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Alpine Skiing at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games:

Men's Slalom

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Host City: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Venue(s): Col Drusciè, Cortina d'Ampezzo
Date Started: January 31, 1956
Date Finished: January 31, 1956
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: AUT Toni Sailer
Silver: JPN Chiharu Igaya
Bronze: SWE Stig Sollander

Summary

Two days after his gold medal in the giant slalom, Toni Sailer won his second Alpine gold medal in the slalom, showing his dominance by posting the fastest time on each of the two runs. He would eventually win the gold medal by a full four seconds, Japan’s Chiharu Igaya placing second. Igaya was the first Asian to win an Alpine skiing medal, or a Winter Olympic medal, although he had trained in the United States while a student at Dartmouth College. In 1982 Igaya would be named an IOC Member, eventually becoming a Vice-President of the IOC and serving 12 years on the Executive Board. Sweden’s Stig Sollander, who had been third in the combined at the 1954 World Championships, also placed third here. Fourth place went to American Brooks Dodge, the closest a US male Alpine skier had yet come to an Olympic medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Toni Sailer 20 Austria AUT Gold 3:14.7
2 Chiharu Igaya 24 Japan JPN Silver 3:18.7
3 Stig Sollander 29 Sweden SWE Bronze 3:20.2
4 Brooks Dodge, Jr. 26 United States USA 3:21.8
5 Georges Schneider 30 Switzerland SUI 3:22.6
6 Gérard Pasquier 26 France FRA 3:24.6
7 Charles Bozon 23 France FRA 3:26.2
8 Bernard Perret 22 France FRA 3:26.3
9 Beni Obermüller 25 Germany GER 3:27.5
10 René Rey 27 Switzerland SUI 3:27.7
11 Raymond Fellay 24 Switzerland SUI 3:32.1
12 Othmar Schneider 27 Austria AUT 3:35.8
13 Georgi Dimitrov 25 Bulgaria BUL 3:35.9
14 Åke Nilsson 28 Sweden SWE 3:37.3
15 Olle Dalman 33 Sweden SWE 3:37.6
16 Jan Gąsienica Ciaptak 33 Poland POL 3:40.0
17 Guido Ghedina 25 Italy ITA 3:40.7
18 Asle Sjåstad 26 Norway NOR 3:40.9
19 Tom Corcoran 24 United States USA 3:41.3
20 Hans Magnus Andresen 26 Norway NOR 3:41.8
21 Evžen Čermák 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 3:42.8
22 Ralph Miller, Jr. 22 United States USA 3:47.8
23 Andrzej Gąsienica Roj 25 Poland POL 3:55.8
24 Viktor Talyanov 21 Soviet Union URS 3:56.1
25 Karl Zillibiller 22 Germany GER 4:00.2
26 Eysteinn Þórðarson 21 Iceland ISL 4:00.3
27 Bruno Burrini 24 Italy ITA 4:00.4
28 Ludvig Dornig 25 Yugoslavia YUG 4:02.7
29 Jaroslav Bogdálek 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 4:07.3
30 Aleksandr Filatov 27 Soviet Union URS 4:09.5
31 Luis Arias 25 Spain ESP 4:12.8
32 Petar Ivanov Angelov 23 Bulgaria BUL 4:16.2
33 Susumu Sugiyama 23 Japan JPN 4:17.0
34 Rochus Wagner 23 Germany GER 4:17.4
35 Franz Beck 25 Liechtenstein LIE 4:17.8
36 Kurt Hennrich 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 4:18.5
37 Einar Kristjánsson 21 Iceland ISL 4:18.6
38 Adrien Duvillard 21 France FRA 4:18.9
39 Nicolae Pandrea 22 Romania ROU 4:19.1
40 Kalevi Häkkinen 27 Finland FIN 4:19.2
41 Gheorghe Cristoloveanu 24 Romania ROU 4:21.0
42 Franc Cvenkelj 30 Yugoslavia YUG 4:26.9
43 Jože Ilija 27 Yugoslavia YUG 4:39.8
44 Vicente Vera 19 Chile CHI 4:47.7
45 Theodor Sele 24 Liechtenstein LIE 4:47.8
46 Denis Feron 27 Belgium BEL 4:49.5
47 Noel Harrison 21 Great Britain GBR 4:50.7
48 Peter Seilern 19 Great Britain GBR 4:54.7
49 Ewald Eberle 22 Liechtenstein LIE 5:01.8
50 André Bertrand 24 Canada CAN 5:02.8
51 Arturo Hammersley 33 Chile CHI 5:02.9
52 Jaime Talens 22 Spain ESP 5:04.2
53 Leopold Schädler 29 Liechtenstein LIE 5:09.9
54 Frank Prihoda 34 Australia AUS 5:37.5
55 Mahmoud Beiglou Iran IRI 5:51.3
56 Luis Molné 29 Spain ESP 5:53.0
57 Ibrahim Geagea 31 Lebanon LIB 6:08.6
AC Josl Rieder 23 Austria AUT DQ
AC Guttorm Berge 26 Norway NOR DQ
AC Sepp Behr 24 Germany GER DQ
AC Italo Pedroncelli 20 Italy ITA DQ
AC Vladimír Krajňák 28 Czechoslovakia TCH DQ
AC Georgi Varoshkin 23 Bulgaria BUL DQ
AC Vyacheslav Melnikov Soviet Union URS DQ
AC Jan Thorstensen 22 Norway NOR DQ
AC Sergio Navarrete 30 Chile CHI DNF
AC Martin Julen 27 Switzerland SUI DQ
AC Anderl Molterer 24 Austria AUT DQ
AC Buddy Werner 19 United States USA DQ
AC Paride Milianti 21 Italy ITA DQ
AC Sandy Whitelaw 25 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Hans Olofsson 27 Sweden SWE DQ
AC Jan Zarycki 22 Poland POL DQ
AC Pentti Alonen 30 Finland FIN DQ
AC Stefán Kristjánsson 31 Iceland ISL DQ
AC Osman Yüce 26 Turkey TUR DQ
AC Yury Sharkov Soviet Union URS DQ
AC Muzaffer Demirhan 23 Turkey TUR DQ
AC Bill Day 22 Australia AUS DQ
AC Mahmut Eroğlu 25 Turkey TUR DQ
AC Francisco Viladomat 24 Spain ESP DQ
AC René Farwig 20 Bolivia BOL DQ
AC Aris Vatimbellas 39 Greece GRE DQ
AC Reza Bazargan Iran IRI DQ
AC Jean Keyrouz Lebanon LIB DQ
AC Benik Amirian Iran IRI DQ
AC Peter Torrens 21 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Tony Aslangul 32 Australia AUS DQ
AC Zeki Şamiloğlu 18 Turkey TUR DQ