FIBT World Championships 1961

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The FIBT World Championships 1961 took place in Lake Placid, New York, United States for the second time after hosting the event previously in 1949.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Eugenio Monti, Sergio Siorpaes)
Silver  United States (Gary Sheffield, Jerry Tennant)
Bronze  Italy (Sergio Zardini, Romano Bonagura)

Monti won his fifth straight championship in this event, a record that still stands as of 2008. Zardini won his third straight championship medal in this event with his third different brakeman.

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Eugenio Monti, Sergio Siorpaes, Furio Nordio, Renzo Alverà)
Silver  United States (Stanley Benham, Gary Sheffield, Jerry Tennant, Chuck Pandolph)
Bronze  Sweden (Gunnar Åhs, Gunnar Carpö, Erik Wennerberg, Börje-Bengt Hedblom)

Medal table[edit]

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