FIBT World Championships 2001

The FIBT World Championships 2001 took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland (Men's bobsleigh) and Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Women's bobsleigh, and men's and women's Skeleton). The Swiss city had hosted the event for the record twentieth time, doing so previously in 1931 (Four-man), 1935 (Four-man), 1937 (Four-man), 1938 (Two-man), 1939 (Two-man), 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1989 (Skelton), 1990 (Bobsleigh), 1997 (Bobsleigh), and 1998 (Skeleton). Calgary hosted the championship event for the third time, doing so previously in 1992 (Skeleton) and 1996.

BobsleighEdit

Two manEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   Germany (Christoph Langen, Marco Jakobs)
Silver    Switzerland (Reto Götschi, Cedric Grand)
Bronze    Switzerland (Martin Annen, Beat Hefti)

Four manEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold   Germany (Christoph Langen, Markus Zimmermann, Sven Peter, Alex Metzger)
Silver   Germany (André Lange, Lars Behrendt. René Hoppe, Carsten Embach)
Bronze    Switzerland (Christian Reich, Steve Anderhub, Urs Aeberhand, Domenic Keller)

Two womanEdit

Pos Team Time
Gold    Switzerland (Françoise Burdet, Katharina Sutter)
Silver   United States (Jean Racine, Jennifer Davidson)
Bronze   Germany (Susi Erdmann, Tanja Hess)

SkeletonEdit

MenEdit

Pos Athlete Time
Gold   Martin Rettl (AUT)
Silver   Jeff Pain (CAN)
Bronze   Lincoln DeWitt (USA)

WomenEdit

Pos Athlete Time
Gold   Maya Pedersen (SUI)
Silver   Alex Coomber (GBR)
Bronze   Tricia Stumpf (USA)

Coomber earned the first medal for Great Britain at the championships since 1966.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)2125
2  Germany (GER)2114
3  Austria (AUT)1001
4  United States (USA)0123
5  Canada (CAN)0101
  Great Britain (GBR)0101
Totals (6 nations)55515

ReferencesEdit