Jan Bucher

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJan•Bucher (-Carmichael)
Used nameJan•Bucher
Born17 November 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 61 kg
NOC United States


Jan Bucher placed second in freestyle ballet at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, known as acroskiing from the mid-1990s. She was the first World Champion in the event, in 1986 at Tignes, France. She repeated as World Champion in 1989 and won a silver medal at the Worlds in 1991. Bucher retired after the 1991 season, having won 63 individual World Cup events, and was the season’s World Cup champion eight times.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) USA Jan Bucher
Ballet, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 2

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