FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009 were the 40th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held 2–15 February in France at Val-d'Isère, Savoie.

40th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009.png
Host cityVal-d'Isère, Savoie,
CountryFrance
Nations participating70
Athletes participating382 [1]
Events11
Opening ceremony2 February 2009
Closing ceremony15 February 2009
Officially opened byNicolas Sarkozy
Main venueBellevarde
(& Rhône-Alpes)
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Val-d'Isère is located in France
Val-d'Isère
Val-d'Isère
Location in France
Val-d'Isère is located in Alps
Val-d'Isère
Val-d'Isère
Location in the Alps of Europe

The International Ski Federation (FIS) awarded the championships to Val-d'Isère on 2 June 2004, in Miami, Florida. The other two finalists were Vail/Beaver Creek, USA, and Schladming, Austria, which was later selected to host the 2013 championships. Vail/Beaver Creek gained the 2015 championships.

These were the first world championships at Val-d'Isère, although the area hosted four of the five men's events at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville (the slalom was held at Les Menuires). Val-d'Isère is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, usually by the men in early to mid-December.

These were the fourth world championships held in France. Chamonix hosted in 1937 and 1962, and Chamrousse hosted the alpine events for 1968 Winter Olympics (from 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the world championships).

VenuesEdit

  • The men's events were held at Bellevarde, as were the women's giant slalom and slalom. The other three women's events were conducted at Rhône-Alpes.

Course information – (metric)
Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sat 07-Feb Downhill – men 2807 m 1848 m 959 m 2.988 km 32.1 %
Mon 09-Feb Downhill – women 2536 1845 691 2.227 31.0
Mon 09-Feb Downhill (SC) – men 2550 1848 702 2.549 27.5
Fri 06-Feb Downhill (SC) – women 2536 1845 691 2.227 31.0
Wed 04-Feb Super-G – men 2498 1848 650 1.770 36.7
Tue 03-Feb Super-G – women 2445 1845 600 1.926 31.2
Fri 13-Feb Giant slalom – men 2292 1842 450
Thu 12-Feb Giant slalom – women 2225 1865 360
Sun 15-Feb Slalom – men 2062 1842 220
Sat 14-Feb Slalom – women 2042 1842 200
Mon 09-Feb Slalom (SC) – men 2032 1842 190
Fri 06-Feb Slalom (SC) – women 2035 1840 195



Course information – (imperial)
Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sat 07-Feb Downhill – men 9209 ft 6063 ft 3146 ft 1.886 mi. 32.1 %
Mon 09-Feb Downhill – women 8320 6053 2267 1.384 31.0
Mon 09-Feb Downhill (SC) – men 8366 6063 2303 1.584 27.5
Fri 06-Feb Downhill (SC) – women 8320 6053 2267 1.384 31.0
Wed 04-Feb Super-G – men 8196 6063 2133 1.100 36.7
Tue 03-Feb Super-G – women 8022 6053 1969 1.197 31.2
Fri 13-Feb Giant slalom – men 7520 6043 1477
Thu 12-Feb Giant slalom – women 7300 6119 1181
Sun 15-Feb Slalom – men 6765 6043   722
Sat 14-Feb Slalom – women 6699 6043   656
Mon 09-Feb Slalom (SC) – men 6666 6043   623
Fri 06-Feb Slalom (SC) – women 6677 6037   640

Medal winnersEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
John Kucera
  Canada
2:07.01 Didier Cuche
   Switzerland
2:07.05 Carlo Janka
   Switzerland
2:07.18
Super-G
details
Didier Cuche
   Switzerland
1:19.41 Peter Fill
  Italy
1:20.40 Aksel Lund Svindal
  Norway
1:20.43
Giant slalom
details
Carlo Janka
   Switzerland
2:18.82 Benjamin Raich
  Austria
2:19.53 Ted Ligety
  United States
2:19.81
Slalom
details
Manfred Pranger
  Austria
1.44.17 Julien Lizeroux
  France
1.44.48 Michael Janyk
  Canada
1.45.70
Super combined
details
Aksel Lund Svindal
  Norway
2:23.00 Julien Lizeroux
  France
2:23.90 Natko Zrnčić-Dim
  Croatia
2:24.58

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Lindsey Vonn
  United States
1:30.31 Lara Gut
   Switzerland
1:30.83 Nadia Fanchini
  Italy
1:30.88
Super-G
details
Lindsey Vonn
  United States
1:20.73 Marie Marchand-Arvier
  France
1:21.07 Andrea Fischbacher
  Austria
1:21.13
Giant slalom
details
Kathrin Hölzl
  Germany
2:03.49 Tina Maze
  Slovenia
2:03.58 Tanja Poutiainen
  Finland
2:04.03
Slalom
details
Maria Riesch
  Germany
1:51.80 Šárka Záhrobská
  Czech Republic
1:52.57 Tanja Poutiainen
  Finland
1:52.89
Super combined
details
Kathrin Zettel
  Austria
2:20.13 Lara Gut
   Switzerland
2:20.69 Elisabeth Görgl
  Austria
2:21.01

Team eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team event
Canceled – poor weather[2]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)2316
2  Austria (AUT)2125
3  United States (USA)2013
4  Germany (GER)2002
5  Canada (CAN)1012
  Norway (NOR)1012
7  France (FRA)0303
8  Italy (ITA)0112
9  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Slovenia (SLO)0101
11  Finland (FIN)0022
12  Croatia (CRO)0011
Totals (12 nations)10101030

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Worlds: FIS president Kasper speaks at closing ceremonies". Ski Racing.com. 16 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Worlds: Team event canceled". Ski Racing.com. 11 February 2009.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°26′49″N 6°58′34″E / 45.447°N 6.976°E / 45.447; 6.976