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Luge at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games:

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

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Host City: Grenoble, France
Venue(s): Luge Track, Villard-de-Lans
Date Started: February 18, 1968
Date Finished: February 18, 1968
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: GDR East Germany-1
Silver: AUT Austria-1
Bronze: FRG West Germany-1

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 East Germany-1 GDR Gold 1:35.85
2 Austria-1 AUT Silver 1:36.34
3 West Germany-1 FRG Bronze 1:37.29
4 West Germany-2 FRG 1:37.61
5 East Germany-2 GDR 1:37.81
6 Poland-1 POL 1:37.85
7 Austria-2 AUT 1:38.11
8 Italy-1 ITA 1:38.15
9 Poland-2 POL 1:38.17
10 Italy-2 ITA 1:38.67
11 France FRA 1:39.26
12 Czechoslovakia-1 TCH 1:40.48
13 Sweden SWE 1:41.56
14 Czechoslovakia-2 TCH 1:42.10
AC United States USA DNF