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Albert Giger

Full name: Albert Giger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 7, 1946 in Rhäzüns, Graubünden, Switzerland
Affiliations: SC St. Moritz
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Albert Giger attended his first Winter Olympics in 1968, where he competed in cross-country skiing’s 15 km event and placed 30th in a field of 76 participants. He improved to 14th at the 1972 edition, but won bronze in the 4x10 km relay alongside Edi Hauser and Alois and Fredel Kälin, which was Switzerland’s first Olympic medal in the cross-country skiing relay. Giger returned for the 1976 Winter Olympics, finishing 7th in the 30 km and 11th in the 15 km, but retired in the late 1970s prior to the 1980 edition. He won Switzerland’s prestigious Engadin Skimarathon five times (1971, 1973, 1976-78), a record for the men’s competition, and later worked as a ski instructor and coach in St. Moritz.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 30
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 14
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 11
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Switzerland SUI 7

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 30 51:26.6 18:28.1 28 37:48.6 27
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 14 46:38.36 15:20.39 17 31:53.45 15
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 11 45:47.07 22:02.54 6 33:31.42 7

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 7 1-32:17.71 31:58.27 11 1-03:03.62 7

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 3 31:40.14 1-03:34.90 6
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