Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics – Men's super-G
|Men's Super G|
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||94 from 34 nations|
|Vertical||647 m (2,123 ft)|
|Top elevation||2,179 m (7,149 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,532 m (5,026 ft)|
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. 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).
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).
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