FIBT World Championships 1999

The FIBT World Championships 1999 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (Bobsleigh) and Altenberg, Germany (Skeleton). Cortina hosted the championships for the ninth time, previously doing so in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1981, and 1989 (Bobsleigh). Altenberg hosted the championship event for the third time, doing so previously in 1991 (Bobsleigh) and 1994 (Skeleton).

Two man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   Italy (Günther Huber, Enrico Costa, Ubaldo Ranzi)
Silver   Germany (Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann)
Bronze   France (Bruno Mingeon, Emmanuel Hostache)

Ranzi replaced the injured Costa after the first heat of this event.

Four man bobsleighEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   France (Bruno Mingeon, Emmanuel Hostache, Éric Le Chanony, Max Robert)
Silver    Switzerland (Marcel Rohner, Markus Nüssli, Beat Hefti, Silvio Schaufelberger)
Bronze   Canada (Pierre Lueders, Ken Leblanc, Ben Hindle, Matt Hindle)

The French earned its first ever gold medal at the championships.

Men's skeletonEdit

Pos Athlete Time
Gold   Jim Shea (USA)
Silver   Andy Böhme (GER)
Bronze   Willi Schneider (GER)

Shea is the first American to win a world championship since 1959.

Medal tableEdit

1  France (FRA)1012
2  Italy (ITA)1001
  United States (USA)1001
4  Germany (GER)0213
5   Switzerland (SUI)0101
6  Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (6 nations)3339