FIL World Luge Championships 1955

The FIL World Luge Championships 1955 took place in Oslo, Norway under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT - International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation in (in French)) under their "Section de Luge". It would be the only world championship under the FIBT until formation of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in 1957.

Men's singlesEdit

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Anton Salvesen (NOR)
Silver   Josef Thaler (AUT)
Bronze   Josef Isser (AUT)

Women's singlesEdit

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Karla Kienzl (AUT)
Silver   Maria Isser (AUT)
Bronze   Marianne Bauer (GER)

Men's doublesEdit

Medal Athlete Time
Gold   Austria (Hans Krausner, Josef Thaler)
Silver   Austria (Josef Isser, Maria Isser)
Bronze   West Germany (Josef Strillinger, Fritz Nachmann)

The Issers were the first man and woman to medal in doubles in the history of the World Championships, European Championships, or Winter Olympics.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Austria (AUT)2316
2  Norway (NOR)1001
3  West Germany (FRG)0022
Totals (3 nations)3339


ReferencesEdit