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Donat Acklin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDonat•Acklin
Used nameDonat•Acklin
Born6 June 1965 in Herznach (SUI)
Measurements190 cm / 99 kg
AffiliationsBob-Club Zürichsee, Zürich (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

According to his own statements, Acklin only trained once a week, despite the importance of the start for the bobsleigh competition. This approach was highly successful, however, as together with pilot Gustav Weder, he became was first bobsledder to retain the Olympic two-man title. They never won a world title in the event, although tey placed second in 1989 and 1993. In the latter year, Acklin also was part of the crew that won the four-man world title.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Donat Acklin
Two, Men (Olympic) Gustav Weder 4
1992 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Donat Acklin
Two, Men (Olympic) Gustav Weder 1 Gold
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Donat Acklin
Two, Men (Olympic) Gustav Weder 1 Gold
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

Special Notes