on Wednesday 11 June 2014 photo by Getty Images / AFP
Dead Swiss Edmund Bruggmann, Olympic silver medalist in giant slalom in 1972 after Gustav Thni
It ' who died at 71, apparently of leukemia as Swiss media reported, Edmund Bruggmann, leading member of the Swiss Alpine ski team of the sixties and seventies of the last century.Born April 15, 1943 in Flums, Canton of St. Gallen, Bruggmann began to make an impact in the early editions of the World Cup. Specializing in giant slalom and above all, do not disdain the descent so that was third in Wengen in 1968. Between 1967 and 1974 it was placed 46 times in the top ten in World Cup races and in 14 of these is finished on the podium, winning 5 between 1968 and 1972, and 1 in 4 in giant slalom. In the Cup standings general was third at the end of the 1971-1972 season and in the second giant of the same winter, as he had already happened four years ago.
At the World Championships in Val Gardena of 1970 was fifth in the combined but its result more the prestigious obtained in Sapporo in 1972, certainly his best year, when his third Olympics center finally the goal of winning the silver medal in giant blue Gustav thoeni behind and in front of another Swiss Werner Mattle (pictured Getty Images / AFP Bruggmann is on the left).