Bobsleigh at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh at the 1968 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at L'Alpe d'Huez. The competition took place between 8 and 11 February 1968.[1][2]

Bobsleigh
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
VenueL'Alpe d'Huez
Dates8–11 February
Competitors90 from 11 nations
← 1964
1972 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy2002
2  Austria0101
  West Germany0101
4  Romania0011
  Switzerland0011
Totals (5 nations)2226

Five countries won medals in Grenoble, with Italy leading the medal table, winning both gold medals. West Germany won its first medal in bobsleigh, while Romania's bronze medal was its first, and as of 2010, only, Winter Olympic medal.

EventsEdit

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
  Italy (ITA)
Eugenio Monti
Luciano de Paolis
4:41.54   West Germany (FRG)
Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
4:41.54   Romania (ROU)
Ion Panțuru
Nicolae Neagoe
4:44.46
Four-man
details
  Italy (ITA)
Eugenio Monti
Luciano de Paolis
Roberto Zandonella
Mario Armano
2:17.39   Austria (AUT)
Erwin Thaler
Reinhold Durnthaler
Herbert Gruber
Josef Eder
2:17.48   Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Hans Candrian
Willi Hofmann
Walter Graf
2:18.04

There was a tie for first place in the two-man event. Despite initially ruling that both teams would be awarded the gold medals, the judges awarded the sole gold to the Italian team based on their fastest single heat time.

Participating NOCsEdit

[1]

Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1968 Games. West Germany made their Olympic bobsleigh debut, in their first games sending athletes separate from a unified German team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.