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Hans Bütikofer

Full name: Hans Eduard Bütikofer-Perret
Gender: Male
Born: July 29, 1915 in Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died: January 12, 2011 in Thun, Bern, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Cousin of Reto Capadrutt.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Throughout his life, Hans Bütikofer excelled in many athletic pursuits, including swimming, track and field athletics, water polo, and ice hockey. In 1935 he won the Western Series of the Swiss National Ice Hockey Championship with GG Bern, but lost to both Zürcher SC and eventual winners HC Davos in the final round. He was even more successful in 1936, when he won the Swiss national water polo championships and took silver in the four-man bobsled event at the Winter Olympics alongside Hans Aichele, Fritz Feierabend, and his cousin Reto Capadrutt. After retiring from more physically demanding sports, Bütikofer took up sport shooting and remained active in this pursuit well into his 90s. He served for many years as president and honorary president of the Swiss Olympians, an organization of former Swiss Olympic participants, and was the oldest living Swiss Olympic medalist when he died in 2011, at the age of 95.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 2 Silver

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1936 Winter 20 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
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