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Who'll Win
Brian Cazeneuve
February 04, 2002
Can Jean Racine and Gea Johnson overcome controversy to take the first women's bobsledding gold? Will there be any big surprises? Here are SI's fearless medal picks
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February 04, 2002

Who'll Win

Can Jean Racine and Gea Johnson overcome controversy to take the first women's bobsledding gold? Will there be any big surprises? Here are SI's fearless medal picks

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SINGLES
[Gold]Georg Hackl, Germany
[Silver]Markus Prock, Austria
[Bronze]Armin Zöggeler, Italy

A new sled engineered by Porsche will propel Hackl to his fourth straight Olympic title and deny nine-time world No. 1 Prock his first gold yet again

DOUBLES
[Gold]Skel/Wöller, Germany
[Silver]Leitner/Resch, Germany
[Bronze]Brugger/Huber, Italy

Nagano bronze medalists Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin of the U.S. are also contenders

WOMEN

SINGLES
[Gold]Silke Kraushaar, Germany
[Silver]Sylke Otto, Germany
[Bronze]Barbara Niedernhuber, Germany

German women have won the last 33 World Cup races

NORDIC COMBINED

INDIVIDUAL (Normal hill, 15k freestyle)
[Gold]Felix Gottwald, Austria
[Silver]Ronny Ackermann, Germany
[Bronze]Samppa Lajunen, Finland

Gottwald will be first Austrian to win this event; Todd Lodwick could become first American to win Nordic combined medal

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