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Two, Men

Date19 – 20 February 1994
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiske Bob- og Akebane, Hunderfossen
Participants86 from 30 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 16
Length: 1365 m
Start Altitude: 347 m
Vertical Drop: 107 m

In theory the 1994 Olympic should have been a showdown between crews from the sport’s traditional heartland of Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy and a newly re-emerging threat from three English-speaking nations in the shape of the USA, Canada and Great Britain. Pilots Christophe Langen and Wolfgang Hoppe of Germany had been joined on the podium at the1 993 World Championship by 1992 Olympic champion Gustav Weder of Switzerland but the Hoppe would compete at Lillehammer only in the four-man event and Langen would not make the team at a ll. This left Weder as one of the favourites alongside Italian, German, Canadian and American crews.

As the event progressed it became apparent that the gold medal would be decided between the Swiss crews piloted by Weder and Reto Götschi. Gotschi held a small advantage of just 0.03 of a second over Weder when he left the start hut at the beginning of the fourth run and held his advantage for most of the course. At the final intermediate timing some 200 m from the finish the splits showed the two crews as equal down to the exact 100th but Götschi dropped a further 0.02 on his way to the finish. It was a bitter sweet ending for the Acklin family as Donat Acklin served as Gustav Weder’s brakeman whilst his brother Guido served the same role for Reto Götschi. Italy I finished clear of the top German sled for the bronze medal shutting Germany out of the medals for the first time in thirty years.

PosNrBobsleighNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
11Switzerland ISUI3:30.8152.33 (1)52.91 (3)52.72 (2)52.85 (1)Gold
Gustav WederDonat Acklin
26Switzerland IISUI3:30.8652.38 (2)52.76 (1)52.79 (4)52.93 (3)Silver
Reto GötschiGuido Acklin
310Italy IITA3:31.0152.61 (3)52.80 (2)52.69 (1)52.91 (2)Bronze
Günther HuberStefano Ticci
415Germany IGER3:31.7852.74 (7)53.09 (5)52.76 (3)53.19 (=4)
Rudi LochnerMarkus Zimmermann
57Austria IAUT3:31.9352.71 (6)53.02 (4)52.94 (7)53.26 (8)
Hubert SchösserThomas Schroll
612Great Britain IGBR3:32.1552.77 (9)53.15 (6)52.99 (8)53.24 (=6)
Mark ToutLenny Paul
=73Czech Republic ICZE3:32.1852.66 (5)53.18 (7)53.02 (9)53.32 (10)
Jiří DzmuraPavel Polomský
=72Canada ICAN3:32.1852.63 (4)53.25 (8)53.11 (11)53.19 (=4)
Pierre LuedersDave MacEachern
913Italy IIITA3:32.4552.92 (11)53.33 (10)52.89 (6)53.31 (9)
Pasquale GesuitoAntonio Tartaglia
=1017Great Britain IIGBR3:32.8352.86 (10)53.30 (9)53.21 (13)53.46 (=11)
Sean OlssonPaul Field
=104Latvia ILAT3:32.8352.75 (8)53.42 (=13)53.20 (12)53.46 (=11)
Zintis EkmanisAldis Intlers
1211Germany IIGER3:32.8453.02 (14)53.48 (15)53.10 (10)53.24 (=6)
Sepp DostthalerBogdan Musiol
1314United States IIUSA3:32.8552.99 (=12)53.37 (11)52.86 (5)53.63 (17)
Brian ShimerRandy Jones
149United States IUSA3:33.4153.04 (15)53.58 (17)53.29 (15)53.50 (13)
Jim HerberichChip Minton
158Canada IICAN3:33.4952.99 (=12)53.72 (=22)53.22 (14)53.56 (15)
Chris LoriGlenroy Gilbert
1618Latvia IILAT3:33.5853.31 (18)53.40 (12)53.35 (17)53.52 (14)
Sandis PrūsisAdris Plūksna
175Austria IIAUT3:33.6953.13 (17)53.63 (19)53.32 (16)53.61 (16)
Kurt EinbergerMartin Schützenauer
1816Japan IIJPN3:34.0053.08 (16)53.72 (=22)53.47 (=18)53.73 (19)
Naomi TakewakiHiroshi Suzuki
1921Japan IJPN3:34.1053.43 (20)53.51 (16)53.47 (=18)53.69 (18)
Toshio WakitaTakashi Ohori
2019Czech Republic IICZE3:34.2553.44 (=21)53.42 (=13)53.54 (21)53.85 (22)
Pavel PuškárJan Kobián
2124France IFRA3:34.3053.44 (=21)53.60 (18)53.47 (=18)53.79 (20)
Christophe FlacherMax Robert
2222Sweden SWE3:34.5353.40 (19)53.69 (20)53.60 (23)53.84 (21)
Fredrik GustafssonHans Byberg
2325France IIFRA3:34.8053.54 (24)53.70 (21)53.58 (22)53.98 (25)
Gabriel FourmiguePhilippe Tanchon
2423Netherlands NED3:35.0753.52 (23)53.90 (26)53.76 (=24)53.89 (23)
Rob GeurtsRob de Wit
2529Bulgaria BUL3:35.8153.79 (26)53.85 (25)54.20 (28)53.97 (24)
Tsvetozar ViktorovValentin Atanasov
2641Russian Federation IRUS3:36.0953.88 (27)54.11 (28)54.09 (26)54.01 (26)
Oleg SukhoruchenkoAndrey Gorokhov
2726Australia AUS3:36.4754.03 (28)53.96 (27)54.21 (29)54.27 (27)
Justin McDonaldGlenn Carroll
2834Hungary HUN3:37.0654.14 (=30)54.27 (30)54.16 (27)54.49 (29)
Nicholas FranklMiklós Gyulai
2936Russian Federation IIRUS3:37.1054.19 (31)54.21 (29)54.30 (30)54.40 (28)
Vladimir YefimovOleg Petrov
3032Romania ROU3:38.0554.35 (32)54.38 (31)54.47 (31)54.85 (34)
Florian EnacheMihai Dumitrașcu
3120Monaco MON3:38.2754.14 (=30)54.73 (34)54.57 (32)54.83 (33)
Albert, Prince GrimaldiGilbert Bessi
3243Ukraine UKR3:38.7454.71 (34)54.64 (33)54.78 (33)54.61 (30)
Oleksiy ZhukovOleksandr Bortiuk
3338Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH3:39.0754.76 (35)54.83 (=35)54.82 (34)54.66 (31)1
Zdravko StojnićZoran Sokolović
3431Greece GRE3:39.4054.83 (36)54.83 (=35)55.03 (36)54.71 (32)
Greg SebaldMarinos Khristopoulos
3535Chinese Taipei TPE3:39.4454.48 (33)54.63 (32)55.24 (=39)55.09 (36)
Sun Kuang-MingChang Min-Jung
3637Armenia ARM3:39.8154.85 (37)55.03 (38)54.92 (35)55.01 (35)
Joe AlmasianKen Topalian
3740Trinidad and Tobago TTO3:40.2455.09 (38)54.88 (37)55.14 (38)55.13 (37)
Gregory SunCurtis Harry
3830United States Virgin Islands IISV3:40.7855.16 (39)55.13 (40)55.24 (=39)55.25 (40)
Keith SudziarskiTodd Schultz
3933American Samoa ASA3:41.0455.57 (42)55.25 (41)55.06 (37)55.16 (38)
Faauuga MuagututiaBrad Kiltz
4027Puerto Rico PUR3:41.2155.18 (40)55.46 (42)55.38 (42)55.19 (39)
John Amabile, Jr.Jorge Luis Bonnet
4142San Marino SMR3:41.2555.36 (41)55.11 (39)55.35 (41)55.43 (41)
Dino CrescentiniMike Crocenzi
4239United States Virgin Islands IIISV3:45.0156.01 (43)56.57 (43)56.15 (43)56.28 (42)
Zachary ZollerPaul Zar
AC28Jamaica JAM53.59 (25)53.81 (24)53.76 (=24)– (AC)DQ2
Dudley StokesWayne Thomas