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Albert Giger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlbert•Giger
Used nameAlbert•Giger
Born7 October 1946 in Rhäzüns (SUI)
Measurements164 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC St. Moritz
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Albert Giger attended his first Winter Olympics in 1968, where he competed in cross-country skiing’s 15 km event and placed 30th in a field of 76 participants. He improved to 14th at the 1972 edition, but won bronze in the 4x10 km relay alongside Edi Hauser and Alois and Fredel Kälin, which was Switzerland’s first Olympic medal in the cross-country skiing relay. Giger returned for the 1976 Winter Olympics, finishing 7th in the 30 km and 11th in the 15 km, but retired in the late 1970s prior to the 1980 edition. He won Switzerland’s prestigious Engadin Skimarathon five times (1971, 1973, 1976-78), a record for the men’s competition, and later worked as a ski instructor and coach in St. Moritz.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SUI Albert Giger
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 30
1972 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SUI Albert Giger
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 14
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze
1976 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SUI Albert Giger
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 11
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7

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