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Doubles, Open

Date14 February 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationPiste de Bobsleigh et Luge, La Plagne
Participants40 from 15 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 14
Length: 1143 m
Start Altitude: 1652 m
Vertical Drop: 92 m

Whilst German and Italians had battled for dominance in the years between Olympics it has been the pairings of Hansjörg Raffl / Norbert Huber and Kurt Brugger / Wilfried Huber who had held the upper hand during 1991-92 and the Italians had placed 1st and 2nd in every round of the World Cup, At Albertville performances reverted to the form of the previous season as the 1-2-3 places matched exactly the positions from the 1991 World Championships. The ex-East German pair of Jan Behrendt and Stefan Krauße, silver medallists in Calgary, went one place better this time and set the fastest time on both runs to win the gold medal. The pairing of Yves Mankel and Thomas Rudolph, designated Germany II, had a close contest with Raffl and Huber for silver and bronze which was decided in favour of the Germans by five thousandths of a second. By finishing fourth Romania achieved their best Olympic performance in this sport.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
14Stefan Krauße / Jan BehrendtGER1:32.05346.060 (1)45.993 (1)Gold
27Yves Mankel / Thomas RudolphGER1:32.23946.125 (3)46.114 (2)Silver
33Hansjörg Raffl / Norbert HuberITA1:32.29846.114 (2)46.184 (3)Bronze
42Ioan Apostol / Liviu CepoiROU1:32.64946.315 (4)46.334 (4)
511Kurt Brugger / Wilfried HuberITA1:32.81046.447 (5)46.363 (5)
612Hans Kohala / Carl-Johan LindqvistSWE1:33.13446.661 (8)46.473 (6)
76Gerhard Gleirscher / Markus SchmidtAUT1:33.25746.514 (6)46.743 (8)
88Albert Demchenko / Aleksey ZelenskyEUN1:33.29946.552 (7)46.747 (9)
99Wendel Suckow / Bill TavaresUSA1:33.45146.787 (9)46.664 (7)
105Igor Lobanov / Gennady BelyakovEUN1:33.94746.849 (10)47.098 (13)
1110Aivars Polis / Roberts SuharevsLAT1:33.94946.988 (13)46.961 (11)
121Chris Thorpe / Gordy SheerUSA1:34.04246.980 (12)47.062 (12)
1320Christi-Adrian Sudu / Dan DollCAN1:34.10147.178 (16)46.923 (10)
1415Bob Gasper / André BenoitCAN1:34.10246.873 (11)47.229 (15)
1513Petr Urban / Jan KohoutekTCH1:34.27447.055 (14)47.219 (14)
1618Harald Rolfsen / Snorre PedersenNOR1:34.97847.610 (18)47.368 (16)
1714Ilko Karacholov / Ivan KaracholovBUL1:35.05247.538 (17)47.514 (17)
1819Atsushi Sasaki / Yuji SasakiJPN1:35.34247.776 (19)47.566 (18)
1916Yves Boyer / Frédéric BertrandFRA1:36.90748.847 (20)48.060 (19)
2017Leszek Szarejko / Adrian PrzechewkaPOL1:55.05447.127 (15)1:07.927 (20)