FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009.png
Host city Val-d'Isère, Savoie,
 France
Nations participating 70
Athletes participating 382 [1]
Events 11
Opening ceremony   2 February
Closing ceremony 15 February
Main venue Bellevarde
(& Rhône-Alpes)
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009 were held in Val-d'Isère, Savoie, France, on 2–15 February 2009.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) awarded the championships to Val-d'Isère on 2 June 2004, in Miami, Florida. The other two finalists were Vail/Beaver Creek, USA, and Schladming, Austria, which was later selected to host the 2013 World Championships.

These were the first world championships at Val-d'Isère, although the area hosted four of the five men's events at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville (the slalom was held at Les Menuires). Val-d'Isère is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, usually by the men in early to mid-December.

These were the fourth world championships held in France. Chamonix hosted in 1937 and 1962, and Chamrousse hosted the alpine events for 1968 Winter Olympics (from 1948 to 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the world championships).

Venues[edit]

  • The men's events were held at Bellevarde, as were the women's giant slalom and slalom. The other three women's events were conducted at Rhône-Alpes.


Course information – (metric)
Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sat 07-Feb Downhill – men 2807 m 1848 m 959 m 2.988 km 32.1 %
Mon 09-Feb Downhill – women 2536 1845 691 2.227 31.0
Mon 09-Feb Downhill (SC) – men 2550 1848 702 2.549 27.5
Fri 06-Feb Downhill (SC) – women 2536 1845 691 2.227 31.0
Wed 04-Feb Super-G – men 2498 1848 650 1.770 36.7
Tue 03-Feb Super-G – women 2445 1845 600 1.926 31.2
Fri 13-Feb Giant slalom – men 2292 1842 450
Thu 12-Feb Giant slalom – women 2225 1865 360
Sun 15-Feb Slalom – men 2062 1842 220
Sat 14-Feb Slalom – women 2042 1842 200
Mon 09-Feb Slalom (SC) – men 2032 1842 190
Fri 06-Feb Slalom (SC) – women 2035 1840 195



Course information – (imperial)
Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sat 07-Feb Downhill – men 9209 ft 6063 ft 3146 ft 1.886 mi. 32.1 %
Mon 09-Feb Downhill – women 8320 6053 2267 1.384 31.0
Mon 09-Feb Downhill (SC) – men 8366 6063 2303 1.584 27.5
Fri 06-Feb Downhill (SC) – women 8320 6053 2267 1.384 31.0
Wed 04-Feb Super-G – men 8196 6063 2133 1.100 36.7
Tue 03-Feb Super-G – women 8022 6053 1969 1.197 31.2
Fri 13-Feb Giant slalom – men 7520 6043 1477
Thu 12-Feb Giant slalom – women 7300 6119 1181
Sun 15-Feb Slalom – men 6765 6043   722
Sat 14-Feb Slalom – women 6699 6043   656
Mon 09-Feb Slalom (SC) – men 6666 6043   623
Fri 06-Feb Slalom (SC) – women 6677 6037   640

Medal winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Date Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
Downhill
details
7 Feb John Kucera
 Canada
2:07.01 Didier Cuche
  Switzerland
2:07.05 Carlo Janka
  Switzerland
2:07.18
Super-G
details
4 Feb Didier Cuche
  Switzerland
1:19.41 Peter Fill
 Italy
1:20.40 Aksel Lund Svindal
 Norway
1:20.43
Super combined
details
9 Feb Aksel Lund Svindal
 Norway
2:23.00 Julien Lizeroux
 France
2:23.90 Natko Zrnčić-Dim
 Croatia
2:24.58
Giant slalom
details
13 Feb Carlo Janka
  Switzerland
2:18.82 Benjamin Raich
 Austria
2:19.53 Ted Ligety
 United States
2:19.81
Slalom
details
15 Feb Manfred Pranger
 Austria
1.44.17 Julien Lizeroux
 France
1.44.48 Michael Janyk
 Canada
1.45.70

Women[edit]

Event Date Gold Time Silver Time Bronze: Time
Downhill
details
9 Feb Lindsey Vonn
 United States
1:30.31 Lara Gut
  Switzerland
1:30.83 Nadia Fanchini
 Italy
1:30.88
Super-G
details
3 Feb Lindsey Vonn
 United States
1:20.73 Marie Marchand-Arvier
 France
1:21.07 Andrea Fischbacher
 Austria
1:21.13
Super combined
details
6 Feb Kathrin Zettel
 Austria
2:20.13 Lara Gut
  Switzerland
2:20.69 Elisabeth Görgl
 Austria
2:21.01
Giant slalom
details
12 Feb Kathrin Hölzl
 Germany
2:03.49 Tina Maze
 Slovenia
2:03.58 Tanja Poutiainen
 Finland
2:04.03
Slalom
details
14 Feb Maria Riesch
 Germany
1:51.80 Šárka Záhrobská
 Czech Republic
1:52.57 Tanja Poutiainen
 Finland
1:52.89

Team[edit]

Event Date Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
Nations team event Canceled – poor weather[2]

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Switzerland 2 3 1 6
2  Austria 2 1 2 5
3  United States 2 0 1 3
4  Germany 2 0 0 2
5  Norway 1 0 1 2
 Canada 1 0 1 2
7  France 0 3 0 3
8  Italy 0 1 1 2
9  Slovenia 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
11  Finland 0 0 2 2
12  Croatia 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worlds: FIS president Kasper speaks at closing ceremonies". Ski Racing.com. 16 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Worlds: Team event canceled". Ski Racing.com. 11 February 2009. 

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