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Bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Four-man

The four-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was held at the Sliding Center Sanki near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia on 22–23 February 2014.[1]

Four-man
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Pictogram for bobsleigh
Dates22–23 February
Competitors124 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Oskars Melbārdis
Arvis Vilkaste
Daumants Dreiškens
Jānis Strenga
 Latvia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Steven Holcomb
Steven Langton
Curtis Tomasevicz
Christopher Fogt
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John James Jackson
Bruce Tasker
Stuart Benson
Joel Fearon
 Great Britain
← 2010
2018 →
The original medalists.

On 24 November 2017, the IOC imposed a life ban on bobsledder Alexandr Zubkov.[2] He was stripped of 2 gold medals (two-man and four-man bobsleigh). On November 27 IOC imposed similar sanctions to members of the same team Dmitry Trunenkov and Alexey Negodaylo.[3] On 29 November 2017, IOC also sanctioned Alexander Kasjanov, Ilvir Huzin and Aleksei Pushkarev for doping offences and stripped their team of results.[4] On 18 December 2017, Alexey Voyevoda also received a lifetime ban from the Olympic Games due to doping violations at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[5] The IOC requested that the FIBT modify the results, and the medals were redistributed accordingly.[6]

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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.

Qualifying teamsEdit

A total of 30 teams from 19 NOCs qualified for the event:

Three teams
Two teams
One team

ResultsEdit

SR = Start Record TR = Track Record

Rank Bib Country Athletes Run 1[7] Run 2[8] Run 3[9] Run 4[10] Total Behind
  7   Latvia (LAT-1) Oskars Melbārdis
Arvis Vilkaste
Daumants Dreiškens
Jānis Strenga
55.10 55.13 55.15 55.31 3:40.69 -
  2   United States (USA-1) Steven Holcomb
Steven Langton
Curtis Tomasevicz
Christopher Fogt
54.89 55.47 55.30 55.33 3:40.99 +0.30
  12   Great Britain (GBR-1) John James Jackson
Bruce Tasker
Stuart Benson
Joel Fearon
55.26 55.27 55.31 55.26 3:41.10 +0.41
4 1   Germany (GER-1) Maximilian Arndt
Alexander Rödiger
Marko Hübenbecker
Martin Putze
54.88
SR & TR
55.47 55.47 55.60 3:41.42 +0.71
5 4   Germany (GER-3) Thomas Florschütz
Kevin Kuske
Joshua Bluhm
Christian Poser
55.06 55.42 55.50 55.53 3:41.51 +0.82
6 11   Switzerland (SUI-1) Beat Hefti
Jürg Egger
Alex Baumann
Thomas Lamparter
55.21 55.34 55.60 55.60 3:41.75 +1.06
7 9   Canada (CAN-2) Lyndon Rush
David Bissett
Lascelles Brown
Neville Wright
55.35 55.43 55.60 55.38 3:41.76 +1.07
8 8   Germany (GER-2) Francesco Friedrich
Gregor Bermbach
Jannis Bäcker
Thorsten Margis
55.15 55.43 55.81 55.41 3:41.80 +1.11
9 14   Netherlands (NED-1) Edwin van Calker
Sybren Jansma
Bror van der Zijde
Arno Klaassen
55.55 55.57 55.82 55.75 3:42.69 +2.00
10 13   United States (USA-2) Nick Cunningham
Johnny Quinn
Justin Olsen
Dallas Robinson
55.61 55.48 55.97 55.64 3:42.70 +2.01
11 5   Canada (CAN-1) Christopher Spring
James McNaughton
Timothy Randall
Bryan Barnett
55.50 56.70 55.88 55.76 3:42.84 +2.15
12 16   Latvia (LAT-2) Oskars Ķibermanis
Helvijs Lūsis
Raivis Broks
Vairis Leiboms
55.68 55.52 55.97 55.81 3:42.98 +2.29
13 15   Russia (RUS-3) Nikita Zakharov
Nikolay Khrenkov
Petr Moiseev
Maxim Mokrousov
55.74 55.53 55.88 55.91 3:43.06 +2.37
14 19   Czech Republic (CZE-1) Jan Vrba
Dominik Dvořák
Dominik Suchý
Michal Vacek
55.95 55.47 55.95 55.80 3:43.17 +2.48
15 22   France (FRA-1) Loïc Costerg
Florent Ribet
Romain Heinrich
Elly Lefort
55.82 55.68 55.91 55.77 3:43.18 +2.49
16 17   Italy (ITA-1) Simone Bertazzo
Samuele Romanini
Simone Fontana
Francesco Costa
55.78 55.73 56.06 55.88 3:43.45 +2.76
17 18   Great Britain (GBR-2) Lamin Deen
Andrew Matthews
John Baines
Ben Simons
55.91 55.60 56.06 55.95 3:43.52 +2.83
18 21   South Korea (KOR-1) Won Yun-Jong
Jun Jung-Lin
Suk Young-Jin
Seo Young-Woo
56.12 55.97 56.25 55.88 3:44.22 +3.53
19 24   Austria (AUT-1) Benjamin Maier
Markus Sammer
Stefan Withalm
Angel Somov
Sebastian Heufler
56.25 56.11 56.27 N/A 2:48.63
20 23   Australia (AUS-1) Heath Spence
Duncan Harvey
Gareth Nichols
Lucas Mata
56.20 56.21 56.23 N/A 2:48.64
21 30   France (FRA-2) Thibault Godefroy
Vincent Ricard
Jérémy Baillard
Jérémie Boutherin
56.37 56.27 56.35 N/A 2:48.99
22 25   Romania (ROU-1) Andreas Neagu
Paul Muntean
Florin Cezar Crăciun
Dănuț Moldovan
Bogdan Laurentiu Otava
56.25 56.16 56.62 N/A 2:49.03
23 28   Slovakia (SVK-1) Milan Jagnešák
Lukáš Kožienka
Petr Narovec
Juraj Mokráš
56.56 56.37 56.51 N/A 2:49.44
24 20   Japan (JPN-1) Hiroshi Suzuki
Shintaro Sato
Toshiki Kuroiwa
Hisashi Miyazaki
56.41 56.42 56.63 N/A 2:49.46
25 29   South Korea (KOR-2) Kim Dong-Hyun
Kim Sik
Kim Kyung-Hyun
Oh Jea-Han
56.98 56.77 56.89 N/A 2:50.64
26 27   Brazil (BRA-1) Edson Bindilatti
Edson Martins
Odirlei Pessoni
Fábio Gonçalves Silva
56.86 56.74 57.11 N/A 2:50.71
27 10   Canada (CAN-3) Justin Kripps
Cody Sorensen**
Jesse Lumsden
Ben Coakwell**
Luke Demetre
Graeme Rinholm
55.17 59.91* 55.72 N/A 2:50.80
DSQ*** 26   Poland (POL-1) Dawid Kupczyk
Michał Kasperowicz
Daniel Zalewski
Paweł Mróz
56.57 56.45 56.47 N/A 2:49.49
DSQ**** 3   Russia (RUS-1) Alexandr Zubkov
Dmitry Trunenkov
Alexey Negodaylo
Alexey Voyevoda
54.82 TR 55.37 55.02 55.39 3:40.60
DSQ**** 6   Russia (RUS-2) Alexander Kasjanov
Maxim Belugin
Ilvir Huzin
Aleksei Pushkarev
55.11 55.41 55.29 55.21 3:41.02

