Hansruedi Kunz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHansruedi•Kunz
Used nameHansruedi•Kunz
Born26 May 1945 in Reinach, Basel-Landschaft (SUI)
Measurements182 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsLC Turicum, Adliswil (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Hansruedi Kunz was a Swiss decathlete who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics although he failed to finish the event. He was far better known as a coach, leading the Swiss multi-eventers for 41 years from shortly after the 1968 Olympics, retiring as national coach only in 2020. He led the Swiss athletics team at the Olympics from 1980-96.

Kunz studied biomechanics and worked at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zürich. In 2022 he was given a Lifetime Award by the Swiss Olympic Coach Awards.

Personal Best: Dec – 7667 (1971).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics SUI Hansruedi Kunz
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNF