Alpine skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

The Men's giant slalom competition of the Sapporo 1972 Olympics was held at Teine on Wednesday, February 9, and Thursday, February 10.[1][2]

Men's giant slalom
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
VenueTeine
DateFebruary 9–10, 1972
Competitors73 from 27 nations
Winning time3:09.62
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gustavo Thoeni  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Edy Bruggmann  Switzerland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Werner Mattle  Switzerland
← 1968
1976 →
Men's Giant Slalom
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LocationTeine
Vertical402 m (1,319 ft)
Top elevation952 m (3,123 ft)  
Base elevation550 m (1,804 ft)
Alpine skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom is located in Hokkaido
Sapporo
Sapporo
Teine
Teine
Mount Eniwa
Mount Eniwa

The defending world champion was Karl Schranz of Austria, who was barred from competing in the Olympics.[3] Italy's Gustav Thöni was the defending World Cup giant slalom co-champion (with France's Patrick Russel) and led the 1972 World Cup.[4][5]

ResultsEdit

Both of the runs started at 13:30 JST (UTC+9) under clear skies. The air temperature was −11 °C (12 °F) for the first run on Wednesday and −9 °C (16 °F) for the second on Thursday.

Rank Bib Name Country Run 1 Run 2 Total Difference
  9 Gustav Thöni   Italy 1:32.19 1:37.43 3:09.62
  14 Edy Bruggmann   Switzerland 1:33.43 1:37.32 3:10.75 +1.13
  11 Werner Mattle   Switzerland 1:33.44 1:37.55 3:10.99 +1.37
4 4 Alfred Hagn   West Germany 1:31.78 1:39.38 3:11.16 +1.54
5 10 Jean-Noël Augert   France 1:33.61 1:38.23 3:11.84 +2.22
6 30 Max Rieger   West Germany 1:33.86 1:38.08 3:11.94 +2.32
7 7 David Zwilling   Austria 1:32.34 1:39.98 3:12.32 +2.70
8 8 Reinhard Tritscher   Austria 1:32.51 1:39.88 3:12.39 +2.77
9 19 Alain Penz   France 1:33.36 1:39.06 3:12.42 +2.80
12 Andrzej Bachleda   Poland 1:34.40 1:38.02
11 18 Jim Hunter   Canada 1:33.83 1:39.15 3:12.98 +3.36
12 29 Josef Loidl   Austria 1:36.26 1:38.39 3:14.65 +5.03
13 3 Eberardo Schmalzl   Italy 1:34.22 1:40.50 3:14.72 +5.10
14 22 Walter Tresch   Switzerland 1:35.86 1:38.89 3:14.75 +5.13
15 41 Masami Ichimura   Japan 1:35.77 1:39.57 3:15.34 +5.72
16 28 Helmuth Schmalzl   Italy 1:35.72 1:39.63 3:15.35 +5.73
17 33 Bob Cochran   United States 1:35.39 1:40.15 3:15.54 +5.92
18 2 Werner Bleiner   Austria 1:34.18 1:41.78 3:15.96 +6.34
19 39 Haruhisa Chiba   Japan 1:36.36 1:40.87 3:17.23 +7.61
20 17 Reto Barrington   Canada 1:35.22 1:42.02 3:17.24 +7.62
21 23 Hank Kashiwa   United States 1:37.42 1:40.71 3:18.13 +8.51
22 31 Willi Frommelt   Liechtenstein 1:35.71 1:42.94 3:18.65 +9.03
23 36 Peik Christensen   Norway 1:38.27 1:40.42 3:18.69 +9.07
24 40 Herbert Marxer   Liechtenstein 1:38.13 1:41.57 3:19.70 +10.08
25 42 Aurelio García   Spain 1:37.28 1:42.45 3:19.73 +10.11
26 53 Dan Cristea   Romania 1:37.93 1:41.95 3:19.88 +10.26
27 27 Rolando Thoeni   Italy 1:35.83 1:44.90 3:20.73 +11.11
28 21 Sven Mikaelsson   Sweden 1:37.88 1:43.77 3:21.65 +12.03
