FIBT World Championships 1953
The FIBT World Championships 1953 took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany for the third time after previously hosting the four-man event of the championships in 1934 and 1938. The event was marred by the death of Switzerland's Felix Endrich who won the two-man event gold medal only to die in competition during the four-man event a week later.
Two man bobsleighEdit
|Gold||Switzerland (Felix Endrich, Fritz Stöckli)|
|Silver||West Germany (Anderl Ostler, Franz Kemser)|
|Bronze||West Germany (Theo Kitt, Lorenz Niebert)|
Gold medalist Endrich would die in the four-man event the following week.
Four man bobsleighEdit
|Gold||United States (Lloyd Johnson, Piet Biesiadecki, Hubert Miller, Joseph Smith)|
|Silver||West Germany (Anderl Ostler, Heinz Wendlinger, Hans Hohenester, Rudi Erben)|
|Bronze||Sweden (Kjell Holmström, Walter Aronsson, Nils Landgren, Jan Lapidoth)|
|Bronze||West Germany (Hans Rösch, Michael Pössinger, Dix Terne, Sylvester Wackerle)|
|United States (USA)||1||0||0||1|
|3||West Germany (FRG)||0||2||2||4|
|Totals (4 nations)||2||2||3||7|