FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
1999
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Host city Vail, Colorado, U.S.
Nations participating 56
Events 10
Opening ceremony February 1, 1999
Closing ceremony February 14, 1999
Main venue Vail (7 events)
Beaver Creek (3)
Vail is located in the US
Vail
Vail
Location in the United States

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999 were held February 2–14 in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, U.S.A..[1]

Lasse Kjus of Norway placed in the top two in all five events, winning two gold medals and taking three silvers. Hermann Maier of Austria won gold medals in the two speed events, the downhill and super-G (a dead-heat tie with Kjus). Austria dominated the women's two speed events with a sweep of all six medals. The men's downhill, super-G, and combined events were held at Beaver Creek, and the seven other events were at Vail.

This was the third non-Olympic World Championships held in the United States, all in Colorado. (The 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, and the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, are also officially considered World Championships). Vail hosted a decade earlier in 1989 and Aspen in 1950, the first held outside of Europe. As a host country, the U.S. has won just two medals in the three World Championships, a gold and a bronze by Tamara McKinney in 1989.

The Birds of Prey downhill course at Beaver Creek was developed for these championships, its first World Cup races were in December 1997. Designed by Olympic gold medalist Bernhard Russi, it has been a regular stop on the men's World Cup schedule and will be used again for the World Championships in 2015.

Men's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Saturday, February 6, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria 1:40.60 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:40.91 + 0.31
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway 1:41.17 + 0.57

Source:[2]

Super-G[edit]

Tuesday, February 2, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:14.53 --
1st, gold medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria 1:14.53 --
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans Knauss  Austria 1:14.54 + 0.01

Source:[3]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Friday, February 12, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Lasse Kjus  Norway 2:19.31 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marco Büchel  Liechtenstein 2:19.36 + 0.05
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Steve Locher   Switzerland 2:20.79 + 1.48

Source:[4]

Slalom[edit]

Sunday February 14, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Kalle Palander  Finland 1:42.12 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lasse Kjus  Norway 1:42.23 + 0.11
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Christian Mayer  Austria 1:42.25 + 0.13

Source:[5]

Combined[edit]

Monday & Tuesday, February 8–9, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway 2:43.09 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lasse Kjus  Norway 2:43.25 + 0.16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Accola   Switzerland 2:43.62 + 0.53

Source:[6]

Women's competitions[edit]

Downhill[edit]

Sunday, February 7, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Renate Götschl  Austria 1:48.20 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michaela Dorfmeister  Austria 1:48.35 + 0.15
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stefanie Schuster  Austria 1:48.37 + 0.17

Source:[7]

Super-G[edit]

Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexandra Meissnitzer  Austria 1:20.53 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Renate Götschl  Austria 1:20.56 + 0.03
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Michaela Dorfmeister  Austria 1:20.74 + 0.21

Source:[8]

Giant Slalom[edit]

Thursday, February 11, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexandra Meissnitzer  Austria 2:08.54 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andrine Flemmen  Norway 2:08.84 + 0.30
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anita Wachter  Austria 2:09.13 + 0.59

Source:[9]

Slalom[edit]

Saturday, February 13, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Zali Steggall  Australia 1:33.97 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pernilla Wiberg  Sweden 1:34.77 + 0.80
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Trine Bakke  Norway 1:35.00 + 1.03

Source:[10]

Combined[edit]

Friday, February 5, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
1st, gold medalist(s) Pernilla Wiberg  Sweden 3:08.52 --
2nd, silver medalist(s) Renate Götschl  Austria 3:08.67 + 0.15
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Florence Masnada  France 3:08.97 + 0.45

Source:[11]

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria 5 3 5 13
2  Norway 3 4 2 9
3  Sweden 1 1 - 2
4  Australia 1 - - 1
4  Finland 1 - - 1
6  Liechtenstein - 1 - 4
7   Switzerland - - 2 2
8  France - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ de.wikipedia.org Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1999
  2. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 6, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 2, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 12, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 14, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 8–9, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 7, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 3, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 11, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 13, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 5, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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