Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

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Men's Giant Slalom
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Mount Yakebitai
Date February 8
Competitors 34 from 14 nations
Winning time 2:03.96
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ross Rebagliati  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Thomas Prugger  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ueli Kestenholz  Switzerland
Snowboarding at the
1998 Winter Olympics
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Giant slalom men women
Halfpipe   men   women

The Men's giant slalom competition of the Nagano 1998 Olympics was held at Mount Yakebitai on 8 February.

It was the first time snowboarding was added as a sport at the Winter Olympic Games. The giant slalom was replaced by the parallel giant slalom event in 2002 in Salt Lake City.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Ross Rebagliati
 Canada
Silver Thomas Prugger
 Italy
Bronze Ueli Kestenholz
 Switzerland

Results[edit]

The competitors were allowed two runs on a giant slalom course. The two times were then added to determine the winners.[1]

Rank Name Nationality Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) Ross Rebagliati  Canada 0:59.87 7 1:04.09 2 2:03.96 -
2nd, silver medalist(s) Thomas Prugger  Italy 0:59.38 2 1:04.60 5 2:03.98 +0.02
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ueli Kestenholz  Switzerland 1:00.20 9 1:03.88 1 2:04.08 +0.12
4 Dieter Krassnig  Austria 1:00.11 8 1:04.22 3 2:04.33 +0.37
5 Mathieu Bozzetto  France 0:59.83 6 1:04.74 6 2:04.57 +0.61
6 Chris Klug  United States 0:59.38 2 1:05.87 10 2:05.25 +1.29
7 Martin Freinademetz  Austria 0:59.58 3 1:05.76 9 2:05.34 +1.38
8 Maxence Idesheim  France 1:00.75 11 1:04.77 7 2:05.52 +1.56
9 Dieter Happ  Austria 1:02.65 14 1:04.40 4 2:07.05 +3.09
10 Thedo Remmelink  Netherlands 1:02.01 13 1:05.24 8 2:07.25 +3.29
11 Willi Trakofler  Italy 1:01.42 12 1:05.88 11 2:07.30 +3.34
12 Christophe Ségura  France 0:59.59 4 1:09.27 18 2:08.86 +4.90
13 Elmar Messner  Italy 1:01.42 12 1:07.99 15 2:09.41 +5.45
14 Dieter Moherndl  Germany 1:03.03 17 1:07.00 12 2:10.03 +6.07
15 Mike Kildevæld  Denmark 1:02.75 15 1:07.67 13 2:10.42 +6.46
16 Jasey-Jay Anderson  Canada 0:59.31 1 1:12.02 19 2:11.33 +7.37
17 Mike Jacoby  United States 1:03.53 20 1:08.27 16 2:11.80 +7.84
18 Stephen Copp  Sweden 1:04.14 22 1:07.75 14 2:11.89 +7.93
19 Łukasz Starowicz  Poland 1:03.50 19 1:08.81 17 2:12.31 +8.35
20 Karl Frenademez  Italy 1:03.33 18 1:12.62 20 2:15.95 +11.99
21 Mariano López  Argentina 1:12.20 25 1:19.11 21 2:31.31 +27.35
- Nicolas Conte  France 0:59.69 5 DNF - - -
- Sigi Grabner  Austria 1:00.61 10 DSQ - - -
- Richard Richardsson  Sweden 1:02.93 16 DNF - - -
- Bernd Kroschewski  Germany 1:03.53 20 DSQ - - -
- Darren Chalmers  Canada 1:04.09 21 DSQ - - -
- Markos Khatzikyriakis  Greece 1:06.40 23 DNF - - -
- Zeke Steggall  Australia 1:08.10 24 DSQ - - -
- Mark Fawcett  Canada DNF - - - - -
- André Grütter  Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- Adam Hostetter  United States DSQ - - - - -
- Gilles Jaquet  Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- Fadri Mosca  Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- Stergios Pappos  Greece DNF - - - - -

DNF - Did not finish; DSQ - Disqualified

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sports-Reference 1998 Men's Snowboarding giant slalom