Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Two-man

The Two-man bobsleigh competition at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano was held on 14 and 15 February, at Spiral.[1][2] Huber lead Lueders by 0.05 seconds after the first run. Leuders picked up 0.02 seconds in the next two runs. Prior to the start of the fourth run, Lueders turned to Huber and asked "Can you imagine if we tied this thing?" After the fourth run, Tartaglia stated "In the end, it felt like were friends who had accomplished something together."

Two-man
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSpiral
DatesFebruary 14 — 15
Competitors76 from 24 nations
Winning time3:37.24
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Italy
Günther Huber, Antonio Tartaglia
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Canada
Pierre Lueders, Dave MacEachern
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann
← 1994
2002 →

ResultsEdit

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Rank Country Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
    Italy (ITA-1) Günther Huber
Antonio Tartaglia
54.51 54.29 54.17 54.27 3:37.24
    Canada (CAN-1) Pierre Lueders
Dave MacEachern
54.56 54.28 54.16 54.24 3:37.24
    Germany (GER-1) Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
54.82 54.62 54.11 54.34 3:37.89
4   Switzerland (SUI-2) Christian Reich
Cédric Grand
54.73 54.56 54.32 54.54 3:38.15
5   Latvia (LAT-1) Sandis Prūsis
Jānis Elsiņš
54.91 54.52 54.29 54.52 3:38.24
6   Switzerland (SUI-1) Reto Götschi
Guido Acklin
54.71 54.77 54.44 54.35 3:38.27
7   United States (USA-2) Jim Herberich
Robert Olesen
54.91 54.70 54.46 54.46 3:38.53
8   Czech Republic (CZE-2) Pavel Puškár
Jan Kobián
54.99 54.60 54.46 54.54 3:38.59
9   France (FRA-1) Bruno Mingeon
Emmanuel Hostache
54.80 54.65 54.55 54.62 3:38.62
10   United States (USA-1) Brian Shimer
Garrett Hines
54.88 54.79 54.42 54.66 3:38.75
11   Germany (GER-2) Dirk Wiese
Marco Jakobs
54.83 54.66 54.63 54.76 3:38.88
12   Canada (CAN-2) Chris Lori
Jack Pyc
54.76 54.72 54.71 54.79 3:38.98
13   France (FRA-2) Éric Alard
Éric Le Chanony
55.25 54.75 54.73 54.58 3:39.31
14   Italy (ITA-2) Fabrizio Tosini
Enrico Costa
55.07 54.79 54.80 54.95 3:39.61
15   Great Britain (GBR-1) Sean Olsson
Lenox Paul
55.24 55.12 54.85 54.73 3:39.94
16   Russia (RUS-1) Pavel Shcheglovsky
Konstantin Dyomin
55.41 55.09 54.84 54.97 3:40.31
17   Japan (JPN-1) Naomi Takewaki
Hiroaki Ohishi
55.31 55.24 55.20 54.96 3:40.71
18   Latvia (LAT-2) Rodžers Lodziņš
Māris Rozentāls
55.34 55.25 55.06 55.10 3:40.75
19   Japan (JPN-2) Hiroshi Suzuki
Masanori Inoue
55.47 55.10 55.19 55.04 3:40.80
20   Great Britain (GBR-2) Lee Johnston
Eric Sekwalor
55.51 55.19 55.16 55.02 3:40.88
21   Russia (RUS-2) Yevgeny Popov
Oleg Petrov
55.53 55.37 55.25 55.31 3:41.46
22   Australia Jason Giobbi
Adam Barclay
55.56 55.47 55.26 55.31 3:41.60
23   Ukraine Yuriy Panchuk
Oleh Polyvach
55.47 55.36 55.52 55.47 3:41.82
24   Monaco Gilbert Bessi
Jean-François Calmes
55.89 55.86 55.92 55.87 3:43.54
25   Romania (ROU-1) Paul Neagu
Gabriel Tătaru
56.38 56.10 55.54 55.64 3:43.66
26   Romania (ROU-2) Florian Enache
Mihai Dumitraşcu
56.03 55.86 55.97 55.87 3:43.73
27   Ireland (IRL-1) Jeff Pamplin
Terry McHugh
56.32 56.05 55.99 55.96 3:44.32
28   New Zealand Alan Henderson
Angus Ross
56.29 56.28 56.12 55.97 3:44.66
29   Jamaica Devon Harris
Michael Morgan
56.56 56.52 56.36 56.30 3:45.74
30   Greece Greg Sebald
John-Andrew Kambanis
56.62 57.13 56.45 56.37 3:46.57
31   Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Sokolović
Ognjen Sokolović
57.36 56.62 56.32 56.31 3:46.61
32   Trinidad and Tobago Gregory Sun
Curtis Harry
56.74 56.78 56.73 56.40 3:46.65
33   Virgin Islands (ISV-1) Zachary Zoller
Jeff Kromenhoek
56.77 56.90 56.71 56.82 3:47.20
34   Chinese Taipei Sun Kuang-ming
Cheng Jin-shan
56.84 56.86 56.71 56.93 3:47.34
35   Ireland (IRL-2) Peter Donohoe
Simon Linscheid
57.03 57.26 56.57 56.59 3:47.45
36   Virgin Islands (ISV-2) Keith Sudziarski
Todd Schultz
57.06 57.10 56.96 57.19 3:48.31
-   Czech Republic (CZE-1) Jirí Dzmura
Pavel Polomský
55.30 55.11 DNS - -
-   Puerto Rico John Amabile
Joseph Keosseian
57.35 57.69 DSQ - -
-   Austria Herbert Schoesser
Georg Kuttner
DNS - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (1998). "Bobsleigh: Two-Man". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 159–60.