FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966
Host city Portillo, Valparaíso
near Los Andes
Country Chile
Events 6
Opening ceremony   4 August 1966
Closing ceremony 14 August 1966
Main venue Portillo
Chamonix 1962 Val Gardena 1970  >
Portillo is located in South America
Portillo
Portillo
Location in South America

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 were held in South America from 4–14 August at Portillo, Chile.[1][2][3]

To this day, it remains as the only alpine world championships contested in the southern hemisphere. It took place well out of the established season, nearly five months before the first World Cup season, which began in early January 1967.

Assignment did happen at the FIS-Congress at Athens in May 1963, but Germany (West-Germany), Switzerland and Austria did vote against.

Men's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Sunday, 7 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Jean Claude Killy  France 1:34.40
2nd, silver medalist(s) Léo Lacroix  France 1:34.80 + 0.40
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franz Vogler  West Germany 1:35.16 + 0.76
4 Heinrich Messner  Austria 1:36.02 + 1.62
5 Pierre Stamos  France 1:36.12 + 1.72
6 Bernard Orcel  France 1:36.38 + 1.98
Source:[4]
Portillo is located in Chile
Portillo
Portillo
Location in the Andes

Giant Slalom[edit]

Tuesday, 9 August (run 1)
Wednesday, 10 August (run 2)

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Guy Périllat  France 3:19.42
2nd, silver medalist(s) Georges Mauduit  France 3:19.93 + 0.51
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karl Schranz  Austria 3:20.40 + 0.98
4 Jakob Tischhauser  Switzerland  Switzerland 3:20.90 + 1.48
5 Jean-Claude Killy  France 3:21.42 + 2.00
6 Willy Favre  Switzerland  Switzerland 3:23.02 + 3.60

Source:[5][6]

Slalom[edit]

Sunday, 14 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Carlo Senoner  Italy 1:41.56
2nd, silver medalist(s) Guy Périllat  France 1:42.25 + 0.69
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Louis Jauffret  France 1:42.58 + 1.02
4 Willy Bogner  West Germany 1:43.06 + 1.50
5 Ludwig Leitner  West Germany 1:43.07 + 1.51
6 Jimmie Heuga  United States 1:43.69 + 2.13

Source:[7][8]

Combined[edit]

Place Athlete Country Points DH GS SL
1st, gold medalist(s) Jean Claude Killy  France 20.92 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 8
2nd, silver medalist(s) Léo Lacroix  France 42.13 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ludwig Leitner  West Germany 54.95 5
4 Jimmie Heuga  United States 56.71 19 13 6
5 Willy Bogner  West Germany 69.61 4
6 Ivo Mahlknecht  Italy 72.96

Source:[7][8]
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Women's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Monday, 8 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Marielle Goitschel  France 1:33.42
2nd, silver medalist(s) Annie Famose  France 1:34.36 + 0.94
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Burgl Färbinger  West Germany 1:34.38 + 0.96
4 Suzy Chaffee  United States 1:34.77 + 1.35
5 Christl Haas  Austria 1:34.81 + 1.39
6 Giustina Demetz  Italy 1:34.94 + 1.52

Giant Slalom[edit]

Thursday, 11 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Marielle Goitschel  France 1:22.64
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heidi Zimmermann  Austria 1:23.81 + 1.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Florence Steurer  France 1:24.92 + 2.28
4 Nancy Greene  Canada 1:25.38 + 2.74
5 Annie Famose  France 1:25.58 + 2.94
6 Giustina Demetz  Italy 1:26.08 + 3.44

Source:[11][12]

Slalom[edit]

Friday, 5 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Annie Famose  France 1:30.48
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marielle Goitschel  France 1:30.95 + 0.47
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Penny McCoy  United States 1:32.35 + 1.87
4 Jean Saubert  United States 1:32.37 + 1.89
5 Cathy Allen  United States 1:32.77 + 2.39
6 Christine Goitschel  France 1:32.94 + 2.56

Source:[13][14]

Combined[edit]

Place Athlete Country Points DH GS SL
1st, gold medalist(s) Marielle Goitschel  France   8.76 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Annie Famose  France 35.16 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 1st, gold medalist(s)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Heidi Zimmermann  Austria 62.91 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4 Burgl Färbinger  West Germany 73.69 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
5 Giustina Demetz  Italy 83.68 6 6
6 Christa Prinzing  West Germany 86.49

Source:[11]
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 7 7 2 16
2  Italy 1 - - 1
3  Austria - 1 2 3
4  West Germany - - 3 3
5  United States - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ de:Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1966
  2. ^ Ottum, Bob (August 15, 1966). "Found: a pretty Penny". Sports Illustrated. p. 12. 
  3. ^ Ottum, Bob (August 22, 1966). "A Gallic gauntlet on the snow". Sports Illustrated. p. 24. 
  4. ^ "Frances Killy, Lacroix in world downhill upset". Montreal Gazette. Reuters. August 8, 1966. p. 19. 
  5. ^ a b "French ace takes giant slalom lead". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 9, 1966. p. 14. 
  6. ^ "Perillat wins giant slalom". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 10, 1966. p. 33. 
  7. ^ a b "Canada blanked in world skiing". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. August 25, 1966. p. 25. 
  8. ^ a b "Skier Killy wins combined in Chile". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. August 15, 1966. p. 19. 
  9. ^ "Austrian's win help to national prestige". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. August 9, 1966. p. 13. 
  10. ^ "Man who won '66 women's downhill gives up medal". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. November 19, 1988. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Marielle Goitschel wins giant slalom, combined". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. August 12, 1966. p. 16. 
  12. ^ "Miss Goitschel wins giant slalom title". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. August 12, 1966. p. 22. 
  13. ^ "Fear drives young skier to 3rd spot". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 6, 1966. p. 9. 
  14. ^ "Second-run spill costs our Nancy". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. August 6, 1966. p. 12. 

External links[edit]

  • FIS-Ski.com - results - 1966 World Championships - Portillo, Chile
  • FIS-Ski.com - official results for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Coordinates: 32°50′10″S 70°07′44″W / 32.836°S 70.129°W / -32.836; -70.129