FIBT World Championships 1949

The FIBT World Championships 1949 took place in Lake Placid, New York, United States. It marked the first time the championships took place outside Europe.

Two man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold    Switzerland (Felix Endrich, Fritz Waller)
Silver    Switzerland (Fritz Feierabend, Heinrich Angst)
Bronze   United States (Frederick Fortune, John McDonald)

Four man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   United States (Stanley Benham, Patrick Martin, William Casey, William D'Amico)
Silver   United States (James Bickford, Henry Sterns, Pat Buckley, Donald Dupree)
Bronze    Switzerland (Fritz Feierabend, Werner Spring, Friedrich Waller, Heinrich Angst)

The US team led by Benham become the first non-Europeans to win a championship event.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)1113
  United States (USA)1113
Totals (2 nations)2226


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