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Four, Men

Date17 – 18 February 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationTrebević
Participants96 from 15 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 13
Length: 1300 m
Start Altitude: 1109 m
Vertical Drop: 126 m

The event was expected by to be between crews from Switzerland, world champions in 1982 and 1983, and East and West Germany, but at the end of the event one nation emerged head and shoulders above the opposition. The final result echoed the situation in the two-man event with the subtle difference that the East German drivers nominally swapped sleds. Wolfgang Hoppe, the two-man champion, switching from East Germany II to East Germany I and vice versa for Bernhard Lehmann. Each of the four runs conformed to the same pattern, East Germany I with the fastest time, East Germany in second with Switzerland I always in third. At the end Hoppe’s crew were 0.5 seconds ahead of their sister crew with only Switzerland I within two seconds of the GDR crews.

Further down the field in twenty-first place Carl-Erik Eriksson of Sweden bade farewell to the Olympic Games. Already in his mid-thirties at the time of his Olympic début in 1964, he was 53 and was the oldest bobsleigh competitor for half a century in this his sixth, and final, appearance.

PosNrBobsleighNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
15East Germany IGDR3:20.2249.65 (1)50.18 (1)50.18 (1)50.21 (1)Gold
Wolfgang HoppeRoland WetzigDietmar SchauerhammerAndreas Kirchner
23East Germany IIGDR3:20.7849.69 (2)50.33 (2)50.32 (2)50.44 (2)Silver
Bernhard LehmannBogdan MusiolIngo VogeEberhard Weise
313Switzerland ISUI3:21.3949.92 (3)50.48 (3)50.49 (3)50.50 (3)Bronze
Silvio GiobellinaHeinz StettlerUrs SalzmannRico Freiermuth
419Switzerland IISUI3:22.9050.46 (5)50.60 (4)50.81 (4)51.03 (5)
Ekkehard FasserHans MärchyKurt PolettiRolf Strittmatter
518United States IUSA3:23.3350.83 (=11)50.97 (8)50.89 (5)50.64 (4)
Jeff JostJoe BriskiTom BarnesHal Hoye
610Soviet Union IURS3:23.5150.19 (4)50.96 (7)51.19 (=9)51.17 (6)
Jānis ĶipursMāris PoikānsIvars BērzupsAivars Šnepsts
716Romania ROU3:23.7650.58 (6)50.88 (5)51.06 (8)51.24 (=8)
Dorin DeganCornel PopescuGheorghe LixandruCostel Petrariu
88Italy IIITA3:23.7750.66 (8)50.93 (6)51.00 (6)51.18 (7)
Guerrino GhedinaStefano TicciPaolo ScaramuzzaAndrea Meneghin
912West Germany IFRG3:24.1550.71 (9)51.09 (9)51.01 (7)51.34 (11)
Klaus KoppGerhard OechsleGünter NeuburgerHajo Schuhmacher
104Austria IAUT3:24.2150.60 (7)51.14 (11)51.19 (=9)51.28 (10)
Walter Delle KarthGünter KrispelFerdinand GrössingHans Lindner
117Austria IIAUT3:24.6350.83 (=11)51.27 (13)51.29 (12)51.24 (=8)
Peter KienastFranz SieglGerhard RedlChristian Mark
1223Soviet Union IIURS3:25.2051.08 (=14)51.36 (15)51.28 (11)51.48 (=13)
Zintis EkmanisJānis SkrastiņšRihards KotānsVladimir Aleksandrov
132France FRA3:25.2650.77 (10)51.51 (17)51.50 (15)51.48 (=13)
Gérard Christaud-PipolaPhilippe AuroxPhilippe StottPatrick Lachaud
1411West Germany IIFRG3:25.3151.08 (=14)51.39 (16)51.48 (14)51.36 (12)
Toni FischerFranz NießnerHans MetzlerUwe Eisenreich
1514Great Britain IIGBR3:25.3451.15 (17)51.11 (10)51.44 (13)51.64 (18)
Gomer LloydHoward SmithGus McKenziePeter Brugnani
161United States IIUSA3:25.5051.04 (13)51.35 (14)51.58 (18)51.53 (15)
Brent RushlawEd CardJames TylerFrank Hansen
1724Italy IITA3:25.5151.12 (16)51.19 (12)51.57 (17)51.63 (17)
Alex WolfGeorg BeikircherPasquale GesuitoUmberto Prato
1820Canada CAN3:26.4751.48 (20)51.66 (18)51.55 (16)51.78 (20)
Alan MacLachlanClarke FlynnRobert WilsonDavid Leuty
199Yugoslavia IYUG3:26.4851.32 (18)51.90 (21)51.65 (19)51.61 (16)
Zdravko StojnićMario FranjićSiniša TubićNikola Korica
2017Great Britain IGBR3:26.9351.52 (21)51.84 (20)51.68 (20)51.89 (21)
Mike PughTony WallingtonCorrie BrownMark Tout
2121Sweden SWE3:27.0751.57 (22)51.82 (19)51.94 (21)51.74 (19)
Carl-Erik ErikssonTommy JohanssonUlf ÅkerblomNils Stefansson
226Chinese Taipei TPE3:27.5851.45 (19)52.15 (24)52.03 (22)51.95 (22)
Wu Dien-ChengSun Kuang-MingWu Chung-ChouChen Chin-San
2315Yugoslavia IIYUG3:28.3151.62 (23)51.96 (22)52.35 (23)52.38 (24)
Nenad ProdanovićOgnjen SokolovićZoran SokolovićBorislav Vujadinović
2422Japan JPN3:28.7551.97 (24)52.01 (23)52.40 (24)52.37 (23)
Hiroshi OkachiYuji YakuYuji FunayamaSatoshi Sugawara