FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978
Host city Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Bavaria, West Germany
Events 6
Opening ceremony 28 January
Closing ceremony 5 February
Main venue Garmisch Classic,
Gudiberg (slalom)
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Garmisch is located in Alps
Garmisch
Garmisch
Location in the Alps of Europe
Garmisch is located in Germany
Garmisch
Garmisch
Location in southern Germany

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978 were held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, West Germany, between January 29 and February 5. It held competitions in multiple disciplines, including cross-country, ski-jumping, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, speed skiing, snowboard, and many others. [1] de:Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1978

The event is the last time the championships were held here until 2011. Garmisch hosted the first Olympic alpine skiing competition (Combined event), at the 1936 games.

Men's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Sunday, 29 January

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Josef Walcher  Austria 2:04.12
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michael Veith  West Germany 2:04.19 + 0.07
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Werner Grissmann  Austria 2:04.46 + 0.32
4 Sepp Ferstl  West Germany 2:04.49 + 0.35
5 Peter Müller    Switzerland 2:04.77 + 0.65
5 Franz Klammer  Austria 2:04.77 + 0.65
7 Steve Podborski  Canada 2:04.98 + 0.86
8 Walter Vesti    Switzerland 2:06.13 + 2.01
9 Vladimir Makeev  Soviet Union 2:06.20 + 2.08
10 Herbert Plank  Italy 2:06.31 + 2.19
Source:[1][2]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Thursday, 2 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden 3:02.52
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 3:04.56 + 2.04
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Willi Frommelt  Liechtenstein 3:04.75 + 2.23
4 Sepp Ferstl  West Germany 3:04.87 + 2.35
5 Phil Mahre  United States 3:04.94 + 2.42
6 Hans Enn  Austria 3:05.27 + 2.75
7 Peter Lüscher    Switzerland 3:06.13 + 3.51
8 Pete Patterson  United States 3:06.82 + 4.30
9 Cary Adgate  United States 3:07.10 + 4.58
10 Bruno Nöckler  Italy 3:07.20 + 4.68
Source:[3][4]

Slalom[edit]

Sunday, 5 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden 1:39.54
2nd, silver medalist(s) Piero Gros  Italy 1:40.20 + 0.66
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Frommelt  Liechtenstein 1:40.47 + 0.93
4 Anton Steiner  Austria 1:40.74 + 1.20
5 Mauro Bernardi  Italy 1:42.20 + 2.66
6 Christian Neureuther  West Germany 1:42.74 + 3.20
7 Toshihiro Kaiwa  Japan 1:43.20 + 3.66
8 Steve Mahre  United States 1:43.76 + 4.22
9 Torsten Jakobsson  Sweden 1:44.16 + 4.62
10 Peter Aelig    Switzerland 1:44.44 + 4.90
Source:[5][6]

Combined[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Points DH GS SL
1st, gold medalist(s) Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 2732.34 13 2nd, silver medalist(s) 18
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sepp Ferstl  West Germany 2749.64 4 31 29
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pete Patterson  United States 2752.28 25 8 23
4 Vladimir Andreyev  Soviet Union 2773.87
5 Valeri Tsyganov  Soviet Union 2799.52
6 Maciej Gąsienica  Poland 2800.48

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]

Wednesday, 1 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 1:48.31
2nd, silver medalist(s) Irene Epple  West Germany 1:48.55 + 0.24
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Doris de Agostini    Switzerland 1:49.11 + 0.80
4 Marie-Theres Nadig    Switzerland 1:49.64 + 1.33
5 Cindy Nelson  United States 1:50.26 + 1.95
6 Evi Mittermaier  West Germany 1:50.42 + 2.11
7 Brigitte Totschnig  Austria 1:50.47 + 2.16
8 Martina Ellmer  Austria 1:50.89 + 2.58
9 Irmgard Lukasser  Austria 1:50.93 + 2.62
10 Monika Bader  West Germany 1:51.04 + 2.73

Source:[7]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Saturday, 4 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Maria Epple  West Germany 2:41.15
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lise-Marie Morerod    Switzerland 2:41.20 + 0.05
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 2:41.90 + 0.75
4 Irene Epple  West Germany 2:42.02 + 0.87
5 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 2:42.43 + 1.28
6 Fabienne Serrat  France 2:42.83 + 1.68
7 Ursula Konzett  Liechtenstein 2:42.84 + 1.69
8 Perrine Pelen  France 2:43.38 + 2.23
9 Erika Hess    Switzerland 2:44.25 + 3.10
10 Christa Zechmeister  West Germany 2:44.89 + 3.74

This was the first two-run women's giant slalom at the World Championships.
Source:[8][9]

Slalom[edit]

Friday, 3 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Lea Sölkner  Austria 1:24.85
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pamela Behr  West Germany 1:25.33 + 0.48
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Monika Kaserer  Austria 1:25.37 + 0.52
4 Perrine Pelen  France 1:25.67 + 0.82
5 Fabienne Serrat  France 1:25.75 + 0.90
6 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 1:26.09 + 1.24
7 Lise-Marie Morerod    Switzerland 1:26.59 + 1.74
8 Claudia Giordani  Italy 1:26.87 + 2.02
9 Christa Zechmeister  West Germany 1:26.99 + 2.14
10 Regine Mösenlechner  West Germany 1:27.43 + 2.58
Source:[10][11]

Combined[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Points DH GS SL
1st, gold medalist(s) Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 2460.39 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 19
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 2476.80 29 5 6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fabienne Serrat  France 2478.44 6 5
4 Kathy Kreiner  Canada 2498.43 12 21 17
5 Dagmar Kuzmanová  Czechoslovakia 2509.23
6 Cindy Nelson  United States 2511.63 5 15 30

Source:[9]
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  Austria 4 - 3 7
2  Sweden 2 - - 2
3  West Germany 1 4 - 5
4  Liechtenstein 1 2 2 5
5    Switzerland - 1 1 2
6  Italy - 1 - 1
7  France - - 1 1
7  United States - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walcher wins world downhill, Podborski runs seventh". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. January 30, 1978. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Walcher wins". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. January 30, 1978. p. 15. 
  3. ^ "Stenmark breezes to first world giant slalom victory". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. February 3, 1978. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Stenmark gets gold - easily". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. February 3, 1978. p. 23. 
  5. ^ "Second gold for Stenmark". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. February 6, 1978. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Stenmark takes second gold in slalom". Montreal Gazette. Reuter. February 6, 1978. p. 22. 
  7. ^ "Proell-Moser proves she's the fastest woman on skis". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. February 2, 1978. p. 24. 
  8. ^ "Kid sister gets gold in (giant) slalom". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. February 5, 1978. p. D4. 
  9. ^ a b "Epple wins GS crown, Annemarie combined". Montreal Gazette. Reuter. February 6, 1978. p. 22. 
  10. ^ "Austrian girl captures special slalom; Kreiner has chance at combined medal". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. February 4, 1978. p. 14. 
  11. ^ "Third Austrian ski gold in women's special slalom". Lewiston Daily Sun. Maine. Associated Press. February 4, 1978. p. 19. 

External links[edit]

  • FIS-ski.com - results - 1978 World Championships - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany
  • FIS-ski.com - results - World Championships