Bruno Kernen

Bruno Kernen ( born July 1, 1972 in Thun ) is a retired Swiss ski racer.

In the Ski World Cup downhill races, he won three, including the Lauberhorn race in Wengen. His biggest success was winning the gold medal at the World Championships in 1997 in Sestriere in downhill skiing. He also won the silver medal in the combined at this World Cup. 2003 won the bronze medal in downhill skiing cores at the World Championships in St. Moritz. At the Olympic Winter Games in 2006 he won the bronze medal in the downhill. At the 2007 World Championships in Åre nuclei won the bronze medal in the Super -G.

Since he has a distant cousin as a namesake, who also Swiss skier was ( Bruno Kernen ), he was called in TV Advertisement at the World Championships as " Bruno Kernen II".

Cores was on 6 July 2007 in the start house of the Lauberhorn downhill his retirement from elite sport known. The reason he gave to the knee injury he had suffered three months earlier after a fall in the downhill in Lenzerheide.

He's athlete ambassador of development organization Right to Play.

Sporting successes

Olympic Winter Games

Winter Olympics 2006 in Turin

  • Bronze in the downhill

World Championships

Alpine World Ski Championships 1997 in Sestriere

  • Gold in the downhill
  • Silver in the combination

Alpine Ski World 2003 in St Moritz

  • Bronze in the downhill

Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 in Åre

  • Bronze in Super -G

World Cup wins

Swiss Championships

  • Quadruple Swiss Champion: Departures 1996 and 2005, Super-G 1996 combination 1995


Pictures of Bruno Kernen