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Jean-Luc Crétier

Full name: Jean-Luc Crétier
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: April 28, 1966 in Albertville, Savoie, France
Affiliations: La Plagne Douanes
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Danièle Debernard.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jean-Luc Crétier won the Olympic downhill gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano, the first Frenchman to win that title since Jean-Claude Killy in 1968. It was considered somewhat of an upset as Crétier never won a World Cup race and never medalled at the World Championships. He had just missed a medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics when he placed fourth in the combined. His career ended somewhat prematurely in 1999 when he sustained a severe injury at Val Gardena during the World Championships. Crétier did have five podium appearances at the World Cup, all in downhill, with three silvers and two bronzes, and he placed fifth in the seasonal downhill World Cup in 1997-98. He was a five-time French champion, winning the super-G in 1989, and the downhill and combined in 1991 and 1993. He later became a businessman and a consultant to the French television station RMC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom France FRA AC DQ
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Combined France FRA 6
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Super G France FRA 24T
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing Men's Combined France FRA 4
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 24
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Men's Combined France FRA AC DQ
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill France FRA 1 Gold
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing Men's Super G France FRA 25

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 24 1:47.27
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 1 1:50.11

Men's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 24T 1:16.36
1998 Winter 31 Nagano Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 25 1:37.95

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Final Standings AC DQ
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Run 1 AC DQ

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 6 62.98
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Downhill 14 34.66 1:50.04
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Slalom 11 28.32 1:28.52
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 1 10 44.62
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 2 12 43.90
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 4 18.97
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Downhill 9 13.05 1:46.25
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Slalom 4 5.92 1:42.09
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 1 5 49.67
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 2 6 52.42
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing France Final Standings AC DQ
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing France Downhill 18T 1:38.92
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing France Slalom AC DQ
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing France Slalom Run 1 AC DQ