Greg Jones (skier)
|Disciplines||downhill, Giant Slalom,|
|Full name||Gregory Jones|
|Born||December 3, 1953|
Tahoe City, California, U.S.
|World Cup debut||1974|
|Retired||1979 (age 25)|
|Teams||1 – (1976)|
|Teams||2 – (1974, 1976)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||5 – (1975–79)|
|Wins||1 – (1 GS)|
|Podiums||2 – (2 GS)|
|Overall titles||0 – (18th in 1976)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (6th in GS, 1976)|
Born in Tahoe City, California, he specialized in giant slalom. Jones competed in all three events at the 1976 Winter Olympics and finished 9th in the giant slalom, 11th in the downhill, and 19th in the slalom. His all-around performance earned a World Championship bronze medal in the combined event.
Jones won a World Cup race a few weeks later in the United States at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Teammate Phil Mahre was the runner-up for the first-ever one-two finish by U.S. men in a World Cup race.
World Cup ResultsEdit
- 1 win – (1 GS)
- 2 podiums – (2 GS)
|1975||18 Dec 1974||Madonna di Campiglio, Italy||Giant Slalom||2nd|
|1976||5 Mar 1976||Copper Mountain, USA||Giant Slalom||1st|
- Points were only awarded for top ten finishes (see scoring system).
World championship resultsEdit
Olympic results Edit
- "Russians rally to claim hockey gold again". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. February 15, 1976. p. 3B.
- "Ski racing's "old lady" nears title". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. March 6, 1976. p. 11.
- Looney, Douglas S. (March 15, 1976). "Adding a title to triumph". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
- Greg Jones at the International Ski Federation
- Greg Jones World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Greg Jones at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Greg Jones at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
- Gregory Jones at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame
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