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Andi Grünenfelder

Full name: Andreas "Andi" Grünenfelder
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 17, 1960 in Wangs, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Affiliations: SC Alpina, Sankt Moritz (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Son of Georg Grünenfelder.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The son of [Georg Grünenfelder], an alpine skier at the 1964 Winter Olympics, Andi Grünenfelder first competed in cross-country skiing for Switzerland in 1982 and placed 20th in that year’s 15 km freestyle event. He first appeared at the Winter Olympics in 1984, with a best individual finish of sixth in the 50 km, and was fifth in the 4x10 km relay alongside [Joos Ambühl], [Giachem Guidon], and [Konrad Hallenbarter]. He continued competing for four years, but never won a major international medal or had a World Cup podium finish until the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he won a surprising bronze medal in the 50 km. He also narrowly missed a medal in the 4x10 km relay with Guidon, [Jürg Capol], and [Jeremias Wigger], came in 35th in the 15 km classical, and failed to finish the 30 km classical. Grünenfelder, formerly a physics and chemistry student at the University of Zürich, retired after the Games and returned to his studies. He eventually became a sports physician and was appointed chief at the Gut Klinik in St. Moritz.

Results

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 11 42:45.7 18:22.4 7 31:00.7 15
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 35 45:35.5 14:02.8 33 31:06.5 34

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 19 1-33:26.4 22:23.3 14 45:41.2 13 1-09:25.8 17
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 6 2-19:46.2 22:50.8 5 55:09.3 3 1-31:02.0 3 2-06:05.3 5
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Switzerland Final Standings 3 2-06:01.9 35:57.1 3 1-02:25.1 2 1-39:34.4 3

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 5 29:05.9 1-58:06.0 5
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Switzerland SUI Final Standings 4 26:09.7 26:09.7 1
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