FIBT World Championships 1999

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The FIBT World Championships 1999 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (Bobsleigh) and Altenberg, Germany (Skeleton). Cortina hosted the championships for the ninth time, previously doing so in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1981, and 1989 (Bobsleigh). Altenberg hosted the championship event for the third time, doing so previously in 1991 (Bobsleigh) and 1994 (Skeleton).

Two man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  Italy (Günther Huber, Enrico Costa, Ubaldo Ranzi)
Silver  Germany (Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann)
Bronze  France (Bruno Mingeon, Emmanuel Hostache)

Ranzi replaced the injured Costa after the first heat of this event.

Four man bobsleigh[edit]

Pos Team Time
Gold  France (Bruno Mingeon, Emmanuel Hostache, Éric Le Chanony, Max Robert)
Silver   Switzerland (Marcel Rohner, Markus Nüssli, Beat Hefti, Silvio Schaufelberger)
Bronze  Canada (Pierre Lueders, Ken Leblanc, Ben Hindle, Matt Hindle)

The French earned its first ever gold medal at the championships.

Men's skeleton[edit]

Pos Athlete Time
Gold  Jim Shea (USA)
Silver  Andy Böhme (GER)
Bronze  Willi Schneider (GER)

Shea is the first American to win a world championship since 1959.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 0 2 1 3
2  France 1 0 1 2
3  Italy 1 0 0 1
4  United States 1 0 0 1
5   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
6  Canada 0 0 1 1

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