FIBT World Championships 1993

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The FIBT World Championships 1993 took place in Igls, Austria (Bobsleigh) and La Plagne, France (Skeleton). This was Igls's fourth time hosting the championships, doing so previously in 1935 (Two-man) and 1963, and 1991 (Skeleton). Meanwhile, La Plagne was hosting its first championship event.

Selection issue[edit]

Igls was not the first choice for the bobsleigh part of the championships. In 1989, Cervinia, Italy was chosen over Winterberg, Germany (then in West Germany), but Cervinia later withdrew and Igls was awarded as a substitute.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Germany (Christoph Langen, Peer Joechel)
Silver   Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Donat Acklin)
Bronze  Germany (Wolfgang Hoppe, René Hannemann)

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold   Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Donat Acklin, Kurt Meier, Domenico Semeraro)
Silver  Austria (Hubert Schösser, Harald Winkler, Gerhard Redl, Gerhard Haidacher)
Bronze  United States (Brian Shimer, Bryan Leturgez, Karlos Kirby, Randy Jones)

The United States earned their first championship medal since 1969.

Men's skeleton[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Andi Schmid (AUT)
Silver  Franz Plangger (AUT)
Bronze  Gregor Stähli (SUI)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria 1 2 0 3
2   Switzerland 1 1 1 3
3  Germany 1 0 1 2
4  United States 0 0 1 1