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Singles, Women

Date11 – 12 February 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationPiste de Bobsleigh et Luge, La Plagne
Participants24 from 12 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 14
Length: 1143 m
Start Altitude: 1652 m
Vertical Drop: 92 m

German sliders had continued to dominate the world of women’s luge in the years following the unification of the two Germanys and Susi Erdmann, as both World Champion and World Cup holder, led a powerful German team at Albertville. The Austrian team arrived with a series of secret weapons – an improved coaching system under Klaus-Michael Bonsack and Josef Feistmantl, a generously funded program and, more controversially, a new skin suit that strapped at the heel and caused the toes to point inwards during the run reducing drag. With Austrian sliders filling all three podium positions after two runs the American and Italians protested that the suit was illegal but the protest was rejected by the Jury of Appeal. The championship was a triumph for the Neuner sisters from Innsbruck. Doris, the younger of the two, led from start to finish ahead of older sister Angelika although Angelika was faster on all but the first run. The third Austrian, Andrea Tagwerker, faltered on the second day allowing Erdmann to gain some consolation for Germany by taking the bronze medal

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
16Doris NeunerAUT3:06.69646.590 (1)46.764 (2)46.637 (3)46.705 (3)Gold
211Angelika NeunerAUT3:06.76946.805 (2)46.724 (1)46.577 (1)46.663 (2)Silver
39Susi ErdmannGER3:07.11547.020 (6)46.866 (3)46.627 (2)46.602 (1)Bronze
45Gerda WeissensteinerITA3:07.67346.954 (4)46.988 (5)46.894 (4)46.837 (5)
510Cammy MylerUSA3:07.97346.974 (5)47.049 (6)46.962 (6)46.988 (8)
622Gabi KohlischGER3:07.98047.206 (11)47.072 (7)46.911 (5)46.791 (4)
714Andrea TagwerkerAUT3:08.01846.853 (3)46.928 (4)47.250 (10)46.987 (7)
84Nataliya YakushenkoEUN3:08.38347.097 (9)47.215 (=10)47.178 (8)46.893 (6)
912Erica TerwillegarUSA3:08.54747.094 (8)47.124 (8)47.210 (9)47.119 (14)
1017Irina GubkinaEUN3:08.74647.175 (10)47.273 (12)47.264 (=11)47.034 (10)
111Anna OrlovaLAT3:08.79847.263 (12)47.293 (13)47.161 (7)47.081 (12)
1213Nadezhda DanilinaEUN3:08.82847.324 (14)47.215 (=10)47.264 (=11)47.025 (9)
137Sylke OttoGER3:08.99947.089 (7)47.460 (19)47.394 (16)47.056 (11)
143Evija ŠulceLAT3:09.20747.386 (15)47.326 (15)47.388 (15)47.107 (13)
1520Iluta GaileLAT3:09.29547.412 (16)47.192 (9)47.377 (14)47.314 (17)
168Kathy SalmonCAN3:09.52147.522 (19)47.395 (17)47.358 (13)47.246 (15)
1719Petra MatechováTCH3:09.66047.298 (13)47.323 (14)47.749 (21)47.290 (16)
1816Bonny WarnerUSA3:09.75747.493 (18)47.385 (16)47.513 (17)47.366 (18)
192Natalie ObkircherITA3:09.90147.432 (17)47.423 (18)47.556 (18)47.490 (19)
2021Mária JasenčákováTCH3:10.44347.673 (21)47.483 (20)47.694 (20)47.593 (21)
2115Diane OgleAUS3:10.46547.573 (20)47.682 (21)47.680 (19)47.530 (20)
2218Corina TerecoasaROU3:13.12648.386 (22)48.315 (23)48.358 (22)48.067 (22)
2323Anne AbernathyISV3:14.34249.201 (24)48.220 (22)48.609 (23)48.312 (23)
2424Albena ZdravkovaBUL3:16.23948.961 (23)48.880 (24)49.127 (24)49.271 (24)