Bobsleigh at the 2002 Winter Olympics

at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
USA-2 team, consisting of Brian Shimer, Mike Kohn, Doug Sharp and Dan Steele, after finishing the third run of the four-man competition
VenueUtah Olympic Park
Dates16–23 February
Competitors195 from 34 nations

Three bobsleigh events were competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, at Utah Olympic Park. The competition took place between February 16 and February 23, 2002.[1]

For the first time since 1932, Olympic bobsleigh added a new event, with the first ever women's competition, won by Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers of the United States.

The men's competitions comprised four heats. Teams raced in the first and third heats in the order of the draw. The second heat was raced in order of ranking after the first heat, and the fourth heat is raced in order of the ranking after the first three heats. Total time for the four heats determined the final rank. The two-woman competition utilized two heats, under the same format.

Medal summary

Medal table


 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 2 1 1 4
2 United States 1 1 1 3
3 Switzerland 0 1 1 2


Bakken (left) and Flowers


Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Germany (GER)
Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
3:10.11  Switzerland (SUI)
Christian Reich
Steve Anderhub
3:10.20  Switzerland (SUI)
Martin Annen
Beat Hefti
 Germany (GER)
André Lange
Enrico Kühn
Kevin Kuske
Carsten Embach
3:07.51  United States (USA)
Todd Hays
Randy Jones
Bill Schuffenhauer
Garrett Hines
3:07.81  United States (USA)
Brian Shimer
Mike Kohn
Doug Sharp
Dan Steele
 United States (USA)
Jill Bakken
Vonetta Flowers
1:37.76  Germany (GER)
Sandra Prokoff
Ulrike Holzner
1:38.06  Germany (GER)
Susi Erdmann
Nicole Herschmann

Participating NOCs



  1. 1 2 3 4 "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Volume 1" (PDF). Salt Lake Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 2002. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
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