Andreas Schaad

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndreas•Schaad
Used nameAndreas•Schaad
Born18 April 1965
Measurements175 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsSC Einsiedeln, Einsiedeln (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Andreas Schaad first appeared on the international Nordic combined skiing scene in 1985, when he finished ninth in the 15 km event at that year’s World Championships. He rose to fourth at the 1986 edition and began to compete in the team event in 1987, placing fifth. After earning his first two World Cup podium finishes earlier in the year, Schaad made his Olympic debut at the 1988 Winter Games and won a silver medal in the team event alongside Fredy Glanzmann and Hippolyt Kempf; he was also fifth individually. Schaad, Glanzmann, and Kempf took silver again at the 1989 World Championships, but saw little success for the next several years. Schaad and Kempf attended the 1992 Winter Olympics, with Marco Zarucchi replacing Glanzmann, but finished 10th overall, while Schaad was 14th individually. Schaad and Kempf were fourth in the team competition at the 1993 World Championships and earned bronze in the event at the 1994 Winter Olympics, with Jean-Yves Cuendet as their third man. Schaad retired after the Games and later became a small business owner, while remaining athletically active in skiing at the national level.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) SUI Andreas Schaad
Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 2 Silver
Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
1992 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) SUI Andreas Schaad
Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 10
Individual, Men (Olympic) 14
1994 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) SUI Andreas Schaad
Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze
Individual, Men (Olympic) 15

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