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Doubles, Open

Date18 February 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationPiste de Luge, Villard-de-Lans
Participants30 from 9 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
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Unlike the other two luge events at Grenoble, both of the runs of the doubles event were completed, although they were postponed from their original schedule on 15 February. Favourites for the title were the 1967 World Champions, East Germany’s Thomas Köhler and Klaus-Michael Bonsack. The pair had won gold and silver in the 1964 singles, and silver and bronze at Villard-de-Lans. Contenders were the runners-up from the World Championships, Manfred Schmid and Ewald Walch of Austria, especially after had Schmid won the individual gold medal earlier in the Olympics. However, there was little competition in the two runs, and the three medalling teams finished 1-2-3 in both runs.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
112Klaus-Michael Bonsack / Thomas KöhlerGDR1:35.8547.88 (1)47.97 (1)Gold
21Manfred Schmid / Ewald WalchAUT1:36.3448.16 (2)48.18 (2)Silver
37Wolfgang Winkler / Fritz NachmannFRG1:37.2948.58 (3)48.71 (3)Bronze
44Hans Plenk / Bernhard AschauerFRG1:37.6148.70 (4)48.91 (5)
513Horst Hörnlein / Reinhard BredowGDR1:37.8148.80 (5)49.01 (6)
614Zbigniew Gawior / Ryszard GawiorPOL1:37.8549.01 (=7)48.84 (4)
72Josef Feistmantl / Wilhelm BiechlAUT1:38.1148.81 (6)49.30 (10)
88Giovanni Graber / Enrico GraberITA1:38.1549.01 (=7)49.14 (8)
910Lucjan Kudzia / Stanisław PaczkaPOL1:38.1749.09 (9)49.08 (7)
106Ernesto Mair / Sigisfredo MairITA1:38.6749.10 (10)49.57 (11)
1111Georges Tresallet / Ion PervilhacFRA1:39.2649.97 (11)49.29 (9)
125Horst Urban / Roland UrbanTCH1:40.4850.46 (12)50.02 (12)
1315Ivar Bjare / Jan NilssonSWE1:41.5651.04 (13)50.52 (13)
149Jan Hamřík / František HalířTCH1:42.1051.85 (14)50.85 (14)
AC3Mike Hessel / Jim MoriartyUSA– (AC)DNF1