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Werner Camichel

Full name: Werner Camichel
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: February 26, 1945 in Zuoz, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died: March 27, 2006 in Samedan, Graubünden, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A multi-talented athlete, Werner Camichel was primarily active as a decathlete when he started bobsledding. As a runner for the four-man sled of Jean Wicki, Camichel won his first major title at the Sapporo Olympics. The next year, he had joined Erich Schärer's team, and helped him win two world titles, in 1973 and 1975. Both times, this earned Camichel and his teammates the title of Swiss sports team of the year. In 1976, Camichel was selected to carry the flag at the opening ceremony in Innsbruck, although he would not compete himself. Having completed his studies as a physical education teacher, he fulfilled various functions with the Swiss bobsled federation, from assistant coach to team manager. From 1990, he became manager of the bob track at St. Moritz, managing the golf course during summer. He held this job until he became severely ill from cancer and died in 2006. His two sons, Corsin and Duri, both played ice hockey in the Swiss league.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
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