Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Kreuzjoch (downhill)
Gudiberg (slalom)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Bavaria, Germany
Dates 7–9 February 1936 (1936-02-09)
Competitors 103 from 26 nations
«1932 1948»
Alpine skiing at the
1936 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Combined men women

At the 1936 Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, alpine skiing was arranged for the first time in the Olympics, a combined event for men and women.[1]

Both downhills were run on Kreuzjoch on Friday, 7 February, with the women at 11:00 and the men at noon. The two-run slalom races were run on the weekend at Gudiberg with the women's event on Saturday and the men's on Sunday.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's combined
details
 Franz Pfnür
Germany (GER)
99.25  Gustav Lantschner
Germany (GER)
96.26  Émile Allais
France (FRA)
94.69
Women's combined
details
 Christl Cranz
Germany (GER)
97.06  Käthe Grasegger
Germany (GER)
95.26  Laila Schou Nilsen
Norway (NOR)
93.48

Source:[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 2 2 0 4
2 France 0 0 1 1
3 Norway 0 0 1 1

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 7 Feb  Downhill – (K) – men  1,719 m (5,640 ft)  760 m (2,493 ft)  959 m (3,146 ft)  3.800 km (2.361 mi) 25.2%
Fri 7 Feb  Downhill – (K) – women  1,580 m (5,184 ft)  760 m (2,493 ft)  820 m (2,690 ft)  3.300 km (2.051 mi) 24.8%
Sun 9 Feb  Slalom – (K) – men 950 m (3,117 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  200 m (656 ft)  0.600 km (0.373 mi) 33.3%
Sat 8 Feb  Slalom – (K) – women 950 m (3,117 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  200 m (656 ft)  0.600 km (0.373 mi) 33.3%

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Eight nations had both female and male alpine skiers participating.
Austria, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland only competed with female alpine skiers.

A total of 103 alpine skiers (66 men and 37 women) from 26 nations
(men from 21 nations and women from 13 nations) competed at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "IV Olympic Winter Games: Official Report". Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1936. pp. 288–303. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 

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