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Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Squaw Valley, United States
Venue(s): Little Papoose Peak, Squaw Valley, California
Date Started: February 26, 1960
Date Finished: February 26, 1960
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: CAN Anne Heggtveit
Silver: USA Betsy Snite
Bronze: GER Barbi Henneberger

Summary

Canadian Anne Heggtveit led the first run by 1.5 seconds over Austrian Marianne Jahn. When Heggtveit placed second in the second run, she had a dominating win by 3.3 seconds over American Betsy Snite, who won the second run after placing equal fourth in run one. Jahn did not finish the second run. Considered the best skier in the world from 1961-63, she won three medals and two golds at the 1962 World Championships, but in four Olympic events, was only able to finish once, placing 13th in the 1964 giant slalom. Still, her fate was better than that of Germany’s Barbi Henneberger, the bronze medalist. After the 1964 Winter Olympics, Henneberger and American Olympian Buddy Werner were filming a ski movie on Val Selin, near Sankt Moritz, when they were caught by an avalanche, killing both.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Anne Heggtveit 21 Canada CAN Gold 1:49.6
2 Betsy Snite 21 United States USA Silver 1:52.9
3 Barbi Henneberger 19 Germany GER Bronze 1:56.6
4 Thérèse Leduc 26 France FRA 1:57.4
5T Liselotte Michel 20 Switzerland SUI 1:58.0
5T Hilde Hofherr 29 Austria AUT 1:58.0
7 Stalina Demidova-Korzukhina 22 Soviet Union URS 1:58.4
8 Sonja Sperl 23 Germany GER 1:58.8
9 Renie Cox 21 United States USA 1:59.2
10 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 28 Italy ITA 1:59.3
11 Marit Haraldsen 20 Norway NOR 1:59.8
12 Nancy Holland 18 Canada CAN 2:01.1
13 Anneliese Meggl 21 Germany GER 2:02.4
14 Inger Bjørnbakken 26 Norway NOR 2:02.5
15 Carla Marchelli 24 Italy ITA 2:02.9
16 Putzi Frandl 29 Austria AUT 2:03.0
17 Anne-Marie Leduc 22 France FRA 2:03.5
18 Yevgeniya Kabina-Sidorova 29 Soviet Union URS 2:04.3
19 Marguerite Leduc 24 France FRA 2:04.6
20 Jerta Schir 21 Italy ITA 2:06.2
21 Heidi Biebl 19 Germany GER 2:06.5
22 Arlette Grosso 22 France FRA 2:06.8
23 Marían Navarro 18 Spain ESP 2:08.0
24 Elizabeth Greene 19 Canada CAN 2:10.4
25 María Cristina Schweizer 19 Argentina ARG 2:11.9
26 Beverly Anderson 21 United States USA 2:13.1
27 Josephine Gibbs 21 Great Britain GBR 2:13.2
28 Madeleine Chamot-Berthod 29 Switzerland SUI 2:15.4
29 Christine Davy 25 Australia AUS 2:17.2
30 Lyubov Volkova Soviet Union URS 2:17.3
31 Nancy Greene 16 Canada CAN 2:18.0
32 Trish Prain 26 New Zealand NZL 2:18.4
33 Penny Pitou 21 United States USA 2:19.8
34 Renate Holmes 30 Great Britain GBR 2:23.5
35 Jolanda Schir 17 Italy ITA 2:28.1
36 Astrid Sandvik 20 Norway NOR 2:29.4
37 Wendy Farrington 18 Great Britain GBR 2:39.2
38 Cecilia Womersley 16 New Zealand NZL 3:43.1
AC Annemarie Waser 20 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Yvonne Rüegg 28 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Liv Jagge-Christiansen 16 Norway NOR DNF
AC Marianne Jahn-Nutt 17 Austria AUT DQ
AC Traudl Hecher 16 Austria AUT DQ