Reto Capadrutt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameReto•Capadrutt
Used nameReto•Capadrutt
Born4 March 1912 in Chur, Graubünden (SUI)
Died3 February 1939 in Sankt Moritz, Graubünden (SUI)
Measurements175 cm / 55 kg
NOC Switzerland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2


Reto Capadrutt took up bobsledding at the age of 14 and was a student at the University of Zurich when, at the 1932 Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal for Switzerland in the two-man with Oscar Geier and finished fourth in the four-man alongside Geier, Hans Eisenhut, and Charles Jenny. Three years later he became world champion in the two-man, with the non-Olympian Emil Diener, and earned bronze in the four-man alongside Fritz Feierabend and the non-Olympians A. Lardi and H. Tami. His next stop was the 1936 Winter Olympics, where he took silver in the four-man with Feierabend, Hans Aichele, and Hans Bütikofer, and placed seventh in the two-man alongside Charles Bouvier. Capadrutt and Aichele captured bronze in the two-man at the 1937 World Championships. While competing in the 1939 Boblet Grand Prix at St. Moritz, Capadrutt went off course, crashed into a tree, and died from his injuries.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Reto Capadrutt
Two, Men (Olympic) Oscar Geier 2 Silver
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 2 4
1936 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Reto Capadrutt
Two, Men (Olympic) Charles Bouvier 7
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 2 Silver

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