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
Gold medal    Austria
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Austria
«2002 2010»
Alpine skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
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 Benjamin Raich Austria 1:16.95 1:18.05 2:35.00 +0.00
2nd Joël Chenal France 1:16.80 1:18.27 2:35.07 +0.07
3rd 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 2:36.06 +1.06
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

References[edit]

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