Bobsleigh at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Four-man

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Bobsleigh at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Two-man men
Four-man men

The four-man bobsleigh results at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The competition was held on Friday, February 6, 1948 and on Saturday, February 7, 1948.

Medal table[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
USA II
Francis Tyler
Patrick Martin
Edward Rimkus
William D'Amico
 Belgium (BEL)
Belgium I
Max Houben
Freddy Mansveld
Louis-Georges Niels
Jacques Mouvet
 United States (USA)
USA I
James Bickford
Thomas Hicks
Donald Dupree
William Dupree

Results[edit]

Rank Team Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Final
Gold  United States (USA) USA II Francis Tyler, Patrick Martin, Edward Rimkus, & William D'Amico 1:17.1 1:19.6 1:21.4 1:22.0 5:20.1
Silver  Belgium (BEL) Belgium I Max Houben, Freddy Mansveld, Louis-Georges Niels, & Jacques Mouvet 1:17.3 1:20.9 1:22.0 1:21.1 5:21.3
Bronze  United States (USA) USA I James Bickford, Thomas Hicks, Donald Dupree, & William Dupree 1:17.4 1:20.7 1:21.8 1:21.6 5:21.5
4  Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland I Fritz Feierabend, Friedrich Waller, Felix Endrich, & Heinrich Angst 1:16.9 1:21.2 1:22.3 1:21.7 5:22.1
5  Norway (NOR) Norway I Arne Holst, Ivar Johansen, Reidar Berg, & Alf Large 1:17.3 1:20.8 1:21.4 1:23.0 5:22.5
6  Italy (ITA) Italy I Nino Bibbia, Giancarlo Ronchetti, Edilberto Campadese, & Luigi Cavalieri 1:18.2 1:20.8 1:22.1 1:21.9 5:23.3
7  Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain I William Coles, William McLean, Raymond Collings, & George Holliday 1:18.5 1:20.9 1:22.5 1:23.0 5:23.3
8  Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland II Franz Kapus, Werner Spring, Bernhard Schilter, & Paul Eberhard 1:17.6 1:20.8 1:22.3 1:24.7 5:25.5
9  France (FRA) France I René Charlet, Jean Morin, Jacques Descatoire, & Amédée Ronzel 1:18.9 1:22.2 1:23.8 1:24.5 5:29.4
10  Norway (NOR) Norway II Bjarne Schrøen, Gunnar Thoresen, Arnold Dyrdahl, & Benn John Valsø 1:20.0 1:22.6 1:23.6 1:23.5 5:29.7
11  Italy (ITA) Italy II Nino Rovelli, Enrico Airoldi, Vittorio Folonari, & Remo Airoldi 1:19.8 1:22.8 1:23.2 1:24.4 5:30.2
12  Argentina (ARG) Argentina I Justo del Carril, Salvador Correa, Marcello de Ridder, & Héctor Tomasi 1:20.5 1:23.4 1:24.5 1:24.5 5:32.9
13  France (FRA) France II Gilbert Achart-Picart, Félix Bonnat, Louis Saint-Calbre, & Henri Evrot 1:20.7 1:24.7 1:24.7 1:25.3 5:35.4
14  Czechoslovakia (TCH) Czechoslovakia I Max Ippen, František Zajíšek, Ivan Šipajlo, & Eduard Novotný 1:20.6 1:24.1 1:25.4 1:25.4 5:35.5
15  Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain II Richard Jeffrey, Edgar Meddings, George Powell-Sheddon, & James Iremonger 1:20.8 1:24.3 1:29.8 1:26.2 5:41.1

The competition was halted in the middle of the second round when a water pipe burst, flooding the bobrun.

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