FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
1999
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Host city Vail, Colorado, U.S.
Nations participating 56
Events 10
Opening ceremony February 1, 1999
Closing ceremony February 14, 1999
Main venue Vail (7 events)
Beaver Creek (3)
Vail is located in United States
Vail
Vail
Location in the United States

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999 were held February 2–14 in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, U.S.A..[1]

Lasse Kjus of Norway placed in the top two in all five events, winning two gold medals and taking three silvers. Hermann Maier of Austria won gold medals in the two speed events, the downhill and super-G (a dead-heat tie with Kjus). Austria dominated the women's two speed events with a sweep of all six medals. The men's downhill, super-G, and combined events were held at Beaver Creek, and the seven other events were at Vail.

This was the third non-Olympic World Championships held in the United States, all in Colorado. (The 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, and the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, are also officially considered World Championships). Vail hosted a decade earlier in 1989 and Aspen in 1950, the first held outside of Europe. As a host country, the U.S. has won just two medals in the three World Championships, a gold and a bronze by Tamara McKinney in 1989.

The Birds of Prey downhill course at Beaver Creek was developed for these championships, its first World Cup races were in December 1997. Designed by Olympic gold medalist Bernhard Russi, it has been a regular stop on the men's World Cup schedule and will be used again for the World Championships in 2015.

Men's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Saturday, February 6, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1 Hermann Maier  Austria 1:40.60 --
2 Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:40.91 + 0.31
3 Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway 1:41.17 + 0.57

Source:[2]

Super-G[edit]

Tuesday, February 2, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1 Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:14.53 --
1 Hermann Maier  Austria 1:14.53 --
3 Hans Knauss  Austria 1:14.54 + 0.01

Source:[3]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Friday, February 12, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1 Lasse Kjus  Norway 2:19.31 --
2 Marco Büchel  Liechtenstein 2:19.36 + 0.05
3 Steve Locher   Switzerland 2:20.79 + 1.48

Source:[4]

Slalom[edit]

Sunday February 14, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1 Kalle Palander  Finland 1:42.12 --
2 Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:42.23 + 0.11
3 Christian Mayer  Austria 1:42.25 + 0.13

Source:[5]

Combined[edit]

Monday & Tuesday, February 8–9, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1 Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway 2:43.09 --
2 Lasse Kjus  Norway 2:43.25 + 0.16
3 Paul Accola   Switzerland 2:43.62 + 0.53

Source:[6]

Women's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Sunday, February 7, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1 Renate Götschl  Austria 1:48.20 --
2 Michaela Dorfmeister  Austria 1:48.35 + 0.15
3 Stefanie Schuster  Austria 1:48.37 + 0.17

Source:[7]

Super-G[edit]

Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1 Alexandra Meissnitzer  Austria 1:20.53 --
2 Renate Götschl  Austria 1:20.56 + 0.03
3 Michaela Dorfmeister  Austria 1:20.74 + 0.21

Source:[8]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Thursday, February 11, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1 Alexandra Meissnitzer  Austria 2:08.54 --
2 Andrine Flemmen  Norway 2:08.84 + 0.30
3 Anita Wachter  Austria 2:09.13 + 0.59

Source:[9]

Slalom[edit]

Saturday, February 13, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1 Zali Steggall  Australia 1:33.97 --
2 Pernilla Wiberg  Sweden 1:34.77 + 0.80
3 Trine Bakke  Norway 1:35.00 + 1.03

Source:[10]

Combined[edit]

Friday, February 5, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1 Pernilla Wiberg  Sweden 3:08.52 --
2 Renate Götschl  Austria 3:08.67 + 0.15
3 Florence Masnada  France 3:08.97 + 0.45

Source:[11]

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria 5 3 5 13
2  Norway 3 4 2 9
3  Sweden 1 1 - 2
4  Australia 1 - - 1
4  Finland 1 - - 1
6  Liechtenstein - 1 - 4
7   Switzerland - - 2 2
8  France - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ de.wikipedia.org Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1999
  2. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 6, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 2, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 12, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 14, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 8–9, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 7, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 3, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 11, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 13, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 5, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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