FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 were the 39th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held 2–18 February in Åre, Sweden. Åre previously hosted the world championships in 1954, and often hosts late season World Cup events.
|Host city||Åre, Sweden|
|Opening ceremony||2 February 2007|
|Closing ceremony||18 February 2007|
|Officially opened by||Carl XVI Gustaf|
These were the first world championships to use the "super-combined" format (one run each of downhill and slalom) for the combined event. First run on the World Cup circuit in 2005 at Wengen, the "super-combi" format (SC) made its debut at the Winter Olympics in 2010. The traditional combined format (K) consists of one downhill run and two slalom runs.
- The World Championships Arena was accessed via the "VM-8an," an 8-passenger hybrid lift installed in 2006.
The races were held on the Gästrappet, Lundsrappet, Störtloppet and VM-Störtloppet slopes.
- The medal ceremonies were held at the Medal Plaza at Åre Torg.
- The opening ceremony was held at the Festival Arena, situated outside the Holiday Club Hotel by Lake Åre.
|Downhill – men||1240 m||396 m||844 m||2.922 km||7%||69%||33%|
|Downhill – women||1055||396||659||2.236||14%||69%||31%|
|Super-G – men||1033||396||637||2.127||10%||69%||34%|
|Super-G – women||971||396||575||1.903||14%||69%||32%|
|Giant slalom – men||812||396||416||1.308||13%||69%||35%|
|Giant slalom – women||796||396||400||1.257||17%||48%||36%|
|Slalom – men||615||396||219||0.740||19%||48%||32%|
|Slalom – women||582||396||186||0.62||14%||48%||32%|
|Downhill – men||4068 ft||1299 ft||2769 ft||1.816 mi.||7%||69%||33%|
|Downhill – women||3461||1299||2162||1.389||14%||69%||31%|
|Super-G – men||3389||1299||2090||1.322||10%||69%||34%|
|Super-G – women||3186||1299||1887||1.182||14%||69%||32%|
|Giant slalom – men||2664||1299||1365||0.813||13%||69%||35%|
|Giant slalom – women||2612||1299||1313||0.781||17%||48%||36%|
|Slalom – men||2018||1299||719||0.460||19%||48%||32%|
|Slalom – women||1909||1299||610||0.388||14%||48%||32%|
2 February 19:00
10 February 12:30. Race postponed to 11 February 10:00 CET due to foggy weather conditions.
|Aksel Lund Svindal||NOR||1:44.68|
Originally planned for 3 February 12:30; postponed to 5 February due to wind conditions.
Men's giant slalomEdit
Qualification: 12 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 14 February 10:00/13:00
|Aksel Lund Svindal||NOR||2:19.64|
Qualification: 15 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 17 February 10:00/13:00
Men's super combinedEdit
8 February 12:30/16:00
11 February 12:30
|Lindsey C. Kildow||USA||1:27.29||+0.40|
Originally planned for 4 February 12:30; postponed to 6 February due to wind conditions.
|Lindsey C. Kildow||USA||1:19.17||+0.32|
Women's giant slalomEdit
13 February 17:00/20:00
|Maria Pietilä-Holmner||SWE||2:32.57||+ 0.85|
|Denise Karbon||ITA||2:32.69||+ 0.97|
16 February 17:00/20:00
Women's super combinedEdit
9 February 12:30/16:00
Nations team eventEdit
18 February 10:00/13:00
This competition was part of the World Championships for the second time. Six athletes from each country, including at least two men and two women, compete in a total of four super-G and four slalom runs. Each country sends one athlete into each run, alternating between men and women. The placings of all eight competitions are added, and the country with the lowest number wins. If an athlete doesn't finish the run, gets disqualified or scores a time worse than 108% of the winning time, an extra penalty is incurred. If an athlete doesn't start, an even greater penalty is incurred.
60 nations participated: (number of athletes in parentheses)
- Are 2007.com – official site
- FIS-ski.com – results – 2007 World Championships – Åre, Sweden
- FIS-ski.com – results – World Championships
- Ski-db.com – results – 2007 Aare
- wm07.blogspot.com – a list of links related to the championships