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Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games:

Men's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Sapporo, Japan
Venue(s): Mount Teine, Mount Teine
Date Started: February 9, 1972
Date Finished: February 10, 1972
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: ITA Gustavo Thoeni
Silver: SUI Edy Bruggmann
Bronze: SUI Werner Mattle

Summary

The World Cup champion in giant slalom in 1970-72 was Gustavo Thoeni. The 1970 World Champion was Austrian Karl Schranz, who, three days before the Sapporo Olympics opened, was banned by the IOC for professionalism. A controversial decision, it kept Schranz from his last chance to win an Olympic gold medal. The first run leader was Norway’s Erik Håker, with Thoeni in third place. But Håker fell early on the second run and that left it open for the Italian. Thoeni posted the second best time on run two to win the gold medal. The second run was led by Swiss Edy Bruggmann, who had been only 10th after the first run, but moved up toe the silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Gustavo Thoeni 20 Italy ITA Gold 3:09.62
2 Edy Bruggmann 28 Switzerland SUI Silver 3:10.75
3 Werner Mattle 22 Switzerland SUI Bronze 3:10.99
4 Alfred Hagn 23 West Germany FRG 3:11.16
5 Jean-Noël Augert 22 France FRA 3:11.84
6 Max Rieger 25 West Germany FRG 3:11.94
7 David Zwilling 22 Austria AUT 3:12.32
8 Reinhard Tritscher 25 Austria AUT 3:12.39
9T Alain Penz 24 France FRA 3:12.42
9T Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś 25 Poland POL 3:12.42
11 Jim Hunter 18 Canada CAN 3:12.98
12 Josef Loidl 25 Austria AUT 3:14.65
13 Eberardo Schmalzl 21 Italy ITA 3:14.72
14 Walter Tresch 23 Switzerland SUI 3:14.75
15 Masami Ichimura 21 Japan JPN 3:15.34
16 Helmuth Schmalzl 23 Italy ITA 3:15.35
17 Bob Cochran 20 United States USA 3:15.54
18 Werner Bleiner 25 Austria AUT 3:15.96
19 Haruhisa Chiba 20 Japan JPN 3:17.23
20 Reto Barrington 19 Canada CAN 3:17.24
21 Hank Kashiwa 22 United States USA 3:18.13
22 Willi Frommelt 19 Liechtenstein LIE 3:18.65
23 Peik Christensen 19 Norway NOR 3:18.69
24 Herbert Marxer 19 Liechtenstein LIE 3:19.70
25 Aurelio García 24 Spain ESP 3:19.73
26 Dan Cristea 23 Romania ROU 3:19.88
27 Rolando Thoeni 21 Italy ITA 3:20.73
28 Sven Mikaelsson 28 Sweden SWE 3:21.65
29 Malcolm Milne 23 Australia AUS 3:22.20
30 Rick Chaffee 27 United States USA 3:24.32
31 Marko Kavčič 22 Yugoslavia YUG 3:25.09
32 Ivan Penev 22 Bulgaria BUL 3:27.33
33 Virgil Brenci 25 Romania ROU 3:27.40
34 Robert Blanchaer 19 Belgium BEL 3:29.38
35 Chris Womersley 23 New Zealand NZL 3:30.43
36 Steven Clifford 16 Australia AUS 3:34.25
37 Resmi Resmiev 24 Bulgaria BUL 3:39.82
38 Jorge-Emilio Lazzarini 16 Argentina ARG 3:43.68
39 Spyros Theodorou 19 Greece GRE 4:02.27
40 Fayzollah Band Ali 32 Iran IRI 4:04.14
41 Panagiotis Alexandris 22 Greece GRE 4:05.45
42 Ben Nanasca 17 Philippines PHI 4:06.20
43 Lotfollah Kia Shemshaki 33 Iran IRI 4:06.21
44 Ali Saveh Iran IRI 4:06.88
45 Ghassan Keyrouz 20 Lebanon LIB 4:16.30
46 Georgios Tambouris 19 Greece GRE 4:18.69
47 Wang Cheng-Che 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 4:35.63
48 Hwang Wei-Chung 21 Chinese Taipei TPE 4:40.87
AC Sepp Heckelmiller 28 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Christian Neureuther 22 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Henri Duvillard 24 France FRA DNF
AC Erik Håker 19 Norway NOR DNF
AC Olle Rolén 27 Sweden SWE DNF
AC David Currier 19 United States USA DNF
AC Manni Thofte 18 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Iain Finlayson 20 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Carlos Perner 24 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Konrad Bartelski 17 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Royston Varley 20 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Sergey Grishchenko 24 Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Juan Cipriano 19 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Roger Rossat-Mignod 25 France FRA DQ
AC Adolf Rösti 24 Switzerland SUI DQ
AC Francisco Fernández Ochoa 21 Spain ESP DQ
AC Otto Tschudi 23 Norway NOR DQ
AC Derek Robbins 20 Canada CAN DQ
AC Masahiko Otsue 25 Japan JPN DQ
AC Masayoshi Kashiwagi 22 Japan JPN DQ
AC Ross Ewington 24 New Zealand NZL DQ
AC Alex Mapelli-Mozzi 20 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC Chen Yun-Ming 22 Chinese Taipei TPE DQ
AC Gorban Ali Kalhor 19 Iran IRI DQ
AC Chia Kuo-Liang 21 Chinese Taipei TPE DQ