Bobsleigh at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Four-man

The Four-man bobsleigh competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 24 and 25 February, at Cesana Pariol.[1]

Four-man
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Pictogram for bobsleigh
VenueCesana Pariol
DatesFebruary 24–25
Competitors104 from 19 nations
Winning time3:40.42
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Germany
André Lange, René Hoppe, Kevin Kuske, Martin Putze
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Russia
Alexandre Zoubkov, Philippe Egorov, Alexei Seliverstov, Alexey Voevoda
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Switzerland
Martin Annen, Thomas Lamparter, Beat Hefti, Cedric Grand
← 2002
2010 →

RecordsEdit

While the IOC does not consider bobsled times eligible for Olympic records, the FIBT does maintain records for both the start and a complete run at each track it competes.

Prior to this competition, the existing Cesana Pariol track records were as follows.

Type[2] Date Team Time
Start 23 January 2005    Switzerland
Martin Annen
Andi Gees
Beat Hefti
Cedric Grand
4.68
Run 23 January 2005    Switzerland
Martin Annen
Andi Gees
Beat Hefti
Cedric Grand
55.54

The following track records were established during this event.

Type[2] Date Run Team Time
Run 24 February 1   United States (USA-1)
Todd Hays
Pavle Jovanovic
Steve Mesler
Brock Kreitzburg
55.43
24 February 1   Canada (CAN-1)
Pierre Lueders
Ken Kotyk
Morgan Alexander
Lascelles Brown
55.34
24 February 1   Russia (RUS-1)
Alexandre Zoubkov
Philippe Egorov
Alexei Seliverstov
Alexey Voevoda
55.22
24 February 1   Germany (GER-1)
André Lange
René Hoppe
Kevin Kuske
Martin Putze
55.20
25 February 3   Germany (GER-2)
Rene Spies
Christoph Heyder
Enrico Kuehn
Alexander Metzger
54.91
25 February 3   Germany (GER-1)
André Lange
René Hoppe
Kevin Kuske
Martin Putze
54.80

ResultsEdit

Twenty-six sleds were entered in the four-man event, with one, from New Zealand, not starting the first run after crashing in training.[3]

After the third run, only the top twenty sleds by combined time were allowed to compete in the final run. The final ranking was determined by the combined time of each sled over the four runs.[2]

Rank Country Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
    Germany (GER-1) André Lange
René Hoppe
Kevin Kuske
Martin Putze
55.20 55.30 54.80 55.12 3:40.42
    Russia (RUS-1) Alexandr Zubkov
Filipp Yegorov
Alexei Seliverstov
Alexey Voevoda
55.22 55.45 54.87 55.01 3:40.55
    Switzerland (SUI-1) Martin Annen
Thomas Lamparter
Beat Hefti
Cedric Grand
55.26 55.37 55.00 55.20 3:40.83
4   Canada (CAN-1) Pierre Lueders
Ken Kotyk
Morgan Alexander
Lascelles Brown
55.34 55.43 54.95 55.20 3:40.92
5   Germany (GER-2) Rene Spies
Christoph Heyder
Enrico Kühn
Alexander Metzger
55.47 55.48 54.91 55.18 3:41.04
6   United States (USA-2) Steve Holcomb
Curtis Tomasevicz
Bill Schuffenhauer
Lorenzo Smith III
55.46 55.50 55.14 55.26 3:41.36
7   United States (USA-1) Todd Hays
Pavle Jovanovic
Steve Mesler
Brock Kreitzburg
55.43 55.56 55.04 55.41 3:41.44
8   Switzerland (SUI-2) Ivo Rueegg
Andi Gees
Roman Handschin
Christian Aebli
55.65 55.63 55.22 55.30 3:41.80
9   Russia (RUS-2) Yevgeni Popov
Sergey Golubev
Pyotr Makarchuk
Dmitriy Stepushkin
55.87 55.57 55.16 55.33 3:41.93
10   Latvia (LAT-1) Jānis Miņins
Daumants Dreiškens
Mārcis Rullis
Jānis Ozols
55.88 55.69 55.51 55.51 3:42.59
11   Italy (ITA-2) Fabrizio Tosini
Luca Ottolino
Antonio de Sanctis
Giorgio Morbidelli
55.80 55.73 55.57 55.51 3:42.61
12   Italy (ITA-1) Simone Bertazzo
Samuele Romanini
Matteo Torchio
Omar Sacco
55.63 56.13 55.46 55.62 3:42.84
13   Austria Wolfgang Stampfer
Klaus Seelos
Juergen Loacker
Hans-Peter Welz
55.77 55.83 55.73 55.53 3:42.86
14   Czech Republic Ivo Danilevic
Radek Řechka
Roman Gomola
Jan Kobian
55.92 55.83 55.66 55.56 3:46.97
15   Poland Dawid Kupczyk
Michal Zblewski
Mariusz Latkowski
Marcin Płacheta
55.89 55.79 55.85 55.49 3:43.02
16   Netherlands Arend Glas
Vincent Kortbeek
Sybren Jansma
Arno Klaassen
55.82 56.08 55.78 55.51 3:43.19
17   Great Britain Lee Johnston
Martin Wright
Karl Johnston
Dan Humphries
56.06 56.07 55.93 55.32 3:43.38
18   Canada (CAN-2) Serge Despres
Nathan Cunningham
Steve Larsen
David Bissett
56.10 56.15 55.69 55.58 3:43.52
19   France Bruno Mingeon
Christophe Fouquet
Pierre-Alain Menneron
Alexandre Vanhoutte
56.09 56.08 55.87 55.71 3:43.75
20   Slovakia Milan Jagnesak
Viktor Rajek
Andrej Benda
Robert Krestanko
56.29 56.13 56.26 55.98 3:44.66
21   Latvia (LAT-2) Mihails Arhipovs
Intars Dicmanis
Māris Bogdanovs
Reinis Rozitis
56.34 56.54 56.13
22   Romania (ROM) Nicolae Istrate
Adrian Duminicel
Gabriel Popa
Ioan Danut Dovalciuc
56.61 56.70 56.41
23   Croatia Ivan Šola
Slaven Krajačić
Alek Osmanović
Jurica Grabušić
Dejan Vojnović
56.67 56.57 56.51
24   Hungary Marton Gyulai
Zsolt Kürtösi
Tamas Margl
Bertalan Pinter
56.99 56.73 56.45
25   Brazil Ricardo Raschini
Márcio Silva
Claudinei Quirino
Edson Bindilatti
60.31 58.51 60.12
  New Zealand Alan Henderson
Aaron Orangi
Steve Harrison
Matthew Dallow
DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Men's Four". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Bobsleigh" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jul 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "Kiwi team out after crash". TVNV.co.nz. February 24, 2006. Retrieved Jul 7, 2009.