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Thurgau woman scores Switzerland’s first Olympic medal in Rio (August 9, 2016)

Heidi Diethelm Gerber, a 47-year-old native of Thurgau, is the first athlete to win a medal – a bronze – for Switzerland this summer in Rio.

Heidi Diethelm Gerber

Swiss cyclist Cancellara strikes gold in time trial (August 10, 2016)

Retiring cyclist Fabian Cancellara has scored Switzerland’s first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. In the time trial, he tackled the hilly 54km coastline course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 15.42 seconds.

Fabian Cancellara

Swiss rowers win gold in Rio (August 11, 2016)

Switzerland has picked up its third medal at the summer Olympics in Rio. On Thursday the Swiss team took gold in rowing.

Swiss Four Rowing Team

Swiss win tennis silver and gymnastics bronze in Rio (August 15, 2016)

Martina Hingis and Timea Bacsinszky are contenting themselves with taking home an Olympic silver for Switzerland after failing to win the Rio women’s doubles gold medal match.


Later on Sunday, Swiss gymnast Giulia Steingruber won bronze in the vault. Simone Biles of the United States clinched gold ahead of world champion Maria Paseka of Russia.

Giulia Steingruber

Swiss triathlete Nicola Spirig gets Olympic silver (August 20, 2016)

Nicola Spirig has won silver in the women’s triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympics, four years after she won gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Nicola Spirig

Nino Schurter wins gold in men’s cross-country (August 21, 2016)

Switzerland's Nino Schurter completed his Olympic medal collection as he won gold in the men's cross-country cycling race on Sunday.

Nino Schurter
Photo © Nino Schurter