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Robert Zimmermann

Full name: Robert Zimmermann
Nickname(s): Zimi
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: September 6, 1934 in Dietikon, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: June 20, 2012 in Schlieren, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Robert Zimmermann took part in eight World Championships and two Olympics and later became a coach. In 1969 he was involved in the filming of the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" with George Lazenby, performing stunts for James Bond as a bobsledder, as the stuntman for the bad guy Ernst Stavro Blofeld running down the bobsled track. In his youth Zimmermann played football, was active as a gymnast and was even Swiss champion in the pentathlon. He also launched the Swiss Engadin Ski Marathon (racing in it 16 times) and also played ice hockey. In later years he was an active tennis player and sailor.

Since the 1950s he was working as a beverage dealer. Beside his sporting activities he also was a multi-sports administrator, working in the Swiss bob federation in the technical commission, as a delegation director, and as the start director of the bobsled track in St. Moritz between 1972 and 1997. He died at the age of 78 after a long and heavy illness and was survived by his son Kurt and his girlfriend Hildy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 10
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-1 SUI 10
1968 Winter 33 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-2 SUI 12

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Zoller Final Standings
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Zoller Run 1
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Zoller Run 2
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Zoller Run 3
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Hans Zoller Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Final Standings
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 1
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 2
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 3
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Run 4
1968 Winter 33 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Final Standings
1968 Winter 33 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 1
1968 Winter 33 Grenoble Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 2