29 26 Malcolm Milne   Australia 1:37.94 1:44.26 3:22.20 +12.58
30 20 Rick Chaffee   United States 1:39.23 1:45.09 3:24.32 +14.70
31 34 Marko Kavčič   Yugoslavia 1:39.01 1:46.08 3:25.09 +15.47
32 49 Chris Womersley   New Zealand 1:42.00 1:45.56 3:27.33 +17.71
33 54 Virgil Brenci   Romania 1:42.81 1:44.59 3:27.40 +17.78
34 51 Robert Blanchaer   Belgium 1:43.59 1:45.79 3:29.38 +19.76
35 47 Ivan Penev   Bulgaria 1:41.77 1:48.78 3:30.78 +21.16
36 32 Steven Clifford   Australia 1:44.75 1:49.50 3:34.25 +24.63
37 50 Resmi Resmiev   Bulgaria 1:45.68 1:54.14 3:39.82 +30.20
38 63 Jorge-Emilio Lazzarini   Argentina 1:48.72 1:54.96 3:43.68 +34.06
39 66 Spyros Theodorou   Greece 1:58.41 2:03.86 4:02.27 +52.65
40 58 Fayzollah Band Ali   Iran 1:55.72 2:08.42 4:04.14 +54.52
41 59 Panagiotis Alexandris   Greece 2:03.05 2:02.40 4:05.45 +55.83
42 69 Ben Nanasca   Philippines 1:54.59 2:11.61 4:06.20 +56.58
43 73 Lotfollah Kia Shemshaki   Iran 2:07.26 1:58.95 4:06.21 +56.59
44 67 Ali Saveh   Iran 2:08.05 1:58.83 4:06.88 +57.26
45 60 Ghassan Keyrouz   Lebanon 2:05.10 2:11.20 4:16.30 +66.68
46 68 Georgios Tambouris   Greece 2:10.38 2:08.31 4:18.69 +69.07
47 72 Wang Cheng-che   Republic of China 2:15.80 2:19.83 4:35.63 +86.01
48 70 Hwang Wei-chung   Republic of China 2:11.29 2:29.58 4:40.87 +91.25
- 15 Erik Håker   Norway 1:31.70 DNF - -
- 5 Christian Neureuther   West Germany 1:33.24 DNF - -
- 16 Adolf Rösti   Switzerland 1:33.27 DQ - -
- 6 Roger Rossat-Mignod   France 1:33.28 DQ - -
- 38 Masahiko Otsue   Japan 1:38.71 DQ - -
- 65 Sergey Grishchenko   Soviet Union 1:42.00 DNF - -
- 57 Royston Varley   Great Britain 1:43.00 DNF - -
- 52 Carlos Perner   Argentina 1:44.00 DNF - -
- 46 Iain Finlayson   Great Britain 1:45.88 DNF - -
- 25 Otto Tschudi   Norway 1:57.42 DQ - -
- 71 Juan Cipriano   Philippines 1:58.00 DNF - -
- 24 Francisco Fernández Ochoa   Spain DQ - - -
- 45 Masayoshi Kashiwagi   Japan DQ - - -
- 37 Derek Robbins   Canada DQ - - -
- 35 Olle Rolén   Sweden DNF - - -
- 44 Manni Thofte   Sweden DNF - - -
- 1 Sepp Heckelmiller   West Germany DNF - - -
- 13 Henri Duvillard   France DNF - - -
- 43 David Currier   United States DNF - - -
- 55 Konrad Bartelski   Great Britain DNF - - -
- 48 Ross Ewington   New Zealand DQ - - -
- 56 Alex Mapelli-Mozzi   Great Britain DQ - - -
- 61 Chen Yun-ming   Republic of China DQ - - -
- 62 Gorban Ali Kalhor   Iran DQ - - -
- 64 Chia Kuo-liang   Republic of China DQ - - -
Source:[1][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Djokovic's Australian Open expulsion evokes memories of Schranz saga at Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics". Inside The Games. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "1971 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "1970 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Olympic results: Men's giant slalom". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). February 9, 1972. p. 3D.
  7. ^ "Winter Olympics results: Men's giant slalom". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). February 10, 1972. p. 3C.