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Luge at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games:

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Venue(s): Artficial Bob and Luge Track, Igls
Date Started: February 10, 1976
Date Finished: February 10, 1976
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

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

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 East Germany-1 GDR Gold 1:25.604
2 West Germany-1 FRG Silver 1:25.889
3 Austria-1 AUT Bronze 1:25.919
4 West Germany-2 FRG 1:26.238
5 Austria-2 AUT 1:26.424
6 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:26.826
7 Italy-1 ITA 1:27.171
8 Soviet Union-1 URS 1:27.407
9 Soviet Union-2 URS 1:27.557
10 Poland-1 POL 1:27.737
11 Italy-2 ITA 1:27.839
12 Poland-2 POL 1:28.002
13 Norway-1 NOR 1:28.454
14 Sweden SWE 1:29.217
15 Norway-2 NOR 1:29.278
16 East Germany-2 GDR 1:29.847
17 Canada-1 CAN 1:30.035
18 Japan JPN 1:30.583
19 Liechtenstein LIE 1:30.789
20 Great Britain-1 GBR 1:31.377
21 Chinese Taipei TPE 1:31.378
22 Canada-2 CAN 1:31.590
23 United States-1 USA 1:32.009
24 United States-2 USA 1:32.040
AC Great Britain-2 GBR DNF