FIBT World Championships 1982

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The FIBT World Championships 1982 took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland for the record fourteenth 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, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1974, and 1977. The skeleton event debuted at the championships after being held in St. Moritz at the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics and it marked the first time the event took place on the actual bobsleigh track and not on the Cresta Run.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold   Switzerland (Erich Schärer, Max Rüegg)
Silver   Switzerland (Hans Hiltebrand, Ulrich Bächli)
Bronze  East Germany (Horst Schönau, Andreas Kirchner)

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold   Switzerland (Silvio Giobellina, Heinz Stettler, Urs Salzmann, Rico Freiermuth)
Silver  East Germany (Bernhard Lehmann, Roland Wetzig, Bogdan Musiol, Eberhard Weise)
Bronze   Switzerland (Erich Schärer, Franz Isenegger, Tony Rüegg, Max Rüegg)

Men's skeleton[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Gert Elässer (AUT)
Silver  Nico Baracchi (SUI)
Bronze  Alain Wicki (SUI)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Switzerland 2 2 2 6
2  East Germany 0 1 1 2
3  Austria 1 0 0 1