Max Angst

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMax•Angst
Used nameMax•Angst
Born3 July 1921 in Eglisau, Zürich (SUI)
Died21 January 2002
NOC Switzerland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Over the course of his ten year bobsledding career, Max Angst was a five-time Swiss champion and a bronze medalist in the four-man event at the 1960 World Championships, alongside Hans-Jörg Hirschbühl, Göpf Kottmann, and the non-Olympian René Kuhl (this was a special event, as bobsledding was absent from that year’s Winter Olympics). His greatest success, however, came at the 1956 Winter Olympics, where he took bronze in the two-man event with Harry Warburton. Outside of sports Angst was a butcher and, with his brother Heiri (who won Olympic gold in the four-man), ran a meat business that spread throughout Switzerland and overseas as far as Brazil.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Max Angst
Two, Men (Olympic) Harry Warburton 3 Bronze
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 2 4

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