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Gregory Jones (born December 3, 1953) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States.

Greg Jones
Alpine skier
Disciplinesdownhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
Full nameGregory Jones
Born (1953-12-03) December 3, 1953 (age 65)
Tahoe City, California, U.S.
World Cup debut1974
Retired1979 (age 25)
Olympics
Teams1 – (1976)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams2 – (1974, 1976)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons5 – (197579)
Wins1 – (1 GS)
Podiums2 – (2 GS)
Overall titles0 – (18th in 1976)
Discipline titles0 – (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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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World Cup ResultsEdit

Race podiumsEdit

  • 1 win – (1 GS)
  • 2 podiums – (2 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
1975 18 Dec 1974   Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Giant Slalom 2nd
1976 5 Mar 1976   Copper Mountain, USA Giant Slalom 1st

Season standingsEdit

Season Age  Overall   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1975 21 19 8 not run
1976 22 18 6
1977 23 54

World championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1974 20 18 not run 16
1976 22 19 9 11 3

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1976 22 19 9 not run 11 not run

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Russians rally to claim hockey gold again". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. February 15, 1976. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Ski racing's "old lady" nears title". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. March 6, 1976. p. 11.
  3. ^ Looney, Douglas S. (March 15, 1976). "Adding a title to triumph". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.

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