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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.

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