
Frederik Kalbermatten Men's halfpipe 16.8 32 30.8 18 Did not advance 24
Markus Keller Men's halfpipe 33.7 12 38.3 5 Q (29.3) 38.5 7
Manuela Pesko Women's halfpipe 7.1 32 36.9 3 Q 35.9 (14.2) 7
Gian Simmen Men's halfpipe 32.0 14 33.8 13 Did not advance 19

Note: In the final, the single best score from two runs is used to determine the ranking. A bracketed score indicates a run that wasn't counted.

Parallel GS
Athlete[17] Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Ursula Bruhin Women's parallel giant slalom 1:21.47 7 Q   Krings (AUT) (10)
W -2.06 (-0.06 -2.00)
  Fletcher (USA) (2)
L +0.15 (+0.12 +0.03)
Classification 5–8
  Pomagalski (FRA) (3)
L +4.76 (-1.50 +6.26)
7th place final
  Boldikova (RUS) (4)
W -1.74 (-0.71 -1.03)
7
Heinz Inniger Men's parallel giant slalom 1:09.96 3 Q   Walder (AUT) (3)
W -0.66 (-0.25 -0.41)
  Grabner (AUT) (6)
L +0.61 (+1.35 -0.74)
Classification 5–8
  Flander (SLO) (10)
W -0.14 (+0.18 -0.32)
5th place final
  Kosir (SLO) (8)
W -0.42 (-0.94 +0.52)
5
Gilles Jaquet Men's parallel giant slalom 1:10.47 5 Q   Fischnaller (ITA) (12)
W -0.51 (0.00 -0.51)
  Bozzetto (FRA) (13)
L +1.54 (+0.86 +0.68)
Classification 5–8
  Kosir (SLO) (8)
L +4.55 (-0.85 +5.40)
7th place final
  Flander (SLO) (10)
L +0.41 (+0.12 +0.29)
8
Daniela Meuli Women's parallel giant slalom 1:21.36 6 Q   Krings (AUT) (11)
W -1.00 (-0.24 -0.76)
  Pomagalski (FRA) (3)
W -1.43 (-1.50 +0.07)
  Fletcher (USA) (2)
W -3.70 (+0.24 -3.94)
  Kober (GER) (5)
W -15.97 (-0.21 -15.76)
 
Philipp Schoch Men's parallel giant slalom 1:09.83 2 Q   Oppliger (AUS) (15)
W -1.37 (-0.89 -0.48)
  Flander (SLO) (10)
W -1.07 (-1.35 +0.28)
  Grabner (AUT) (6)
W -0.34 (-0.42 +0.08)
  Schoch (SUI) (1)
W -0.73 (-0.88 +0.15)
 
Simon Schoch Men's parallel giant slalom 1:09.38 1 Q   Biveson (SWE) (16)
W -0.52 (-0.14 -0.38)
  Kosir (SLO) (8)
W -1.27 (-0.59 -0.68)
  Bozzetto (FRA) (13)
W -0.38 (+0.31 -0.69)
  Schoch (SUI) (2)
L +0.73 (+0.88 -0.15)
 

Key: '+ Time' represents a deficit; the brackets indicate the results of each run.

Snowboard cross
Athlete[17] Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Mellie Francon Women's snowboard cross 1:32.30 14 Q n/a 1 Q 3 Classification 5–8
1
5
Tanja Frieden Women's snowboard cross 1:29.77 4 Q n/a 1 Q 2 Q 1 Q  
Marco Huser Men's snowboard cross 1:20.26 2 Q 2 Q 3 Did not advance Classification 9–12
1
9
Ueli Kestenholz Men's snowboard cross 1:22.32 21 Q 4 Did not advance 25
Olivia Nobs Women's snowboard cross 1:30.44 7 Q n/a 3 Did not advance Classification 9–12
3
11

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