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Two, Men

Date10 – 11 February 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationTrebević
Participants56 from 16 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 13
Length: 1300 m
Start Altitude: 1109 m
Vertical Drop: 126 m

Switzerland had won the world title through Hans Hiltebrand in 1982 and Ralph Pichler in 1983 and expected to contend for the Olympic title alongside East Germany. But the GDR crews were untouchable and the gold medal was decided between their two crews. The gold and silver winning drivers were both converted brakeman although with differing levels of experience. Silver medalist Bernhard Lehmann had already won an Olympic title as a member of Meinhard Nehmer’s quartet in 1976 before becoming a driver whilst Wolfgang Hoppe did not sit in a bob until 1981.

Hoppe, a converted decathlete with a family background in motor-cycling, had emerged as a threat at the 1983 World Championship but in Sarajevo he posted the fastest time in three of the runs, and took victory with half a second to spare and started his illustrious Olympic career. Behind the two East German crews was a surprise in the shape of the USSR crews who took 3rd and 4th positions ahead of the more fancied Swiss.

PosNrBobsleighNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
114East Germany IIGDR3:25.5651.51 (1)51.93 (2)51.06 (1)51.06 (1)Gold
Wolfgang HoppeDietmar Schauerhammer
213East Germany IGDR3:26.0451.59 (3)51.94 (3)51.15 (2)51.36 (4)Silver
Bernhard LehmannBogdan Musiol
33Soviet Union IIURS3:26.1651.56 (2)52.10 (4)51.24 (3)51.26 (3)Bronze
Zintis EkmanisVladimir Aleksandrov
45Soviet Union IURS3:26.4252.06 (5)51.92 (1)51.30 (4)51.14 (2)
Jānis ĶipursAivars Šnepsts
54Switzerland ISUI3:26.7651.73 (4)52.21 (=5)51.35 (5)51.47 (5)
Hans HiltebrandMeinrad Müller
617Switzerland IISUI3:28.2352.21 (6)52.21 (=5)51.84 (7)51.97 (6)
Ralph PichlerRico Freiermuth
719Italy IITA3:29.0952.40 (9)52.46 (8)51.82 (6)52.41 (9)
Guerrino GhedinaAndrea Meneghin
815West Germany IFRG3:29.1852.29 (7)52.25 (7)52.18 (9)52.46 (11)
Toni FischerHans Metzler
96Italy IIITA3:30.0252.69 (11)52.73 (=9)52.28 (11)52.32 (7)
Marco BellodisStefano Ticci
1020Great Britain IIGBR3:30.3652.80 (14)52.73 (=9)52.26 (10)52.57 (13)
Gomer LloydPeter Brugnani
112West Germany IIFRG3:30.4152.31 (8)53.05 (15)52.60 (15)52.45 (10)
Andreas WeikenstorferHans-Jürgen Hartmann
129Austria IAUT3:30.5952.61 (10)53.01 (13)52.33 (12)52.64 (14)
Walter Delle KarthHans Lindner
1310Austria IIAUT3:30.6552.79 (13)52.97 (11)52.42 (14)52.47 (12)
Peter KienastChristian Mark
1425Canada CAN3:30.7452.77 (12)53.04 (14)52.14 (8)52.79 (17)
Alan MacLachlanRobert Wilson
158United States IUSA3:30.7553.01 (16)52.99 (12)52.35 (13)52.40 (8)
Brent RushlawJames Tyler
1611Netherlands NED3:31.9952.86 (15)53.58 (22)52.79 (18)52.76 (15)
Job van OostrumJohn Drost
1723United States IIUSA3:32.2053.47 (21)53.32 (17)52.63 (=16)52.78 (16)
Frederick FritschWayne DeAtley
1816Romania IIROU3:32.3653.18 (19)53.26 (16)52.63 (=16)53.29 (22)
Ion DuminicelCostel Petrariu
1912Sweden SWE3:32.6153.13 (17)53.56 (20)53.04 (20)52.88 (18)
Carl-Erik ErikssonNils Stefansson
2018Japan IJPN3:32.9653.29 (20)53.37 (19)53.15 (23)53.15 (20)
Hiroshi OkachiYuji Yaku
2121Great Britain IGBR3:33.1353.17 (18)53.34 (18)53.53 (27)53.09 (19)
Tom De La HuntyPeter Lund
2227Yugoslavia IIYUG3:34.0253.76 (22)54.09 (25)52.82 (19)53.35 (23)
Zdravko StojnićSiniša Tubić
231Romania IROU3:34.0653.90 (24)53.57 (21)53.18 (24)53.41 (24)
Dorin DeganCornel Popescu
2426Yugoslavia IYUG3:34.1353.85 (23)54.01 (24)53.05 (21)53.22 (21)
Boris RađenovićNikola Korica
2522Chinese Taipei ITPE3:34.3553.92 (25)53.64 (23)53.08 (22)53.71 (26)
Wu Dien-ChengChen Chin-San
2624Chinese Taipei IITPE3:35.4454.53 (27)54.12 (26)53.35 (25)53.44 (25)
Wu Chung-ChouHwang Chi-Fang
2728Japan IIJPN3:36.1354.52 (26)54.23 (27)53.50 (26)53.88 (27)
Yuji FunayamaSatoshi Sugawara
AC7France FRA– (AC)– (AC)– (AC)– (DNS)DNF
Gérard Christaud-PipolaPatrick Lachaud