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Thomas Frischknecht

Full name: Thomas Frischknecht
Nickname(s): Frischi
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: February 17, 1970 in Uster, Zürich, Switzerland
Affiliations: SwissPower MTB Team
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Thomas Frischknecht, affectionally known as “Frischi”, has been among the very best mountain bikers for a good 15 years. In the early 90s, he was one of the top cross-country riders, winning three UCI Mountain Bike World Cups in that discipline (1992-93, 1995). At the World Championships he has won one gold medal (1996 – after the doping disqualification of Jérôme Chiotti), four silvers (1990-92, 2001) and two bronzes (2002, 2004). In addition, he claimed the Olympic silver medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996. In 2003 and 2005, Frischknecht was ranked first in the world in the marathon. Frischknecht has also competed in cyclo-cross, winning four Swiss titles, the 1988 junior world title, and the 1991 amateur World Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Switzerland SUI 110
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Switzerland SUI 6
2004 Summer 34 Athina Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Switzerland SUI 7

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Cycling Switzerland Final Standings 110 at 3:08

Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Cycling Switzerland Final Standings 2 at 2:36
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Cycling Switzerland Final Standings 6 at 3:39.99
2004 Summer 34 Athina Cycling Switzerland Final Standings 7 2-19:39