Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

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Men's giant slalom
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for alpine skiing
Venue Sestriere
Date February 20
Competitors 82 from 46 nations
Winning time 2:35.00
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Benjamin Raich  Austria
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joël Chenal  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria
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Alpine skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

The giant slalom is conducted in two runs, with emphasis on manoeuvering rather than speed as the gates are fairly close together – but not as close as in slalom. The giant slalom also promotes endurance, with the primary difference between it and the slalom competition being the length of the course - the difference in level in giant slalom is 300 to 450 metres, while in slalom it is between 180 and 220 metres. This also leads to the gates being further apart in giant slalom. The men's giant slalom took place on 20 February.

Stephan Eberharter won the 2002 giant slalom gold, but he had since retired [2]. The 2005 World Champion, Hermann Maier had skied ahead of the Olympics, however, and was fourth in the Giant Slalom World Cup - which was headed by Maier's compatriot Benjamin Raich.[1]

Results[edit]

Complete results from the men's giant slalom event at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Rank Name Country Run 1 Run 2 Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) Benjamin Raich  Austria 1:16.95 1:18.05 2:35.00 +0.00
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joël Chenal  France 1:16.80 1:18.27 2:35.07 +0.07
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria 1:16.83 1:18.33 2:35.16 +0.16
4 François Bourque  Canada 1:16.61 1:19.31 2:35.92 +0.92
5 Fredrik Nyberg  Sweden 1:16.83 1:19.22 2:36.05 +1.05
6 Bode Miller  United States 1:17.58 1:18.48 2:36.06 +1.06
Aksel Lund Svindal  Norway 1:17.10 1:18.96
8 Rainer Schönfelder  Austria 1:17.49 1:19.15 2:36.64 +1.64
9 Kalle Palander  Finland 1:18.22 1:18.60 2:36.82 +1.82
10 Thomas Grandi  Canada 1:17.23 1:19.65 2:36.88 +1.88
11 Massimiliano Blardone  Italy 1:17.21 1:19.74 2:36.95 +1.95
12 Mitja Valenčič  Slovenia 1:18.10 1:19.29 2:37.39 +2.39
13 Erik Schlopy  United States 1:18.34 1:19.22 2:37.56 +2.56
14 Didier Défago  Switzerland 1:18.03 1:19.57 2:37.60 +2.60
15 Alberto Schieppati  Italy 1:18.21 1:19.62 2:37.83 +2.83
16 Ondřej Bank  Czech Republic 1:18.45 1:19.40 2:37.85 +2.85
17 Marc Berthod  Switzerland 1:19.05 1:19.20 2:38.25 +3.25
18 Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:18.73 1:20.58 2:39.31 +4.31
19 Didier Cuche  Switzerland 1:19.08 1:20.25 2:39.33 +4.33
20 Bjarne Solbakken  Norway 1:19.15 1:20.46 2:39.61 +4.61
21 Raphaël Burtin  France 1:20.70 1:20.29 2:40.99 +5.99
22 Jukka Rajala  Finland 1:20.17 1:21.23 2:41.40 +6.40
23 Cristian Javier Simari Birkner  Argentina 1:22.37 1:20.19 2:42.56 +7.56
24 Daisuke Yoshioka  Japan 1:23.78 1:21.25 2:45.03 +10.03
25 Natko Zrnčić-Dim  Croatia 1:22.57 1:23.02 2:45.59 +10.59
26 Nikolay Skriabin  Ukraine 1:25.81 1:25.04 2:50.85 +15.85
27 Alexander Heath  South Africa 1:25.61 1:25.81 2:51.42 +16.42
28 Hyung Chul Kim  South Korea 1:26.09 1:26.37 2:52.46 +17.46
29 Iason Abramashvili  Georgia 1:27.59 1:27.27 2:54.86 +19.86
30 Nikolai Hentsch  Brazil 1:27.78 1:27.78 2:55.56 +20.56
31 Thomas Foley  Ireland 1:28.28 1:29.14 2:57.42 +22.42
32 Mikail Renzhin  Israel 1:28.97 1:31.44 3:00.41 +25.41
33 Victor Ryabchenko  Kazakhstan 1:29.52 1:31.14 3:00.66 +25.66
34 Theodoros Christodoulou  Cyprus 1:30.47 1:31.56 3:02.03 +27.03
35 Erjon Tola  Albania 1:30.87 1:32.02 3:02.89 +27.89
36 Alidad Saveh-Shemshaki  Iran 1:32.27 1:31.61 3:03.88 +28.88
37 Marco Schafferer  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:39.28 1:25.18 3:04.46 +29.46
38 Attila Marosi  Hungary 1:32.30 1:32.82 3:05.12 +30.12
39 Mathieu Razanakolona  Madagascar 1:39.10 1:27.33 3:06.43 +31.43
40 Guangxu Li  China 1:32.63 1:35.44 3:08.07 +33.07
41 Ivan Borisov  Kyrgyzstan 1:59.49 1:37.61 3:37.10 +1:02.10
Kjetil Jansrud  Norway 1:19.32 DNS
Hamit Şare  Turkey 1:52.13 DNS
Stephan Görgl  Austria 1:17.15 DNF
Jean-Philippe Roy  Canada 1:17.36 DNF
Martin Vráblík  Czech Republic 1:20.41 DNF
Deyvid Oprja  Estonia 1:40.49 DNF
Daron Rahlves  United States DNF
Davide Simoncelli  Italy DNF
Marco Büchel  Liechtenstein DNF
Ted Ligety  United States DNF
Manfred Mölgg  Italy DNF
Thomas Fanara  France DNF
Aleš Gorza  Slovenia DNF
Daniel Albrecht  Switzerland DNF
Gauthier de Tessières  France DNF
Ryan Semple  Canada DNF
Felix Neureuther  Germany DNF
Bernard Vajdič  Slovenia DNF
Bradley Wall  Australia DNF
Petr Záhrobský  Czech Republic DNF
Björgvin Björgvinsson  Iceland DNF
Claudio Sprecher  Liechtenstein DNF
Dmitrij Ulianov  Russia DNF
Pavel Chestakov  Russia DNF
Konstantin Sats  Russia DNF
Kryštof Krýzl  Czech Republic DNF
Min Heuk Kang  South Korea DNF
Akira Sasaki  Japan DNF
Facundo Aguirre  Argentina DNF
Duncan Grob  Chile DNF
Woo-Sung Kim  South Korea DNF
Vassilis Dimitriadis  Greece DNF
Ivan Ratkić  Croatia DNF
Kristján Uni Óskarsson  Iceland DNF
Olivier Jenot  Monaco DNF
Gjorgi Markovski  Macedonia DNF
Andrei Drygin  Tajikistan DNF
Leyti Seck  Senegal DNF
Hira Lal  India DNF
Marino Cardelli  San Marino DNF
Vitalij Rumiancev  Lithuania DSQ

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