The Hirslanden Group considers sports medicine to be one of its core fields of expertise, which is why we act as a medical partner to national sports associations and also support individual athletes.
The Hirslanden Group has been responsible for providing sports medical care to the athletes of Swiss-Ski since May 2021.
The Swiss Ski Federation is the umbrella organisation for Swiss snow sports and, since its foundation in 1904, has been one of the most important and successful sports associations in Switzerland.
As part of this partnership, we have enlisted Dr med. Walter O. Frey, the long-time senior consultant of Swiss-Ski. He coordinates medical examinations and acute medical treatments by sports medicine specialists from Hirslanden in the fields of radiology, internal medicine and other disciplines and ensures that the athletes obtain quick access to the Switzerland-wide network of the Hirslanden Group and our partners.
Mujinga Kambundji from Bern is one of the most successful athletes in Switzerland. She had her breakthrough at the Home European Championships in Zurich in 2014, where she attracted attention with her exceptional results and her warm smile. Over the years, Mujinga Kambundji has earned many titles at the Swiss Championships along with medals at international meets. Mujinga Kambundji made Swiss sporting history in 2019 when she won the bronze medal in the 200m at the World Championships in Doha.
She made history again this summer at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Kambundji qualified for the finals in all three of her events and set at least one Swiss record in each.
Hirslanden Klinik Permanence in Bern supported Mujinga Kambundji as a medical partner from 2019 to 2021. She is now sponsored by the Hirslanden Group. Thanks to this partnership, the athlete benefits from specific performance diagnostics, close support from her doctor and, in the event of an injury, "fast-track access" to all diagnostic examinations in one of the best-equipped Hirslanden hospitals.