FIBT World Championships 1979
The FIBT World Championships 1979 took place in Königssee, West Germany. It was the first championships that took place on an artificially refrigerated track. The track also hosted the luge world championships that same year, the first time that had ever happened in both bobsleigh and luge in a non-Winter Olympic year (Igls hosted both events for the 1976 games in neighboring Innsbruck.).
Two man bobsleigh
|Gold||Switzerland (Erich Schärer, Josef Benz)|
|Silver||West Germany (Stefan Gaisreiter, Manfred Schumann, Fritz Ohlwärter)|
|Bronze||West Germany (Toni Mangold, Stefan Späte)|
Ohlwärter replaced the injured Schumann after the third heat of this event.
Four man bobsleigh
|Gold||West Germany (Stefan Gaisreiter, Dieter Gebard, Hans Wagner, Heinz Busche)|
|Silver||East Germany (Meinhard Nehmer, Detlef Richter, Bernhard Germeshausen, Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt)|
|Bronze||Switzerland (Erich Schärer, Ulrich Bächli, Hansjörg Trachsel, Josef Benz)|