Jean Wicki

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJean•Wicki
Used nameJean•Wicki
Born18 June 1933 in Sierre (SUI)
Measurements172 cm / 72 kg
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Jean Wicki took up bobsledding in 1960 and had his first major international success two years later when, as a representative of Switzerland, he won the two-man event at the World Junior Championships. It was not until 1968, however, that he made his mark in the senior division, winning that year’s European Championships alongside Hans Candrian, Walter Graf, and Willi Hofmann. This quartet went on to capture bronze at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where Wicki and Candrian also finished eighth in the two-man. Four years later, Wicki and Edy Hubacher earned bronze in the two-man at both the European Championships and the Winter Olympics, and then tasted gold in the four-man with Werner Camichel and Hans Leutenegger. Wicki retired from active competition following the Olympics, having won four Swiss national championships each in the two- (1967, 1968, 1971, 1972) and four-man (1962, 1964, 1968, 1970) events respectively.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Jean Wicki
Two, Men (Olympic) Hans Candrian 9
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 3 Bronze
1972 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) SUI Jean Wicki
Two, Men (Olympic) Edy Hubacher 3 Bronze
Four, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 1 Gold

Special Notes