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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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