Alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Alpine skiing
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Val d’Isère,
Les Menuires (men's slalom),
Méribel (women's races),
Savoie, France
Dates 9–22 February 1992
Competitors 321 from 50 nations
«1988 1994»
Alpine skiing at the
1992 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

Alpine Skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France, consisted of ten alpine skiing events, held 9–22 February. The men's races were held at Val d’Isère, except for the slalom, which was at Les Menuires. All five women's events were conducted at Méribel.1

Medal summary

Twelve nations won medals in Alpine skiing, with Austria leading the medal table with eight (3 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze). Petra Kronberger of Austria led the individual medal table with two gold medals, while Alberto Tomba of Italy was the most successful male skier with two medals, one gold and one silver.

Marc Girardelli's two silver medals were the first won for Luxembourg in the Winter Olympics, and made him its most successful Olympic athlete to date. Annelise Coberger's silver medal in the women's slalom was New Zealand's first, and through 2014, only Winter Olympic medal. Norway's four medals were the its first in alpine skiing in 40 years, since 1952 in Oslo.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 2 3 8
2  Italy (ITA) 3 2 0 5
3  Norway (NOR) 2 0 2 4
4  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
6  France (FRA) 0 2 1 3
7  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 2 0 2
7  United States (USA) 0 2 0 2
9  New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 0 1
10  Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1
10  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1

Source:1

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Patrick Ortlieb
Austria (AUT)
1:50.37  Franck Piccard
France (FRA)
1:50.42  Günther Mader
Austria (AUT)
1:50.47
Super-G
details
 Kjetil André Aamodt
Norway (NOR)
1:13.04  Marc Girardelli
Luxembourg (LUX)
1:13.77  Jan Einar Thorsen
Norway (NOR)
1:13.83
Giant slalom
details
 Alberto Tomba
Italy (ITA)
2:06.98  Marc Girardelli
Luxembourg (LUX)
2:07.30  Kjetil André Aamodt
Norway (NOR)
2:07.82
Slalom
details
 Finn Christian Jagge
Norway (NOR)
1:44.39  Alberto Tomba
Italy (ITA)
1:44.67  Michael Tritscher
Austria (AUT)
1:44.85
Combined
details
 Josef Polig
Italy (ITA)
14.58  Gianfranco Martin
Italy (ITA)
14.90  Steve Locher
Switzerland (SUI)
18.16

Source:1

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Kerrin Lee-Gartner
Canada (CAN)
1:52.55  Hilary Lindh
United States (USA)
1:52.61  Veronika Wallinger
Austria (AUT)
1:52.64
Super-G
details
 Deborah Compagnoni
Italy (ITA)
1:21.22  Carole Merle
France (FRA)
1:22.63  Katja Seizinger
Germany (GER)
1:23.19
Giant slalom
details
 Pernilla Wiberg
Sweden (SWE)
2:12.74  Anita Wachter
Austria (AUT)
 Diann Roffe
United States (USA)
2:13.71 Not awarded
Slalom
details
 Petra Kronberger
Austria (AUT)
1:32.68  Annelise Coberger
New Zealand (NZL)
1:33.10  Blanca Fernández Ochoa
Spain (ESP)
1:33.35
Combined
details
 Petra Kronberger
Austria (AUT)
2.55  Anita Wachter
Austria (AUT)
19.39  Florence Masnada
France (FRA)
21.38

Source:1

Course information

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Sun   9-Feb Downhill - men  2,809 m (9,216 ft)  1,836 m (6,024 ft)  973 m (3,192 ft)  3.048 km (1.894 mi) 31.9%
Sat 15-Feb Downhill - women 2,260 m (7,415 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 828 m (2,717 ft) 2.770 km (1.721 mi) 29.9%
Mon 10-Feb Downhill - (K) - men 2,680 m (8,793 ft) 1,836 m (6,024 ft) 844 m (2,769 ft) 2.638 km (1.639 mi) 32.0%
Wed 12-Feb Downhill - (K) - women 2,080 m (6,824 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 648 m (2,126 ft) 2.200 km (1.367 mi) 29.5%
Sun 16-Feb Super-G - men 2,371 m (7,779 ft) 1,836 m (6,024 ft) 535 m (1,755 ft) 1.650 km (1.025 mi) 32.4%
Tue 18-Feb Super-G - women 1,930 m (6,332 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 498 m (1,634 ft) 1.510 km (0.938 mi) 33.0%
Tue 18-Feb Giant Slalom - men 2,220 m (7,283 ft) 1,836 m (6,024 ft) 384 m (1,260 ft) 1.135 km (0.705 mi) 33.8%
Wed 19-Feb Giant Slalom - women 1,830 m (6,004 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 398 m (1,306 ft) 1.320 km (0.820 mi) 30.2%
Sat 22-Feb Slalom - men 2,070 m (6,791 ft) 1,850 m (6,070 ft) 220 m (722 ft)    0.626 km (0.389 mi) 35.1%
Thu 20-Feb Slalom - women 1,622 m (5,322 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 190 m (623 ft)    0.480 km (0.298 mi) 39.6%
Tue 11-Feb Slalom - (K) - men 2,040 m (6,693 ft) 1,836 m (6,024 ft) 204 m (669 ft)   
Thu 13-Feb Slalom - (K) - women 1,572 m (5,157 ft) 1,432 m (4,698 ft) 140 m (459 ft)    0.350 km (0.217 mi) 40.0%

Source:1

Participating nations

Fifty nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Albertville. Algeria, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, North Korea, Slovenia, Swaziland and the Unified Team (athletes from the former Soviet Union) made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Germany competed as one team for the first time since 1964. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Albertville 1992 Official Report". Le Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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