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Switzerland Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics


Switzerland at Rio Olympics



Switzerland will take part in 2016 Rio Olympics set to start on August 5 in Brazil. The country has sent its athletes in every edition of Olympics since 1896 when the first games were held. The only time it didn’t send participants was during the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. The Swiss dressage team won a bronze in the Games’ equestrian events that were held in Stockholm.

Medals Won


Switzerland boasts a very impressive medal tally, having won a total of 312 medals at the Olympic Games. The country has taken part in 48 editions of the Olympic Games, which means an average of 6.5 medals in each Olympic.

Of these medals, majority of them are bronze, followed by silver and gold. Like most countries that have taken part in the Olympics, the majority of medals won by Switzerland have come during the Summer Games. However, it has won more medals than other country in winter Olympics.

Players to watch out for


Rodger Federer is the star attraction for the Swiss Olympic team, as the former World No 1. Tennis player aims to replicate his scintillating form at the Olympic stage. Federer has already won four Olympic Gold medals and he is highly expected to bag another medal for his country.

Swiss athletes will take part in several disciplines, including track and field events, BMX, fencing, badminton, slalom, swimming, rowing, canoeing, triathlon, dressage, gymnastics and cycling.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 21
  • Athletes Participating : 102
  • Events : 82

Switzerland Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Sabrina JaquetBadminton
Anouk Vergé-DépréBeach volleyball
Isabelle ForrerBeach volleyball
Joana HeidrichBeach volleyball
Nadine ZumkehrBeach volleyball
Simon WerroCanoe slalom
Lukas WerroCanoe slalom
Fabio WyssCanoe sprint
David GrafCycling - BMX
Nino SchurterCycling - Mountain bike
Matthias FlückigerCycling - Mountain bike
Linda IndergandCycling - Mountain bike
Lars FörsterCycling - Mountain bike
Jolanda NeffCycling - Mountain bike and Cycling - Road
Fabian CancellaraCycling - Road
Michael AlbasiniCycling - Road
Sébastien ReichenbachCycling - Road
Steve MorabitoCycling - Road
Silvan DillierCycling - Track
Frank PascheCycling - Track
Théry SchirCycling - Track
Steve GuerdatEquestrian
Martin FuchsEquestrian
Janika SprungerEquestrian
Romain DuguetEquestrian
Marcela Krinke-SusmeljEquestrian
Ben VoggEquestrian
Felix VoggEquestrian
Max HeinzerFencing
Fabian KauterFencing
Tiffany GéroudetFencing
Benjamin SteffenFencing
Fabienne In-AlbonGolf
Albane ValenzuelaGolf
Giulia SteingruberGymnastics
Pablo BräggerGymnastics
Christian BaumannGymnastics
Eddy YusofGymnastics
Benjamin GischardGymnastics
Oliver HegiGymnastics
Ludovic ChammartinJudo
Evelyne TschoppJudo
Ciril GrossklausJudo
Mario GyrRowing
Jeanine GmelinRowing
Lucas TramèrRowing
Simon SchuerchRowing
Simon NiepmannRowing
Augustin MailleferRowing
Nico StahlbergRowing
Michael SchmidRowing
Barnabé DelarzeRowing
Daniel WiederkehrRowing
Roman RöösliRowing
Nathalie BruggerSailing
Romuald HausserSailing
Yannick BrauchliSailing
Lucien CujeanSailing
Sebastien SchneiterSailing
Linda FahrniSailing
Mateo Sanz LanzSailing
Maja SiegenthalerSailing
Matías BühlerSailing
Sarah HornungShooting
Heidi Diethelm GerberShooting
Nina ChristenShooting
Jan LochbihlerShooting
Martina van BerkelSwimming
Yannick KaeserSwimming
Danielle VillarsSwimming
Jérémy DesplanchesSwimming
Sasha TouretskiSwimming
Alexandre HaldemannSwimming
Noemi GirardetSwimming
Maria UgolkovaSwimming
Sophie GigerSynchronized swimming
Sascia KrausSynchronized swimming
Stan WawrinkaTennis
Martina HingisTennis
Timea BacsinszkyTennis
Kariem HusseinTrack & field
Mujinga KambundjiTrack & field
Léa SprungerTrack & field
Selina BüchelTrack & field
Ellen SprungerTrack & field
Nicole BüchlerTrack & field
Tadesse AbrahamTrack & field
Maja NeuenschwanderTrack & field
Fabienne SchlumpfTrack & field
Angelica MoserTrack & field
Clélia ReuseTrack & field
Christian KreienbühlTrack & field
Petra FontaniveTrack & field
Marisa LavanchyTrack & field
Sarah AtchoTrack & field
Salomé KoraTrack & field
Ajla Del PonteTrack & field
Nicola SpirigTriathlon
Jolanda AnnenTriathlon
Sven RiedererTriathlon
Andrea SalvisbergTriathlon

Switzerland Olympic Medals

GAMESSUMMER / WINTERMEDALS
  GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Sochi 2014Winter Games63211
London 2012Summer Games1203
Vancouver 2010Winter Games6039
Beijing 2008Summer Games2147
Turin 2006Winter Games54312
Athens 2004 Summer Games1135
Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games32611
Sydney 2000 Summer Games1629
Nagano 1998 Winter Games2237
Atlanta 1996 Summer Games4307
Lillehammer 1994 Winter Games3429
Albertville 1992 Winter Games4037
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games1001
Calgary 1988 Winter Games55515
Seoul 1988 Summer Games0224
Sarajevo 1984 Winter Games2215
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games0448
Lake Placid 1980 Winter Games1135
Moscow 1980 Summer Games2002
Innsbruck 1976 Winter Games1315
Montreal 1976 Summer Games1124
Sapporo 1972 Winter Games43310
Munich 1972 Summer Games0303
Grenoble 1968 Winter Games0246
Mexico 1968 Summer Games0145
Tokyo 1964 Summer Games1214
Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Games2002
Rome 1960 Summer Games0336
Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Games0011
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Games3216
Helsinki 1952 Summer Games26614
Oslo 1952 Winter Games0022
London 1948 Summer Games510520
St. Moritz 1948 Winter Games34310
Berlin 1936 Summer Games19515
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Games1203
Los Angeles 1932 Summer Games0101
Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games0101
Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games74415
St. Moritz 1928 Winter Games0011
Paris 1924 Summer Games781025
Chamonix 1924 Winter Games1012
Antwerp 1920 Summer Games22711
St Louis 1904 Summer Games1012
Paris 1900 Summer Games6219
Athens 1896 Summer Games1203

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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