You Are Here > > > > > Men's Giant Slalom

Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games:

Men's Giant Slalom

Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games ▪ Next Winter Games

Events:

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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

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