Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics – Men's super-G

The Men's Super G competition of the Calgary 1988 Olympics was held at Nakiska on Sunday, February 21.[1][2] This was the Olympic debut of the event.

Men's Super G
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
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VenueNakiska
DateFebruary 21
Competitors94 from 34 nations
Winning time1:39.66
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Franck Piccard  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Helmut Mayer  Austria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lars-Börje Eriksson  Sweden
1992 →
Men's Super-G
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LocationNakiska
Vertical   647 m (2,123 ft)
Top elevation2,179 m (7,149 ft)  
Base elevation1,532 m (5,026 ft)

The defending world champion was Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland, who was also the defending World Cup Super G champion and led the current season.[3][4]

France's Franck Piccard won the gold medal, Helmut Mayer of Austria took the silver, and Lars-Börje Eriksson of Sweden was the bronze medalist. Zurbriggen tied for fifth, more than two seconds behind. Italy's Alberto Tomba lasted three gates and did not finish.[5] It was the first Olympic alpine gold for France in twenty years, since the sweep by Jean-Claude Killy in 1968.

The course started at an elevation of 2,179 m (7,149 ft) above sea level with a vertical drop of 647 m (2,123 ft) and a course length of 2.327 km (1.45 mi). Piccard's winning time was 99.66 seconds, yielding an average speed of 84.058 km/h (52.2 mph), with an average vertical descent rate of 6.492 m/s (21.3 ft/s).

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 10:00 local time, (UTC −7). At the starting gate, it was snowing, the temperature was −3.0 °C (26.6 °F), and the snow condition was hard. The temperature at the finish was 1.0 °C (33.8 °F).

