Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

The giant slalom is conducted in two runs, with emphasis on manoeuvering rather than speed as the gates are fairly close together – but not as close as in slalom. The giant slalom also promotes endurance, with the primary difference between it and the slalom competition being the length of the course - the difference in level in giant slalom is 300 to 450 metres, while in slalom it is between 180 and 220 metres. This also leads to the gates being further apart in giant slalom. The men's giant slalom took place on 20 February.[1]

Men's giant slalom
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for alpine skiing
VenueSestriere
DateFebruary 20
Competitors82 from 46 nations
Winning time2:35.00
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Benjamin Raich  Austria
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Joël Chenal  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria
← 2002
2010 →

Stephan Eberharter won the 2002 giant slalom gold, but he had since retired [2]. The 2005 World Champion, Hermann Maier had skied ahead of the Olympics, however, and was fourth in the Giant Slalom World Cup - which was headed by Maier's compatriot Benjamin Raich.[2]

ResultsEdit

Complete results from the men's giant slalom event at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Rank Name Country Run 1 Run 2 Time Difference
  Benjamin Raich   Austria 1:16.95 1:18.05 2:35.00 +0.00
  Joël Chenal   France 1:16.80 1:18.27 2:35.07 +0.07
  Hermann Maier   Austria 1:16.83 1:18.33 2:35.16 +0.16
4 François Bourque   Canada 1:16.61 1:19.31 2:35.92 +0.92
5 Fredrik Nyberg   Sweden 1:16.83 1:19.22 2:36.05 +1.05
6 Bode Miller   United States 1:17.58 1:18.48 2:36.06 +1.06
Aksel Lund Svindal   Norway 1:17.10 1:18.96
8 Rainer Schönfelder   Austria 1:17.49 1:19.15 2:36.64 +1.64
9 Kalle Palander   Finland 1:18.22 1:18.60 2:36.82 +1.82
10 Thomas Grandi   Canada 1:17.23 1:19.65 2:36.88 +1.88
11 Massimiliano Blardone   Italy 1:17.21 1:19.74 2:36.95 +1.95
12 Mitja Valenčič   Slovenia 1:18.10 1:19.29 2:37.39 +2.39
13 Erik Schlopy   United States 1:18.34 1:19.22 2:37.56 +2.56
14 Didier Défago   Switzerland 1:18.03 1:19.57 2:37.60 +2.60
15 Alberto Schieppati   Italy 1:18.21 1:19.62 2:37.83 +2.83
16 Ondřej Bank   Czech Republic 1:18.45 1:19.40 2:37.85 +2.85
17 Marc Berthod   Switzerland 1:19.05 1:19.20 2:38.25 +3.25
18 Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:18.73 1:20.58 2:39.31 +4.31
19 Didier Cuche   Switzerland 1:19.08 1:20.25 2:39.33 +4.33
20 Bjarne Solbakken   Norway 1:19.15 1:20.46 2:39.61 +4.61
21 Raphaël Burtin   France 1:20.70 1:20.29 2:40.99 +5.99
22 Jukka Rajala   Finland 1:20.17 1:21.23 2:41.40 +6.40
23 Cristian Javier Simari Birkner   Argentina 1:22.37 1:20.19 2:42.56 +7.56
24 Daisuke Yoshioka   Japan 1:23.78 1:21.25 2:45.03 +10.03
25 Natko Zrnčić-Dim   Croatia 1:22.57 1:23.02 2:45.59 +10.59
26 Nikolay Skriabin   Ukraine 1:25.81 1:25.04 2:50.85 +15.85
27 Alexander Heath   South Africa 1:25.61 1:25.81 2:51.42 +16.42
28 Kim Hyeong-cheol   South Korea 1:26.09 1:26.37 2:52.46 +17.46
29 Iason Abramashvili   Georgia 1:27.59 1:27.27 2:54.86 +19.86
30 Nikolai Hentsch   Brazil 1:27.78 1:27.78 2:55.56 +20.56
31 Thomas Foley   Ireland 1:28.28 1:29.14 2:57.42 +22.42
32 Mikail Renzhin   Israel 1:28.97 1:31.44 3:00.41 +25.41
33 Viktor Ryabchenko   Kazakhstan 1:29.52 1:31.14 3:00.66 +25.66
34 Theodoros Christodoulou   Cyprus 1:30.47 1:31.56 3:02.03 +27.03
35 Erjon Tola   Albania 1:30.87 1:32.02 3:02.89 +27.89
36 Alidad Saveh-Shemshaki   Iran 1:32.27 1:31.61 3:03.88 +28.88
37 Marko Schafferer   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:39.28 1:25.18 3:04.46 +29.46
38 Attila Marosi   Hungary 1:32.30 1:32.82 3:05.12 +30.12
39 Mathieu Razanakolona   Madagascar 1:39.10 1:27.33 3:06.43 +31.43
40 Li Guangxu   China 1:32.63 1:35.44 3:08.07 +33.07
41 Ivan Borisov   Kyrgyzstan 1:59.49 1:37.61 3:37.10 +1:02.10
Kjetil Jansrud   Norway 1:19.32 DNS
Hamit Şare   Turkey 1:52.13 DNS
Stephan Görgl   Austria 1:17.15 DNF
Jean-Philippe Roy   Canada 1:17.36 DNF
Martin Vráblík   Czech Republic 1:20.41 DNF
Deyvid Oprja   Estonia 1:40.49 DNF
Daron Rahlves   United States DNF
Davide Simoncelli   Italy DNF
Marco Büchel   Liechtenstein DNF
Ted Ligety   United States DNF
Manfred Mölgg   Italy DNF
Thomas Fanara   France DNF
Aleš Gorza   Slovenia DNF
Daniel Albrecht   Switzerland DNF
Gauthier de Tessières   France DNF
Ryan Semple   Canada DNF
Felix Neureuther   Germany DNF
Bernard Vajdič   Slovenia DNF
Bradley Wall   Australia DNF
Petr Záhrobský   Czech Republic DNF
Björgvin Björgvinsson   Iceland DNF
Claudio Sprecher   Liechtenstein DNF
Dmitry Ulyanov   Russia DNF
Pavel Chestakov   Russia DNF
Konstantin Sats   Russia DNF
Kryštof Krýzl   Czech Republic DNF
Min Heuk Kang   South Korea DNF
Akira Sasaki   Japan DNF
Facundo Aguirre   Argentina DNF
Duncan Grob   Chile DNF
Kim Woo-sung   South Korea DNF
Vassilis Dimitriadis   Greece DNF
Ivan Ratkić   Croatia DNF
Kristján Uni Óskarsson   Iceland DNF
Olivier Jenot   Monaco DNF
Gjorgi Markovski   Macedonia DNF
Andrei Drygin   Tajikistan DNF
Leyti Seck   Senegal DNF
Hira Lal   India DNF
Marino Cardelli   San Marino DNF
Vitalij Rumiancev   Lithuania DSQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ [1]

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