FIBT World Championships 1990

The FIBT World Championships 1990 took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland (Bobsleigh) and Königssee, West Germany (Skeleton). St. Moritz hosted a championship event for the record seventeenth time. The Swiss city had hosted the event previously in 1931 (Four-man), 1935 (Four-man), 1937 (Four-man), 1938 (Two-man), 1939 (Two-man), 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1989 (Skeleton). Meanwhile, Königssee hosted a championship event for the third time, doing so previously in 1979 and 1986.

Two man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold    Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Bruno Gerber)
Silver   East Germany (Harald Czudaj, Axel Jang)
Bronze   East Germany (Wolfgang Hoppe, Bogdan Musioł)

Four-man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold    Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Bruno Gerber, Lorenz Schindelholz, Curdin Morell)
Silver   East Germany (Harald Czudaj, Tino Bonk, Alexander Szelig, Axel Jang)
Bronze   Austria (Ingo Appelt, Gerhard Redl, Jürgen Mandl, Harald Winkler)

A controversy was created when Weder was caught overnight by officials scraping off ice at a difficult corner of the track. Bobsleigh officials allowed him to compete, and he won his first world championship in the four-man event.

Men's skeletonEdit

Pos Athlete Time
Gold   Michael Grünberger (AUT)
Silver   Andi Schmid (AUT)
Bronze   Gregor Stähli (SUI)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)2013
2  Austria (AUT)1113
3  East Germany (GDR)0213
Totals (3 nations)3339

ReferencesEdit