1972 Winter Olympics / Alpine skiing

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Alpine skiing at the
1972 Winter Olympics
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information
venue JapanJapan Sapporo
Competition venue Eniwa , Teine
Nations 27
Athletes 143 (93 Mars symbol (male), 50 Venus symbol (female))
date 5th - 13th February 1972
decisions 6th
Grenoble 1968

At the XI. At the 1972 Olympic Games in Sapporo , six alpine skiing competitions were held. The slopes were on the slopes of the Eniwa and Teine mountains . The top three in downhill, giant slalom and slalom received not only Olympic medals but also world championship medals, as these competitions were also classified as the 22nd  Alpine World Ski Championships. In the Alpine Combined, only World Championship medals were awarded.

The French men's team was surprisingly without a medal. The Austrian team you wanted after the exclusion of Karl Schranz a subsequent nomination of Harald Rofner obtain (this then flew to Sapporo), but it rejected the IOC from this because a subsequent nomination by the regulations was not provided.

Olympic record

Medal table

space country gold silver bronze total
1 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 3 2 1 6th
2 ItalyItaly Italy 1 1 1 3
3 United StatesUnited States United States 1 - 1 2
4th Spain 1945Spain Spain 1 - - 1
5 AustriaAustria Austria - 2 2 4th
6th FranceFrance France - 1 1 2

Medalist

Men
competitor gold silver bronze
Departure SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bernhard Russi SwitzerlandSwitzerland Roland Collombin AustriaAustria Heinrich Messner
Giant slalom ItalyItaly Gustav Thöni SwitzerlandSwitzerland Edmund Bruggmann SwitzerlandSwitzerland Werner Mattle
slalom Spain 1945Spain Francisco Fernández Ochoa ItalyItaly Gustav Thöni ItalyItaly Roland Thöni
Women
competitor gold silver bronze
Departure SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marie-Theres Nadig AustriaAustria Annemarie Moser-Pröll United StatesUnited States Susan Corrock
Giant slalom SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marie-Theres Nadig AustriaAustria Annemarie Moser-Pröll AustriaAustria Wiltrud Drexel
slalom United StatesUnited States Barbara Ann Cochran FranceFrance Danièle Debernard FranceFrance Florence Steurer

Results men

Departure

space country athlete Time (min)
1 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Bernhard Russi 1: 51.43
2 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Roland Collombin 1: 52.07
3 AustriaAustria AUT Heinrich Messner 1: 52.40
4th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Andreas spokesman 1: 53.11
5 NorwayNorway NOR Erik Håker 1: 53.16
6th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Walter Tresch 1: 53.19
7th AustriaAustria AUT Karl Cordin 1: 53.32
8th United StatesUnited States United States Bob Cochran 1: 53.39
9 AustriaAustria AUT Josef Loidl 1: 53.71
10 ItalyItaly ITA Marcello Varallo 1: 53.85
18th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Hansjörg Schlager 1: 55.05
24 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Franz Vogler 1: 55.50
27 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Alfred Hagn 1: 56.04
29 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Willi Lesch 1: 56.67
30th Liechtenstein 1937Liechtenstein LIE Willi Frommelt 1: 57.58
31 AustriaAustria AUT Reinhard Tritscher 1: 58.05

Date: February 7th, 1.30 p.m.
Location: Eniwa
Start: 1126 m, finish: 354 m
Difference in altitude: 772 m, route length: 2640 m

55 participants, all in the ranking.

Giant slalom

space country athlete Time (min)
1 ItalyItaly ITA Gustav Thöni 3: 09.62
2 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Edmund Bruggmann 3: 10.75
3 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Werner Mattle 3: 10.99
4th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Alfred Hagn 3: 11.16
5 FranceFrance FRA Jean-Noël Augert 3: 11.84
6th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Max Rieger 3: 11.94
7th AustriaAustria AUT David Zwilling 3: 12.32
8th AustriaAustria AUT Reinhard Tritscher 3: 12.39
9 Poland 1944Poland POLE Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś 3: 12.42
FranceFrance FRA Alain Penz
12 AustriaAustria AUT Josef Loidl 3: 14.65
14th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Walter Tresch 3: 14.75
18th AustriaAustria AUT Werner Bleiner 3: 15.96
22nd Liechtenstein 1937Liechtenstein LIE Willi Frommelt 3: 18.65

1st run: February 9, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Teine
Start: 952 m, finish: 550 m,
altitude difference: 402 m, route length: 1034 m,
gates: 63

2nd run: February 10, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Teine
Start: 952 m, finish: 550 m,
altitude difference: 402 m, route length: 1130 m,
gates: 66

After the first run, Erik Håker from Norway led the way, who was eliminated in the second run. 73 participants, 48 ​​of them in the rating. Retired u. a .: Francisco Fernández Ochoa (ESP), Erik Håker (NOR), Sepp Heckelmiller (FRG), Christian Neureuther (FRG), Adolf Rösti (SUI).

