Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Four-man

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Four-man
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Venue Spiral
Dates February 20 — 21
Competitors 128 from 25 nations
Winning time 2:39.41
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany
Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann, Marco Jakobs, Olaf Hampel
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Switzerland
Marcel Rohner, Markus Nüssli, Markus Wasser, Beat Seitz
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain
Sean Olsson, Dean Ward, Courtney Rumbolt, Paul Attwood
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France
Bruno Mingeon, Emmanuel Hostache, Éric Le Chanony, Max Robert
← 1994
2002 →

The Four-man bobsleigh competition at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano was held on 22 and 23 February, at Spiral.[1] Weather led to the cancellation of the second run on the opening day, meaning the competition had three total runs.[2]

Results[edit]

[1]

Rank Country Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany (GER-2) Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
52.70 52.90 53.81 2:39.41
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Switzerland (SUI-1) Marcel Rohner
Markus Nüssli
Markus Wasser
Beat Seitz
53.13 53.15 53.73 2:40.01
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain Sean Olsson
Dean Ward
Courtney Rumbolt
Paul Attwood
52.77 53.58 53.71 2:40.06
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France Bruno Mingeon
Emmanuel Hostache
Éric Le Chanony
Max Robert
53.13 53.30 53.63 2:40.06
5  United States (USA-1) Brian Shimer
Chip Minton
Randy Jones
Garrett Hines
52.93 53.42 53.73 2:40.08
6  Latvia Sandis Prūsis
Egils Bojārs
Jānis Ozols
Jānis Elsiņš
52.98 53.50 53.78 2:40.26
7  Switzerland (SUI-2) Christian Reich
Steve Anderhub
Thomas Handschin
Cédric Grand
52.88 53.47 53.93 2:40.28
8  Germany (GER-1) Harald Czudaj
Torsten Voss
Steffen Görmer
Alexander Szelig
53.12 53.50 53.70 2:40.32
9  Canada (CAN-1) Pierre Lueders
Ricardo Greenidge
Jack Pyc
Dave MacEachern
53.14 53.44 53.81 2:40.39
9  Austria (AUT-1) Hubert Schösser
Peter Leismüller
Erwin Arnold
Martin Schützenauer
53.10 53.50 53.79 2:40.39
11  Canada (CAN-2) Chris Lori
Ian Danney
Matt Hindle
Ben Hindle
53.52 53.69 53.93 2:41.14
12  United States (USA-2) Jim Herberich
Darrin Steele
John Kasper
Robert Olesen
53.74 53.72 53.81 2:41.27
13  Czech Republic Pavel Puškár
Peter Kondrát
Pavel Polomský
Jan Kobián
53.61 53.80 53.88 2:41.29
14  Italy (ITA-1) Günther Huber
Antonio Tartaglia
Massimiliano Rota
Marco Menchini
53.84 53.68 53.91 2:41.43
15  Japan (JPN-1) Naomi Takewaki
Hiroaki Ohishi
Takashi Ohori
Masanori Inoue
53.73 53.87 53.95 2:41.55
16  Japan (JPN-2) Toshio Wakita
Yasuo Nakamura
Toshiya Onoda
Shinji Aoto
54.03 53.66 54.28 2:41.97
17  Norway Arnfinn Kristiansen
Jørn Stian Dahl
Peter Kildal
Dagfinn Aarskog
53.96 53.78 54.33 2:42.07
18  Austria (AUT-2) Kurt Einberger
Thomas Bachler
Georg Kuttner
Michael Müller
53.92 53.83 54.39 2:42.14
19  Russia Pavel Shcheglovsky
Aleksey Seliverstov
Vladislav Posedkin
Konstantin Dyomin
53.72 53.95 54.71 2:42.38
20  Italy (ITA-2) Fabrizio Tosini
Andrea Pais de Libera
Enrico Costa
Sergio Chianella
54.07 54.09 54.86 2:43.02
21  Jamaica Dudley Stokes
Winston Watt
Chris Stokes
Wayne Thomas
54.41 54.55 54.80 2:43.76
22  Poland Tomasz Żyła
Dawid Kupczyk
Krzysztof Sieńko
Tomasz Gatka
54.71 54.45 54.63 2:43.79
23  Australia Jason Giobbi
Scott Walker
Ted Polglaze
Adam Barclay
54.72 54.93 55.23 2:44.88
24  Hungary Nicholas Frankl
Péter Pallai
Zsolt Zsombor
Bertalan Pintér
55.16 54.82 54.94 2:44.92
25  Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Sokolović
Nihad Mameledzija
Edin Krupalija
Mario Franjić
55.26 55.11 55.30 2:45.67
26  Chinese Taipei Sun Kuang-ming
Duh Maw-sheng
Chang Mau-san
Cheng Jin-shan
55.30 55.13 55.52 2:45.95
27  Romania Florian Enache
Marian Chițescu
Iulian Păcioianu
Mihai Dumitraşcu
55.01 55.37 55.68 2:46.06
28  Monaco Albert, Prince Grimaldi
Pascal Camia
Jean-François Calmes
Gilbert Bessi
55.58 55.70 55.86 2:47.14
29  Virgin Islands Keith Sudziarski
Christian Brown
Paul Zar
Jeff Kromenhoek
55.80 55.52 55.84 2:47.16
30  Ireland Jeff Pamplin
Simon Linscheid
Garry Power
Terry McHugh
55.79 55.57 55.87 2:47.23
31  Greece Greg Sebald
Anastasios Papakonstantinou
Peter Kolotouros
John-Andrew Kambanis
55.94 56.18 56.14 2:48.26
-  Puerto Rico Liston Bochette
Jorge Bonnet
José Ferrer
Joseph Keosseian
56.45 55.96 DQ -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Four". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 

External links[edit]

  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (1998). "Bobsleigh: Two-Man". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 159–60.