Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Women's super-G

The Women's Super-G competition of the Nagano 1998 Olympics was held at Hakuba on Wednesday, February 11.[1][2]

Women's Super-G
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueHakuba
DateFebruary 11
Competitors43 from 19 nations
Winning time1:18.02
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Picabo Street  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Michaela Dorfmeister  Austria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alexandra Meissnitzer  Austria
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Women's Super-G
LocationHakuba – Happo-One
Olympic Course II
Vertical   587 m (1,926 ft)
Top elevation1,486 m (4,875 ft)  
Base elevation   899 m (2,949 ft)

The defending world champion was Isolde Kostner of Italy, while Germany's Hilde Gerg was the defending World Cup Super G champion. [3][4] Defending Olympic champion Diann Roffe had retired from competition in 1994. This was the opening women's alpine event of these Olympics.

Picabo Street of the United States won the gold medal by one-hundredth of a second, Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister took the silver, and the bronze medalist was Alexandra Meissnitzer, also of Austria.[5][6][7] Gerg was tenth and Kostner eleventh, while downhill gold medalist Katja Seizinger was sixth.

Street had never won a super-G event, though she had two World Cup podiums; her nine World Cup wins were all in downhill. Returning from injuries,[7] this was the final podium of her career; she was sixth in the downhill, then broke her leg a month later in Switzerland,[8] which ended her presence as a top competitor.

The Olympic Course II started at an elevation of 1,486 m (4,875 ft) above sea level with a vertical drop of 587 m (1,926 ft) and a length of 2.115 km (1.31 mi). Street's winning time was 78.02 seconds, yielding an average course speed of 97.590 km/h (60.6 mph), with an average vertical descent rate of 7.524 m/s (24.7 ft/s).

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 13:00 local time, (UTC +9). At the starting gate, the skies were clear, the temperature was −4.7 °C (24 °F), and the snow condition was hard; the temperature at the finish was −2.0 °C (28 °F).

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
  2 Picabo Street   United States 1:18.02
  18 Michaela Dorfmeister   Austria 1:18.03 +0.01
  5 Alexandra Meissnitzer   Austria 1:18.09 +0.07
4 6 Regina Häusl   Germany 1:18.27 +0.25
5 10 Renate Götschl   Austria 1:18.32 +0.30
6 11 Katja Seizinger   Germany 1:18.44 +0.42
7 9 Martina Ertl   Germany 1:18.46 +0.44
8 13 Mélanie Suchet   France 1:18.51 +0.49
9 19 Steffi Schuster   Austria 1:18.53 +0.51
10 12 Hilde Gerg   Germany 1:18.59 +0.57
11 8 Isolde Kostner   Italy 1:18.62 +0.60
12 16 Varvara Zelenskaya   Russia 1:18.72 +0.70
13 30 Svetlana Gladysheva   Russia 1:18.82 +0.80
14 14 Pernilla Wiberg   Sweden 1:18.88 +0.86
15 Carole Montillet   France
16 25 Régine Cavagnoud   France 1:18.91 +0.89
17 24 Kristine Kristiansen   Norway 1:19.02 +1.00
18 17 Florence Masnada   France 1:19.03 +1.01
19 1 Ingeborg Helen Marken   Norway 1:19.16 +1.14
20 29 Mélanie Turgeon   Canada 1:19.20 +1.18
21 7 Heidi Zurbriggen   Switzerland 1:19.22 +1.20
22 21 Bibiana Perez   Italy 1:19.47 +1.45
23 20 Barbara Merlin   Italy 1:19.64 +1.62
24 26 Mojca Suhadolc   Slovenia 1:19.66 +1.64
25 28 Trude Gimle   Norway 1:19.71 +1.69
26 33 Janica Kostelić   Croatia 1:19.77 +1.75
27 34 Kate Pace-Lindsay   Canada 1:19.89 +1.87
28 4 Karen Putzer   Italy 1:20.16 +2.14
29 31 Katie Monahan   United States 1:20.25 +2.23
30 22 Špela Bračun   Slovenia 1:20.29 +2.27
31 27 Corinne Rey-Bellet   Switzerland 1:20.31 +2.29
32 32 Jonna Mendes   United States 1:20.35 +2.33
33 35 Anna Larionova   Russia 1:20.61 +2.59
34 23 Catherine Borghi   Switzerland 1:20.69 +2.67
35 36 Lucie Hrstková   Czech Republic 1:21.74 +3.72
36 37 Kumiko Kashiwagi   Japan 1:21.89 +3.87
37 40 Olesya Aliyeva   Russia 1:22.00 +3.98
38 38 Tamara Schädler   Liechtenstein 1:22.90 +4.88
39 43 Arijana Boras   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:24.48 +6.46
40 39 Mónika Kovács   Hungary 1:24.77 +6.75
41 41 Carola Calello   Argentina 1:25.08 +7.06
- 3 Kirsten Clark   United States DNF -
- 43 Yuliya Krygina   Kazakhstan DNF -
- 42 Simona Pastinaru   Romania DNS
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Women's Super G". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. ^ "1997 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "1997 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Dufresne, Chris (February 11, 1998). "Street pulls off miracle". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 1D.
  6. ^ Schrader, Steve (February 11, 1998). "U.S. breaks through". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Knight-Ridder. p. C1.
  7. ^ a b Layden, Tim (February 23, 1998). "Street fighting". Sports Illustrated. p. 40.
  8. ^ "Street breaks leg in crash". Lodi News Sentinel. (California). Associated Press. March 14, 1998. p. 12.

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