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Alpine Skiing at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games:

Women's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Grenoble, France
Venue(s): Le Recoin, Chamrousse
Date Started: February 15, 1968
Date Finished: February 15, 1968

Gold: CAN Nancy Greene
Silver: FRA Annie Famose
Bronze: SUI Fernande Bochatay

Summary

Marielle Goitschel was the defending champion and had won the 1966 World Championships. But the favorite was Canada's Nancy Greene, who in 1966-67 had won the inaugural World Cup in the giant slalom and the overall title. In 1968 the men's giant slalom was changed to two runs, but the women would continue to have only a single run until 1980 at the Olympics, and it was the last Alpine event of the Grenoble Olympics. Greene had already won a silver medal in the slalom, trailing Goitschel's winning effort. Off as the ninth starter, the lead was held by France's Annie Famose when Greene left the starthouse. But Greene dominated the event, besting Famose's time by 2.64 seconds. The last seeded skier was Goitschel, but she skied poorly for her and placed only seventh.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Nancy Greene 24 Canada CAN Gold 1:51.97
2 Annie Famose 23 France FRA Silver 1:54.61
3 Fernande Bochatay 22 Switzerland SUI Bronze 1:54.74
4 Florence Steurer 18 France FRA 1:54.75
5 Olga Pall 21 Austria AUT 1:55.61
6 Isabelle Mir 18 France FRA 1:56.07
7 Marielle Goitschel 22 France FRA 1:56.09
8 Divina Galica 23 Great Britain GBR 1:56.58
9 Gertrud Gabl 19 Austria AUT 1:56.85
10 Burgl Färbinger 22 West Germany FRG 1:57.20
11 Brigitte Seiwald 22 Austria AUT 1:57.26
12 Judy Nagel 16 United States USA 1:57.39
13 Annerösli Zryd 18 Switzerland SUI 1:57.60
14 Giustina Demetz 26 Italy ITA 1:57.86
15 Christine Laprell 17 West Germany FRG 1:58.12
16 Karen Dokka 21 Canada CAN 1:58.36
17 Suzy Chaffee 21 United States USA 1:58.38
18 Margret Hafen 21 West Germany FRG 1:58.47
19 Vreni Inäbnit 19 Switzerland SUI 1:58.50
20 Rosi Mittermaier 17 West Germany FRG 1:58.75
21 Kiki Cutter 18 United States USA 1:59.52
22 Wendy Allen 23 United States USA 2:00.03
23 Glorianda Cipolla 21 Italy ITA 2:00.07
24 Felicity Field 21 Great Britain GBR 2:00.55
25 Judi Leinweber 17 Canada CAN 2:00.57
26 Gina Hathorn 21 Great Britain GBR 2:00.80
27 Lisi Pall 16 Austria AUT 2:00.91
28 Aud Hvammen 24 Norway NOR 2:01.30
29 Majda Ankele 27 Yugoslavia YUG 2:02.44
30 Helen Jamieson 21 Great Britain GBR 2:02.99
31 Lotte Nogler 20 Italy ITA 2:04.87
32 Clotilde Fasolis 16 Italy ITA 2:05.20
33 Marta Bühler 16 Liechtenstein LIE 2:06.20
34 Alfina Sukhanova 24 Soviet Union URS 2:06.48
35 Ingrid Sundberg 19 Sweden SWE 2:08.54
36 Mihoko Otsue 21 Japan JPN 2:10.56
37 Irene Viaene 18 Argentina ARG 2:11.68
38 Helga María Sista 20 Argentina ARG 2:11.75
39 Galina Sidorova 22 Soviet Union URS 2:12.01
40 Nina Merkulova 22 Soviet Union URS 2:12.71
41 Verena Vogt 15 Chile CHI 2:13.18
42 Anne Reid 22 New Zealand NZL 2:13.30
AC Madeleine Wuilloud 22 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Ana Sabine Naumann 20 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Anna Mohrová 23 Czechoslovakia TCH DQ
AC Betsy Clifford 14 Canada CAN DQ
AC Irina Turundayevskaya 21 Soviet Union URS DQ