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Singles, Men

Date9 – 12 February 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationTrebević
Participants32 from 16 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 13
Length: 1210 m
Start Altitude: 1112 m
Vertical Drop: 129 m

Since the event was first held at the Olympics in 1964, East German men had won ten of the 15 available medals. But since the Lake Placid Games, the East German men had lost contact with the best in the world. In 1981, Sergey Danilin had become the first Soviet slider to win the World Championships, followed in 1983 by the first Canadian to do so, Miroslav Zajonc. But Zajonc was not present in Sarajevo. A native Czechoslovakian, he had defected to Canada in 1981, but had decided to obtain U.S. citizenship, which rendered him ineligible to compete at the Olympics. He would compete for the United States in the 1988 Olympics. The pre-Olympics held in February 1983 have been won by Paul Hildgartner followed by Danilin.

The first two days of competition were dominated by Ernst Haspinger, who had dramatically lost the 1980 Olympic title, and the surprising East German youngster Torsten Görlitzer. But both sliders faltered on day three, and dropped out of medal contention. The experienced Paul Hildgartner, 1972 Olympic champion in the doubles, and silver medallist in Lake Placid, took the lead, while Danilin moved up with a second place in the run. On the final day, Hildgartner and Danilin again topped the rankings, securing gold and silver medals for them. With another Russian, Dudin, in third, East Germany remained without a medal for the first time in Olympic history. Hildgartner announced his retirement after the title, but he would return to the sport and compete in Calgary.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
16Paul HildgartnerITA3:04.25846.182 (3)46.271 (2)45.871 (1)45.934 (1)Gold
23Sergey DanilinURS3:04.96246.433 (8)46.284 (3)46.176 (2)46.069 (2)Silver
38Valery DudinURS3:05.01246.385 (6)46.334 (5)46.201 (3)46.092 (3)Bronze
419Michael WalterGDR3:05.03146.196 (4)46.305 (4)46.358 (7)46.172 (6)
511Torsten GörlitzerGDR3:05.12946.177 (2)46.205 (1)46.571 (10)46.176 (7)
613Ernst HaspingerITA3:05.32746.157 (1)46.562 (7)46.438 (8)46.170 (5)
72Yury KharchenkoURS3:05.54846.310 (5)46.469 (6)46.337 (5)46.432 (8)
815Markus ProckAUT3:05.83946.458 (9)46.571 (8)46.345 (6)46.465 (10)
917Norbert HuberITA3:05.90946.888 (14)46.629 (10)46.265 (4)46.127 (4)
107Gerhard SandbichlerAUT3:06.45346.601 (10)46.613 (9)46.542 (9)46.697 (13)
115Wolfgang SchädlerLIE3:06.99746.815 (13)47.019 (14)46.654 (11)46.509 (11)
1218Thomas RzeznizokFRG3:07.36746.704 (11)46.970 (12)47.154 (16)46.539 (12)
134Norbert LochGDR3:07.71446.784 (12)46.886 (11)47.214 (17)46.830 (14)
141Frank MasleyUSA3:07.75046.890 (15)47.073 (16)46.797 (12)46.990 (15)
1524Georg FluckingerAUT3:07.98947.552 (19)47.000 (13)46.989 (14)46.448 (9)
1628Dušan DragojevićYUG3:09.61547.480 (18)47.332 (17)47.465 (18)47.338 (18)
1714David GilmanUSA3:09.85747.341 (17)48.178 (26)47.151 (15)47.187 (16)
1822Martin FörsterTCH3:10.69347.691 (20)47.718 (20)47.756 (20)47.528 (19)
1920Fredrik WickmanSWE3:10.93047.693 (21)47.850 (23)47.808 (24)47.579 (21)
209Takashi TakagiJPN3:11.13548.402 (25)47.527 (18)47.877 (26)47.329 (17)
2121Tim NardielloUSA3:11.32047.899 (23)47.799 (22)47.784 (22)47.838 (22)
2227Asle StrandNOR3:11.64348.567 (26)47.629 (19)47.874 (25)47.573 (20)
2310Stanislav PtáčníkTCH3:11.64548.133 (24)47.746 (21)47.706 (19)48.060 (24)
2429Tsukasa HirakawaJPN3:11.76447.732 (22)48.015 (24)47.776 (21)48.241 (26)
2512Sun Kuang-MingTPE3:15.29050.090 (29)48.080 (25)49.174 (28)47.946 (23)
2631Mike HowardGBR3:17.16350.415 (30)50.090 (30)48.343 (27)48.315 (27)
2732André UsborneGBR3:17.63949.901 (27)49.853 (28)49.447 (29)48.438 (28)
2826Suad KarajicaYUG3:18.28854.075 (32)48.293 (27)47.797 (23)48.123 (25)
2923Chris PrenticeGBR3:19.77450.033 (28)50.074 (29)50.384 (30)49.283 (29)
3025George TuckerPUR3:33.01353.962 (31)52.907 (31)53.271 (31)52.873 (30)
AC16Johannes SchettelFRG47.318 (16)47.071 (15)46.947 (13)– (AC)DQ
AC30Ioan ApostolROU46.388 (7)– (AC)DQ