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Bibi Torriani

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events), Coach
SexMale
Full nameRichard "Bibi"•Torriani
Used nameBibi•Torriani
Other namesRiccardo Torriani
Born1 October 1911 in Sankt Moritz (SUI)
Died3 September 1988 in Chur (SUI)
AffiliationsEHC St. Moritz, Sankt Moritz (SUI) / HC Davos, Davos (SUI)
NOC Italy Switzerland
Nationality Switzerland

Biography

Bibi Torriani is considered the best Swiss ice hockey player ever. Playing for HC Davos for most of his career, he racked up 18 Swiss titles between 1930 and 1950. With the two Cattini brothers (Ferdinand and Hans) he formed the so-called “Ni-line” at his club and with the national team. In 111 international matches, he scored 105 times, winning a host of medals. In 1928 and 1948, with the Games held in St. Moritz, Torriani won Olympic bronze medals, also winning a silver medal (1935) and three bronze medals at the World Championships. In 1935 and 1939, Switzerland was also the best European country at the World Championships, earning the European title.

After his active playing career, Torriani coached the Swiss team and various clubs, winning the Swiss title again as a coach with EHC Visp (1962). Torriani also participated in the 1957 luge World Championships in Davos, taking second place. In 1997, Torriani was the first Swiss player to be inducted in the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Bibi Torriani
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze
Skijoring (Skiing) SUI Bibi Torriani
Ski Joring, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Loup 2
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Bibi Torriani
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland =13
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Bibi Torriani
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Bibi Torriani
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 5
1956 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) ITA SUI Bibi Torriani
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Italy 7

Special Notes