Nao Kodaira, the 2018 Olympic champion, trailed by a wide margin for large stretches of her race and finished 17th.
“I really risked everything in the second run because I wanted not just the medal, I wanted the gold medal,” the Swiss champion said.
Should Valieva be disqualified, Russian world champion Anna Shcherbakova would become the favorite for the gold medal.
The IOC and ISU are appealing to overturn the reinstatement of Valieva by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.
The 25-year-old becomes only the second Japanese to medal on both hills at the same Olympics, after Kazuyoshi Funaki in 1998 in Nagano.
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After consecutive runner-up finishes in Sochi and Pyeongchang, the 23-year-old collects the top Olympic prize in Beijing.