FIBT World Championships 2004

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The FIBT World Championships 2004 took place in Königssee, Germany for the fourth time, doing so previously in 1979, 1986, and 1990 (Skeleton). This marked the first time all the events were in a single location at the championships since the 1996 event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Two man[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Canada (Pierre Lueders, Giulio Zardo)
Silver  Germany (Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann)
Bronze  Germany (André Lange, Kevin Kuske)

Four man[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Germany (André Lange, Udo Lehmann. Kevin Kuske, René Hoppe)
Silver  Germany (Christoph Langen, Christoph Heyder, Enrico Kühn, Jens Nohka)
Bronze  United States (Todd Hays, Pavel Jovanovic, Bill Schuffenhauer, Steve Mesler)

Two woman[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Germany (Susi Erdmann, Kristina Bader)
Silver  Germany (Sandra Prokoff, Anja Schneiderheinze)
Bronze  United States (Jean Racine, Vonetta Flowers)

Erdmann earned her third straight championship medal with her third different brakewoman. Fourth-place finisher Yvonne Cernota was brakewoman with Cathleen Martini. Cernota would die less than two weeks after the World championships on the same track in a bobsleigh accident.

Skeleton[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Duff Gibson (CAN)
Silver  Florian Grassl (GER)
Bronze  Frank Kleber (GER)

Women[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Diane Sartor (GER)
Silver  Lindsay Alcock (CAN)
Bronze  Kerstin Jürgens (GER)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 3 4 3 10
2  Canada 2 1 0 3
3  United States 0 0 2 2

References[edit]