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Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games:

Women's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Venue(s): Axamer Lizum, Axams
Date Started: February 3, 1964
Date Finished: February 3, 1964

Gold: FRA Marielle Goitschel
Silver: FRA Christine Goitschel
USA Jean Saubert

Summary

Two days before this event, the French Goitschel sisters, [Christine] and [Marielle] had finished 1-2 in the slalom. In the giant slalom, Christine Goitschel was the third skier off, with the lead at the time held by the Austrian two-time downhill bronze medalist, [Traudl Hecher]. Goitschel posted 1:53.11 to move into the lead, a mark that was equaled three skiers later by American [Jean Saubert], who had also won a bronze medal behind the Goitschels in the slalom. Marielle Goitschel was near the bottom of the seeded skiers, starting 14th, and her time of 1:52.24 moved her into a lead she would hold to win the gold medal. Through 2008, siblings have won gold-silver 11 times in an Olympic individual event, but with their performance in Innsbruck, the Goitschels are the only siblings to have done this twice. Austrian favorite [Marianne Jahn], World Champion in 1962 in the slalom and giant slalom, placed only 13th.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Marielle Goitschel 18 France FRA Gold 1:52.24
2T Christine Goitschel 19 France FRA Silver 1:53.11
2T Jean Saubert 21 United States USA Silver 1:53.11
4 Christl Haas 20 Austria AUT 1:53.86
5 Annie Famose 19 France FRA 1:53.89
6 Edith Zimmermann 22 Austria AUT 1:54.21
7 Barbi Henneberger 23 Germany GER 1:54.26
8 Traudl Hecher 20 Austria AUT 1:54.55
9T Pia Riva 28 Italy ITA 1:54.59
9T Fernande Bochatay 18 Switzerland SUI 1:54.59
11 Theres Obrecht 20 Switzerland SUI 1:54.91
12 Ruth Adolf 20 Switzerland SUI 1:55.83
13 Marianne Jahn-Nutt 21 Austria AUT 1:55.95
14 Giustina Demetz 22 Italy ITA 1:56.52
15 Françoise Gay 19 Switzerland SUI 1:57.21
16 Nancy Greene 20 Canada CAN 1:57.76
17 Patricia du Roy de Blicquy 20 Belgium BEL 1:58.76
18 Burgl Färbinger 18 Germany GER 1:58.84
19 Patrizia Medail 18 Italy ITA 1:59.29
20 Barbara Ferries 19 United States USA 1:59.44
21 Astrid Sandvik 24 Norway NOR 2:00.74
22 Heidi Mittermaier 22 Germany GER 2:00.77
23 Divina Galica 19 Great Britain GBR 2:00.79
24 Jane Gissing 20 Great Britain GBR 2:01.66
25 Majda Ankele 23 Yugoslavia YUG 2:01.81
26 Joan Hannah 24 United States USA 2:01.97
27 Gina Hathorn 17 Great Britain GBR 2:02.61
28 Lidia Barbieri Sacconaghi 19 Italy ITA 2:02.73
29 Liv Jagge-Christiansen 20 Norway NOR 2:02.98
30 Linda Meyers 26 United States USA 2:03.46
31 Nancy Holland 21 Canada CAN 2:04.39
32 Linda Crutchfield-Bocock 21 Canada CAN 2:05.04
33 Dikke Eger-Bergman 20 Norway NOR 2:08.62
34 Karen Dokka 17 Canada CAN 2:09.63
35 Stalina Demidova-Korzukhina 25 Soviet Union URS 2:10.11
36 Maria Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska 27 Poland POL 2:10.20
37 Krista Fanedl 22 Yugoslavia YUG 2:10.76
38 Yevgeniya Kabina-Sidorova 33 Soviet Union URS 2:11.06
39 Galina Sidorova 18 Soviet Union URS 2:12.98
40 Judy Forras 31 Australia AUS 2:17.36
41 Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári 33 Hungary HUN 2:19.24
42 María Cristina Schweizer 23 Argentina ARG 2:19.81
AC Madeleine Bochatay 20 France FRA DNF
AC Heidi Biebl 22 Germany GER [2:01.76] DQ
AC Wendy Farrington 22 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Christine Smith 17 Australia AUS DQ