Bobsleigh at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Four-man

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Bobsleigh at the
1956 Winter Olympics
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Two-man men
Four-man men

The four-man bobsleigh results at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The competition was held on Friday, February 3, 1956 and on Saturday, February 4, 1956.

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland I
Franz Kapus
Gottfried Diener
Robert Alt
Heinrich Angst
 Italy (ITA)
Italy II
Eugenio Monti
Ulrico Girardi
Renzo Alverà
Renato Mocellini
 United States (USA)
USA I
Arthur Tyler
William Dodge
Charles Butler
James Lamy

Results[edit]

Rank Team Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Final
Gold  Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland I Franz Kapus, Gottfried Diener, Robert Alt, & Heinrich Angst 1:18.00 1:17.19 1:17.09 1:18.16 5:10.44
Silver  Italy (ITA) Italy II Eugenio Monti, Ulrico Girardi, Renzo Alverà, & Renato Mocellini 1:17.69 1:17.97 1:18.13 1:18.31 5:12.10
Bronze  United States (USA) USA I Arthur Tyler, William Dodge, Charles Butler, & James Lamy 1:17.75 1:17.87 1:18.25 1:18.52 5:12.39
4  Switzerland (SUI) Switzerland II Max Angst, Aby Gartmann, Harry Warburton, & Rolf Gerber 1:17.41 1:17.85 1:18.68 1:20.33 5:14.27
5  Italy (ITA) Italy I Dino De Martin, Giovanni De Martin, Giovanni Tabacchi, & Carlo Da Prà 1:18.10 1:18.65 1:18.50 1:19.41 5:14.66
6  Germany (GER) Germany I Hans Rösch, Michael Pössinger, Lorenz Nieberl, & Sylvester Wackerle 1:18.61 1:19.04 1:19.43 1:20.94 5:18.02
7  Austria (AUT) Austria II Kurt Loserth, Wilfried Thurner, Karl Schwarzböck, & Franz Dominik 1:19.37 1:19.12 1:20.08 1:19.72 5:18.29
8  Germany (GER) Germany II Franz Schelle, Jakob Nirschl, Hans Henn, & Edmund Koller 1:19.03 1:18.84 1:19.31 1:21.35 5:18.50
9  Spain (ESP) Spain I Alfonso de Portago, Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Gonzalo Taboada, & Luis Muñoz 1:18.87 1:19.27 1:21.37 1:19.08 5:19.49
10  Austria (AUT) Austria I Karl Wagner, Fritz Rursch, Adolf Tonn, & Heinrich Isser 1:19.60 1:20.74 1:19.98 1:20.30 5:20.62
11  Norway (NOR) Norway I Arne Røgden, Arnold Dyrdahl, Odd Solli, & Trygve Brudevold 1:20.96 1:20.08 1:20.45 1:20.01 5:21.50
12  Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain I Keith Schellenberg, Rollo Brandt, Ralph Raffles, & John Rainforth 1:21.39 1:18.73 1:20.42 1:21.58 5:22.12
13  Sweden (SWE) Sweden II Kjell Holmström, Sven Erbs, Walter Aronson, & Jan Lapidoth 1:20.58 1:20.32 1:21.15 1:21.13 5:23.18
14  Romania (ROU) Romania I Heinrich Enea, Dumitru Peteu, Nicolae Moiceanu, & Mărgărit Blăgescu 1:21.53 1:20.58 1:20.64 1:20.44 5:23.19
15  Poland (POL) Poland I Stefan Ciapała, Jerzy Olesiak, Józef Szymański, & Aleksander Habala 1:19.95 1:20.25 1:21.10 1:22.19 5:23.49
16  Sweden (SWE) Sweden I Olle Axelsson, Ebbe Wallén, Sune Skagerling, & Gunnar Åhs 1:18.95 1:19.98 1:22.75 1:21.86 5:23.54
17  Great Britain (GBR) Great Britain II Stuart Parkinson, John Read, Christopher Williams, & Rodney Mann 1:20.72 1:19.92 1:22.51 1:20.58 5:23.73
18  France (FRA) France I André Robin, Pierre Bouvier, Jacques Panciroli, & Lucien Grosso 1:20.00 1:21.25 1:20.95 1:21.63 5:23.83
19  United States (USA) USA II James Bickford, Donald Jacques, Lawrence McKillip, & Hubert Miller 1:20.97 1:22.47 1:21.22 1:20.50 5:25.16
20  Romania (ROU) Romania II Constantin Dragomir, Vasile Panait, Ion Staicu, & Gheorghe Moldoveanu 1:21.21 1:21.22 1:22.37 1:23.03 5:27.83
21  Poland (POL) Poland II Aleksy Konieczny, Zygmunt Konieczny, Włodzimierz Źróbik, & Zbigniew Skowroński/Jan Dąbrowski(*) 5:28.40

(*) NOTE: Jan Dąbrowski replaced Zbigniew Skowroński after two runs.

References[edit]

  • 1956 bobsleigh four-man results
  • Wallechinsky, David (1984). "Bobsleigh: Four-Man". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. New York: Penguin Books. p. 561.