Bobsleigh at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Bobsleigh
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue L'Alpe d'Huez
Dates 8-11 February
Competitors 90 from 11 nations
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Bobsleigh at the 1968 Winter Olympics consisted of two events, at L'Alpe d'Huez. The competition took place between February 8 and February 11, 1968.[1]


Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 2 0 0 2
2  West Germany 0 1 0 1
2  Austria 0 1 0 1
4  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
4  Romania 0 0 1 1

Five countries won medals in Grenoble, with Italy leading the medal table, winning both gold medals. West Germany won its first medal in bobsleigh, while Romania's bronze medal was its first, and as of 2010, only, Winter Olympic medal.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Two-man
details
 Italy (ITA)
Eugenio Monti
Luciano De Paolis
4:41.54  West Germany (FRG)
Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
4:41.54  Romania (ROU)
Ion Panţuru
Nicolae Neagoe
4:44.46
Four-man
details
 Italy (ITA)
Eugenio Monti
Luciano De Paolis
Roberto Zandonella
Mario Armano
2:17.39  Austria (AUT)
Erwin Thaler
Reinhold Durnthaler
Herbert Gruber
Josef Eder
2:17.48  Switzerland (SUI)
Jean Wicki
Hans Candrian
Willi Hofmann
Walter Graf
2:18.04

There was a tie for first place in the two-man event. Despite initially ruling that both teams would be awarded the gold medals, the judges awarded the sole gold to the Italian team based on their fastest single heat time.

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

Eleven nations participated in bobsleigh at the 1968 Games. West Germany made their Olympic bobsleigh debut, in their first games sending athletes separate from a unified German team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Bobsleigh". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited.
  • Sports-Reference - 1968 Bobsleigh