Alpine skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Women's downhill

The Women's Downhill competition of the Lillehammer 1994 Olympics was held at Kvitfjell on Saturday, 19 February.[1][2]

Women's Downhill
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueKvitfjell
DateFebruary 19
Competitors48 from 19 nations
Winning time1:35.93
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Katja Seizinger  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Picabo Street  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Isolde Kostner  Italy
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Women's Downhill
LocationKvitfjell
Vertical708 m (2,323 ft)
Top elevation890 m (2,920 ft)  
Base elevation182 m (597 ft)

The defending world champion was Kate Pace Lindsay of Canada, while Germany's Katja Seizinger was the defending World Cup downhill champion and led the current season. [3][4]

Seizinger won the gold medal, Picabo Street of the United States took the silver, and Isolde Kostner of Italy was the bronze medalist.[5][6]

The course started at an elevation of 890 m (2,920 ft) above sea level with a vertical drop of 708 m (2,323 ft) and a course length of 2.641 km (1.64 mi). Seizinger's winning time was 95.93 seconds, yielding an average course speed of 99.110 km/h (61.6 mph), with an average vertical descent rate of 7.380 m/s (24.2 ft/s).

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 11:00 local time, (UTC +1). At the starting gate, the skies were clear, the temperature was −6.0 °C (21 °F), and the snow condition was hard; the temperature at the finish was lower, at −14.0 °C (7 °F).

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
  3 Katja Seizinger   Germany 1:35.93
  8 Picabo Street   United States 1:36.59 +0.66
  12 Isolde Kostner   Italy 1:36.85 +0.92
4 16 Martina Ertl   Germany 1:37.10 +1.17
5 2 Kate Pace Lindsay   Canada 1:37.17 +1.24
6 9 Mélanie Suchet   France 1:37.34 +1.41
7 4 Hilary Lindh   United States 1:37.44 +1.51
8 7 Varvara Zelenskaya   Russia 1:37.48 +1.55
9 23 Pernilla Wiberg   Sweden 1:37.61 +1.68
10 35 Katja Koren   Slovenia 1:37.69 +1.76
11 17 Jeanette Lunde   Norway 1:37.80 +1.87
12 1 Miriam Vogt   Germany 1:37.86 +1.93
13 33 Florence Masnada   France 1:37.92 +1.99
14 6 Veronika Stallmaier   Austria 1:37.94 +2.01
31 Morena Gallizio   Italy
16 32 Alenka Dovžan   Slovenia 1:38.07 +2.14
17 20 Svetlana Gladysheva   Russia 1:38.10 +2.17
18 25 Katrin Gutensohn   Germany 1:38.14 +2.21
19 11 Kerrin Lee-Gartner   Canada 1:38.22 +2.29
20 29 Megan Gerety   United States 1:38.24 +2.31
21 26 Emi Kawabata   Japan 1:38.29 +2.36
22 14 Heidi Zurbriggen   Switzerland 1:38.46 +2.53
23 37 Špela Pretnar   Slovenia 1:38.50 +2.57
24 36 Olga Vedyacheva   Kazakhstan 1:38.58 +2.65
25 19 Barbara Merlin   Italy 1:38.65 +2.72
26 10 Régine Cavagnoud   France 1:38.69 +2.76
27 27 Krista Schmidinger   United States 1:38.76 +2.83
28 13 Heidi Zeller-Bähler   Switzerland 1:38.78 +2.85
29 18 Nathalie Bouvier   France 1:38.85 +2.92
30 30 Michelle Ruthven   Canada 1:38.88 +2.95
31 5 Anja Haas   Austria 1:38.98 +3.05
32 34 Lucia Medzihradská   Slovakia 1:39.22 +3.29
33 28 Vreni Schneider   Switzerland 1:39.35 +3.42
34 21 Erika Hansson   Sweden 1:39.40 +3.47
35 39 Nataliya Buga   Russia 1:40.93 +5.00
36 43 Mihaela Fera   Romania 1:41.07 +5.14
37 40 Olha Lohinova   Ukraine 1:43.07 +7.14
38 38 Mira Golub   Russia 1:43.21 +7.28
39 44 Szvetlana Keszthelyi   Hungary 1:43.33 +7.40
40 42 Maria Zaruc   Romania 1:45.73 +9.80
41 48 Francisca Steverlynck   Argentina 1:46.76 +10.83
42 46 Khrystyna Podrushna   Ukraine 1:46.96 +11.03
43 45 Gabriela Quijano   Argentina 1:49.26 +13.33
44 47 Jennifer Taylor   Argentina 1:49.53 +13.60
- 15 Bibiana Perez   Italy DNF -
- 22 Renate Götschl   Austria DNF -
- 24 Ingrid Stöckl   Austria DNF -
- 41 Véronique Dugailly   Belgium DNF -
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympiske Organisasjonskomité. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games: Women's Downhill". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ "1993 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "1993 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Street tames her 'tiger' for downhill silver medal". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 20, 1994. p. 11C.
  6. ^ Johnson, William Oscar (February 28, 1994). "Zone of their own". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.