Alpine skiing at the 1980 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

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Men's Downhill
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, New York, U.S.
Date February 14, 1980
Competitors 47 from 22 nations
Winning time 1:45.50
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Leonhard Stock  Austria
2nd, silver medalist(s) Peter Wirnsberger  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Steve Podborski  Canada
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Men's Downhill
Whiteface Mt and Mt Esther seen from Jay ridge.JPG
Location Whiteface Mountain
Vertical    832 m (2,730 ft)
Top elevation 1,313 m (4,308 ft)  
Base elevation    481 m (1,578 ft)

The Men's Downhill competition of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid was held at Whiteface Mountain on Thursday, February 14.[1][2]

The defending world champion was Josef Walcher of Austria, while Switzerland's Peter Müller was the defending World Cup downhill champion and led the 1980 World Cup.[3][4] Defending Olympic champion Franz Klammer did not compete; he was not selected to the Austrian Olympic team in 1980.[5]

Gold medalist Leonhard Stock was an alternate on the Austrian downhill team, at the Olympics for the slalom. His fast training times earned him a spot on the four-man team, displacing Walcher, the reigning world champion.[6][7][8] All four Austrians in the race finished in the top ten and Müller was fourth.

Results[edit]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) 9 Leonhard Stock  Austria 1:45.50 -
2nd, silver medalist(s) 13 Peter Wirnsberger  Austria 1:46.12 +0.62
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 15 Steve Podborski  Canada 1:46.62 +1.12
4 10 Peter Müller  Switzerland 1:46.75 +1.25
5 23 Pete Patterson  United States 1:47.04 +1.54
6 3 Herbert Plank  Italy 1:47.13 +1.63
7 12 Werner Grissmann  Austria 1:47.21 +1.71
8 19 Valeri Tsyganov  Soviet Union 1:47.34 +1.84
9 1 Harti Weirather  Austria 1:47.70 +2.20
10 11 Dave Murray  Canada 1:47.95 +2.45
11 16 Dave Irwin  Canada 1:48.12 +2.62
12 27 Konrad Bartelski  Great Britain 1:48.53 +3.03
13 30 Bohumír Zeman  Czechoslovakia 1:48.65 +3.15
14 25 Phil Mahre  United States 1:48.88 +3.38
15 6 Giuliano Giardini  Italy 1:48.98 +3.48
16 21 Andy Mill  United States 1:49.07 +3.57
17 5 Erik Håker  Norway 1:49.09 +3.59
18 17 Urs Räber  Switzerland 1:49.16 +3.66
19 26 Arnt Erik Dale  Norway 1:49.26 +3.76
20 20 Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 1:49.71 +4.21
21 22 Mikio Katagiri  Japan 1:49.77 +4.27
22 4 Vladimir Makeyev  Soviet Union 1:49.87 +4.37
23 2 Michael Veith  West Germany 1:50.00 +4.50
24 7 Erwin Josi  Switzerland 1:50.03 +4.53
25 24 Philippe Pugnat  France 1:50.13 +4.63
26 28 Antony Guss  Australia 1:50.22 +4.72
27 29 Francisco Fernández Ochoa  Spain 1:50.69 +5.19
28 32 Ross Blyth  Great Britain 1:51.12 +5.62
29 31 David Cargill  Great Britain 1:52.02 +6.52
30 33 Alan Stewart  Great Britain 1:53.41 +7.91
31 36 Norberto Quiroga  Argentina 1:54.31 +8.81
32 35 Stuart Blakely  New Zealand 1:55.41 +9.91
33 34 Henri Mollin  Belgium 1:55.83 +10.33
34 37 Didier Lamont  Belgium 1:57.57 +12.07
35 47 Carlos Font  Andorra 1:57.81 +12.31
36 46 Marcelo Martínez  Argentina 1:58.04 +12.54
37 38 Janez Flere  Argentina 1:59.01 +13.51
38 43 Guillermo Giumelli  Argentina 2:00.10 +14.60
39 39 Miguel Font  Andorra 2:02.01 +16.51
40 41 Hong In-gi  South Korea 2:03.08 +17.58
41 45 Arturo Kinch  Costa Rica 2:12.24 +26.74
42 44 Billy Farwig  Bolivia 2:12.66 +27.16
- 40 Patrick Toussaint  Andorra DNF -
- 18 Karl Anderson  United States DNF -
- 14 Ken Read  Canada DNF -
- 8 Toni Bürgler  Switzerland DNF -
- 42 Scott Alan Sánchez  Bolivia DQ -

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games: Men's Downhill". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ "1979 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "1978 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Anderson, Dave (February 14, 1980). "Klammer Olympic absentee". Palm Beach Post. (New York Times). p. D1.
  6. ^ "For Stock, it was an uphill battle". St. Petersburg Independent. Associated Press. February 15, 1980. p. 5C.
  7. ^ Mizell, Hubert (February 15, 1980). "Unknown Austrian skier Stock suddenly is hero". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1C.
  8. ^ Johnson, William Oscar (February 25, 1980). "Austria storms the hill". Sports Illustrated. p. 22.