Bobsleigh at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Four-man

The four-man bobsleigh results at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The competition was held on Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 February 1956.[1]

MedallistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland I
Franz Kapus
Gottfried Diener
Robert Alt
Heinrich Angst
  Italy (ITA)
Italy II
Eugenio Monti
Ulrico Girardi
Renzo Alverà
Renato Mocellini
  United States (USA)
USA I
Arthur Tyler
William Dodge
Charles Butler
James Lamy

ResultsEdit

Rank Team Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Final
Gold   Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland I Franz Kapus, Gottfried Diener, Robert Alt, & Heinrich Angst 1:18.00 1:17.19 1:17.09 1:18.16 5:10.44
Silver   Italy (ITA) Italy II Eugenio Monti, Ulrico Girardi, Renzo Alverà, & Renato Mocellini 1:17.69 1:17.97 1:18.13 1:18.31 5:12.10
Bronze   United States (USA) USA I Arthur Tyler, William Dodge, Charles Butler, & James Lamy 1:17.75 1:17.87 1:18.25 1:18.52 5:12.39
4   Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland II Max Angst, Aby Gartmann, Harry Warburton, & Rolf Gerber 1:17.41 1:17.85 1:18.68 1:20.33 5:14.27
5   Italy (ITA) Italy I Dino De Martin, Giovanni De Martin, Giovanni Tabacchi, & Carlo Da Prà 1:18.10 1:18.65 1:18.50 1:19.41 5:14.66
6   United Team of Germany (EUA) Germany I Hans Rösch, Michael Pössinger, Lorenz Nieberl, & Sylvester Wackerle 1:18.61 1:19.04 1:19.43 1:20.94 5:18.02
7   Austria (AUT) Austria II Kurt Loserth, Wilfried Thurner, Karl Schwarzböck, & Frank Dominik 1:19.37 1:19.12 1:20.08 1:19.72 5:18.29
8   United Team of Germany (EUA) Germany II Franz Schelle, Jakob Nirschl, Hans Henn, & Edmund Koller 1:19.03 1:18.84 1:19.31 1:21.35 5:18.50
9   Spain (ESP) Spain I Alfonso de Portago, Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Gonzalo Taboada, & Luis Muñoz 1:18.87 1:19.27 1:21.37 1:19.08 5:19.49
10   Austria (AUT) Austria I Karl Wagner, Fritz Rursch, Adolf Tonn, & Heinrich Isser 1:19.60 1:20.74 1:19.98 1:20.30 5:20.62
11   Norway (NOR) Norway I Arne Røgden, Arnold Dyrdahl, Odd Solli, & Trygve Brudevold 1:20.96 1:20.08 1:20.45 1:20.01 5:21.50
12   Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain I Keith Schellenberg, Rollo Brandt, Ralph Raffles, & John Rainforth 1:21.39 1:18.73 1:20.42 1:21.58 5:22.12
13   Sweden (SWE) Sweden II Kjell Holmström, Sven Erbs, Walter Aronson, & Jan Lapidoth 1:20.58 1:20.32 1:21.15 1:21.13 5:23.18
14   Romania (ROU) Romania I Heinrich Enea, Dumitru Peteu, Nicolae Moiceanu, & Mărgărit Blăgescu 1:21.53 1:20.58 1:20.64 1:20.44 5:23.19
15   Poland (POL) Poland I Stefan Ciapała, Jerzy Olesiak, Józef Szymański, & Aleksander Habala 1:19.95 1:20.25 1:21.10 1:22.19 5:23.49
16   Sweden (SWE) Sweden I Olle Axelsson, Ebbe Wallén, Sune Skagerling, & Gunnar Åhs 1:18.95 1:19.98 1:22.75 1:21.86 5:23.54
17   Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain II Stuart Parkinson, John Read, Christopher Williams, & Rodney Mann 1:20.72 1:19.92 1:22.51 1:20.58 5:23.73
18   France (FRA) France I André Robin, Pierre Bouvier, Jacques Panciroli, & Lucien Grosso 1:20.00 1:21.25 1:20.95 1:21.63 5:23.83
19   United States (USA) USA II James Bickford, Donald Jacques, Lawrence McKillip, & Hubert Miller 1:20.97 1:22.47 1:21.22 1:20.50 5:25.16
20   Romania (ROU) Romania II Constantin Dragomir, Vasile Panait, Ion Staicu, & Gheorghe Moldoveanu 1:21.21 1:21.22 1:22.37 1:23.03 5:27.83
21   Poland (POL) Poland II Aleksy Konieczny, Zygmunt Konieczny, Włodzimierz Źróbik, & Zbigniew Skowroński/Jan Dombrowski(*) 5:28.40

(*) NOTE: Jan Dąbrowski replaced Zbigniew Skowroński after two runs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games: Men's Four". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

External linksEdit

  • 1956 bobsleigh four-man results
  • Wallechinsky, David (1984). "Bobsleigh: Four-Man". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. New York: Penguin Books. p. 561.