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Luge at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

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Events:

Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Canada Olympic Park, Calgary
Date Started: February 19, 1988
Date Finished: February 19, 1988
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: GDR East Germany-1
Silver: GDR East Germany-2
Bronze: FRG West Germany-1

Summary

It was expected that the gold medal in this event would go to [Jochen Pietzsch] and [Jörg Hoffmann]. They had won the last three World Championships, and had taken the bronze in Sarajevo. In Calgary, they gained one-tenth of a second in the first run, and lost only one-thousandth in the next one, leading them to their expected gold medal. Behind them, their club mates [Behrendt]/[Krauße] slid to a surprising silver medal, not having previous experience at major championships. As usual, the two-run doubles competition was close, especially the battle for bronze. [Belyakov]/[Belousov] (URS) who were leading the World Cup standings, were in bronze medal position after one run, but tumbled to seventh with a disappointing second run. The West German duo [Schwab]/[Wolfgang] was able to benefit from this mishap, and despite only placing 5th in the second run they moved from fourth to third.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 East Germany-1 GDR Gold 1:31.940
2 East Germany-2 GDR Silver 1:32.039
3 West Germany-1 FRG Bronze 1:32.274
4 West Germany-2 FRG 1:32.298
5 Austria-1 AUT 1:32.364
6 Soviet Union-1 URS 1:32.459
7T Italy-1 ITA 1:32.553
7T Soviet Union-2 URS 1:32.553
9 Italy-2 ITA 1:33.171
10 Canada-1 CAN 1:33.306
11 United States-1 USA 1:33.320
12 Austria-2 AUT 1:33.462
13 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:33.621
14 Japan JPN 1:34.453
15 Great Britain GBR 1:34.676
16 United States-2 USA 1:34.963
17 Canada-2 CAN 1:37.358
18 Bulgaria BUL 1:40.577