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Men's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Squaw Valley, United States
Venue(s): KT-22, Squaw Valley, California
Date Started: February 21, 1960
Date Finished: February 21, 1960

Gold: SUI Roger Staub
Silver: AUT Pepi Stiegler
Bronze: AUT Ernst Hinterseer

Summary

After snow postponed the downhill, the giant slalom was the first men’s Alpine event of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The third skier down KT-22 was Austrian Josef “Pepi” Stiegler, who took the lead with a time of 1:48.7, but the time was first announced as 1:48.1. Switzerland’s Roger Staub was the sixth starter, his time of 1:48.3 seemingly placing him second at the time. But 18 minutes after his run ended, Stiegler’s time was corrected to 1:48.7 and Staub was in the lead, his time holding up for the gold medal. Staub had won two medals at the 1958 World Championships, with a silver in the downhill behind Toni Sailer, and a bronze in the combined, but Staub tragically died in 1974 in a hang gliding accident. Stiegler won the silver medal, coming back in 1964 to win bronze in this event and winning a gold medal in the 1964 slalom. He would later settle in the United States at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and his daughter, Resi Stiegler, would ski in the Olympics for the US. Pepi Stiegler was later afflicted with multiple sclerosis.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Roger Staub 23 Switzerland SUI Gold 1:48.3
2 Pepi Stiegler 22 Austria AUT Silver 1:48.7
3 Ernst Hinterseer 27 Austria AUT Bronze 1:49.1
4 Tom Corcoran 28 United States USA 1:49.7
5 Bruno Alberti 25 Italy ITA 1:50.1
6 Guy Périllat 19 France FRA 1:50.7
7 Karl Schranz 21 Austria AUT 1:50.8
8 Paride Milianti 25 Italy ITA 1:50.9
9 Charles Bozon 27 France FRA 1:51.0
10 Adrien Duvillard 25 France FRA 1:51.1
11 François Bonlieu 22 France FRA 1:51.2
12 Anderl Molterer 28 Austria AUT 1:51.6
13 Hans Peter Lanig 24 Germany GER 1:51.9
14 Dave Gorsuch 21 United States USA 1:52.3
15 Fritz Wagnerberger 22 Germany GER 1:52.5
16 Jim Barrier 19 United States USA 1:52.7
17 Carlo Senoner 16 Italy ITA 1:53.1
18 Luggi Leitner 19 Germany GER 1:53.6
19 Italo Pedroncelli 24 Italy ITA 1:53.8
20 Willi Forrer 24 Switzerland SUI 1:53.9
21 Max Marolt 23 United States USA 1:54.9
22 Fredy Brupbacher 22 Switzerland SUI 1:55.0
23 Chiharu Igaya 28 Japan JPN 1:55.8
24 Verne Anderson 22 Canada CAN 1:56.1
25 Nando Pajarola 24 Switzerland SUI 1:56.2
26 Jean-Guy Brunet 20 Canada CAN 1:57.7
27 Eysteinn Þórðarson 25 Iceland ISL 1:59.1
28 Frederick Tommy 18 Canada CAN 2:00.1
29 Georgi Varoshkin 27 Bulgaria BUL 2:01.0
30 Georgi Dimitrov 29 Bulgaria BUL 2:02.9
31 Jean Lessard 27 Canada CAN 2:04.7
32 Osvaldo Ancinas 25 Argentina ARG 2:05.1
33 Masayoshi Mitani 22 Japan JPN 2:05.6
34 Kristinn Benediktsson 20 Iceland ISL 2:06.1
35 Osamu Tada 24 Japan JPN 2:06.5
36 Mario Vera 20 Chile CHI 2:06.8
37 Aleksandar Shalamanov 18 Bulgaria BUL 2:07.0
38 Vicente Vera 23 Chile CHI 2:07.7
39 Silvan Kindle 23 Liechtenstein LIE 2:08.9
40 Hermann Kindle 24 Liechtenstein LIE 2:11.7
41 Bill Day 26 Australia AUS 2:12.2
42 Luis Arias 29 Spain ESP 2:13.2
43 Adolf Fehr 19 Liechtenstein LIE 2:13.3
44 Takashi Takeda 19 Japan JPN 2:13.4
45 Luis Sánchez 19 Spain ESP 2:13.6
46 Francisco Cortes 19 Chile CHI 2:14.3
47 Manuel García-Moran 25 Spain ESP 2:14.8
48 John Oakes 27 Great Britain GBR 2:16.3
49 Nazih Geagea 18 Lebanon LIB 2:20.3
50 Geoff Pitchford 23 Great Britain GBR 2:20.4
51T Oddvar Rønnestad 24 Norway NOR 2:23.3
51T Bill Hunt 30 New Zealand NZL 2:23.3
53 Robert Skepper 21 Great Britain GBR 2:26.2
54 Zeki Şamiloğlu 23 Turkey TUR 2:26.3
55 Diego Schweizer 21 Argentina ARG 2:28.0
56 Hernán Boher 19 Chile CHI 2:28.5
57 Ibrahim Geagea 35 Lebanon LIB 2:29.1
58 Sam Chaffey 25 New Zealand NZL 2:32.3
AC Willy Bogner 18 Germany GER DQ
AC Peter Brockhoff 23 Australia AUS DQ
AC Muzaffer Demirhan 27 Turkey TUR [2:42.6] DQ
AC Jóhann Vilbergsson 24 Iceland ISL [2:18.2] DQ
AC Charlach Mackintosh 24 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Im Gyeong-Sun South Korea KOR DQ
AC Clemente Tellechea 26 Argentina ARG DQ