Robin Cuche’s performance at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games was definitely not what he had in mind. The Swiss alpine skier left without a medal, with an eighth place in the men´s downhill standing as his best result.
His expectations were high, especially after he sealed his first medal at a World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, in 2017, a silver in the men’s super-combined standing. He also ended second overall in the downhill at the World Cup.
In 2011, he was named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in Zurich, Switzerland. Three years later, Cuche competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, finishing 12th in the giant slalom and 18th in the slalom.
Cuche, who was born with hemiplegia, which affects his right leg, seeks to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Didier Cuche, an Olympic alpine skiing silver medallist.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
He tore the cruciate ligament in his knee at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada. The injury ruled him out of action for the rest of the year. (paralympic.org, 07 Oct 2015)
He was presented with the 2017 Sports Merit Award as Athlete of the Year in Neuchatel, Switzerland. (rtn.ch, 14 Dec 2017)
He was named the 2011 Newcomer of the Year in Zurich, Switzerland. (plusport.ch, 09 Jul 2012)
|Men's Slalom Standing||Final Round||2014-03-13||18|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final Round||2014-03-15||12|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2015-03-08||9999|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Race 1||2015-03-10||9999|
|Men's Downhill Standing||Race 1||2017-01-25||6|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Race 1||2017-01-26||6|
|Men's Super-Combined Standing||Race 1||2017-01-28||2|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2017-01-30||9|
|Men's Downhill Standing||Final||2018-03-10||8|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Final||2018-03-11||9999|
|Men's Super Combined Standing||Final||2018-03-13||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-14||9999|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-17||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-21||9999|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-23||7|
|Men's Downhill Standing||Race 1||2019-01-30||9|
|Men's Super-Combined Standing||Race 1||2019-01-31||4|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Race 1 (from SC)||2019-01-31||6|