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Jean Wicki

Full name: Jean Wicki
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: June 18, 1933 in Sierre, Valais, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Jean Wicki took up bobsledding in 1960 and had his first major international success two years later when, as a representative of Switzerland, he won the two-man event at the World Junior Championships. It was not until 1968, however, that he made his mark in the senior division, winning that year’s European Championships alongside [Hans Candrian], [Walter Graf], and [Willi Hofmann]. This quartet went on to capture bronze at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where Wicki and Candrian also finished eighth in the two-man. Four years later, Wicki and [Edy Hubacher] earned bronze in the two-man at both the European Championships and the Winter Olympics, and then tasted gold in the four-man with [Werner Camichel] and [Hans Leutenegger]. Wicki retired from active competition following the Olympics, having won four Swiss national championships each in the two- (1967, 1968, 1971, 1972) and four-man (1962, 1964, 1968, 1970) events respectively.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 9
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Candrian Final Standings
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Candrian Run 1
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Candrian Run 2
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Candrian Run 3
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Candrian Run 4
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Edy Hubacher Final Standings
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Edy Hubacher Run 1
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Edy Hubacher Run 2
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Edy Hubacher Run 3
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Edy Hubacher Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1968 Winter 34 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1972 Winter 38 Sapporo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
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