Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

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Men's downhill
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for alpine skiing
Venue Sestriere
Date February 12
Competitors 55 from 25 nations
Winning time 1:48.80
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Antoine Dénériaz  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michael Walchhofer  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruno Kernen  Switzerland
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The men's downhill competition is one of the marquee events of the Winter Olympics, and is the first alpine event on the schedule. It consists of a single high-speed run down a challenging slope, with a vertical drop exceeding 2624 feet (800 m).

The defending Olympic champion was Fritz Strobl of Austria, and the reigning world champion was Bode Miller of the U.S., who won the downhill at the 2005 World Championships. Austrian Michael Walchhofer led the downhill World Cup entering the Olympics, ahead of Strobl and American Daron Rahlves.[1]

At the 2006 Olympics, the men's downhill started at an elevation of 9186 feet (2800 m) above sea level and descended 2999 feet (914 m), at a course length of 2.05 miles (3.30 km). The winning time of Antoine Dénériaz of France was 108.8 seconds, an average course speed of 67.8 mph (109.2 km/h), with an average vertical descent speed of 27.6 ft/s (8.4 m/s).

Results[edit]

The results of the men's downhill event in Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Rank Name Country Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) Antoine Dénériaz  France 1:48.80
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michael Walchhofer  Austria 1:49.52 +0.72
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bruno Kernen  Switzerland 1:49.82 +1.02
4 Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway 1:49.88 +1.08
5 Bode Miller  United States 1:49.93 +1.13
6 Hermann Maier  Austria 1:50.00 +1.20
7 Marco Büchel  Liechtenstein 1:50.04 +1.24
8 Fritz Strobl  Austria 1:50.12 +1.32
9 Patrick Staudacher  Italy 1:50.29 +1.49
10 Daron Rahlves  United States 1:50.33 +1.53
11 Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin  France 1:50.35 +1.55
12 Tobias Grünenfelder  Switzerland 1:50.44 +1.64
13 Manuel Osborne-Paradis  Canada 1:50.45 +1.65
14 Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:50.64 +1.84
15 Scott Macartney  United States 1:50.68 +1.88
16 François Bourque  Canada 1:50.70 +1.90
17 Ambrosi Hoffmann  Switzerland 1:50.72 +1.92
18 Kurt Sulzenbacher  Italy 1:50.84 +2.04
19 Steve Nyman  United States 1:50.88 +2.08
Peter Fill  Italy
21 Aksel Lund Svindal  Norway 1:50.90 +2.10
22 Klaus Kröll  Austria 1:50.91 +2.11
23 Kristian Ghedina  Italy 1:50.98 +2.18
24 Yannick Bertrand  France 1:51.37 +2.57
25 Finlay Mickel  Great Britain 1:51.48 +2.68
26 Didier Défago  Switzerland 1:51.51 +2.71
27 John Kucera  Canada 1:51.55 +2.75
28 Andrej Jerman  Slovenia 1:51.70 +2.90
29 Bjarne Solbakken  Norway 1:51.72 +2.92
30 Pavel Chestakov  Russia 1:51.93 +3.13
31 Andrej Šporn  Slovenia 1:52.17 +3.37
32 Craig Branch  Australia 1:52.55 +3.75
33 Patrik Järbyn  Sweden 1:52.87 +4.07
34 Petr Záhrobský  Czech Republic 1:52.90 +4.10
35 Claudio Sprecher  Liechtenstein 1:53.34 +4.54
36 Bořek Zakouřil  Czech Republic 1:54.07 +5.27
37 Roger Cruickshank  Great Britain 1:54.65 +5.85
38 Aleksandr Khoroshilov  Russia 1:54.70 +5.90
39 Alex Antor  Andorra 1:55.01 +6.21
40 Konstantin Sats  Russia 1:55.03 +6.23
41 Mikael Gayme  Chile 1:55.73 +6.93
42 Maui Gayme  Chile 1:56.10 +7.30
43 Nikolai Hentsch  Brazil 1:56.58 +7.78
44 Michał Kałwa  Poland 1:56.81 +8.01
45 Jaroslav Babušiak  Slovakia 1:57.45 +8.65
46 Renārs Doršs  Latvia 1:57.54 +8.74
47 Nikolay Skriabin  Ukraine 1:57.56 +8.76
48 Sindri M. Pálsson  Iceland 1:57.69 +8.89
49 Jorge Mandrú  Chile 1:58.77 +9.97
50 Roger Vidosa  Andorra 1:59.24 +10.44
51 Andrei Drygin  Tajikistan 1:59.41 +10.61
52 Alexander Heath  South Africa 1:59.79 +10.99
53 Florentin-Daniel Nicolae  Romania 2:00.93 +12.13
Ondřej Bank  Czech Republic DNF
Ivan Heimschild  Slovakia DNF

References[edit]

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