Hans Gilgen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans•Gilgen
Used nameHans•Gilgen
Born16 September 1906 in Rüschegg (SUI)
Died20 September 1980 in Spiez (SUI)
AffiliationsVC Basilisk, Basel (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Hans Gilgen rode the team pursuit for Switzerland at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. He was born near, and lived most of his life, in Bern. Gilgen rode for Veloclubs Basilisk. He won five Swiss titles, four on the track (1931, 1935-36, 1938) and the 1934 Swiss road championship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) SUI Hans Gilgen
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Switzerland =9