Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of ten alpine skiing events. The speed events were held at Hakuba and the technical events at Shiga Kogen. There were a number of race postponements due to weather; the events began on 10 February and ended on 21 February.[1][2]

Alpine Skiing
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine Skiing (Downhill), Nagano 1998.png Alpine Skiing (Slalom), Nagano 1998.png Alpine Skiing (Combined), Nagano 1998.png
Pictograms for downhill (left), slalom (center),
and combined alpine skiing (right)
VenueHakuba & Shiga Kogen
Nagano, Honshu, Japan
Dates10–21 February 1998
Competitors249 from 49 nations
← 1994
2002 →
Nagano is located in Japan
Nagano
Nagano
Location in Japan

Medal summaryEdit

Nine nations won medals in alpine skiing, with Austria winning the most with eleven (3 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze). Katja Seizinger led the individual medal table, with two gold medals and a bronze, while Hermann Maier was the most successful male skier, with two gold medals. Zali Steggall's bronze medal was the first individual medal at the Winter Olympics for Australia.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Austria (AUT)34411
2  Germany (GER)3126
3  Norway (NOR)1304
4  Italy (ITA)1102
5  France (FRA)1012
6  United States (USA)1001
7  Switzerland (SUI)0112
8  Sweden (SWE)0101
9  Australia (AUS)0011
Totals (9 nations)1011930

Source:[1]

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Jean-Luc Crétier
  France
1:50.11 Lasse Kjus
  Norway
1:50.51 Hannes Trinkl
  Austria
1:50.63
Super-G
details
Hermann Maier
  Austria
1:34.82 Didier Cuche
  Switzerland
Hans Knauss
  Austria
1:35.43 Not awarded
Giant Slalom
details
Hermann Maier
  Austria
2:38.51 Stephan Eberharter
  Austria
2:39.36 Michael von Grünigen
  Switzerland
2:39.69
Slalom
details
Hans Petter Buraas
  Norway
1:49.31 Ole Kristian Furuseth
  Norway
1:50.64 Thomas Sykora
  Austria
1:50.68
Combined
details
Mario Reiter
  Austria
3:08.06 Lasse Kjus
  Norway
3:08.65 Christian Mayer
  Austria
3:10.11

Source:[1]

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Katja Seizinger
  Germany
1:28.89 Pernilla Wiberg
  Sweden
1:29.18 Florence Masnada
  France
1:29.37
Super-G
details
Picabo Street
  United States
1:18.02 Michaela Dorfmeister
  Austria
1:18.03 Alexandra Meissnitzer
  Austria
1:18.09
Giant Slalom
details
Deborah Compagnoni
  Italy
2:50.59 Alexandra Meissnitzer
  Austria
2:52.39 Katja Seizinger
  Germany
2:52.61
Slalom
details
Hilde Gerg
  Germany
1:32.40 Deborah Compagnoni
  Italy
1:32.46 Zali Steggall
  Australia
1:32.67
Combined
details
Katja Seizinger
  Germany
2:40.74 Martina Ertl
  Germany
2:40.92 Hilde Gerg
  Germany
2:41.50

Source:[1]

Course informationEdit

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 13-Feb Downhill - men  1,765 m (5,791 ft)  840 m (2,756 ft)  925 m (3,035 ft)  3.289 km (2.044 mi) 28.1%
Mon 16-Feb Downhill - women 1,590 m (5,217 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 691 m (2,267 ft) 2.518 km (1.565 mi) 27.4%
Fri 13-Feb Downhill - (K) - men 1,680 m (5,512 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 2.886 km (1.793 mi) 29.1%
Tue 17-Feb Downhill - (K) - women 1,590 m (5,217 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 691 m (2,267 ft) 2.518 km (1.565 mi) 27.4%
Mon 16-Feb Super-G - men 1,490 m (4,888 ft) 840 m (2,756 ft) 650 m (2,133 ft) 2.407 km (1.496 mi) 27.0%
Wed 11-Feb Super-G - women 1,486 m (4,875 ft) 899 m (2,949 ft) 587 m (1,926 ft) 2.115 km (1.314 mi) 27.8%
Thu 19-Feb Giant Slalom - men 1,969 m (6,460 ft) 1,530 m (5,020 ft) 439 m (1,440 ft) 1.487 km (0.924 mi) 29.5%
Fri 20-Feb Giant Slalom - women 1,923 m (6,309 ft) 1,530 m (5,020 ft) 393 m (1,289 ft) 1.329 km (0.826 mi) 29.6%
Sat 21-Feb Slalom - men 1,890 m (6,201 ft) 1,670 m (5,479 ft) 220 m (722 ft)    0.607 km (0.377 mi) 36.2%
Thu 19-Feb Slalom - women 1,870 m (6,135 ft) 1,670 m (5,479 ft) 200 m (656 ft)    0.530 km (0.329 mi) 33.0%
Tue 10-Feb Slalom - (K) - men 995 m (3,264 ft) 830 m (2,723 ft) 165 m (541 ft)    0.473 km (0.294 mi) 34.9%
Tue 17-Feb Slalom - (K) - women 975 m (3,199 ft) 830 m (2,723 ft) 145 m (476 ft)    0.415 km (0.258 mi) 34.9%

Source:[1]

Participating nationsEdit

Forty-nine nations sent alpine skiers to compete in the events in Nagano. Armenia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Macedonia, South Africa, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan made their Olympic alpine skiing debuts. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "XVIII Olympic Winter Games - Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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