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Singles, Women

Date4 – 7 February 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationKunsteis-Bob- und Rodelbahn, Igls
Participants26 from 12 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 10
Length: 870 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 72 m

There was little doubt that the women’s luge title would go to Margit Schumann (DDR). Since placing 3rd at the previous Winter Olympics, she had won all three world titles and all three European titles. The first run gave her a narrow margin over West Germany’s Monika Scheftschik, but Schumann performed poorly in the second heat. A 7th place left her back in fifth place halfway the competition. The second day was again business as usual. Schumann won both runs, breaking the track record of the day before by a quarter of a second, and moving into first place. As she had four years earlier, Ute Rührold won the silver medal, followed by the 1971 World Champion, Elisabeth Demleitner.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
124Margit SchumannGDR2:50.62142.854 (1)42.830 (7)42.285 (1)42.652 (1)Gold
25Ute RühroldGDR2:50.84642.926 (3)42.708 (3)42.439 (3)42.773 (2)Silver
320Elisabeth DemleitnerFRG2:51.05643.138 (7)42.535 (1)42.388 (2)42.995 (7)Bronze
422Eva-Maria WernickeGDR2:51.26243.007 (5)42.646 (2)42.711 (7)42.898 (4)
511Antonia MayrAUT2:51.36042.949 (4)42.812 (6)42.633 (5)42.966 (6)
615Margit GrafAUT2:51.45943.094 (6)42.790 (5)42.555 (4)43.020 (8)
79Monika ScheftschikFRG2:51.54042.863 (2)42.732 (4)42.981 (9)42.964 (5)
813Angelika SchaffererAUT2:52.32243.444 (8)43.007 (9)42.793 (8)43.078 (9)
916Vera ZozuļaURS2:52.66144.179 (14)42.973 (8)42.651 (6)42.858 (3)
1012Dana SpálenskáTCH2:53.20643.560 (9)43.063 (10)43.178 (12)43.405 (11)
1119Sarah FelderITA2:53.62344.056 (12)43.118 (11)43.075 (10)43.374 (10)
1226Teresa BugajczykPOL2:53.92943.621 (10)43.701 (12)43.157 (11)43.450 (12)
133Barbara PiechaPOL2:54.96044.060 (13)43.722 (13)43.378 (13)43.800 (14)
1418Halina KanaszPOL2:56.33543.967 (11)45.138 (18)43.499 (14)43.731 (13)
157Veronica HolmstenSWE2:58.60844.751 (15)44.635 (15)44.456 (15)44.766 (16)
1610Marie-Luise RainerITA2:59.53144.943 (16)44.848 (16)44.768 (16)44.972 (17)
178Marie-Thérèse BonnetFRA2:59.81044.947 (17)44.966 (17)44.888 (19)45.009 (18)
1817Agneta LindskogSWE2:59.94346.050 (23)44.581 (14)44.771 (17)44.541 (15)
1914Mieko OgawaJPN3:00.73045.341 (18)45.263 (20)44.907 (20)45.219 (19)
202Teruko YamadaJPN3:00.80845.482 (20)45.155 (19)44.943 (21)45.228 (20)
211Kathleen Ann HomstadUSA3:01.35145.413 (19)45.744 (23)44.848 (18)45.346 (22)
2223Carole KeyesCAN3:01.88345.654 (21)45.692 (21)45.200 (22)45.337 (21)
236Mary Jane BowieCAN3:02.34145.804 (22)45.719 (22)45.352 (23)45.466 (23)
2421Karen RobertsUSA3:04.08346.366 (24)46.142 (25)45.581 (24)45.994 (24)
2525Maura HaponskiUSA3:04.57146.547 (26)45.877 (24)45.818 (25)46.329 (25)
264Julie ChaseCAN3:13.52246.529 (25)46.570 (26)51.633 (26)48.790 (26)