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Edy Hubacher

Full name: Eduard "Edy" Hubacher
Gender: Male
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
Born: April 15, 1940 in Urtenen, Bern, Switzerland
Affiliations: TV Länggasse, Bern (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Athletics, Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Edy Hubacher began his sporting career as a track and field athlete and set 20 Swiss national records, as well as one for the longest shot put distance in a decathlon, a world record that stands as of 2013, with a mark of 19.17 metres at a meet in Bern on 5 October 1969, when he scored 7,303 points. He represented Switzerland in the shot put and the discus throw at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but finished 15th and 25th respectively and failed to reach the finals. Hubacher was Swiss Champion in the shot put for nine consecutive years (1962-70), and won four Swiss titles in discus throw (1964, 1968-70), also winning the Swiss decathlon championship in 1970.

In 1970, with his track career waning, he became interested in bobsledding and quickly became adept at this new vocation, winning bronze in the two-man event with Jean Wicki at the 1972 European Championships. Hubacher and Wicki then attended the 1972 Winter Olympics, where they took bronze in the two-man and, alongside Werner Camichel and Hans Leutenegger, gold in the four-man. Hubacher retired after the Games to take up teaching, and later coached the Swiss bobsledding delegation to the 1976 Winter Olympics. He amassed 18 national titles between the shot put, discus, pentathlon, decathlon, and two-man bobsled over his career and later worked as a presenter for Radio Musikbox for over three decades.

Personal Bests\: SP – 19.34 (1970); DT – 56.78 (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Shot Put Switzerland SUI 15 QR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Discus Throw Switzerland SUI 25 QR
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Jean Wicki Final Standings
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Jean Wicki Run 1
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Jean Wicki Run 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Jean Wicki Run 3
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Jean Wicki Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round 15 18.54
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B 5 18.54
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round One 5 18.54
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5 18.38 18.54
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round 25 51.70
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B 11 51.70
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 10 49.80 49.80
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Switzerland Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 51.70