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Pirmin Zurbriggen

Full name: Pirmin Zurbriggen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: February 4, 1963 in Saas-Almagell, Valais, Switzerland
Affiliations: SC Saas-Almagell, Saas-Almagell (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Heidi Zurbriggen.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Pirmin Zurbriggen was one of the dominant skiers of the 1980s, and is considered among the all-time best alpine skiers. During his decade-long career, he won four world titles (1985: downhill, combined, 1987: Super G, giant slalom), and won the overall World Cup four times (1984, 1987, 1988 and 1990). In addition, he has won crystal globes for each of the five skiing disciplines at least once, 13 in total. In 1987, he won five out of six available World Cups, an unparalleled performance. Zurbriggen has won World Cup races in all five events as well, for a total of 40 between 1982 and 1990. After failing to medal at the 1984 Olympics, Zurbriggen won the 1988 Olympic downhill, as well as a bronze in the giant slalom. After his retirement in 1990, the name of Zurbriggen remained in the skiing world, as Pirmin's younger sister Heidi took to the slopes, albeit with less success than her brother. Zurbriggen, who was picked as the "Swiss skier of the 20th century", currently manages two hotels in Switzerland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 4
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Super G Switzerland SUI 5T
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Switzerland SUI 7
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Switzerland SUI AC DNF

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 4 1:46.05
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 1 1:59.63

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 5T 1:41.96

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3 2:08.39
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 3 1:05.57
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 4 1:02.82

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 7 1:40.48
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 1 6 52.05
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Run 2 7 48.43

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Downhill 1 1:46.90 0.00
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 1 6T 44.32
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Switzerland Slalom Run 2 AC DNF
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