Håker started the race with No. 1 ahead of Bruggmann in the second run, but according to press reports he probably wouldn't have had a chance against Thöni (No. 6), who drove confidently in the second run. This second run, flagged out by the Swiss trainer Berlinger, was much more difficult and forced the runners to constantly change their pace. The course suited the SSV runners because it also included two “shot runs”, and Bruggmann and Mattle had the fastest skis there. They catapulted themselves from ranks 10 and 11 to the medal ranks; Thöni was third behind Håker and Hagn (+ 0.08 s) (0.49 s behind the Norwegian); Zwilling (+ 0.64), Tritscher (+ 0.81) and Neureuther (+ 1.54 s) were promisingly placed on ranks 4 to 6.

slalom

space country athlete Time (min)
1 Spain 1945Spain ESP Francisco Fernández Ochoa 1: 49.27
2 ItalyItaly ITA Gustav Thöni 1: 50.28
3 ItalyItaly ITA Roland Thöni 1: 50.30
4th FranceFrance FRA Henri Duvillard 1: 50.45
5 FranceFrance FRA Jean-Noël Augert 1: 50.51
6th ItalyItaly ITA Eberhard Schmalzl 1: 50.83
7th AustriaAustria AUT David Zwilling 1: 51.97
8th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Edmund Bruggmann 1: 52.03
9 United StatesUnited States United States Tyler Palmer 1: 52.05
10 PolandPoland POLE Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś 1: 52.26
11 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Christian Neureuther 1: 52.90
13 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Walter Tresch 1: 53.51
14th AustriaAustria AUT Alfred Matt 1: 53.68
15th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Adolf Rösti 1: 54.16

Date: February 13, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Teine
Start: 795 m, finish: 567 m
Difference in altitude: 228 m, route length: 530 m
Gates: 71 (1st run), 75 (2nd run)

72 participants, 37 of them in the rating. Retired u. a .: Willi Frommelt (LIE), Erik Håker (NOR), Alfred Hagn (FRG), Josef Loidl (AUT), Alain Penz (FRA), Max Rieger (FRG), Hansjörg Schlager (FRG), Andreas Sprecher (SUI) , Reinhard Tritscher (AUT).

As can be seen from the introduction, Harald Rofner was not allowed to start for the Austrian team, but due to the mode, according to which the actual slalom was preceded by a classification slalom in five groups the day before, four drivers could start. For the classification, the first 15 of the world rankings, among which only David Zwilling was on the part of the ÖSV, did not need to compete. a. Zwilling and Jean-Noël Augert and also Gustav Thöni and Tyler Palmer acted as forerunners (whereby Augert sustained a muscle injury after a collision with a goal pole). The overall best time in the classification went to Masami Ishimura (JPN). The procedure for the Olympic slalom was designed in such a way that after the top 15 in the world rankings with start numbers 16 to 20, the group winners went into the race the FIS the third placed etc.

Ochoa laid the foundation for the gold medal in the first run, which he won in 55.36 s ahead of the two Frenchmen Augert (+ 0.41) and Duvillard (+ 0.56 s); Roland Thöni was in 5th place (+ 0.78) and Gustav Thöni in 8th place (+ 1.33 s). Although the latter set the best time in the second run (53.59), Ochoa was only 0.32 s behind.

Results women

Departure

space country sportswoman Time (min)
1 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Marie-Theres Nadig 1: 36.68
2 AustriaAustria AUT Annemarie Moser-Pröll 1: 37.00
3 United StatesUnited States United States Susan Corrock 1: 37.68
4th FranceFrance FRA Isabelle Mir 1: 38.62
5 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Rosi Speiser 1: 39.10
6th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Rosi Mittermaier 1: 39.32
7th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Bernadette Zurbriggen 1: 39.49
8th FranceFrance FRA Annie Famose 1: 39.70
9 AustriaAustria AUT Bernadette Rauter 1: 39.84
10 Liechtenstein 1937Liechtenstein LIE Martha Bühler 1: 40.06
12 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Marianne Hefti 1: 40.38
13 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Traudl Treichl 1: 40.62
15th AustriaAustria AUT Brigitte Totschnig 1: 40.73
18th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Silvia Stump 1: 40.92
30th AustriaAustria AUT Monika Kaserer 1: 42.59
36 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Pamela Behr 1: 44.22

Date: February 5, 1.30 p.m.
Location: Eniwa
Start: 870 m, finish: 336 m
Difference in altitude: 534 m, route length: 2110 m

41 participants, all in the rating.

