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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999 were held February 2–14 in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, U.S.A..[1]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
1999
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Host cityVail, Colorado, U.S.
Nations participating56
Events10
Opening ceremonyFebruary 1, 1999 (1999-02-01)
Closing ceremonyFebruary 14, 1999 (1999-02-14)
Officially opened byBill Clinton
Main venueVail (7 events)
Beaver Creek (3)
Vail is located in the United States
Vail
Vail
Location in the United States

Lasse Kjus of Norway placed in the top two in all five events, winning two gold medals and taking three silvers. Hermann Maier of Austria won gold medals in the two speed events, the downhill and super-G (a dead-heat tie with Kjus). Austria dominated the women's two speed events with a sweep of all six medals. The men's downhill, super-G, and combined events were held at Beaver Creek, and the seven other events were at Vail.

This was the third non-Olympic World Championships held in the United States, all in Colorado. (The 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, and the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, are also officially considered World Championships). Vail hosted a decade earlier in 1989 and Aspen in 1950, the first held outside of Europe. As a host country, the U.S. has won just two medals in the three World Championships, a gold and a bronze by Tamara McKinney in 1989.

The Birds of Prey downhill course at Beaver Creek was developed for these championships, its first World Cup races were in December 1997. Designed by Olympic gold medalist Bernhard Russi, it has been a regular stop on the men's World Cup schedule and was used again for the World Championships in 2015.

Men's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Saturday, February 6, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
  Hermann Maier   Austria 1:40.60 --
  Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:40.91 + 0.31
  Kjetil André Aamodt   Norway 1:41.17 + 0.57

Source:[2]

Super-GEdit

Tuesday, February 2, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
  Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:14.53 --
  Hermann Maier   Austria 1:14.53 --
  Hans Knauss   Austria 1:14.54 + 0.01

Source:[3]

Giant SlalomEdit

Friday, February 12, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
  Lasse Kjus   Norway 2:19.31 --
  Marco Büchel   Liechtenstein 2:19.36 + 0.05
  Steve Locher    Switzerland 2:20.79 + 1.48

Source:[4]

SlalomEdit

Sunday February 14, 1999
Vail

Place Name Country Time Diff.
  Kalle Palander   Finland 1:42.12 --
  Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:42.23 + 0.11
  Christian Mayer   Austria 1:42.25 + 0.13

Source:[5]

CombinedEdit

Monday & Tuesday, February 8–9, 1999
Beaver Creek

Place Name Country Time Diff.
  Kjetil André Aamodt   Norway 2:43.09 --
  Lasse Kjus   Norway 2:43.25 + 0.16
  Paul Accola    Switzerland 2:43.62 + 0.53

Source:[6]

Women's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Sunday, February 7, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Renate Götschl   Austria 1:48.20 --
  Michaela Dorfmeister   Austria 1:48.35 + 0.15
  Stefanie Schuster   Austria 1:48.37 + 0.17

Source:[7]

Super-GEdit

Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Alexandra Meissnitzer   Austria 1:20.53 --
  Renate Götschl   Austria 1:20.56 + 0.03
  Michaela Dorfmeister   Austria 1:20.74 + 0.21

Source:[8]

Giant SlalomEdit

Thursday, February 11, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Alexandra Meissnitzer   Austria 2:08.54 --
  Andrine Flemmen   Norway 2:08.84 + 0.30
  Anita Wachter   Austria 2:09.13 + 0.59

Source:[9]

SlalomEdit

Saturday, February 13, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Zali Steggall   Australia 1:33.97 --
  Pernilla Wiberg   Sweden 1:34.77 + 0.80
  Trine Bakke   Norway 1:35.00 + 1.03

Source:[10]

CombinedEdit

Friday, February 5, 1999
Vail

Place Athlete Country Time Diff.
  Pernilla Wiberg   Sweden 3:08.52 --
  Renate Götschl   Austria 3:08.67 + 0.15
  Florence Masnada   France 3:08.97 + 0.45

Source:[11]

Medals tableEdit

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Austria 5 3 5 13
2   Norway 3 4 2 9
3   Sweden 1 1 - 2
4   Australia 1 - - 1
4   Finland 1 - - 1
6   Liechtenstein - 1 - 4
7    Switzerland - - 2 2
8   France - - 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de.wikipedia.org Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1999
  2. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 6, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 2, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 12, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 14, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Men's Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 8–9, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Downhill". FIS-ski.com. February 7, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Super G". FIS-ski.com. February 3, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Giant Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 11, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Slalom". FIS-ski.com. February 13, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "FIS World Ski Championships - Ladies' Combined". FIS-ski.com. February 5, 1999. Retrieved December 13, 2013.

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