how much does a bobsled weigh

Taken from the official website of the Olympic Movement, sled specifications:

  • Two-man sled: Minimum weight (excluding crew) is 170 kg; Maximum weight (including crew and equipment) is 390kg.

  • Two-woman: Minimum weight (excluding crew) is 129 kg; Maximum weight (excluding crew) is 340 kg.

  • Four-man sled specifications: Minimum weight (excluding crew) is 210kg; Maximum weight (including crew and equipment) is 630kg.

The sled consists of a main hull, a frame, a front and rear axle, and two sets of independent steel runners. The hull, also called cowling, is generally constructed of fiberglass and is open to allow team members to board and sit down. Learn other bobsleigh equipment and history here.

Check out the latest results for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Bobsleigh events at Bobsleigh.

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