Sven Michel

Sven Michel (born March 30, 1988) is a Swiss curler from Interlaken. He won a gold medal for Switzerland at the 2013 European Curling Championships and skipped Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Sven Michel
Born (1988-03-30) March 30, 1988
Curling clubCC Genève,
Geneva, SUI
SkipPeter de Cruz
FourthBenoit Schwarz
ThirdSven Michel
LeadValentin Tanner
AlternateClaudio Pätz
Mixed doubles
Michèle Jäggi
World Championship
5 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)
World Mixed Doubles Championship
2 (2011, 2018)
European Championship
5 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)
1 (2014)
Other appearancesEuropean Mixed: 1 (2010)
World Mixed Doubles: 1 (2011)
World Juniors: 2 (2006, 2007)

Curling career

As a junior curler, Michel won the bronze medal at the 2007 World Junior Curling Championships, playing third for Christian von Gunten.

Michel won a silver medal at the 2010 European Mixed Curling Championship, playing second for Claudio Pätz. Later in the season, he and partner Alina Pätz won the gold medal at the 2011 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Michel would then become one of the top skips in Switzerland, and would represent his country at the 2011 and 2012 European Curling Championships as skip. He also represented Switzerland at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, Michel's first world championship appearance, placing 7th. Later that year, Michel led his country to a gold medal at the 2013 European Championships.

Michel's recent success propelled him to be selected by the Swiss Curling Association to represent the country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. At the games, he led Switzerland to an 8th-place finish with a 3-6 record.

Michel won his first World Curling Tour event in September 2011 when he won the 2011 Baden Masters. Since then he has also won the 2012 Baden Masters and the 2014 German Masters.

Personal life

Michel is employed as a bricklayer. His spouse is fellow curler and 2019 World Champion Alina Pätz.

Grand Slam record

C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Tour Challenge N/A N/A N/A Q
Masters Q Q QF DNP
The National Q SF DNP Q
Canadian Open DNP DNP Q Q
Elite 10 N/A N/A Q DNP
Players' DNP Q Q DNP


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