Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Hakuba & Shiga Kogen
Nagano, Honshu, Japan
Dates 10–21 February 1998
Competitors 249 from 49 nations
«1994 2002»

Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of ten alpine skiing events. The speed events were held at Hakuba and the technical events at Shiga Kogen. There were a number of race postponements due to weather; the events began on 10 February and ended on 21 February.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Nine nations won medals in alpine skiing, with Austria winning the most with eleven (3 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze). Katja Seizinger led the individual medal table, with two gold medals and a bronze, while Hermann Maier was the most successful male skier, with two gold medals. Zali Steggall's bronze medal was the first individual medal at the Winter Olympics for Australia.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 4 4 11
2  Germany (GER) 3 1 2 6
3  Norway (NOR) 1 3 0 4
4  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
5  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
6  United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 2
8  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
9  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1

Source:[1]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Jean-Luc Crétier
France (FRA)
1:50.11  Lasse Kjus
Norway (NOR)
1:50.51  Hannes Trinkl
Austria (AUT)
1:50.63
Super-G
details
 Hermann Maier
Austria (AUT)
1:34.82  Didier Cuche
Switzerland (SUI)
 Hans Knauss
Austria (AUT)
1:35.43 Not awarded
Giant Slalom
details
 Hermann Maier
Austria (AUT)
2:38.51  Stephan Eberharter
Austria (AUT)
2:39.36  Michael von Grünigen
Switzerland (SUI)
2:39.69
Slalom
details
 Hans Petter Buraas
Norway (NOR)
1:49.31  Ole Kristian Furuseth
Norway (NOR)
1:50.64  Thomas Sykora
Austria (AUT)
1:50.68
Combined
details
 Mario Reiter
Austria (AUT)
3:08.06  Lasse Kjus
Norway (NOR)
3:08.65  Christian Mayer
Austria (AUT)
3:10.11

Source:[1]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Katja Seizinger
Germany (GER)
1:28.89  Pernilla Wiberg
Sweden (SWE)
1:29.18  Florence Masnada
France (FRA)
1:29.37
Super-G
details
 Picabo Street
United States (USA)
1:18.02  Michaela Dorfmeister
Austria (AUT)
1:18.03  Alexandra Meissnitzer
Austria (AUT)
1:18.09
Giant Slalom
details
 Deborah Compagnoni
Italy (ITA)
2:50.59  Alexandra Meissnitzer
Austria (AUT)
2:52.39  Katja Seizinger
Germany (GER)
2:52.61
Slalom
details
 Hilde Gerg
Germany (GER)
1:32.40  Deborah Compagnoni
Italy (ITA)
1:32.46  Zali Steggall
Australia (AUS)
1:32.67
Combined
details
 Katja Seizinger
Germany (GER)
2:40.74  Martina Ertl
Germany (GER)
2:40.92  Hilde Gerg
Germany (GER)
2:41.50

Source:[1]

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 13-Feb Downhill - men  1,765 m (5,791 ft)  840 m (2,756 ft)  925 m (3,035 ft)  3.289 km (2.044 mi) 28.1%
Mon 16-Feb Downhill - women 1,590 m (5,217 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 691 m (2,267 ft) 2.518 km (1.565 mi) 27.4%
Fri 13-Feb Downhill - (K) - men 1,680 m (5,512 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 2.886 km (1.793 mi) 29.1%
Tue 17-Feb Downhill - (K) - women 1,590 m (5,217 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 691 m (2,267 ft) 2.518 km (1.565 mi) 27.4%
Mon 16-Feb Super-G - men 1,490 m (4,888 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 650 m (2,133 ft) 2.407 km (1.496 mi) 27.0%
Wed 11-Feb Super-G - women 1,486 m (4,875 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 587 m (1,926 ft) 2.115 km (1.314 mi) 27.8%
Thu 19-Feb Giant Slalom - men 1,969 m (6,460 ft) 1,530 m (5,020 ft) 439 m (1,440 ft) 1.487 km (0.924 mi) 29.5%
Fri 20-Feb Giant Slalom - women 1,923 m (6,309 ft) 1,530 m (5,020 ft) 393 m (1,289 ft) 1.329 km (0.826 mi) 29.6%
Sat 21-Feb Slalom - men 1,890 m (6,201 ft) 1,670 m (5,479 ft) 220 m (722 ft)    0.607 km (0.377 mi) 36.2%
Thu 19-Feb Slalom - women 1,870 m (6,135 ft) 1,670 m (5,479 ft) 200 m (656 ft)    0.530 km (0.329 mi) 33.0%
Tue 10-Feb Slalom - (K) - men 995 m (3,264 ft) 830 m (2,723 ft) 165 m (541 ft)    0.473 km (0.294 mi) 34.9%
Tue 17-Feb Slalom - (K) - women 975 m (3,199 ft) 830 m (2,723 ft) 145 m (476 ft)    0.415 km (0.258 mi) 34.9%

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Forty-nine nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Nagano. Armenia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Macedonia, South Africa, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan 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 "XVIII Olympic Winter Games - Official Report - Volume 3". Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 

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