*Canada 3 crashed in the heat.[11]
**According to run results Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell were replaced in run 3 by Luke Demetre and Graeme Rinholm.
*** Poland were disqualified in 2014 after Daniel Zalewski was banned for doping.[12]
**** Russia 1 and Russia 2 were disqualified in 2019 after a review of doping samples which showed that Alexandr Zubkov, Alexander Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin had all tested positive for banned substances and were banned until 2020.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobsleigh Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ "IOC SANCTIONS FOUR RUSSIAN ATHLETES AS PART OF OSWALD COMMISSION FINDINGS". 24 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ "IOC SANCTIONS FIVE RUSSIAN ATHLETES AND PUBLISHES FIRST FULL DECISION AS PART OF THE OSWALD COMMISSION FINDINGS". IOC. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ "IOC SANCTIONS THREE RUSSIAN ATHLETES AS PART OF OSWALD COMMISSION FINDINGS". IOC. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Russian bobsledder banned over doping". France 24. 18 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  6. ^ Olympic Winter Games 2014 4-man Bobsleigh
  7. ^ Run 1 results
  8. ^ Run 2 results
  9. ^ Run 3 results
  10. ^ Run 4 results
  11. ^ "Canadian bobsled piloted by Justin Kripps crashes during Winter Games heat". The Globe and Mail. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  12. ^ "IOC sanctions Polish bobsledder Daniel Zalewski for failing anti-doping test at Sochi 2014". 10 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Four Russian bobsledders banned for doping at 2014 Sochi Olympics". skysports. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.