| Event type

Doubles, Open

Date 5 February 1964
LocationKunsteis-Bob- und Rodelbahn, Igls
Participants30 from 8 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
DetailsCurves: 18
Length: 910 m
Start Altitude: 1110 m
Vertical Drop: 89 m

The 1963 World Championships had been dominated by Poland, who took the first two places with Pędrak/Kudzia and Pawełkiewicz/Fender. While both couples also raced in Innsbruck, they only finished 5th and 7th, respectively. Their positions were taken by the home crews, Feistmantl/Stengl and Senn/Thaler from Austria. The former won the first run quite comfortably, and were able to let their compatriots take the second heat without seeing their lead challenged. At 25, Josef Feistmantl was already something of a veteran, having won a silver medal in the 1959 World Championships in the singles. He would continue competing into the 1970s, and was elected to light one of the flames at the 1976 opening ceremony, also in Innsbruck. His “passenger” in the sled was Manfred Stengl, two months shy of his 18th birthday. He later switched to bobsleigh, and won a bronze medal in the 1975 World Championships (4-man bob). He was also a fanatic motorcycle racer, winning several Austrian titles. He regularly competed in the Isle of Man TT, but was killed in competition when he crashed with his Suzuki in 1992.

PosPairNOCTimeRun #1Run #2
1Josef Feistmantl / Manfred StenglAUT1:41.6250.57 (1)51.05 (2)Gold
2Reinhold Senn / Helmut ThalerAUT1:41.9151.02 (2)50.89 (1)Silver
3Walter Außerdorfer / Sigisfredo MairITA1:42.8751.40 (4)51.47 (3)Bronze
4Walter Eggert / Helmut VollprechtGER1:43.0851.27 (3)51.81 (4)
=5Lucjan Kudzia / Ryszard PędrakPOL1:43.7751.95 (6)51.82 (5)
=5Giampaolo Ambrosi / Giovanni GraberITA1:43.7751.54 (5)52.23 (6)
7Edward Fender / Mieczysław PawełkiewiczPOL1:45.1352.60 (9)52.53 (7)
8Jan Hamřík / Jiří HujerTCH1:45.4152.75 (10)52.66 (8)
9Beat Häsler / Arnold GartmannSUI1:47.0953.78 (12)53.31 (9)
10Christian Hallén-Paulsen / Jan-Axel StrømNOR1:47.8252.52 (8)55.30 (11)
11Emil Egli / Hansruedi RothSUI1:50.0854.88 (13)55.20 (10)
12Horst Urban / Roland UrbanTCH2:11.7052.21 (7)1:19.49 (13)
13Ray Fales / Nick MastromatteoUSA2:11.931:00.75 (14)1:11.18 (12)
DNFJim Higgins / Ron WaltersUSA– (DNF)
DNFThomas Köhler / Klaus-Michael BonsackGER53.13 (11)– (DNS)
DNSMogens Christensen / Rolf Greger StrømNOR– (DNS)