Bobsleigh at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Two-man

The Men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 18 and 19 February, at Cesana Pariol.[1]

Two-man
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Pictogram for bobsleigh
VenueCesana Pariol
DatesFebruary 18 — 19
Competitors58 from 19 nations
Winning time3:43.38
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Germany
André Lange, Kevin Kuske
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Canada
Pierre Lueders, Lascelles Brown
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Switzerland
Martin Annen, Beat Hefti
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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 22 January 2005   Canada
Pierre Lueders
Lascelles Brown
4.77
Run 22 January 2005    Switzerland
Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
56.55

The following track records were established during this event.

Type[2] Date Run Team Time
Start 18 February 1   Russia (RUS-1)
Alexandre Zoubkov
Alexey Voevoda
4.76
Run 18 February 1   Switzerland (SUI-1)
Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
55.54
18 February 1   Russia (RUS-1)
Alexandre Zoubkov
Alexey Voevoda
55.54
18 February 1   Germany (GER-1)
André Lange
Kevin Kuske
55.28

The Russian team of Zubkov and Voevoda equalled the track record set just two sleds earlier by Annen and Hefti, but this tie was short-lived; Lange and Kuske, the next team down, broke it by 0.26 seconds.[2]

ResultsEdit

Each of the 29 two-man teams entered for the event completed the first three runs, and the top 20 qualified for the final run. The total time for all four runs was used to determine the final ranking.[2]

Rank Country Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
    Germany (GER-1) André Lange
Kevin Kuske
55.28 55.73 56.01 56.36 3:43.38
    Canada (CAN-1) Pierre Lueders
Lascelles Brown
55.57 55.50 56.11 56.41 3:43.59
    Switzerland (SUI-1) Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
55.54 55.67 56.18 56.34 3:43.73
4   Russia (RUS-1) Alexandre Zoubkov
Alexey Voevoda
55.54 55.85 56.12 56.49 3:44.00
5   Germany (GER-2) Matthias Hoepfner
Marc Kuehne
55.56 55.82 56.24 56.63 3:44.25
6   Latvia (LAT-1) Jānis Miņins
Daumants Dreiškens
55.94 55.84 56.16 56.69 3:44.63
7   United States (USA-1) Todd Hays
Pavle Jovanovic
55.81 55.72 56.31 56.88 3:44.72
8   Switzerland (SUI-2) Ivo Rueegg
Cedric Grand
55.85 55.74 56.37 56.90 3:44.86
9   Italy (ITA-1) Simone Bertazzo
Matteo Torchio
55.78 55.99 56.43 56.95 3:45.15
10   Austria (AUT-1) Wolfgang Stampfer
Klaus Seelos
55.92 55.94 56.57 56.90 3:45.33
11   Canada (CAN-2) Serge Despres
David Bissett
56.13 55.92 56.69 56.93 3:45.67
12   Monaco Patrice Servelle
Jérémy Bottin
56.21 56.13 56.67 57.08 3:46.09
13   Italy (ITA-2) Fabrizio Tosini
Samuele Romanini
56.06 56.02 56.93 57.10 3:46.11
14   United States (USA-2) Steve Holcomb
Bill Schuffenhauer
56.16 55.96 57.05 57.04 3:46.21
15   Great Britain Lee Johnston
Dan Humphries
56.22 55.84 57.20 57.08 3:46.34
16   Czech Republic (CZE-1) Ivo Danilevic
Roman Gomola
56.40 56.24 56.99 57.12 3:46.75
17   Austria (AUT-2) Juergen Loacker
Gerhard Koehler
56.29 56.22 57.07 57.69 3:47.27
18   Russia (RUS-2) Yevgeni Popov
Roman Oreshnikov
56.56 56.50 56.98 57.29 3:47.33
19   Netherlands Arend Glas
Sybren Jansma
56.70 56.54 56.95 57.17 3:47.36
20   Latvia (LAT-2) Gatis Guts
Intars Dicmanis
56.37 56.36 57.05 57.73 3:47.51
21   France Bruno Mingeon
Stephane Galbert
56.49 56.75 57.11
22   Australia Jeremy Rollestone
Shane McKenzie
56.77 56.59 57.22
23   New Zealand Alan Henderson
Matthew Dallow
56.61 56.79 57.46
24   Romania (ROM-1) Nicolae Istrate
Adrian Duminicel
56.82 56.90 57.65
25   Slovakia Milan Jagnesak
Viktor Rájek
56.81 57.12 57.81
26   Romania (ROM-2) Mihai Iliescu
Levente Andrei Bartha
57.22 57.09 57.63
27   Japan Suguru Kiyokawa
Ryuichi Kobayashi
57.27 57.02 57.90
28   Czech Republic (CZE-2) Milos Vesely
Jan Kobian
56.93 57.49 58.28
29   Hungary Marton Gyulai
Bertalan Pinter
57.25 57.36 58.40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Men's Two". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Bobsleigh" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jul 7, 2009.