FIL World Luge Championships 1979

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The FIL World Luge Championships 1979 took place in Königssee, West Germany for a record fourth time. Königssee had hosted the event previously in 1969, 1970, and 1974. The track also hosted the bobsleigh 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 bobsleigh and luge events at the 1976 games held in neighboring Innsbruck.).

Men's singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Detlef Günther (GDR)
Silver  Karl Brunner (ITA)
Bronze  Paul Hildgartner (ITA)

Women's singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Melitta Sollmann (GDR)
Silver  Elisabeth Demleitner (GER)
Bronze  Marie-Louise Rainer (ITA)

Men's doubles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  West Germany (Hans Brandner, Balthasar Schwarm)
Silver  East Germany (Hans Rinn, Norbert Hahn)
Bronze  West Germany (Anton Winkler, Franz Wembacher)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany 2 1 0 3
2  West Germany 1 1 1 3
3  Italy 0 1 2 3