Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
Kurt Meier joined the Swiss national team in 1980, but it was not until the mid-1980s that he began to be noticed on the international bobsledding scene. Meier, alongside [Erwin Fassbind], [Erich SchÃ¤rer], and the non-Olympian AndrÃ© Kisser, won the four-man event at the 1986 World Championships, as well as at the European Championships, with [Hans Hiltebrand ] in place of SchÃ¤rer. Meier then joined with [Ekkehard Fasser], [Werner Stocker], and [Rolf Strittmatter] to form a four-man crew that came in third at the 1987 European Championships. This quartet replaced Strittmatter with [Marcel FÃ¤ssler] and, together, they travelled to the 1988 Winter Olympics, where they pulled off a surprising victory, taking advantage of a disastrous third run from defending Olympic champion [Wolfgang Hoppeâs] East German team and winning by a margin of 0.07 seconds.
Success on the international level eluded Meier for the next several years, until he came back big by winning the four-man at the 1993 European and World Championships alongside [Donat Acklin], [Domenico Semeraro], and [Gustav Weder]. The quartet then travelled to the 1994 Winter Olympics, where they earned silver with a combined time of only 0.06 seconds slower than the gold medal-winning Germans. Meier retired from active competition shortly after the Games.
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Men's Four||Switzerland-1||SUI||1||Gold|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Men's Four||Switzerland-1||SUI||2||Silver|
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Final Standings|
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 1|
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 2|
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 3|
|1988 Winter||25||Calgary||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 4|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Final Standings|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 1|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 2|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 3|
|1994 Winter||31||Lillehammer||Bobsleigh||Switzerland-1||SUI||Run 4|