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Switzerland at the 1928 Winter Olympics

 

Switzerland at the 1928 Winter Olympics


Switzerland was the host nation for the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. The lone bronze medal won in men's ice hockey remains the lowest output by a host nation at a modern Olympic games (Winter or Summer).

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Bobsleigh 2
  • Cross-country skiing 3
  • Figure skating 4
  • Ice hockey 5
    • Group C 5.1
    • Medal round 5.2
  • Nordic combined 6
  • Skeleton 7
  • Ski jumping 8
  • References 9

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Switzerland men's national ice hockey team
Giannin Andreossi   Albert Geromini   Luzius Rüedi
Mezzi Andreossi   Fritz Kraatz   Bibi Torriani
Robert Breiter   Arnold Martignoni
Louis Dufour   Heini Meng
Charles Fasel   Anton Morosani
Ice hockey Men's competition

Bobsleigh

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Charles Stoffel
René Fonjallaz
Henry Höhnes
E. Coppetti
Louis Koch
Five-man 1:43.1 10 1:42.6 7 3:25.7 8
SUI-2 Jean Mollien
John Schneiter
René Ansermoz
André Mollien
William Pichard
Five-man 1:41.7 5 1:48.2 20 3:29.9 13

Cross-country skiing

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Alfons Julen DNF
Florian Zogg 1'58:52 24
Otto Furrer 1'57:05 21
Walter Bussmann 1'49:46 15
50 km Hans Zeier DNF
Carlo Gourlaouen 5'55:09 22
Robert Wampfler 5'42:40 17
Walter Bussman 5'38:49 15

Figure skating

Women
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Elvira Barbey Women's singles 19 16 125 1648.75 19
Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Elvira Barbey
Louis Barbey
97 64.75 11

Ice hockey

Group C

The top team (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.
Team GP W L T GF GA
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4
 Austria 2 0 0 2 4 4
 Germany 2 0 1 1 0 1
February 11   Switzerland 4:4
(2:4,1:0,1:0)
 Austria
February 16   Switzerland 1:0
(1:0,0:0,0:0)
 Germany

Medal round

The top teams from each of the three groups, plus Canada, which had received a bye into the medal round, played a 3 game round-robin to determine the medal winners.
Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 38 0
 Sweden 3 2 1 7 12
  Switzerland 3rd 3 1 2 4 17
 Great Britain 3 0 3 1 21
February 17   Switzerland 4:0
(0:0,2:0,2:0)
 Great Britain
February 18   Switzerland 0:4
(0:1,0:0,0:3)
 Sweden
February 19   Switzerland 0:13
(0:4,0:4,0:3)
 Canada
Bronze:
 Switzerland (SUI)
Giannin Andreossi
Mezzi Andreossi
Robert Breiter
Louis Dufour
Charles Fasel
Albert Geromini
Fritz Kraatz
Arnold Martignoni
Heini Meng
Anton Morosani
Luzius Rüedi
Richard Torriani

Nordic combined

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Hans Eidenbenz Individual 2'05:26 5.875 20 47.5 51.5 15.227 9 10.551 19
Stephan Lauener 2'00:57 8.125 16 50.5 59.0 16.542 4 12.333 13
Adolf Rubi 1'56:40 10.250 14 46.5 54.0 15.000 12 12.625 11
David Zogg 1'55:56 10.625 13 47.0 47.0 13.187 17 11.906 16

Skeleton

Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Willy von Eschen 1:04.8 6 DNF DNF
Alexander Berner 1:03.4 5 1:03.4 5 1:02.0 4 3:08.8 5

Ski jumping

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Bruno Trojani Normal hill 48.5 63.0 (fall) 10.782 32
Sepp Mühlbauer 52.0 58.0 16.541 7
Ernst Feuz 52.5 58.5 16.458 8
Gérard Vuilleumier 57.5 62.0 (fall) 12.020 30

References

  • Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by sports-reference.com


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