FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007
Combined   men   women
Downhill   men   women
Giant slalom   men   women
Slalom   men   women
Super-G   men   women
Team     mixed  

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 were held at Åre, Sweden, on 2–18 February 2007. Åre previously hosted the world championships in 1954, and often hosts late season World Cup events.

The FIS awarded the 2007 event in 2002; other finalists were Lillehammer, Norway, and Val-d'Isère, France, which was later selected to host the world championships in 2009.

These were the first world championships to use the "super-combined" format (one run each of downhill and slalom) for the combined event. First run on the World Cup circuit in 2005 at Wengen, the "super-combi" format (SC) made its debut at the Winter Olympics in 2010. The traditional combined format (K) consists of one downhill run and two slalom runs.

Venues[edit]

  • The World Championships Arena was accessed via the "VM-8an," an 8-passenger hybrid lift installed in 2006.
    The races were held on the Gästrappet, Lundsrappet, Störtloppet and VM-Störtloppet slopes.
  • The medal ceremonies were held at the Medal Plaza at Åre Torg.
  • The opening ceremony was held at the Festival Arena, situated outside the Holiday Club Hotel by Lake Åre.

Course information[edit]

A view of Åre Lake from the ski area
The "VM 8:an" hybrid lift was installed in 2006 for the 2007 World Championships
Course information (metric)
Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Minimum
gradient
Maximum
gradient
Average
gradient
Downhill – men 1240 m 396 m 844 m 2.922 km 7% 69% 33%
Downhill – women 1055 396 659 2.236 14% 69% 31%
Super-G – men 1033 396 637 2.127 10% 69% 34%
Super-G – women 971 396 575 1.903 14% 69% 32%
Giant slalom – men 812 396 416 1.308 13% 69% 35%
Giant slalom – women 796 396 400 1.257 17% 48% 36%
Slalom – men 615 396 219 0.740 19% 48% 32%
Slalom – women 582 396 186 0.62 14% 48% 32%
Course information (imperial)
Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Minimum
gradient
Maximum
gradient
Average
gradient
Downhill – men 4068 ft 1299 ft 2769 ft 1.816 mi. 7% 69% 33%
Downhill – women 3461 1299 2162 1.389 14% 69% 31%
Super-G – men 3389 1299 2090 1.322 10% 69% 34%
Super-G – women 3186 1299 1887 1.182 14% 69% 32%
Giant slalom – men 2664 1299 1365 0.813 13% 69% 35%
Giant slalom – women 2612 1299 1313 0.781 17% 48% 36%
Slalom – men 2018 1299 719 0.460 19% 48% 32%
Slalom – women 1909 1299 610 0.388 14% 48% 32%

Opening ceremony[edit]

2 February 19:00

Men's results[edit]

Super-G[edit]

Originally planned for 3 February 12:30; postponed to 5 February due to wind conditions.
Race postponed for the second time; new start: 6 February 10:00 CET. [1]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Patrick Staudacher  ITA 1:14.30
2nd Fritz Strobl  AUT 1:14.62 +0.32
3rd Bruno Kernen   SUI 1:14.92 +0.62

Super combined[edit]

8 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:28.99
2nd Benjamin Raich  AUT 2:29.07 +0.08
3rd Marc Berthod   SUI 2:29.23 +0.24

Downhill[edit]

10 February 12:30. Race postponed to 11 February 10:00 CET due to foggy weather conditions.

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 1:44.68
2nd Jan Hudec  CAN 1:45.40 +0.72
3rd Patrik Järbyn  SWE 1:45.65 +0.97

Giant slalom[edit]

Qualification: 12 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 14 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 2:19.64
2nd Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:20.12 +0.48
3rd Didier Cuche   SUI 2:20.56 +0.92

Slalom[edit]

Qualification: 15 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 17 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Mario Matt  AUT 1:57.33
2nd Manfred Mölgg  ITA 1:59.14 +1.81
3rd Jean-Baptiste Grange  FRA 1:59.54 +2.21

Women's results[edit]

Super-G[edit]

Originally planned for 4 February 12:30; postponed to 6 February due to wind conditions.[2]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Anja Pärson  SWE 1:18.85
2nd Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:19.17 +0.32
3rd Renate Götschl  AUT 1:19.38 +0.53

Super combined[edit]

9 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Anja Pärson  SWE 1:57.69
2nd Julia Mancuso  USA 1:58.50 +0.81
3rd Marlies Schild  AUT 1:58.54 +0.85

Downhill[edit]

11 February 12:30

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Anja Pärson  SWE 1:26.89
2nd Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:27.29 +0.40
3rd Nicole Hosp  AUT 1:27.37 +0.48

Giant slalom[edit]

13 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Nicole Hosp  AUT 2:31.72
2nd Maria Pietilä-Holmner  SWE 2:32.57 + 0.85
3rd Denise Karbon  ITA 2:32.69 + 0.97

Slalom[edit]

16 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st Šárka Záhrobská  CZE 1:43.91
2nd Marlies Schild  AUT 1:44.02 +0.11
3rd Anja Pärson  SWE 1:44.07 +0.16

Team results[edit]

Nations team event[edit]

18 February 10:00/13:00
This competition was part of the World Championships for the second time. Six athletes from each country, including at least two men and two women, compete in a total of four super-G and four slalom runs. Each country sends one athlete into each run, alternating between men and women. The placings of all eight competitions are added, and the country with the lowest number wins. If an athlete doesn't finish the run, gets disqualified or scores a time worse than 108% of the winning time, an extra penalty is incurred. If an athlete doesn't start, an even greater penalty is incurred.

Medal Name Nation SG1 SG2 SG3 SG4 SL1 SL2 SL3 SL4 Total
1st

Renate Götschl
Michaela Kirchgasser
Marlies Schild
Mario Matt
Fritz Strobl
Benjamin Raich

 AUT 1 1 1 2 4 4 1 4 18
2nd

Anna Ottosson
Anja Pärson
Jens Byggmark
Patrik Järbyn
Markus Larsson
Hans Olsson

 SWE 4 8 4 7 1 2 2 5 33
3rd

Sandra Gini
Rabea Grand
Nadia Styger
Fabienne Suter
Daniel Albrecht
Marc Berthod

  SUI 11 3 2 1 2 5 4 11 39

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1  Austria 3 3 3 9
2  Sweden 3 2 2 7
3  Norway 2 0 0 2
4   Switzerland 1 1 4 6
5  Italy 1 1 1 3
6  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
7  United States 0 3 0 3
8  Canada 0 1 0 1
9  France 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

60 nations participated: (number of athletes in parentheses)

External links[edit]