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Robert Zurbriggen

Full name: Robert Zurbriggen
Gender: Male
Born: March 16, 1917 in Saas-Fee, Valais, Switzerland
Died: April 21, 1952 in Mount Schwarzberg Weisstor, Valais, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Robert Zurbriggen competed in cross-country skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics, but also helped Switzerland win the demonstration military ski patrol event, as Zurbriggen was, at the time, an oberlieutenant (first lieutenant) in the Swiss Army. In his career Zurbriggen won two national titles, winning the 1947 18 km championship and the 1948 50 km event at Adelboden. He later became a ski and mountain guide in the Valais, serving as the director of SC Allalin from 1944-49. He lived in Saas-Fee and was a member of the commune council for several years. Zurbriggen was also the director of the Saas-Fee ski school and was a member of the Société de Guides.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Switzerland SUI 26
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Switzerland SUI 5

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 26 1-22:51

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 5 40:22 1-21:30 5
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