Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Kananaskis-Nakiska Ski.JPG
Nakiska on Mount Allan
Venue Nakiska
Kananaskis Country,
Alberta, Canada
Dates February 15–27, 1988
Competitors 271 from 43 nations
«1984 1992»
Alpine skiing at the
1988 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

Alpine Skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary consisted of ten alpine skiing events, held February 15–27 at Nakiska on Mount Allan.[1]

These Olympics featured the first change in the alpine skiing program in more than 30 years. The Super-G was added and the combined event returned; it was last contested at the Winter Olympics in 1948, prior to the addition of the giant slalom.

Medal summary[edit]

Nine nations won medals in alpine skiing, as Switzerland led the medal table with eleven (three gold, four silver, and four bronze), followed by Austria with six. Vreni Schneider of Switzerland and Alberto Tomba of Italy shared the lead in the individual medal table with two gold medals each.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Switzerland (SUI) 3 4 4 11
2  Austria (AUT) 3 3 0 6
3  Italy (ITA) 2 0 0 2
4  West Germany (FRG) 1 2 1 4
5  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
6  Canada (CAN) 0 0 2 2
7  Liechtenstein (LIE) 0 0 1 1
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
7  Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1

Source:[1]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Pirmin Zurbriggen
Switzerland (SUI)
1:59.63  Peter Müller
Switzerland (SUI)
2:00.14  Franck Piccard
France (FRA)
2:01.24
Super-G
details
 Franck Piccard
France (FRA)
1:39.66  Helmut Mayer
Austria (AUT)
1:40.96  Lars-Börje Eriksson
Sweden (SWE)
1:41.08
Giant slalom
details
 Alberto Tomba
Italy (ITA)
2:06.37  Hubert Strolz
Austria (AUT)
2:07.41  Pirmin Zurbriggen
Switzerland (SUI)
2:08.39
Slalom
details
 Alberto Tomba
Italy (ITA)
1:39.47  Frank Wörndl
West Germany (FRG)
1:39.53  Paul Frommelt
Liechtenstein (LIE)
1:39.84
Combined
details
 Hubert Strolz
Austria (AUT)
36.55  Bernhard Gstrein
Austria (AUT)
43.44  Paul Accola
Switzerland (SUI)
48.23

Source:[1]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Marina Kiehl
West Germany (FRG)
1:25.86  Brigitte Oertli
Switzerland (SUI)
1:26.61  Karen Percy
Canada (CAN)
1:26.62
Super-G
details
 Sigrid Wolf
Austria (AUT)
1:19.03  Michela Figini
Switzerland (SUI)
1:20.03  Karen Percy
Canada (CAN)
1:20.29
Giant slalom
details
 Vreni Schneider
Switzerland (SUI)
2:06.49  Christa Kinshofer
West Germany (FRG)
2:07.42  Maria Walliser
Switzerland (SUI)
2:07.72
Slalom
details
 Vreni Schneider
Switzerland (SUI)
1:36.69  Mateja Svet
Yugoslavia (YUG)
1:38.37  Christa Kinshofer
West Germany (FRG)
1:38.40
Combined
details
 Anita Wachter
Austria (AUT)
29.25  Brigitte Oertli
Switzerland (SUI)
29.47  Maria Walliser
Switzerland (SUI)
51.27

Source:[1]

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Mon 15-Feb Downhill - men  2,412 m (7,913 ft)  1,538 m (5,046 ft)  874 m (2,867 ft)  3.147 km (1.955 mi) 27.8%
Fri 19-Feb Downhill - women 2,179 m (7,149 ft) 1,532 m (5,026 ft) 647 m (2,123 ft) 2.238 km (1.391 mi) 28.9%
Tue 16-Feb Downhill - (K) - men 2,342 m (7,684 ft) 1,538 m (5,046 ft) 804 m (2,638 ft) 2.967 km (1.844 mi) 27.1%
Sat 20-Feb Downhill - (K) - women 2,108 m (6,916 ft) 1,532 m (5,026 ft) 576 m (1,890 ft) 2.054 km (1.276 mi) 28.0%
Sun 21-Feb Super-G - men 2,179 m (7,149 ft) 1,532 m (5,026 ft) 647 m (2,123 ft) 2.327 km (1.446 mi) 27.8%
Mon 22-Feb Super-G - women 2,039 m (6,690 ft) 1,532 m (5,026 ft) 507 m (1,663 ft) 1.943 km (1.207 mi) 26.1%
Thu 25-Feb Giant Slalom - men 2,243 m (7,359 ft) 1,874 m (6,148 ft) 369 m (1,211 ft) 1.175 km (0.730 mi) 31.4%
Wed 24-Feb Giant Slalom - women 2,205 m (7,234 ft) 1,880 m (6,168 ft) 325 m (1,066 ft) 0.839 km (0.521 mi) 38.7%
Sat 27-Feb Slalom - men 2,074 m (6,804 ft) 1,875 m (6,152 ft) 198 m (650 ft)    0.530 km (0.329 mi) 37.4%
Fri 26-Feb Slalom - women 2,060 m (6,759 ft) 1,880 m (6,168 ft) 180 m (591 ft)    0.550 km (0.342 mi) 32.7%
Wed 17-Feb Slalom - (K) - men 2,051 m (6,729 ft) 1,875 m (6,152 ft) 176 m (577 ft)   
Sun 21-Feb Slalom - (K) - women 2,024 m (6,640 ft) 1,880 m (6,168 ft) 144 m (472 ft)   

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Forty-three nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Calgary. Guatemala, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Calgary 1988 Official Report". XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • FIS-Ski.com – alpine skiing – 1988 Winter Olympics – Calgary, Canada
  • Sports Reference – 1988 Winter Olympics – Alpine skiing