FIBT World Championships 1961

The FIBT World Championships 1961 took place in Lake Placid, New York, United States for the second time after hosting the event previously in 1949.

Two man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   Italy (Eugenio Monti, Sergio Siorpaes)
Silver   United States (Gary Sheffield, Jerry Tennant)
Bronze   Italy (Sergio Zardini, Romano Bonagura)

Monti won his fifth straight championship in this event, a record that still stands as of 2008. Zardini won his third straight championship medal in this event with his third different brakeman.

Four man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   Italy (Eugenio Monti, Sergio Siorpaes, Furio Nordio, Renzo Alverà)
Silver   United States (Stanley Benham, Gary Sheffield, Jerry Tennant, Chuck Pandolph)
Bronze   Sweden (Gunnar Åhs, Gunnar Carpö, Erik Wennerberg, Börje-Bengt Hedblom)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA)2013
2  United States (USA)0202
3  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (3 nations)2226


ReferencesEdit