Jean-Luc Crétier (born April 28, 1966 in Albertville, Savoie) is a retired French World Cup alpine ski racer. He was one of the four members of the "Top Guns" team, created and trained by Serge Guillaume outwith the mainstream of the French Alpine Ski Federation, along with Luc Alphand, Franck Piccard, and Denis Rey.
|Men's alpine skiing|
At age 31, Crétier won the gold medal in the downhill at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. He was the fourth Frenchman to win the Olympic downhill, but the first in thirty years, since Jean-Claude Killy in 1968.
It was the only victory of Crétier's international career; however, he achieved five World Cup podium finishes, three in the two months prior to his Olympic title.
Crétier finished fourth in the combined event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in his hometown of Albertville. His final World Cup race was just ten months after Nagano; he incurred a career-ending knee injury at Val Gardena in December 1998.
World Cup resultsEdit
- 0 wins
- 5 podiums - (5 DH), 25 top tens
|1994||18 Dec 1993||Val Gardena, Italy||Downhill||3rd|
|29 Jan 1994||Chamonix, France||Downhill||2nd|
|1998||4 Dec 1997||Beaver Creek, USA||Downhill||2nd|
|17 Jan 1998||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill||2nd|
|23 Jan 1998||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
World Championship resultsEdit
- The Super-G in 1993 was cancelled after multiple weather delays.
- Jean-Luc Crétier at the International Ski Federation
- Jean-Luc Crétier World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Jean-Luc Crétier at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Jean-Luc Crétier at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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