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Thomas Frischknecht

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameThomas•Frischknecht
Used nameThomas•Frischknecht
Nick/petnamesFrischi
Born17 February 1970 in Uster (SUI)
Measurements176 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsSwissPower MTB Team
NOC(s) Switzerland

Biography

Thomas Frischknecht, affectionally known as “Frischi”, has been among the very best mountain bikers for a good 15 years. In the early 90s, he was one of the top cross-country riders, winning three UCI Mountain Bike World Cups in that discipline (1992-93, 1995). At the World Championships he has won one gold medal (1996 – after the doping disqualification of Jérôme Chiotti), four silvers (1990-92, 2001) and two bronzes (2002, 2004). In addition, he claimed the Olympic silver medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996. In 2003 and 2005, Frischknecht was ranked first in the world in the marathon. Frischknecht has also competed in cyclo-cross, winning four Swiss titles, the 1988 junior world title, and the 1991 amateur World Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) Mountainbike, Cross-Country, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Switzerland    
Cycling Road (Cycling) Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 110
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) Mountainbike, Cross-Country, Men Olympic 6 Representing Switzerland    
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) Mountainbike, Cross-Country, Men Olympic 7 Representing Switzerland    

Other participations

Games Role Details
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Switzerland