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Singles, Women

Date15 – 16 February 1994
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiske Bob- og Akebane, Hunderfossen
Participants25 from 14 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
DetailsCurves: 13
Length: 1185 m
Start Altitude: 325 m
Vertical Drop: 85 m

Gerda Weissensteiner had become the first Italian to win the Women’s World Championship in 1993 and arrived in Lillehammer with the intention of matching Erica Außendorfer-Lechner’s 1968 heroics and taking the title back to Italy and more particularly the Sud-Tirol. To do so she would have to turn back challenges from Austria and Germany as both countries could pick an entire squad of medal contenders.

In the end the great shock was the ease of Weissensteiner’s victory as she won all four runs and finished with a lead of three quarters of a second. This margin was greater than the combined winning margins of the previous three Olympics. Behind her Susi Erdmann of Germany traded up from bronze in 1992 to silver this time around and Andrea Tagwerker of Austria, who had faltered on the last day in Albertville, held on to claim bronze. Weissensteiner and Erdmann followed identical paths in their winter sports career. After competing against each other in the luge competitions of 1992, 1994 and 1998 they both switched to bobsleigh and were Olympic rivals again in 2002 and 2006.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
11Gerda WeissensteinerITA3:15.51748.740 (1)48.890 (1)48.950 (1)48.937 (1)Gold
212Susi ErdmannGER3:16.27648.989 (4)48.893 (2)49.340 (11)49.054 (2)Silver
34Andrea TagwerkerAUT3:16.65248.961 (2)49.157 (4)49.277 (4)49.257 (4)Bronze
43Angelika NeunerAUT3:16.90149.055 (6)49.152 (3)49.315 (8)49.379 (6)
58Natalie ObkircherITA3:16.93749.046 (5)49.252 (6)49.181 (2)49.458 (11)
66Gabi KohlischGER3:17.19748.988 (3)49.323 (9)49.301 (6)49.585 (15)
75Irina GubkinaRUS3:17.19849.167 (7)49.231 (5)49.376 (12)49.424 (8)
811Nataliya YakushenkoUKR3:17.37849.233 (9)49.304 (8)49.413 (13)49.428 (10)
92Anna OrlovaLAT3:17.48749.301 (10)49.526 (11)49.297 (5)49.363 (5)
1020Doris NeunerAUT3:17.82649.331 (11)49.717 (13)49.319 (9)49.459 (12)
117Cammy MylerUSA3:17.83449.201 (8)49.763 (15)49.324 (10)49.546 (14)
1217Bethany Calcaterra-McMahonUSA3:18.00549.733 (14)49.542 (12)49.304 (7)49.426 (9)
1313Pia WedegeNOR3:18.04749.367 (12)49.490 (10)49.720 (17)49.470 (13)
1419Jana BodeGER3:18.10150.099 (18)49.296 (7)49.467 (14)49.239 (3)
1521Mária JasenčákováSVK3:18.45649.411 (13)50.351 (20)49.276 (3)49.418 (7)
1614Evija ŠulceLAT3:18.95749.795 (15)49.819 (16)49.625 (15)49.718 (17)
1710Iluta GaileLAT3:19.04949.973 (17)49.736 (14)49.636 (16)49.704 (16)
1823Olga NovikovaRUS3:19.97749.860 (16)50.044 (17)49.842 (21)50.231 (21)
1915Helen NovikovEST3:20.33350.160 (19)50.172 (18)49.808 (20)50.193 (20)
2016Anne AbernathyISV3:20.83150.698 (22)50.190 (19)49.776 (18)50.167 (19)
2124Adriana TureaROU3:21.86150.324 (20)50.588 (21)50.393 (22)50.556 (23)
2225Sorina GrigoreROU3:23.20451.324 (23)50.800 (22)50.572 (23)50.508 (22)
2318Verona MarjanovićBIH3:24.77950.586 (21)51.707 (24)51.365 (24)51.121 (24)
2422Greta SebaldGRE4:14.1411:43.585 (24)50.824 (23)49.777 (19)49.955 (18)
DNF9Erin WarrenUSA– (DNF)