Olympic Medals
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesGrenoble 1968
Year of Birth1933


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.

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