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Adolf Mathis

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAdolf•Mathis
Used nameAdolf•Mathis
Born22 May 1938 in Wolfenschiessen (SUI)
Died19 February 2021
Measurements165 cm / 70 kg
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Adolf Mathis was considered the best Swiss slalom skier of the early 1960s. His greatest victory came in the Lauberhorn slalom in Wengen in 1962, which, because his boots were pinching his toes, he won while wearing the Moli ski boots of Paul Näpflin, father of the later Swiss Olympic Committee President.

After retiring from competition after the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, Mathis worked as a gamekeeper in the federal reserve of Huetstock. After his retirement, he made himself available to the canton as a game controller and was considered an expert on chamois.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Adolf Mathis
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 15
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Adolf Mathis
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 6