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Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games:

Women's Downhill

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Events:

Host City: Sapporo, Japan
Venue(s): Mount Teine, Mount Teine
Date Started: February 5, 1972
Date Finished: February 5, 1972

Gold: SUI Marie-Theres Nadig
Silver: AUT Annemarie Moser-Pröll
Bronze: USA Susie Corrock

Summary

The best skier in the world in the past two years had been Austrian [Annemarie Pröll], who was World Cup champion in 1971-72 in the overall, downhill, and giant slalom. The early leader in Sapporo was France’s [Isabelle Mir], silver medalist in the 1970 World Championship downhill. She was then bested by unknown American [Susan Corrock], whose eventual third-place finish would be her only podium finish ever in a major international. Three skiers later, unheralded Swiss skier [Marie-Theres Nadig] moved into first, a full second ahead of Corrock. But Pröll was still to come, the last off of the seeded skiers. Although she skied well, it was only good enough for a silver medal, giving the gold to Nadig in a major upset. The pouting Pröll refused to attend the post-race press conference, but would return to lead the World Cup downhill and overall in 1973-75. She retired before the 1976 Winter Olympics, but then returned and in 1980, won the gold medal in the downhill at Lake Placid.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Marie-Theres Nadig 17 Switzerland SUI Gold 1:36.68
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll 18 Austria AUT Silver 1:37.00
3 Susie Corrock 20 United States USA Bronze 1:37.68
4 Isabelle Mir 22 France FRA 1:38.62
5 Rosi Speiser 20 West Germany FRG 1:39.10
6 Rosi Mittermaier 21 West Germany FRG 1:39.32
7 Bernadette Zurbriggen 15 Switzerland SUI 1:39.49
8 Annie Famose 27 France FRA 1:39.70
9 Bernadette Rauter 22 Austria AUT 1:39.84
10 Marta Bühler 20 Liechtenstein LIE 1:40.06
11 Toril Førland 17 Norway NOR 1:40.25
12 Marianne Hefti 18 Switzerland SUI 1:40.38
13 Traudl Treichl 21 West Germany FRG 1:40.62
14 Karen Budge 22 United States USA 1:40.68
15T Brigitte Totschnig 17 Austria AUT 1:40.73
15T Michèle Jacot 20 France FRA 1:40.73
17 Gyri Sørensen 20 Norway NOR 1:40.77
18T Silvia Stump 18 Switzerland SUI 1:40.92
18T Carolyne Oughton 19 Canada CAN 1:40.92
20 Laurie Kreiner 17 Canada CAN 1:41.00
21T Sandy Poulsen 19 United States USA 1:41.25
21T Karianne Christiansen 22 Norway NOR 1:41.25
23T Florence Steurer 22 France FRA 1:41.36
23T Valentina Iliffe 15 Great Britain GBR 1:41.36
25 Gina Hathorn 25 Great Britain GBR 1:41.42
26 Divina Galica 27 Great Britain GBR 1:41.58
27 Judy Crawford 20 Canada CAN 1:41.75
28 Marilyn Cochran 21 United States USA 1:41.96
29 Conchita Puig 19 Spain ESP 1:42.37
30 Monika Kaserer 19 Austria AUT 1:42.59
31 Lotta Sollander 18 Sweden SWE 1:42.97
32 Mitsuyo Nagumo 20 Japan JPN 1:43.07
33 Kathy Kreiner 14 Canada CAN 1:43.68
34 Galina Shikhova 31 Soviet Union URS 1:43.88
35 Miyuki Katagiri 23 Japan JPN 1:44.10
36 Pamela Behr 15 West Germany FRG 1:44.22
37 Nina Merkulova 26 Soviet Union URS 1:44.48
38 Carol Blackwood 18 Great Britain GBR 1:44.61
39 Svetlana Isakova 19 Soviet Union URS 1:44.83
40 Harue Okitsu 22 Japan JPN 1:45.37
41 Emiko Okazaki 22 Japan JPN 1:48.85