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Doubles, Open

Date10 February 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationKunsteis-Bob- und Rodelbahn, Igls
Participants50 from 15 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 10
Length: 870 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 72 m

As in the two singles events, East Germany was heavily favoured to win the gold medal. Their top entry was the brother team of Bernd and Ulli Hahn, who had grabbed the world title in 1974 and 1975. The other team consisted of Norbert Hahn (not related) and Hans Rinn. Rinn had taken a bronze in the individual event, while they had won two European titles in the doubles. The Hahn brothers disappointed in the first run, placing only sixth. Desperate to make up in the second run, they had mechanical troubles in the very first curve and finished last, dropping to 15th. This paved the way for Rinn and Hahn, who had a slim 0.019 lead after run one on the top West German couple. They had to go down early in the second run, and then had to witness as none of the other teams matched their time.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
112Hans Rinn / Norbert HahnGDR1:25.60442.773 (1)42.831 (1)Gold
28Hans Brandner / Balthasar SchwarmFRG1:25.88942.792 (2)43.097 (4)Silver
311Rudolf Schmid / Franz SchachnerAUT1:25.91942.997 (3)42.922 (2)Bronze
413Stefan Hölzlwimmer / Rudi GrößwangFRG1:26.23843.205 (5)43.033 (3)
53Manfred Schmid / Reinhold SulzbacherAUT1:26.42443.035 (4)43.389 (6)
610Jindřich Zeman / Vladimír ReslTCH1:26.82643.315 (7)43.511 (7)
724Karl Feichter / Ernst HaspingerITA1:27.17143.853 (12)43.318 (5)
825Dainis Bremze / Aigars KriķisURS1:27.40743.667 (8)43.740 (8)
920Rolands Upatnieks / Valdis ĶuzisURS1:27.55743.732 (9)43.825 (9)
106Andrzej Żyła / Jan KasielskiPOL1:27.73743.748 (10)43.989 (11)
112Paul Hildgartner / Walter PlaiknerITA1:27.83943.781 (11)44.058 (12)
1214Mirosław Więckowski / Andrzej KozikPOL1:28.00244.025 (13)43.977 (10)
1317Asle Strand / Helge SvensenNOR1:28.45444.097 (14)44.357 (14)
1423Michael Gårdebäck / Nils VinbergSWE1:29.21744.958 (17)44.259 (13)
1515Martin Ore / Eilif NedbergNOR1:29.27844.744 (15)44.534 (15)
1622Bernd Hahn / Ulli HahnGDR1:29.84743.291 (6)46.556 (24)
171Larry Arbuthnot / Doug HansenCAN1:30.03544.933 (16)45.102 (17)
1818Kazuaki Ichikawa / Masaaki OyagiJPN1:30.58345.176 (18)45.407 (19)
199Max Beck / Wolfgang SchädlerLIE1:30.78945.517 (20)45.272 (18)
204Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson / Michel de CarvalhoGBR1:31.37746.400 (23)44.977 (16)
215Shieh Wei-Cheng / Huang Liu-ChongTPE1:31.37845.745 (21)45.633 (21)
2216David McComb / Michael ShraggeCAN1:31.59045.421 (19)46.169 (23)
2315Robert Berkley, Jr. / Richard CavanaughUSA1:32.00946.455 (24)45.554 (20)
247Jim Moriarty / John FeeUSA1:32.04046.075 (22)45.965 (22)
AC21Richard Liversedge / Russell TappGBR– (25)– (DNS)DNF