Giant slalom

space country sportswoman Time (min)
1 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Marie-Theres Nadig 1: 29.90
2 AustriaAustria AUT Annemarie Moser-Pröll 1: 30.75
3 AustriaAustria AUT Wiltrud Drexel 1: 32.35
4th CanadaCanada CAN Laurie Kreiner 1: 32.48
5 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Rosi Speiser 1: 32.56
6th FranceFrance FRA Florence Steurer 1: 32.59
7th United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR Divina Galica 1: 32.72
8th FranceFrance FRA Britt Lafforgue 1: 32.80
9 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Traudl Treichl 1: 33.08
10 Liechtenstein 1937Liechtenstein LIE Martha Bühler 1: 33.15
12 Germany BRBR Germany FRG Rosi Mittermaier 1: 33.39
13 AustriaAustria AUT Monika Kaserer 1: 33.42
18th SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Bernadette Zurbriggen 1: 34.17
25th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Pamela Behr 1: 35.87

Date: February 8th, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Teine
Start: 982 m, Finish: 625 m
Difference in altitude: 357 m, Distance: 1240 m
Gates: 51

42 participants, 35 of them in the evaluation. Retired u. a .: Gertrud Gabl (AUT), Rita Good (SUI), Silvia Stump (SUI).

slalom

space country sportswoman Time (min)
1 United StatesUnited States United States Barbara Ann Cochran 1: 31.24
2 FranceFrance FRA Danièle Debernard 1: 31.26
3 FranceFrance FRA Florence Steurer 1: 32.69
4th United StatesUnited States United States Judy Crawford 1: 33.95
5 AustriaAustria AUT Annemarie Moser-Pröll 1: 34.03
6th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Pamela Behr 1: 34.27
7th AustriaAustria AUT Monika Kaserer 1: 34.36
8th United StatesUnited States United States Patty Boydstun 1: 35.59
9 United StatesUnited States United States Susan Corrock 1: 35.76
NorwayNorway NOR Toril Førland
17th Germany BRBR Germany FRG Rosi Mittermaier 1: 41.69
18th Liechtenstein 1937Liechtenstein LIE Martha Bühler 1: 41.69

Date: February 11, 12:45 p.m.
Location: Teine
Start: 751 m, finish: 567 m
Difference in altitude: 184 m, route length: 450 m
Gates: 56 (1st run), 52 (2nd run)

42 participants, 19 of them in the rating. Retired u. a .: Marilyn Cochran (USA), Wiltrud Drexel (AUT), Gertrud Gabl (AUT), Rita Good (SUI), Michèle Jacot (FRA), Britt Lafforgue (FRA), Marie-Theres Nadig (SUI), Rosi Speiser ( FRG), Silvia Stump (SUI), Traudl Treichl (FRG), Bernadette Zurbriggen (SUI).

World Championship

Combination (men)

space country athlete Points
1 ItalyItaly ITA Gustav Thöni 021.12
2 SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI Walter Tresch 046.98
3 CanadaCanada CAN Jim Hunter 086.41
4th CanadaCanada CAN Reto Barrington 122.66
5 AustraliaAustralia OUT Malcolm Milne 134.70
6th Romania 1965Romania ROME Virgil Brenci 177.58

No Olympic medals were awarded for the combined competition, only World Cup medals. The positions were determined according to a point system from the results of the downhill, giant slalom and slalom.

Combination (women)

space country sportswoman Points
1 AustriaAustria AUT Annemarie Moser-Pröll 25.64
2 FranceFrance FRA Florence Steurer 59.51
3 NorwayNorway NOR Toril Førland 80.95
4th AustriaAustria AUT Monika Kaserer 82.71
5 CanadaCanada CAN Laurie Kreiner 83.10
6th United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR Gina Hathorn 86.39

No Olympic medals were awarded for the combined competition, only World Cup medals. The positions were determined according to a point system from the results of the downhill, giant slalom and slalom.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. “Today speed boom announced” in “Tiroler Tageszeitung” No. 33 of February 10, 1972, page 9
  2. "Thöni: I no longer believed in gold" in "Tiroler Tageszeitung" No. 34 of February 11, 1972, page 9
  3. ^ "Olympic slalom without Harald Rofner. IOC stayed hard ”in“ Tiroler Tageszeitung ”No. 35 of February 12, 1972, page 35; POS .: box in column 4
  4. "Always new officials embarrassment" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna February 12, 1972, p. 15 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  5. "The great world theater of the Fis" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna February 13, 1972, p. 11 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).