Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's super-G

The Men's Super-G competition of the Torino 2006 Olympics was held at Sestriere, Italy, on Saturday, February 18.

Men's super-G
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for alpine skiing
VenueSestriere
DateFebruary 18
Competitors63 from 27 nations
Winning time1:30.65
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kjetil André Aamodt  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hermann Maier  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ambrosi Hoffmann  Switzerland
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Men's Super-G
LocationSestriere
Kandahar Banchetta
Vertical   650 m (2,133 ft)
Top elevation2,536 m (8,320 ft)  
Base elevation1,886 m (6,188 ft)

In super-G competitions, skiers must navigate between gates at high speed, and the gates are further apart than in slalom and giant slalom competitions. As in the downhill, there is only one run of the super-G.[1]

The defending World Cup and world champion in super-G was Bode Miller of the United States, Austria's Hermann Maier led the current season and won the Olympic gold medal in 1998; the defending Olympic champion was Kjetil André Aamodt of Norway.

Aamodt won the gold medal again, Maier took the silver, and the bronze medalist was Ambrosi Hoffmann of Switzerland; Miller did not finish. Through 2018, this is the only successful Olympic title defense in a men's alpine speed event. It was Aamodt's third victory in the Olympic super-G (1992, 2002, 2006) and eighth Olympic medal.

Held on the Kandahar Banchetta piste, the course started at an elevation of 2,536 m (8,320 ft) above sea level with a vertical drop of 650 m (2,133 ft) and a course length of 2.325 km (1.44 mi). Aamodt's winning time of 90.65 seconds yielded an average course speed of 92.333 km/h (57.4 mph), with an average vertical descent rate of 7.170 m/s (23.5 ft/s).

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 14:45 local time, (UTC+1). At the starting gate, the sky was mostly cloudy, the temperature was −6.5 °C (20 °F), and the snow condition was packed; the temperature at the finish was −0.5 °C (31 °F).

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
  25 Kjetil André Aamodt   Norway 1:30.65
  30 Hermann Maier   Austria 1:30.78 +0.13
  22 Ambrosi Hoffmann   Switzerland 1:30.98 +0.33
4 27 Erik Guay   Canada 1:31.08 +0.43
5 28 Aksel Lund Svindal   Norway 1:31.10 +0.45
6 19 Marco Büchel   Liechtenstein 1:31.22 +0.57
7 15 Scott Macartney   United States 1:31.23 +0.58
8 16 François Bourque   Canada 1:31.27 +0.62
9 29 Daron Rahlves   United States 1:31.37 +0.72
10 26 Hannes Reichelt   Austria 1:31.39 +0.74
11 9 Antoine Dénériaz   France 1:31.49 +0.84
12 12 Didier Cuche   Switzerland 1:31.50 +0.85
13 18 Peter Fill   Italy 1:31.54 +0.89
14 14 Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:31.79 +1.14
15 33 Andrej Šporn   Slovenia 1:31.84 +1.19
16 20 Didier Défago   Switzerland 1:31.90 +1.25
17 11 Patrick Staudacher   Italy 1:31.91 +1.26
18 17 Bruno Kernen   Switzerland 1:31.95 +1.30
19 21 Christoph Gruber   Austria 1:32.00 +1.35
20 3 Manuel Osborne-Paradis   Canada 1:32.02 +1.37
21 24 Benjamin Raich   Austria 1:32.05 +1.40
22 7 John Kucera   Canada 1:32.10 +1.45
4 Finlay Mickel   Great Britain
24 13 Patrik Järbyn   Sweden 1:32.21 +1.56
2 Yannick Bertrand   France
26 10 Bjarne Solbakken   Norway 1:32.90 +2.25
27 46 Konstantin Sats   Russia 1:33.14 +2.49
28 37 Andrej Jerman   Slovenia 1:33.20 +2.55
29 40 Pavel Chestakov   Russia 1:33.48 +2.83
31 Massimiliano Blardone   Italy
31 35 Ivica Kostelić   Croatia 1:33.53 +2.88
32 32 Petr Záhrobský   Czech Republic 1:33.70 +3.05
33 47 Aleš Gorza   Slovenia 1:33.77 +3.12
34 39 Kryštof Krýzl   Czech Republic 1:34.20 +3.55
35 38 Natko Zrnčić -Dim   Croatia 1:34.49 +3.84
36 43 Ivan Ratkić   Croatia 1:34.77 +4.12
37 36 Roger Cruickshank   Great Britain 1:34.87 +4.22
38 41 Martin Vráblík   Czech Republic 1:34.90 +4.25
39 1 Gauthier de Tessières   France 1:34.94 +4.29
40 57 Jaroslav Babušiak   Slovakia 1:35.41 +4.76
41 52 Aleksandr Khoroshilov   Russia 1:35.51 +4.86
42 45 Anton Konovalov   Russia 1:35.72 +5.07
43 8 Steve Nyman   United States 1:36.22 +5.57
44 54 Duncan Grob   Chile 1:36.24 +5.59
45 53 Michał Kałwa   Poland 1:36.25 +5.60
46 44 Ivan Heimschild   Slovakia 1:36.58 +5.93
47 48 Maui Gayme   Chile 1:36.85 +6.20
48 59 Olivier Jenot   Monaco 1:37.03 +6.38
49 55 Ivan Olivari   Croatia 1:37.43 +6.78
50 58 Alexander Heath   South Africa 1:37.77 +7.12
51 60 Andrei Drygin   Tajikistan 1:37.85 +7.20
52 51 Ivars Ciaguns   Latvia 1:38.18 +7.53
53 56 Nikolay Skriabin   Ukraine 1:38.86 +8.21
54 50 Mikael Gayme   Chile 1:39.68 +9.03
55 63 Leyti Seck   Senegal 1:42.87 +12.22
56 62 Erjon Tola   Albania 1:44.27 +13.62
5 A. J. Bear   Australia DNF
6 Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin   France DNF
23 Bode Miller   United States DNF
34 Claudio Sprecher   Liechtenstein DNF
42 Ondřej Bank   Czech Republic DNF
49 Alex Antor   Andorra DNF
61 Nikolai Hentsch   Brazil DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Men's Super G". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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