Alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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][2]

Alpine skiing
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
VenueVal d’Isère,
Les Menuires (men's slalom),
Méribel (women's races),
Savoie, France
Dates9–22 February 1992
No. of events10
Competitors321 from 50 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

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 its first in alpine skiing in 40 years, since 1952 in Oslo.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Austria (AUT)3238
2  Italy (ITA)3205
3  Norway (NOR)2024
4  Canada (CAN)1001
  Sweden (SWE)1001
6  France (FRA)0213
7  Luxembourg (LUX)0202
  United States (USA)0202
9  New Zealand (NZL)0101
10  Germany (GER)0011
  Spain (ESP)0011
  Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (12 nations)1011930

Source:[1]

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Patrick Ortlieb
  Austria
1:50.37 Franck Piccard
  France
1:50.42 Günther Mader
  Austria
1:50.47
Super-G
details
Kjetil André Aamodt
  Norway
1:13.04 Marc Girardelli
  Luxembourg
1:13.77 Jan Einar Thorsen
  Norway
1:13.83
Giant slalom
details
Alberto Tomba
  Italy
2:06.98 Marc Girardelli
  Luxembourg
2:07.30 Kjetil André Aamodt
  Norway
2:07.82
Slalom
details
Finn Christian Jagge
  Norway
1:44.39 Alberto Tomba
  Italy
1:44.67 Michael Tritscher
  Austria
1:44.85
Combined
details
Josef Polig
  Italy
14.58 Gianfranco Martin
  Italy
14.90 Steve Locher
  Switzerland
18.16

Source:[1]

Women's eventsEdit

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

Source:[1]

Course informationEdit

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 nationsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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