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Marcel Fässler

Full name: Marcel Fässler
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: February 21, 1959
Affiliations: Bob-Club Zürichsee, Zürich (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Marcel Fässler was an employee at Swiss Post, Switzerland’s national postal service, when he was selected to join the reserve squad for the nation’s bobsledding team. Despite never having won a national or international medal, he was selected to stand in for Rolf Strittmatter in the four-man event at the 1988 Winter Olympics. There, alongside Ekkehard Fasser, Kurt Meier, and Werner Stocker, he helped pull off a surprising victory, taking advantage of a disastrous third run from defending Olympic champion Wolfgang Hoppe’s East German team and winning by a margin of 0.07 seconds. Fässler never factored into a major national or international tournament again and returned to his non-sporting life after the Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
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