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Heinrich Schläppi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHeinrich•Schläppi
Used nameHeinrich•Schläppi
Born30 April 1905 in Leysin (SUI)
Died18 February 1958
NOC Switzerland

Biography

As an active competitor, Heinrich Schläppi’s greatest moment came at the inaugural 1924 Winter Olympics where, alongside Eduard Scherrer, Alfred Neveu, and his brother Alfred he won three of the four runs in the four/five man bobsled event and took home a gold medal. His sporting achievements were not limited to this one tournament, however, and he became sufficiently known for his athletic prowess that, after World War II, he and his brother were chosen to organize the 1948 Winter Olympics, which were held in St. Moritz.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Heinrich Schläppi
Four/Five, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 1 Gold

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