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
  5 Franck Piccard   France 1:39.66
  10 Helmut Mayer   Austria 1:40.96 +1.30
  1 Lars-Börje Eriksson   Sweden 1:41.08 +1.42
4 17 Hubert Strolz   Austria 1:41.11 +1.45
5 14 Pirmin Zurbriggen   Switzerland 1:41.96 +2.30
5 7 Günther Mader   Austria 1:41.96 +2.30
7 23 Luc Alphand   France 1:42.27 +2.61
8 8 Leonhard Stock   Austria 1:42.36 +2.70
9 25 Tomaž Čižman   Yugoslavia 1:42.47 +2.81
10 20 Ivano Camozzi   Italy 1:42.66 +3.00
11 4 Heinz Holzer   Italy 1:42.88 +3.22
12 13 Andreas Wenzel   Liechtenstein 1:43.00 +3.34
13 37 Jim Read   Canada 1:43.01 +3.35
14 27 Shinya Chiba   Japan 1:43.03 +3.37
15 15 Franz Heinzer   Switzerland 1:43.32 +3.66
16 32 Klemen Bergant   Yugoslavia 1:43.41 +3.75
17 19 Günther Marxer   Liechtenstein 1:44.16 +4.50
18 35 Tiger Shaw   United States 1:44.26 +4.60
19 12 Felix Belczyk   Canada 1:44.31 +4.65
20 36 Niklas Lindqvist   Sweden 1:44.88 +5.22
20 28 Yves Tavernier   France 1:44.88 +5.22
22 40 Rob Boyd   Canada 1:45.04 +5.38
23 31 Adrian Bireš   Czechoslovakia 1:45.33 +5.67
24 52 Matthias Hubrich   New Zealand 1:45.46 +5.80
24 29 Jeff Olson   United States 1:45.46 +5.80
26 33 Carlo Gerosa   Italy 1:45.82 +6.16
27 38 Peter Jurko   Czechoslovakia 1:46.03 +6.37
28 49 Silvio Wille   Liechtenstein 1:46.08 +6.42
29 48 Nigel Smith   Great Britain 1:47.15 +7.49
30 34 Bill Hudson   United States 1:47.29 +7.63
31 60 Richard Biggins   Australia 1:47.38 +7.72
32 84 Elias Majdalani   Lebanon 1:47.58 +7.92
33 61 Juan Pablo Santiagos   Chile 1:48.74 +9.08
34 26 Martin Bell   Great Britain 1:48.82 +9.16
35 53 Graham Bell   Great Britain 1:48.98 +9.32
36 58 Jorge Pujol   Spain 1:49.33 +9.67
37 63 Paulo Oppliger   Chile 1:49.71 +10.05
38 59 Nahum Orobitg   Andorra 1:53.22 +13.56
39 65 Jorge Birkner   Argentina 1:53.79 +14.13
40 67 Park Jae-hyuk   South Korea 1:53.89 +14.23
41 87 Hur Seung-Wook   South Korea 1:55.13 +15.47
42 66 Hubertus von Hohenlohe   Mexico 1:56.03 +16.37
43 94 Resul Sare   Turkey 1:57.65 +17.99
44 90 Yakup Kadri Birinci   Turkey 1:59.32 +19.66
45 72 Nicola Ercolani   San Marino 1:59.70 +20.04
46 77 Ioannis Kapraras   Greece 2:02.06 +22.40
47 93 Göksay Demirhan   Turkey 2:02.22 +22.56
48 68 Sokratis Aristodimou   Cyprus 2:03.10 +23.44
49 83 Alex Christian Benoit   Mexico 2:05.80 +26.14
50 88 Christian Bruderer   Guatemala 2:05.99 +26.33
51 73 Fabio Guardigli   San Marino 2:06.59 +26.93
52 89 Jason Edelmann   Puerto Rico 2:09.93 +30.27
53 91 Patrice Martell   Mexico 2:10.69 +31.03
54 86 Fabrice Notari   Monaco 2:11.73 +32.07
55 99 Ong Ching-Ming   Chinese Taipei 2:17.22 +37.56
56 78 Walter Sandza   Puerto Rico 2:25.95 +46.29
57 82 Lin Chi-Liang   Chinese Taipei 2:30.81 +51.15
- 98 Carlos Andrés Bruderer   Guatemala DNF -
- 97 Nam Won-gi   South Korea DNF -
- 85 Daníel Hilmarsson   Iceland DNF -
- 80 Javier Rivara   Argentina DNF -
- 79 Federico van Ditmar   Argentina DNF -
- 86 Félix Flechas   Puerto Rico DNF -
- 75 Kevin Wilson   Puerto Rico DNF -
- 70 Kang Nak-youn   South Korea DNF -
- 69 Alekhis Fotiadis   Cyprus DNF -
- 62 Gerard Escoda   Andorra DNF -
- 56 Delfin Campo   Spain DNF -
- 55 Nils Linneberg   Chile DNF -
- 54 Konstantin Chistyakov   Soviet Union DNF -
- 51 Alain Villiard   Canada DNF -
- 50 Frank Wörndl   West Germany DNF -
- 47 Sergey Petrik   Soviet Union DNF -
- 46 Simon Lyle Wi Rutene   New Zealand DNF -
- 45 Finn Christian Jagge   Norway DNF -
- 43 Niklas Henning   Sweden DNF -
- 42 Robert Büchel   Liechtenstein DNF -
- 41 Katsuhito Kumagai   Japan DNF -
- 39 Luis Fernández Ochoa   Spain DNF -
- 30 Philippe Verneret   France DNF -
- 24 Steven Lee   Australia DNF -
- 22 Atle Skårdal   Norway DNF -
- 21 Jan Einar Thorsen   Norway DNF -
- 18 Daniel Mahrer   Switzerland DNF -
- 16 Martin Hangl   Switzerland DNF -
- 11 Alberto Tomba   Italy DNF -
- 9 Peter Roth   West Germany DNF -
- 6 Markus Wasmeier   West Germany DNF -
- 3 Marc Girardelli   Luxembourg DNF -
- 2 Michael Eder   West Germany DNF -
- 96 Tang Wei-tsu   Chinese Taipei DQ -
- 81 Ignacio Birkner   Argentina DQ -
- 74 Riccardo Stacchini   San Marino DQ -
- 44 A. J. Kitt   United States DQ -
100 F. Alfredo Rego   Guatemala DNS
95 Ahmet Demir   Turkey DNS
92 Carlos Pruneda   Mexico DNS
71 Giannis Stamatiou   Greece DNS
64 Mauricio Rotella   Chile DNS
57 Ronald Duncan   Great Britain DNS
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games: Men's Super G". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "1987 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "1987 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Piccard wins super-giant showdown". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. February 22, 1988. p. C1.

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