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Jean Wicki

Full name: Jean Wicki
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (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