West Germany won first and second place in the World Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship at St.?
GV German Team (BRD 2) Start Sleigh run (4) (TIME: 1:17:64)
GV Canadian team shoot over top of embankment and crash; drivers thrown from sleigh
GV Germany team (BRD 1) begin run and finish course (TIME: 1:17:38)
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Background: West Germany won first and second place in the World Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship at St. Moritz in Switzerland on Sunday (January 20).
Wolfgang Zimmerer and Peter Utzechneider -- the West German Number One team -- won the championship for the third successive year.
They clocked an average time of 5 minutes 10.25 seconds in four runs down the 1,620 metre (just over one mile) track. In the third run, they clocked the fastest time of the season -- 1 minute 16.7 seconds.
The West German Number Two team -- George Heibel and Fritz Ohlwaerter -- came in second with a time of 5 minutes 12.6 seconds.
Third was the Swiss team -- Fritz Luedi and Karl Haesali, with a time of 5 minutes 13.69 seconds.
The Canadians Hans Gehrig and Christopher Hicks crashed over the track embankment on their lat run and finished eighteenth.