FIBT World Championships 1959

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The FIBT World Championships 1959 took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland for the record ninth time. The Swiss city had hosted the event previously in 1931 (Four-man), 1935 (Four-man), 1937 (Four-man), 1938 (Two-man), 1939 (Two-man), 1947, 1955, and 1957.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Eugenio Monti, Renzo Alverà)
Silver  Italy (Sergio Zardini, Sergio Siorpaes)
Bronze  United States (Arthur Tyler, Thomas Butler)

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  United States (Arthur Tyler, Gary Sheffield, Parker Voorhis, Thomas Butler)
Silver  Italy (Sergio Zardini, Alberto Righini, Ferruccio Dalla Torre, Romano Bonagura)
Bronze  West Germany (Franz Schelle, Eduard Kaltenberger, Josef Sterff, Otto Göbl)

This was the last American bobsleigh gold medal at the world championships until 2009.

Medal table[edit]

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