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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 were held in South America from 4–14 August at Portillo, Chile.[1][2][3]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966
Host cityPortillo, Valparaíso
near Los Andes
CountryChile
Events6
Opening ceremony  4 August 1966
Closing ceremony14 August 1966
Officially opened byEduardo Frei Montalva
Main venuePortillo
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Portillo is located in South America
Portillo
Portillo
Location in South America

To this day, it remains the only alpine world championships contested in the southern hemisphere. It took place well out of the established season, nearly five months before the first World Cup season, which began in early January 1967.

Assignment did happen at the FIS-Congress at Athens in May 1963, but Germany (West-Germany), Switzerland and Austria did vote against.

Men's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Sunday, 7 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Jean Claude Killy   France 1:34.40
  Léo Lacroix   France 1:34.80 + 0.40
  Franz Vogler   West Germany 1:35.16 + 0.76
4 Heinrich Messner   Austria 1:36.02 + 1.62
5 Pierre Stamos   France 1:36.12 + 1.72
6 Bernard Orcel   France 1:36.38 + 1.98
Source:[4]
 
 
Portillo
Location in the Andes

Giant SlalomEdit

Tuesday, 9 August (run 1)
Wednesday, 10 August (run 2)

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Guy Périllat   France 3:19.42
  Georges Mauduit   France 3:19.93 + 0.51
  Karl Schranz   Austria 3:20.40 + 0.98
4 Jakob Tischhauser     Switzerland 3:20.90 + 1.48
5 Jean-Claude Killy   France 3:21.42 + 2.00
6 Willy Favre     Switzerland 3:23.02 + 3.60

Source:[5][6]

SlalomEdit

Sunday, 14 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Carlo Senoner   Italy 1:41.56
  Guy Périllat   France 1:42.25 + 0.69
  Louis Jauffret   France 1:42.58 + 1.02
4 Willy Bogner   West Germany 1:43.06 + 1.50
5 Ludwig Leitner   West Germany 1:43.07 + 1.51
6 Jimmie Heuga   United States 1:43.69 + 2.13

Source:[7][8]

CombinedEdit

Place Athlete Country Points DH GS SL
  Jean Claude Killy   France 20.92   5 8
  Léo Lacroix   France 42.13  
  Ludwig Leitner   West Germany 54.95 5
4 Jimmie Heuga   United States 56.71 19 13 6
5 Willy Bogner   West Germany 69.61 4
6 Ivo Mahlknecht   Italy 72.96

Source:[7][8]
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Women's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Monday, 8 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Marielle Goitschel   France 1:33.42
  Annie Famose   France 1:34.36 + 0.94
  Burgl Färbinger   West Germany 1:34.38 + 0.96
4 Suzy Chaffee   United States 1:34.77 + 1.35
5 Christl Haas   Austria 1:34.81 + 1.39
6 Giustina Demetz   Italy 1:34.94 + 1.52

Erika Schinegger of Austria originally won the gold medal in 1:32.63,[5][9] but she failed a gender test prior to the 1968 Winter Olympics; Schingger handed the gold medal to Marielle Goitschel in 1988[10].

Giant SlalomEdit

Thursday, 11 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Marielle Goitschel   France 1:22.64
  Heidi Zimmermann   Austria 1:23.81 + 1.17
  Florence Steurer   France 1:24.92 + 2.28
4 Nancy Greene   Canada 1:25.38 + 2.74
5 Annie Famose   France 1:25.58 + 2.94
6 Giustina Demetz   Italy 1:26.08 + 3.44

Source:[11][12]

SlalomEdit

Friday, 5 August

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Annie Famose   France 1:30.48
  Marielle Goitschel   France 1:30.95 + 0.47
  Penny McCoy   United States 1:32.35 + 1.87
4 Jean Saubert   United States 1:32.37 + 1.89
5 Cathy Allen   United States 1:32.77 + 2.39
6 Christine Goitschel   France 1:32.94 + 2.56

Source:[13][14]

CombinedEdit

Place Athlete Country Points DH GS SL
  Marielle Goitschel   France   8.76      
  Annie Famose   France 35.16   5  
  Heidi Zimmermann   Austria 62.91 9   18
4 Burgl Färbinger   West Germany 73.69   9 14
5 Giustina Demetz   Italy 83.68 6 6 21
6 Christa Prinzing   West Germany 86.49 8 10 19

Source:[11]
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Medals tableEdit

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   France 7 7 2 16
2   Italy 1 - - 1
3   Austria - 1 2 3
4   West Germany - - 3 3
5   United States - - 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de:Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1966
  2. ^ Ottum, Bob (August 15, 1966). "Found: a pretty Penny". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
  3. ^ Ottum, Bob (August 22, 1966). "A Gallic gauntlet on the snow". Sports Illustrated. p. 24.
  4. ^ "Frances Killy, Lacroix in world downhill upset". Montreal Gazette. Reuters. August 8, 1966. p. 19.
  5. ^ a b "French ace takes giant slalom lead". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 9, 1966. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Perillat wins giant slalom". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 10, 1966. p. 33.
  7. ^ a b "Canada blanked in world skiing". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. August 25, 1966. p. 25.
  8. ^ a b "Skier Killy wins combined in Chile". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. August 15, 1966. p. 19.
  9. ^ "Austrian's win help to national prestige". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. August 9, 1966. p. 13.
  10. ^ "Man who won '66 women's downhill gives up medal". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. November 19, 1988. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Marielle Goitschel wins giant slalom, combined". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. August 12, 1966. p. 16.
  12. ^ "Miss Goitschel wins giant slalom title". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. August 12, 1966. p. 22.
  13. ^ "Fear drives young skier to 3rd spot". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. August 6, 1966. p. 9.
  14. ^ "Second-run spill costs our Nancy". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. August 6, 1966. p. 12.

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Coordinates: 32°50′10″S 70°07′44″W / 32.836°S 70.129°W / -32.836; -70.129