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Edi Hauser

Full name: Eduard "Edi" Hauser
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: November 26, 1948
Affiliations: SC Obergoms, Geschinen (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Edi Hauser joined the Swiss national cross-country skiing team in 1967, but did not attend the Winter Olympics until 1972. After coming in 14th in the 30 km and 11th in the 15 km, he teamed up with Albert Giger and Alois and Fredel Kälin to compete in the 4x10 km relay. Hauser and Sweden’s Sven-Åke Lundbäck entered the final stretch neck-and-neck in a race for the bronze medal, but Lundbäck fell just shy of the finish line, allowing Hauser and his teammates to win Switzerland’s first Olympic medal in the cross-country skiing relay. Hauser attended two subsequent editions of the Games, but never again reached the podium and retired from active competition in 1981. He and Giger tied for first place in Switzerland’s prestigious Engadin Skimarathon in 1973 and Hauser was third overall in the unofficial 1973/1974 cross-country World Cup season. Outside of sports he served as a police officer until 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 11
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Switzerland SUI 14
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Switzerland SUI 17
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Switzerland SUI 25
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 5
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Switzerland SUI 15
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 7

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 11 46:30.53 15:19.73 16 31:48.78 13
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 17 46:29.14 22:21.30 15 33:58.81 15

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 14 1-40:14.98 31:23.23 18 1-07:45.78 15
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 25 1-35:50.29 32:35.78 15 1-05:19.92 19
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 15 1-31:20.09 29:53.97 25 46:29.10 17 1-00:25.94 17

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 3 32:12.05 2-07:00.06 3
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 5 32:30.09 1-07:55.95 5
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 7 31:45.12 1-33:14.19 7