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Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Venue(s): Axamer Lizum, Axams
Date Started: February 1, 1964
Date Finished: February 1, 1964
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

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

Summary

In the first run, France’s Marielle Goitschel was the leader, followed by her sister, Christine. Marielle was the better known skiier, having won silver in the slalom and a gold in the combined at the 1962 World Championships. But neither was the favorite, as the Austrian fans rooted on Marianne Jahn, World Champion in 1962 in both slalom and giant slalom, and runner-up in the combined. But Jahn had a horrible Olympics, placing 13th in the giant slalom, and she fell on her first slalom run, not finishing. On the second run, Christine Goitschel posted the fastest time with 46.01, which was more than 1½ seconds better than her sister, and moved her into first place. She would win the gold medal, with Marielle taking silver. American Jean Saubert had the next best second run to move up to third and win a bronze medal. Two days later in the giant slalom, the same threesome would mount the podium again, with Marielle winning gold, and Christine and Saubert tying for the silver medals. Marielle Goitschel would continue skiing at the highest level, winning World Championships in 1966 in giant slalom and combined, and winning the Olympic gold medal in this event in 1968. Her 11 World medals is second all-time only to Christl Cranz. In 1967-68, in the first seasons of the World Cup, she was downhill champion in 1967 and slalom champion in both years. Christine Goitschel also continued competing but with less success, partly due to a broken ankle in 1966.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Christine Goitschel 19 France FRA Gold 1:29.86
2 Marielle Goitschel 18 France FRA Silver 1:30.77
3 Jean Saubert 21 United States USA Bronze 1:31.36
4 Heidi Biebl 22 Germany GER 1:34.04
5 Edith Zimmermann 22 Austria AUT 1:34.27
6 Christl Haas 20 Austria AUT 1:35.11
7 Liv Jagge-Christiansen 20 Norway NOR 1:36.38
8 Patricia du Roy de Blicquy 20 Belgium BEL 1:37.01
9 Pia Riva 28 Italy ITA 1:37.20
10T Barbi Henneberger 23 Germany GER 1:37.55
10T Heidi Mittermaier 22 Germany GER 1:37.55
12 Linda Meyers 26 United States USA 1:37.93
13 Françoise Gay 19 Switzerland SUI 1:39.00
14 Heidi Obrecht 21 Switzerland SUI 1:39.33
15 Nancy Greene 20 Canada CAN 1:41.42
16 Linda Crutchfield-Bocock 21 Canada CAN 1:43.15
17 Jane Gissing 20 Great Britain GBR 1:44.18
18 Stalina Demidova-Korzukhina 25 Soviet Union URS 1:44.97
19 Joan Hannah 24 United States USA 1:47.39
20 Galina Sidorova 18 Soviet Union URS 1:48.26
21 Tania Heald 20 Great Britain GBR 1:48.43
22 Lidia Barbieri Sacconaghi 19 Italy ITA 1:49.23
23 Majda Ankele 23 Yugoslavia YUG 1:50.98
24 María Cristina Schweizer 23 Argentina ARG 1:51.88
25 Theres Obrecht 20 Switzerland SUI 1:54.09
26 Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári 33 Hungary HUN 1:54.91
27 Yevgeniya Kabina-Sidorova 33 Soviet Union URS 1:59.48
28 Christine Smith 17 Australia AUS 2:03.67
AC Traudl Hecher 20 Austria AUT DNF
AC Dikke Eger-Bergman 20 Norway NOR DNF
AC Cécile Prince 26 France FRA DQ
AC Annie Famose 19 France FRA DQ
AC Inge Senoner 23 Italy ITA DQ
AC Marianne Jahn-Nutt 21 Austria AUT DNF
AC Fernande Bochatay 18 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Astrid Sandvik 24 Norway NOR DQ
AC Barbara Ferries 19 United States USA DQ
AC Maria Gąsienica Daniel-Szatkowska 27 Poland POL DQ
AC Giustina Demetz 22 Italy ITA DQ
AC Krista Fanedl 22 Yugoslavia YUG DQ
AC Gina Hathorn 17 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Burgl Färbinger 18 Germany GER DQ
AC Nancy Holland 21 Canada CAN DQ
AC Divina Galica 19 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Judy Forras 31 Australia AUS DQ
AC Karen Dokka 17 Canada CAN DQ