Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

At the 1936 Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, alpine skiing was arranged for the first time in the Olympics, a combined event for men and women.[1][2]

Alpine Skiing
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
VenueKreuzjoch (downhill)
Gudiberg (slalom)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Bavaria, Germany
Dates7–9 February 1936 (1936-02-09)
Competitors103 from 26 nations
1948 →

Both downhills were run on Kreuzjoch on Friday, 7 February, with the women at 11:00 and the men at noon. The two-run slalom races were run on the weekend at Gudiberg with the women's event on Saturday and the men's on Sunday.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's combined
details
Franz Pfnür
  Germany
99.25 Gustav Lantschner
  Germany
96.26 Émile Allais
  France
94.69
Women's combined
details
Christl Cranz
  Germany
97.06 Käthe Grasegger
  Germany
95.26 Laila Schou Nilsen
  Norway
93.48

Source:[1]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany2204
2  France0011
  Norway0011
Totals (3 nations)2226


Course informationEdit

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 7 Feb  Downhill – (K) – men  1,719 m (5,640 ft)  760 m (2,493 ft)  959 m (3,146 ft)  3.800 km (2.361 mi) 25.2%
Fri 7 Feb  Downhill – (K) – women  1,580 m (5,184 ft)  760 m (2,493 ft)  820 m (2,690 ft)  3.300 km (2.051 mi) 24.8%
Sun 9 Feb  Slalom – (K) – men 950 m (3,117 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  200 m (656 ft)  0.600 km (0.373 mi) 33.3%
Sat 8 Feb  Slalom – (K) – women 950 m (3,117 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  200 m (656 ft)  0.600 km (0.373 mi) 33.3%

Source:[1]

Participating nationsEdit

Eight nations had both female and male alpine skiers participating. Austria, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland only competed with female alpine skiers.

A total of 103 alpine skiers (66 men and 37 women) from 26 nations (men from 21 nations and women from 13 nations) competed at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "IV Olympic Winter Games: Official Report" (PDF). Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1936. pp. 288–303. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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