FIBT World Championships 1997

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The FIBT World Championships 1997 took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland (Bobsleigh) and Lake Placid, New York, United States (Skeleton). St. Moritz hosted a championship event for the record eighteenth 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, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1989 (Skeleton), and 1990 (Bobsleigh). Meanwhile, Lake Placid hosted a championship event for the seventh time, doing so previously in 1949, 1961, 1969, 1973, 1978, and 1983.

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold   Switzerland (Reto Götschi, Guido Acklin)
Silver  Italy (Günther Huber, Antonio Tartaglia)
Bronze  United States (Brian Shimer, Robert Olesen)

Italy earned its first world championships medal since 1971.

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Germany (Wolfgang Hoppe, Sven Rühr, René Hannemann, Carsten Embach)
Silver  Germany (Dirk Wiese, Christoph Bartsch, Thorsten Voss, Michael Liekmeier)
Bronze  United States (Brian Shimer, Chip Minton, Randy Jones, Robert Olesen)

Men's skeleton[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Ryan Davenport (CAN)
Silver  Jim Shea (USA)
Bronze  Chris Soule (USA)

Medal table[edit]

1 Germany (GER)1102
2 Canada (CAN)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
4 United States (USA)0134
5 Italy (ITA)0101
Totals (5 nations)3339