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Donat Acklin

Full name: Donat Acklin
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: June 6, 1965 in Herznach, Aargau, Switzerland
Affiliations: Bob-Club Zürichsee, Zürich (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Brother of Guido Acklin.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

According to his own statements, Acklin only trained once a week, despite the importance of the start for the bobsleigh competition. This approach was highly successful, however, as together with pilot Gustav Weder, he became was first bobsledder to retain the Olympic two-man title. They never won a world title in the event, although tey placed second in 1989 and 1993. In the latter year, Acklin also was part of the crew that won the four-man world title.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-2 SUI 4
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 2 Silver

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Gustav Weder Final Standings
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Gustav Weder Run 1
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Gustav Weder Run 2
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Gustav Weder Run 3
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Gustav Weder Run 4
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Final Standings
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 1
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 4
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Final Standings
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 1
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 2
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 3
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Gustav Weder Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
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