Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's downhill

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Women's downhill
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Women's downhill, 2014 Winter Olympics, podium.jpg
Maze, Gisin, and Gut on the podium
Venue Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Date 12 February 2014
Competitors 41 from 23 nations
Winning time 1:41.57
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tina Maze  Slovenia
1st, gold medalist(s) Dominique Gisin  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lara Gut  Switzerland
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Women's Downhill
RosaKhutor2013.jpg
Location Rosa Khutor
Vertical    790 m (2,592 ft)
Top elevation 1,755 m (5,758 ft)  
Base elevation    965 m (3,166 ft)
Starting gate
The course of women's downhill in Sochi

The Women's downhill competition of the Sochi 2014 Olympics was held at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Wednesday, 12 February.[1] The race was won by Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who posted the same time. Lara Gut, also of Switzerland, was a tenth of a second back and took the bronze medal.

The race course was 2.713 km (1.69 mi) in length, with a vertical drop of 790 m (2,592 ft). The gold medalists had an average speed of 96.158 km/h (59.75 mph) and an average vertical descent rate of 7.778 m/s (25.52 ft/s). The temperature was above freezing at the starting gate and skies were clear.[2]

Fabienne Suter was the first out of the gate and led until Gisin surpassed her by 0.37 seconds. Immediately after Gisin, Daniela Merighetti took a provisional second position, and stayed there until Gut, skiing 18th, replaced her at 0.10 seconds behind Gisin. Maze was the 21st racer out of the gate and led at all the intervals, but finished with exactly the same time as Gisin. The best run after Maze was by Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway, who finished sixth.

Lindsey Vonn, the defending Olympic champion, did not participate, and the 2010 silver and bronze medalists, Julia Mancuso and Elisabeth Görgl, finished outside the podium. It was the first time any Olympic alpine event has ended in a tie for the gold.[3][4] Maze also won the first ever gold medal of Winter Olympics for Slovenia. Both Gisin and Gut won their first Olympic medals.[5]

Results[edit]

The race was started at 11:00.[2]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) 21 Tina Maze  Slovenia 1:41.57
8 Dominique Gisin  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 18 Lara Gut  Switzerland 1:41.67 +0.10
4 9 Daniela Merighetti  Italy 1:41.84 +0.27
5 1 Fabienne Suter  Switzerland 1:41.94 +0.37
6 26 Lotte Smiseth Sejersted  Norway 1:42.01 +0.44
7 25 Edit Miklós  Hungary 1:42.28 +0.71
8 12 Julia Mancuso  United States 1:42.56 +0.99
9 5 Nicole Hosp  Austria 1:42.62 +1.05
10 27 Ilka Štuhec  Slovenia 1:42.65 +1.08
11 7 Laurenne Ross  United States 1:42.68 +1.11
12 11 Elena Fanchini  Italy 1:42.70 +1.13
13 20 Maria Höfl-Riesch  Germany 1:42.74 +1.17
14 23 Verena Stuffer  Italy 1:42.75 +1.18
15 3 Viktoria Rebensburg  Germany 1:42.76 +1.19
16 19 Elisabeth Görgl  Austria 1:42.82 +1.25
17 10 Stacey Cook  United States 1:43.05 +1.48
18 6 Maruša Ferk  Slovenia 1:43.24 +1.67
19 35 Chemmy Alcott  Great Britain 1:43.43 +1.86
20 28 Larisa Yurkiw  Canada 1:43.46 +1.89
21 29 Klára Křížová  Czech Republic 1:43.47 +1.90
22 30 Nadia Fanchini  Italy 1:43.48 +1.91
23 13 Kajsa Kling  Sweden 1:43.69 +2.12
24 14 Cornelia Hütter  Austria 1:43.82 +2.25
25 34 Sara Hector  Sweden 1:44.23 +2.66
26 2 Jacqueline Wiles  United States 1:44.35 +2.78
27 24 Ragnhild Mowinckel  Norway 1:44.43 +2.86
28 32 Elena Yakovishina  Russia 1:44.45 +2.88
29 37 Greta Small  Australia 1:44.79 +3.22
30 31 Maria Bedareva  Russia 1:45.29 +3.72
31 42 Kristína Saalová  Slovakia 1:45.98 +4.41
32 38 Macarena Simari Birkner  Argentina 1:46.44 +4.87
33 36 Karolina Chrapek  Poland 1:46.90 +5.33
34 40 Noelle Barahona  Chile 1:49.70 +8.13
35 41 Anna Berecz  Hungary 1:50.97 +9.40
37 16 Tina Weirather  Liechtenstein DNS
36 4 Marie Marchand-Arvier  France DNF
36 15 Carolina Ruiz Castillo  Spain DNF
36 17 Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden  Switzerland DNF
36 22 Anna Fenninger  Austria DNF
36 33 Alexandra Coletti  Monaco DNF
36 39 Ania Monica Caill  Romania DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Schedule". SOCOG. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Final Results
  3. ^ Mintz, Geoff (February 12, 2014). "Tie at the top means double gold for Gisin, Maze". Ski Racing. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ CBC live broadcast, 12 February 2014
  5. ^ "Women's downhill features first shared gold medal". Guardian. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • FIS-Ski.com – 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's Downhill