FIBT World Championships 1960

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The FIBT World Championships 1960 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy for the fifth time. The Italian city had hosted the event previously in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, and 1954. This was an extraordinary event because bobsleigh was not included in the program at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Eugenio Monti, Renzo Alverà)
Silver  West Germany (Franz Schelle, Otto Göbl)
Bronze  Italy (Sergio Zardini, Luciano Alberti)

The Italian duo of Monti and Alvera won their fourth straight championships in this event.

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Eugenio Monti, Furio Nordio, Sergio Siorpaes, Renzo Alverà)
Silver  West Germany (Hans Rösch, Alfred Hammer, Theodore Bauer, Albert Kandlbinder)
Bronze   Switzerland (Max Angst, Hansjörg Hirschbühl, Gottfried Kottmann, René Kuhl)

Medal table[edit]

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