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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978 were held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, West Germany, between January 29 and February 5. It held competitions in alpine skiing like downhill, special slalom, giant slalom and combined. The combined was only a "paper race".

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978
Host cityGarmisch-Partenkirchen,
Bavaria, West Germany
Events6
Opening ceremony28 January
Closing ceremony5 February
Officially opened byWilli Ritschard
Main venueGarmisch Classic,
Gudiberg (slalom)
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Garmisch is located in Alps
Garmisch
Garmisch
Location in the Alps of Europe
Garmisch is located in Germany
Garmisch
Garmisch
Location in southern Germany

The event is the last time the championships were held here until 2011. Garmisch hosted the first Olympic alpine skiing competition (Combined event), at the 1936 games.

Men's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Sunday, 29 January

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Josef Walcher   Austria 2:04.12
  Michael Veith   West Germany 2:04.19 + 0.07
  Werner Grissmann   Austria 2:04.46 + 0.32
4 Sepp Ferstl   West Germany 2:04.49 + 0.35
5 Peter Müller     Switzerland 2:04.77 + 0.65
5 Franz Klammer   Austria 2:04.77 + 0.65
7 Steve Podborski   Canada 2:04.98 + 0.86
8 Walter Vesti     Switzerland 2:06.13 + 2.01
9 Vladimir Makeev   Soviet Union 2:06.20 + 2.08
10 Herbert Plank   Italy 2:06.31 + 2.19
Source:[1][2]

Giant SlalomEdit

Thursday, 2 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Ingemar Stenmark   Sweden 3:02.52
  Andreas Wenzel   Liechtenstein 3:04.56 + 2.04
  Willi Frommelt   Liechtenstein 3:04.75 + 2.23
4 Sepp Ferstl   West Germany 3:04.87 + 2.35
5 Phil Mahre   United States 3:04.94 + 2.42
6 Hans Enn   Austria 3:05.27 + 2.75
7 Peter Lüscher     Switzerland 3:06.13 + 3.51
8 Pete Patterson   United States 3:06.82 + 4.30
9 Cary Adgate   United States 3:07.10 + 4.58
10 Bruno Nöckler   Italy 3:07.20 + 4.68
Source:[3][4]

SlalomEdit

Sunday, 5 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Ingemar Stenmark   Sweden 1:39.54
  Piero Gros   Italy 1:40.20 + 0.66
  Paul Frommelt   Liechtenstein 1:40.47 + 0.93
4 Anton Steiner   Austria 1:40.74 + 1.20
5 Mauro Bernardi   Italy 1:42.20 + 2.66
6 Christian Neureuther   West Germany 1:42.74 + 3.20
7 Toshihiro Kaiwa   Japan 1:43.20 + 3.66
8 Steve Mahre   United States 1:43.76 + 4.22
9 Torsten Jakobsson   Sweden 1:44.16 + 4.62
10 Peter Aelig     Switzerland 1:44.44 + 4.90
Source:[5][6]

CombinedEdit

Place Athlete Nation Points DH GS SL
  Andreas Wenzel   Liechtenstein 2732.34 13   18
  Sepp Ferstl   West Germany 2749.64 4 31 29
  Pete Patterson   United States 2752.28 25 8 23
4 Vladimir Andreyev   Soviet Union 2773.87
5 Valeri Tsyganov   Soviet Union 2799.52
6 Maciej Gąsienica   Poland 2800.48

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

Wednesday, 1 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Annemarie Moser-Pröll   Austria 1:48.31
  Irene Epple   West Germany 1:48.55 + 0.24
  Doris de Agostini     Switzerland 1:49.11 + 0.80
4 Marie-Theres Nadig     Switzerland 1:49.64 + 1.33
5 Cindy Nelson   United States 1:50.26 + 1.95
6 Evi Mittermaier   West Germany 1:50.42 + 2.11
7 Brigitte Totschnig   Austria 1:50.47 + 2.16
8 Martina Ellmer   Austria 1:50.89 + 2.58
9 Irmgard Lukasser   Austria 1:50.93 + 2.62
10 Monika Bader   West Germany 1:51.04 + 2.73

Source:[7]

Giant SlalomEdit

Saturday, 4 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Maria Epple   West Germany 2:41.15
  Lise-Marie Morerod     Switzerland 2:41.20 + 0.05
  Annemarie Moser-Pröll   Austria 2:41.90 + 0.75
4 Irene Epple   West Germany 2:42.02 + 0.87
5 Hanni Wenzel   Liechtenstein 2:42.43 + 1.28
6 Fabienne Serrat   France 2:42.83 + 1.68
7 Ursula Konzett   Liechtenstein 2:42.84 + 1.69
8 Perrine Pelen   France 2:43.38 + 2.23
9 Erika Hess     Switzerland 2:44.25 + 3.10
10 Christa Zechmeister   West Germany 2:44.89 + 3.74

This was the first two-run women's giant slalom at the World Championships.
Source:[8][9]

SlalomEdit

Friday, 3 February

Place Athlete Nation Time Diff.
  Lea Sölkner   Austria 1:24.85
  Pamela Behr   West Germany 1:25.33 + 0.48
  Monika Kaserer   Austria 1:25.37 + 0.52
4 Perrine Pelen   France 1:25.67 + 0.82
5 Fabienne Serrat   France 1:25.75 + 0.90
6 Hanni Wenzel   Liechtenstein 1:26.09 + 1.24
7 Lise-Marie Morerod     Switzerland 1:26.59 + 1.74
8 Claudia Giordani   Italy 1:26.87 + 2.02
9 Christa Zechmeister   West Germany 1:26.99 + 2.14
10 Regine Mösenlechner   West Germany 1:27.43 + 2.58
Source:[10][11]

CombinedEdit

Place Athlete Nation Points DH GS SL
  Annemarie Moser-Pröll   Austria 2460.39     19
  Hanni Wenzel   Liechtenstein 2476.80 29 5 6
  Fabienne Serrat   France 2478.44 6 5
4 Kathy Kreiner   Canada 2498.43 12 21 17
5 Dagmar Kuzmanová   Czechoslovakia 2509.23
6 Cindy Nelson   United States 2511.63 5 15 30

Source:[9]
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   Austria 4 - 3 7
2   Sweden 2 - - 2
3   West Germany 1 4 - 5
4   Liechtenstein 1 2 2 5
5     Switzerland - 1 1 2
6   Italy - 1 - 1
7   France - - 1 1
7   United States - - 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walcher wins world downhill, Podborski runs seventh". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 30 January 1978. p. 12.
  2. ^ "Walcher wins". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. 30 January 1978. p. 15.
  3. ^ "Stenmark breezes to first world giant slalom victory". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 3 February 1978. p. 20.
  4. ^ "Stenmark gets gold - easily". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. 3 February 1978. p. 23.
  5. ^ "Second gold for Stenmark". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. 6 February 1978. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Stenmark takes second gold in slalom". Montreal Gazette. Reuter. 6 February 1978. p. 22.
  7. ^ "Proell-Moser proves she's the fastest woman on skis". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 2 February 1978. p. 24.
  8. ^ "Kid sister gets gold in (giant) slalom". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. 5 February 1978. p. D4.
  9. ^ a b "Epple wins GS crown, Annemarie combined". Montreal Gazette. Reuter. 6 February 1978. p. 22.
  10. ^ "Austrian girl captures special slalom; Kreiner has chance at combined medal". Montreal Gazette. Canadian Press. 4 February 1978. p. 14.
  11. ^ "Third Austrian ski gold in women's special slalom". Lewiston Daily Sun. Maine. Associated Press. 4 February 1978. p. 19.

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