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FIBT World Championships 1989

The FIBT World Championships 1989 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (Bobsleigh) and St. Moritz, Switzerland (Skeleton). Cortina hosted the championships for the eighth time, having hosted the event previously in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, 1960, 1966, and 1981. Meanwhile, St. Moritz hosted a championship event for the record sixteenth time. The Swiss city had hosted the event 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, and 1987. The skeleton event became an official championship event this year, albeit at a separate location from the bobsleigh event. They would not be at the same location other than St. Moritz for the first time until the 1996 championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Two man bobsleigh

Pos Team Time
Gold 23x15px East Germany (Wolfgang Hoppe, Bogdan Musiol)
Silver 23x16px  Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Bruno Gerber)
Bronze 23x15px Soviet Union (Jānis Ķipurs, Aldis Intlers)

Four man bobsleigh

Pos Team Time
Gold 23x16px  Switzerland (Gustav Weder, Curdin Morell, Bruno Gerber, Lorenz Schindelholz)
Silver 23x16px  Switzerland (Nico Baracchi, Christian Reich, Donat Acklin, René Mangold)
Bronze 23x15px East Germany (Wolfgang Hoppe, Bodo Ferl, Bogdan Musiol, Ingo Voge)

Baracchi becomes the first person to medal in both bobsleigh and skeleton at the championships.

Men's skeleton

Pos Athlete Time
Gold 23x15px Alain Wicki (SUI)
Silver 23x15px Christian Auer (AUT)
Bronze 23x15px Franz Plangger (AUT)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 23x16px  Switzerland 2 2 0 4
2 23x15px East Germany 1 0 1 2
3 23x15px Austria 0 1 1 2
4 23x15px Soviet Union 0 0 1 1