Bobsleigh at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Two-man

The two-man competition in bobsleigh at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 14 February (heats 1 and 2) and 15 February (heats 3 and 4), at the Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track in Yanqing District of Beijing.[1] The event was won by Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis who repeated their 2018 success. Johannes Lochner and Florian Bauer won the silver medal, and Christoph Hafer and Matthias Sommer the bronze medal, for each of them the first Olympic medal. This was the only podium sweep at the 2022 Olympics.

Bobsleigh two-man
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
VenueXiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track
Beijing
Date14, 15 February
Competitors61 from 19 nations
Teams30
Winning time3:56.89
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Francesco Friedrich
Thorsten Margis
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Johannes Lochner
Florian Bauer
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Christoph Hafer
Matthias Sommer
 Germany
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The joint 2018 champions were Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz, and Friedrich and Margis. Kripps qualified for the Olympics, but now with a new brakeman, Cam Stones. The bronze medalists, Oskars Melbārdis and Jānis Strenga, stopped competing. Friedrich and Alexander Schüller were the 2021 World champions. Lochner and Eric Franke were the silver medalists, and Hans-Peter Hannighofer and Christian Röder were the bronze medalists. The 2021–22 Bobsleigh World Cup was completely dominated by Friedrich, who (with Margis and Schüller) won seven events out of eight. The eighth event was won by Rostislav Gaitiukevich and Mikhail Mordasov. Friedrich won the World Cup, followed by Kripps, Gaitiukevich, and Lochner.

QualificationEdit

There was a quota of 30 sleds available for the men's two-man event. Qualification was based on the world rankings of the 2021/2022 season between 15 October 2020 and 16 January 2022. Pilots must have competed in six different races on three different tracks and been ranked in at least five of those races. Additionally, the pilot must been ranked among the top 50 for the man's events or top 40 for the women's events.[2]

For the men's races the IBSF ranking will be used.[2] The top two nations in the rankings earned three sled each. The next seven nations earned two sleds each, while the next ten earned one sled each.[2] The IBSF announced final quotas on January 24, 2022.[3]

SummaryEdit

Sleds qualified Countries Athletes total Nation
3 2 12   Germany
  Canada
2 7 28   Switzerland
  United States
  Latvia
  South Korea
  China
  ROC
  Austria
1 10 20   Great Britain
  France
  Romania
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Monaco
  Brazil
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Netherlands
  Jamaica
30 19 60

ResultsEdit

Rank Bib Athletes Country Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Run 3 Rank Run 4 Rank Total[4] Behind
  4 Francesco Friedrich
Thorsten Margis
  Germany 59.02 TR 1 59.36 2 58.99 TR 1 59.52 1 3:56.89
  6 Johannes Lochner
Florian Bauer
  Germany 59.26 2 59.27 1 59.32 2 59.53 2 3:57.38 +0.49
  9 Christoph Hafer
Matthias Sommer
  Germany 59.44 4 59.93 6 59.51 3 59.70 3 3:58.58 +1.69
4 11 Michael Vogt
Sandro Michel
  Switzerland 59.57 7 59.90 3 59.59 5 59.77 4 3:58.83 +1.94
5 14 Benjamin Maier
Markus Sammer
  Austria 59.51 5 59.96 8 59.64 6 1:00.01 9 3:59.12 +2.23
6 1 Rudy Rinaldi
Boris Vain
  Monaco 59.62 9 59.90 3 59.57 4 1:00.05 10 3:59.14 +2.25
7 15 Christopher Spring
Mike Evelyn
  Canada 59.54 6 1:00.03 10 59.76 8 59.93 5 3:59.26 +2.37
8 7 Rostislav Gaitiukevich
Aleksei Laptev
  ROC 59.41 3 59.91 5 59.80 9 1:00.19 14 3:59.31 +2.42
9 12 Oskars Ķibermanis
Matīss Miknis
  Latvia 59.65 10 59.94 7 59.82 10 59.93 5 3:59.34 +2.45
10 5 Justin Kripps
Cam Stones
  Canada 59.61 8 1:00.08 14 59.71 7 1:00.00 8 3:59.40 +2.51
11 8 Brad Hall
Nick Gleeson
  Great Britain 59.69 11 1:00.05 13 1:00.22 18 59.96 7 3:59.92 +3.03
12 13 Romain Heinrich
Dorian Hauterville
  France 59.93 16 1:00.04 11 59.92 12 1:00.05 10 3:59.94 +3.05
13 17 Frank Del Duca
Hakeem Abdul-Saboor
  United States 59.87 13 1:00.22 15 59.86 11 1:00.15 12 4:00.10 +3.21
14 22 Sun Kaizhi
Wu Qingze
  China 1:00.04 19 1:00.01 9 59.99 13 1:00.25 15 4:00.29 +3.40
15 24 Dominik Dvořák
Jakub Nosek
  Czech Republic 59.90 15 1:00.04 11 1:00.20 16 1:00.16 13 4:00.30 +3.41
16 19 Mihai Tentea
Ciprian Daroczi
  Romania 59.83 12 1:00.46 22 1:00.19 15 1:00.28 16 4:00.76 +3.87
17 20 Emīls Cipulis
Edgars Nemme
  Latvia 1:00.00 18 1:00.24 16 1:00.20 16 1:00.46 18 4:00.90 +4.01
18 10 Simon Friedli
Andreas Haas
  Switzerland 59.97 17 1:00.37 20 1:00.47 23 1:00.34 17 4:01.15 +4.26
19 16 Won Yun-jong
Kim Jin-su
  South Korea 59.89 14 1:00.28 17 1:00.10 14 1:00.97 20 4:01.24 +4.35
20 18 Taylor Austin
Daniel Sunderland
  Canada 1:00.11 21 1:00.41 21 1:00.29 19 1:00.55 19 4:01.36 +4.47
21 26 Patrick Baumgartner
Robert Mircea
  Italy 1:00.08 20 1:00.47 24 1:00.38 21 3:00.93
22 23 Li Chunjian
Liu Wei
  China 1:00.31 24 1:00.36 18 1:00.43 22 3:01.10
23 3 Ivo de Bruin
Jelen Franjic
  Netherlands 1:00.46 27 1:00.36 18 1:00.35 20 3:01.17
24 21 Suk Young-jin
Kim Hyeong-geun
  South Korea 1:00.28 23 1:00.46 22 1:00.52 24 3:01.26
25 2 Maksim Andrianov
Vladislav Zharovtsev
  ROC 1:00.24 22 1:00.75 26 1:00.55 26 3:01.54
26 25 Markus Treichl
Markus Glueck
  Austria 1:00.42 26 1:00.52 25 1:00.66 27 3:01.60
27 28 Hunter Church
Charlie Volker
  United States 1:00.38 25 1:01.40 30 1:00.53 25 3:02.31
28 29 Axel Brown
Andre Marcano (Run 1–2)
Shakeel John (Run 3)
  Trinidad and Tobago 1:00.81 28 1:00.89 27 1:00.86 28 3:02.56
29 27 Edson Bindilatti
Edson Martins
  Brazil 1:01.11 29 1:01.36 29 1:01.34 29 3:03.81
30 30 Shanwayne Stephens
Nimroy Turgott
  Jamaica 1:01.23 30 1:01.35 28 1:01.54 30 3:04.12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Minji Seo (2021-06-16). "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022" (PDF). International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  3. ^ "XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Bobsleigh - Participation" (PDF). www.ibsf.org/. International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 24 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ Final results