Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's giant slalom

The Men's giant slalom competition of the Nagano 1998 Olympics was held at Mount Yakebitai on 8 February 1998.[1]

Men's Giant Slalom
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueMount Yakebitai
Date8 February 1998
Competitors34 from 14 nations
Winning time2:03.96
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ross Rebagliati  Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Thomas Prugger  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ueli Kestenholz  Switzerland

It was the first time snowboarding was added as a sport at the Winter Olympic Games. The giant slalom was replaced by the parallel giant slalom event in 2002 in Salt Lake City.[2]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Ross Rebagliati
  Canada
Silver Thomas Prugger
  Italy
Bronze Ueli Kestenholz
  Switzerland

ResultsEdit

The competitors were allowed two runs on a giant slalom course. The two times were then added to determine the winners.[2]

Rank Bib Name Nationality Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Difference
  3 Ross Rebagliati   Canada 0:59.87 8 1:04.09 2 2:03.96 -
  2 Thomas Prugger   Italy 0:59.38 2 1:04.60 5 2:03.98 +0.02
  6 Ueli Kestenholz   Switzerland 1:00.20 10 1:03.88 1 2:04.08 +0.12
4 12 Dieter Krassnig   Austria 1:00.11 9 1:04.22 3 2:04.33 +0.37
5 11 Mathieu Bozzetto   France 0:59.83 7 1:04.74 6 2:04.57 +0.61
6 5 Chris Klug   United States 0:59.38 2 1:05.87 10 2:05.25 +1.29
7 7 Martin Freinademetz   Austria 0:59.58 4 1:05.76 9 2:05.34 +1.38
8 19 Maxence Idesheim   France 1:00.75 12 1:04.77 7 2:05.52 +1.56
9 13 Dieter Happ   Austria 1:02.65 16 1:04.40 4 2:07.05 +3.09
10 10 Thedo Remmelink   Netherlands 1:02.01 15 1:05.24 8 2:07.25 +3.29
11 21 Willi Trakofler   Italy 1:01.42 13 1:05.88 11 2:07.30 +3.34
12 1 Christophe Ségura   France 0:59.59 5 1:09.27 18 2:08.86 +4.90
13 24 Elmar Messner   Italy 1:01.42 13 1:07.99 15 2:09.41 +5.45
14 27 Dieter Moherndl   Germany 1:03.03 19 1:07.00 12 2:10.03 +6.07
15 23 Mike Kildevæld   Denmark 1:02.75 17 1:07.67 13 2:10.42 +6.46
16 9 Jasey-Jay Anderson   Canada 0:59.31 1 1:12.02 19 2:11.33 +7.37
17 15 Mike Jacoby   United States 1:03.53 22 1:08.27 16 2:11.80 +7.84
18 20 Stephen Copp   Sweden 1:04.14 25 1:07.75 14 2:11.89 +7.93
19 28 Łukasz Starowicz   Poland 1:03.50 21 1:08.81 17 2:12.31 +8.35
20 29 Karl Frenademez   Italy 1:03.33 20 1:12.62 20 2:15.95 +11.99
21 33 Mariano López   Argentina 1:12.20 28 1:19.11 21 2:31.31 +27.35
- 4 Nicolas Conte   France 0:59.69 6 DNF - - -
- 25 Richard Richardsson   Sweden 1:02.93 18 DNF - - -
- 32 Markos Khatzikyriakakis   Greece 1:06.40 26 DNF - - -
- 16 Sigi Grabner   Austria 1:00.61 11 DSQ - - -
- 22 Bernd Kroschewski   Germany 1:03.53 23 DSQ - - -
- 18 Darren Chalmers   Canada 1:04.09 24 DSQ - - -
- 30 Zeke Steggall   Australia 1:08.10 27 DSQ - - -
- 14 Mark Fawcett   Canada DNF - - - - -
- 34 Stergios Pappos   Greece DNF - - - - -
- 8 Fadri Mosca   Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- 17 Gilles Jaquet   Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- 26 André Grütter   Switzerland DSQ - - - - -
- 31 Adam Hostetter   United States DSQ - - - - -

DNF - Did not finish; DSQ - Disqualified

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snowboarding at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2014.