Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics
Governing body IBSF
Events 3 (men: 2; women: 1)
Games

Bobsleigh is an event in the Winter Olympic Games where a two- or four-person team drives a specially designed sled down an ice track, with the winning team completing the route with the fastest time. The event has been featured since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, with the exception of the 1960 games in Squaw Valley when the organizing committee decided not to build a track in order to reduce expenses. Other than that exception, the four-man competition has been competed at every game (in 1928, it was a five-man competition). The two-man event was introduced at the 1932 games and a two-woman event was first contested at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Events

Event2428323648525660646872768084889294980206101418Years
Four-man[1]22
Two-man20
Two-woman5
Total events1122222222222222233333

Medal leaders

Athletes who won at least one gold medal and one bronze medal are listed below.

Men

Athlete NOC Event Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kevin Kuske  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
2002–2018 4206
André Lange  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
2002–2010 4105
Bernhard Germeshausen  East Germany (GDR) 4-man
2-man
1976–1980 3104
Meinhard Nehmer  East Germany (GDR) 4-man
2-man
1976–1980 3014
Wolfgang Hoppe  East Germany (GDR)
 Germany (GER)
4-man
2-man
1984–1994 2316
Eugenio Monti  Italy (ITA) 4-man
2-man
1956,
1964–1968
2226
Donat Acklin  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1992–1994 2114
Gustav Weder  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1992–1994 2114
Markus Zimmermann  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
1992–2002 2114
Dietmar Schauerhammer  East Germany (GDR) 4-man
2-man
1984–1988 2103
Christoph Langen  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
1992,
1998–2002
2024
Luciano De Paolis  Italy (ITA) 4-man
2-man
1968 2002
Billy Fiske  United States (USA) 4-man
5-man
1928–1932 2002
Clifford Gray  United States (USA) 4-man
5-man
1928–1932 2002
Olaf Hampel  Germany (GER) 4-man 1994–1998 2002
Lorenz Nieberl  West Germany (FRG) 4-man
2-man
1952 2002
Andreas Ostler  West Germany (FRG) 4-man
2-man
1952 2002
Francesco Friedrich  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
2018 2002
Thorsten Margis  Germany (GER) 4-man
2-man
2018 2002
Bogdan Musiol  East Germany (GDR)
 Germany (GER)
4-man
2-man
1980–1992 1517
Joseph Benz  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1976–1980 1214
Bernhard Lehmann  East Germany (GDR) 4-man
2-man
1976,
1984–1988
1214
Erich Schärer  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1976–1980 1214
Patrick Martin  United States (USA) 4-man
2-man
1948–1952 1203
Wolfgang Zimmerer  West Germany (FRG) 4-man
2-man
1972–1976 1124
Joseph Beerli  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1936 1102
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt  East Germany (GDR) 4-man
2-man
1980 1102
Pierre Lueders  Canada (CAN) 2-man 1994–2006 1102
Kurt Meier  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man 1988–1994 1102
Jay O'Brien  United States (USA) 4-man
5-man
1928–1932 1102
Martin Putze  Germany (GER) 4-man 2006–2010 1102
Peter Utzschneider  West Germany (FRG) 4-man
2-man
1972–1976 1023
Jean Wicki  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1968–1972 1023
Carsten Embach  Germany (GER) 4-man 1994–2002 1012
Edy Hubacher  Switzerland (SUI) 4-man
2-man
1972 1012
Günther Huber  Italy (ITA) 2-man 1994–1998 1012
Jānis Ķipurs  Soviet Union (URS) 4-man
2-man
1988 1012
Andreas Kirchner  East Germany (GDR) 4-man 1980–1984 1012
Vladimir Koslov  Soviet Union (URS) 4-man
2-man
1988 1012
Roland Wetzig  East Germany (GDR) 4-man 1980–1984 1012

Women

Athlete NOC Event Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kaillie Humphries  Canada (CAN) 2-woman 2010–2018 2013
Heather Moyse  Canada (CAN) 2-woman 2010–2014 2002
Sandra Kiriasis  Germany (GER) 2-woman 2002–2010 1102

Medal table

Updated after 2018 Winter Olympics.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany (GER)136625
2 Switzerland (SUI)9111131
3 United States (USA)781025
4 East Germany (GDR)55313
5 Canada (CAN)5229
6 Italy (ITA)44412
7 West Germany (FRG)1326
8 Austria (AUT)1203
9 Great Britain (GBR)1124
10 Soviet Union (URS)1023
11 Belgium (BEL)0112
 Latvia (LAT)0112
 Russia (RUS)0112
14 South Korea (KOR)0101
15 France (FRA)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
Total474647140
Notes

Number of bobsledders by nation

Nation2428323648525660646872768084889294980206101418Years
 American Samoa (ASA) 21
 Argentina (ARG)1044 54
 Armenia (ARM) 222
 Australia (AUS) 524447648
 Austria (AUT)1021289 9981088889845561220
 Belgium (BEL)51048542 622411
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 552
 Brazil (BRA) 44644
 Bulgaria (BUL) 55224
 Canada (CAN) 8661064998881212161815
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 5542446
 Croatia (CRO) 44544
 Czech Republic (CZE) 45658487
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)84 264
 France (FRA)8102101054 10654985958518
 East Germany (GDR) 888104
 Germany (GER)109106 12129131418181812
 Great Britain (GBR)8104108 888810108887146881021
 Greece (GRE) 2423
 Hungary (HUN) 24744
 Ireland (IRL) 45224
 Italy (ITA)10541010810 8109959989891284422
 Jamaica (JAM) 45462227
 Japan (JPN) 84244459546412
 Latvia (LAT) 886895888
 Liechtenstein (LIE)22 23
 Luxembourg (LUX)54 2
 Mexico (MEX)5 4724
 Monaco (MON) 2544522229
 Netherlands (NED)52 2288468
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 222
 New Zealand (NZL) 52444
 Nigeria (NGR) 21
 Norway (NOR)894 2446
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) 101
 Poland (POL)56 4444448
 Portugal (POR) 51
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 4553
 Romania (ROU)10498 55588555466668719
 Russia (RUS) 66101117166
 San Marino (SMR) 21
 Serbia (SRB) 422
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 41
 Slovakia (SVK) 44444
 South Korea (KOR) 41063
 Soviet Union (URS) 8102
 Spain (ESP)4 92
 Sweden (SWE)99 66444424211
 Switzerland (SUI)81049888 898881110810101012891022
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 2233
 Ukraine (UKR) 4253
 Unified Team (EUN) 91
 United Team of Germany (EUA)10 92
 United States (USA)101211121011 91099910912108131218161621
 Virgin Islands (ISV) 486665
 West Germany (FRG) 888101086
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 9253
Nations51481391013-11111113111623253028342223232156
Bobsledders391154199717193-81907993781111351591551561951501591691641,796
Year242832364852566064687276808488929498020610141822

See also

References

  1. Five-man event

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