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Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games:

Women's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Squaw Valley, United States
Venue(s): Little Papoose Peak, Squaw Valley, California
Date Started: February 23, 1960
Date Finished: February 23, 1960

Gold: SUI Yvonne Rüegg
Silver: USA Penny Pitou
Bronze: ITA Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo

Summary

Switzerland’s Yvonne Rüegg was the third skier off, her time of 1:39.9 taking the lead by three seconds at that time. Nobody came close to that until Penny Pitou, already a silver medalist in the downhill, came down as the 11th starter. Pitou narrowly missed catching Rüegg, posting 1:40.0 and the two would place 1-2. The bronze went to Italy’s Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, who had also won a bronze in 1952 in the downhill, and in 1956 took the Oath of the Athletes at the Cortina Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Yvonne Rüegg 28 Switzerland SUI Gold 1:39.9
2 Penny Pitou 21 United States USA Silver 1:40.0
3 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 28 Italy ITA Bronze 1:40.2
4 Betsy Snite 21 United States USA 1:40.4
5T Anneliese Meggl 21 Germany GER 1:40.7
5T Carla Marchelli 24 Italy ITA 1:40.7
7 Thérèse Leduc 26 France FRA 1:40.8
8 Anne-Marie Leduc 22 France FRA 1:41.5
9T Hilde Hofherr 29 Austria AUT 1:41.9
9T Sonja Sperl 23 Germany GER 1:41.9
9T Madeleine Chamot-Berthod 29 Switzerland SUI 1:41.9
12 Anne Heggtveit 21 Canada CAN 1:42.1
13 Janine Monterrain 17 France FRA 1:42.4
14 Liselotte Michel 20 Switzerland SUI 1:42.5
15T Jerta Schir 21 Italy ITA 1:42.6
15T Barbi Henneberger 19 Germany GER 1:42.6
17 Pia Riva 24 Italy ITA 1:42.9
18 Arlette Grosso 22 France FRA 1:43.9
19 Astrid Sandvik 20 Norway NOR 1:45.4
20 Inger Bjørnbakken 26 Norway NOR 1:45.5
21T Putzi Frandl 29 Austria AUT 1:45.7
21T Stalina Demidova-Korzukhina 22 Soviet Union URS 1:45.7
23 Annemarie Waser 20 Switzerland SUI 1:46.0
24 Liv Jagge-Christiansen 16 Norway NOR 1:46.4
25 Traudl Hecher 16 Austria AUT 1:46.7
26 Nancy Greene 16 Canada CAN 1:47.4
27 Cecilia Womersley 16 New Zealand NZL 1:47.7
28 Elizabeth Greene 19 Canada CAN 1:48.4
29 Nancy Holland 18 Canada CAN 1:48.7
30 Lyubov Volkova Soviet Union URS 1:48.9
31 Yevgeniya Kabina-Sidorova 29 Soviet Union URS 1:50.0
32 Christine Davy 25 Australia AUS 1:50.7
33 Josephine Gibbs 21 Great Britain GBR 1:51.9
34 Trish Prain 26 New Zealand NZL 1:52.4
35 María Cristina Schweizer 19 Argentina ARG 1:55.2
36 Beverly Anderson 21 United States USA 1:57.4
37 Heidi Biebl 19 Germany GER 2:01.5
38 Renate Holmes 30 Great Britain GBR 2:03.9
39 Wendy Farrington 18 Great Britain GBR 2:04.2
40 Sonja McCaskie 21 Great Britain GBR 2:06.1
AC Erika Netzer 22 Austria AUT DNF/fall
AC Marit Haraldsen 20 Norway NOR DNF/fall
AC Linda Meyers 22 United States USA DNF
AC Marían Navarro 18 Spain ESP [2:06.1] DQ