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Alfred Aufdenblatten

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred•Aufdenblatten
Used nameAlfred•Aufdenblatten
Born12 November 1897 in Zermatt (SUI)
Died17 June 1975 in Zermatt (SUI)
AffiliationsSkiclub Zermatt, Zermatt (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Alfred Aufdenblatten was a Swiss soldier who became renowned in the municipality of Zermatt as a mountain climber and ski guide. In 1924, however, he joined Denis Vaucher and brothers Alfons and Anton Julen in the military ski patrol event at the Winter Olympics and won a gold medal. Aufdenblatten also competed in the 50 km cross-country skiing event at these Games, but abandoned the race prior to completion.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SUI Alfred Aufdenblatten
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) AC
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) SUI Alfred Aufdenblatten
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold

Errata

Date of death earlier listed as 28 May 1975.