FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007

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39th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Logo Åre 2007 Fis Alpine Ski WC.png
Host city Åre, Sweden
Events 11
Opening ceremony 2 February 2007
Closing ceremony 18 February 2007
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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007
Combined   men   women
Downhill   men   women
Giant slalom   men   women
Slalom   men   women
Super-G   men   women
Team     mixed  
Åre is located in Sweden
Åre
Åre
Location of Åre in Sweden
Åre is located in Europe
Åre
Åre
Location of Åre in Europe

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 were the 39th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held 2–18 February in Åre, Sweden. Åre previously hosted the world championships in 1954, and often hosts late season World Cup events.

The FIS awarded the 2007 event in 2002; other finalists were Lillehammer, Norway, and Val-d'Isère, France, which was later selected to host the 2009 championships.

These were the first world championships to use the "super-combined" format (one run each of downhill and slalom) for the combined event. First run on the World Cup circuit in 2005 at Wengen, the "super-combi" format (SC) made its debut at the Winter Olympics in 2010. The traditional combined format (K) consists of one downhill run and two slalom runs.

Venues[edit]

  • The World Championships Arena was accessed via the "VM-8an," an 8-passenger hybrid lift installed in 2006.
    The races were held on the Gästrappet, Lundsrappet, Störtloppet and VM-Störtloppet slopes.
  • The medal ceremonies were held at the Medal Plaza at Åre Torg.
  • The opening ceremony was held at the Festival Arena, situated outside the Holiday Club Hotel by Lake Åre.

Course information[edit]

A view of Åre Lake from the ski area
"VM 8:an" hybrid lift, installed in 2006
for the 2007 World Championships


Course information (metric)
Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Minimum
gradient
Maximum
gradient
Average
gradient
Downhill – men 1240 m 396 m 844 m 2.922 km 7% 69% 33%
Downhill – women 1055 396 659 2.236 14% 69% 31%
Super-G – men 1033 396 637 2.127 10% 69% 34%
Super-G – women 971 396 575 1.903 14% 69% 32%
Giant slalom – men 812 396 416 1.308 13% 69% 35%
Giant slalom – women 796 396 400 1.257 17% 48% 36%
Slalom – men 615 396 219 0.740 19% 48% 32%
Slalom – women 582 396 186 0.62 14% 48% 32%


Course information (imperial)
Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Minimum
gradient
Maximum
gradient
Average
gradient
Downhill – men 4068 ft 1299 ft 2769 ft 1.816 mi. 7% 69% 33%
Downhill – women 3461 1299 2162 1.389 14% 69% 31%
Super-G – men 3389 1299 2090 1.322 10% 69% 34%
Super-G – women 3186 1299 1887 1.182 14% 69% 32%
Giant slalom – men 2664 1299 1365 0.813 13% 69% 35%
Giant slalom – women 2612 1299 1313 0.781 17% 48% 36%
Slalom – men 2018 1299 719 0.460 19% 48% 32%
Slalom – women 1909 1299 610 0.388 14% 48% 32%

Opening ceremony[edit]

2 February 19:00

Men's events[edit]

Men's downhill[edit]

10 February 12:30. Race postponed to 11 February 10:00 CET due to foggy weather conditions.

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 1:44.68
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jan Hudec  CAN 1:45.40 +0.72
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Patrik Järbyn  SWE 1:45.65 +0.97

Men's super-G[edit]

Originally planned for 3 February 12:30; postponed to 5 February due to wind conditions.

Race was postponed for a second time, to 6 February 10:00 CET.[1]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Patrick Staudacher  ITA 1:14.30
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fritz Strobl  AUT 1:14.62 +0.32
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruno Kernen   SUI 1:14.92 +0.62

Men's giant slalom[edit]

Qualification: 12 February 10:00/13:30

Final: 14 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 2:19.64
2nd, silver medalist(s) Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:20.12 +0.48
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Didier Cuche   SUI 2:20.56 +0.92

Men's slalom[edit]

Qualification: 15 February 10:00/13:30

Final: 17 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Mario Matt  AUT 1:57.33
2nd, silver medalist(s) Manfred Mölgg  ITA 1:59.14 +1.81
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jean-Baptiste Grange  FRA 1:59.54 +2.21

Men's super combined[edit]

8 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:28.99
2nd, silver medalist(s) Benjamin Raich  AUT 2:29.07 +0.08
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Marc Berthod   SUI 2:29.23 +0.24

Women's events[edit]

Women's downhill[edit]

11 February 12:30

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Anja Pärson  SWE 1:26.89
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:27.29 +0.40
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nicole Hosp  AUT 1:27.37 +0.48

Women's super-G[edit]

Originally planned for 4 February 12:30; postponed to 6 February due to wind conditions.[2]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Anja Pärson  SWE 1:18.85
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:19.17 +0.32
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Renate Götschl  AUT 1:19.38 +0.53

Women's giant slalom[edit]

13 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Nicole Hosp  AUT 2:31.72
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maria Pietilä-Holmner  SWE 2:32.57 + 0.85
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Denise Karbon  ITA 2:32.69 + 0.97

Women's slalom[edit]

16 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Šárka Záhrobská  CZE 1:43.91
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marlies Schild  AUT 1:44.02 +0.11
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anja Pärson  SWE 1:44.07 +0.16

Women's super combined[edit]

9 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Anja Pärson  SWE 1:57.69
2nd, silver medalist(s) Julia Mancuso  USA 1:58.50 +0.81
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Marlies Schild  AUT 1:58.54 +0.85

Team event[edit]

Nations team event[edit]

18 February 10:00/13:00

This competition was part of the World Championships for the second time. Six athletes from each country, including at least two men and two women, compete in a total of four super-G and four slalom runs. Each country sends one athlete into each run, alternating between men and women. The placings of all eight competitions are added, and the country with the lowest number wins. If an athlete doesn't finish the run, gets disqualified or scores a time worse than 108% of the winning time, an extra penalty is incurred. If an athlete doesn't start, an even greater penalty is incurred.

Medal Name Nation SG1 SG2 SG3 SG4 SL1 SL2 SL3 SL4 Total
1st, gold medalist(s)

Renate Götschl
Michaela Kirchgasser
Marlies Schild
Mario Matt
Fritz Strobl
Benjamin Raich

 AUT 1 1 1 2 4 4 1 4 18
2nd, silver medalist(s)

Anna Ottosson
Anja Pärson
Jens Byggmark
Patrik Järbyn
Markus Larsson
Hans Olsson

 SWE 4 8 4 7 1 2 2 5 33
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Sandra Gini
Rabea Grand
Nadia Styger
Fabienne Suter
Daniel Albrecht
Marc Berthod

  SUI 11 3 2 1 2 5 4 11 39

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  Austria 3 3 3 9
2  Sweden 3 2 2 7
3  Norway 2 0 0 2
4   Switzerland 1 1 4 6
5  Italy 1 1 1 3
6  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
7  United States 0 3 0 3
8  Canada 0 1 0 1
9  France 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

60 nations participated: (number of athletes in parentheses)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.are2007.com/parser.php?did=2007:4583
  2. ^ http://www.are2007.com/parser.php?did=2007:4629