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Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games:

Women's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Innsbruck, Austria
Venue(s): Axamer Lizum, Axams
Date Started: February 13, 1976
Date Finished: February 13, 1976

Gold: CAN Kathy Kreiner
Silver: FRG Rosi Mittermaier
Bronze: FRA Danièle Debernard

Summary

This was contested as a single run, for the last time at the Winter Olympics. Anticipation was high because [Rosi Mittermaier] had already won gold medals in the downhill and slalom, and was attempting to match the Alpine triple golds of [Toni Sailer] and [Jean-Claude Killy]. The first starter was Canadian [Kathy Kreiner], who had won one World Cup race, a giant slalom in 1974. Mittermaier was the fourth starter and led Kreiner thru all the early checkpoints, until a poor line on a gate near the end caused her to lose time and the gold medal to Kreiner. Mittermaier hung on for the silver, with the bronze going to France's [Danièle Debernard].

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Kathy Kreiner 18 Canada CAN Gold 1:29.13
2 Rosi Mittermaier 25 West Germany FRG Silver 1:29.25
3 Danièle Debernard 21 France FRA Bronze 1:29.95
4 Lise-Marie Morerod 19 Switzerland SUI 1:30.40
5 Marie-Theres Nadig 21 Switzerland SUI 1:30.44
6 Monika Kaserer 23 Austria AUT 1:30.49
7 Wilma Gatta 19 Italy ITA 1:30.51
8 Evi Mittermaier 22 West Germany FRG 1:30.64
9 Dagmar Kuzmanová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:30.69
10 Jacqueline Rouvier 26 France FRA 1:30.79
11 Patricia Emonet 19 France FRA 1:31.21
12 Lindy Cochran 22 United States USA 1:31.33
13T Claudia Giordani 20 Italy ITA 1:31.44
13T Michèle Jacot 24 France FRA 1:31.44
15 Irene Epple 18 West Germany FRG 1:31.46
16 Brigitte Totschnig 21 Austria AUT 1:31.48
17 Mary Seaton 19 United States USA 1:31.58
18 Ursula Konzett 16 Liechtenstein LIE 1:31.59
19 Regina Sackl 16 Austria AUT 1:31.78
20 Hanni Wenzel 19 Liechtenstein LIE 1:31.83
21 Cindy Nelson 20 United States USA 1:32.02
22 Betsy Clifford 22 Canada CAN 1:32.61
23 Paola Hofer 22 Italy ITA 1:32.67
24 Maria Epple 16 West Germany FRG 1:33.02
25 Jana Gantnerová-Šoltýsová 16 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:34.00
26 Marlies Oberholzer 17 Switzerland SUI 1:34.09
27 Laurie Kreiner 21 Canada CAN 1:34.53
28 Leslie Smith 17 United States USA 1:34.54
29 Irmgard Lukasser 22 Austria AUT 1:35.38
30 Valentina Iliffe 19 Great Britain GBR 1:35.48
31 Torill Fjeldstad 17 Norway NOR 1:36.00
32 Alla Askarova 21 Soviet Union URS 1:36.86
33 Sally Rodd 19 Australia AUS 1:37.52
34 Riitta Ollikka 19 Finland FIN 1:40.15
35 Jórunn Viggósdóttir 18 Iceland ISL 1:40.81
36 Steinunn Sæmundsdóttir 15 Iceland ISL 1:41.07
37 Fiona Easdale 16 Great Britain GBR 1:41.09
38 Theresa Wallis 18 Great Britain GBR 1:41.66
39 Serena Iliffe 16 Great Britain GBR 1:45.09
40 Joanne Henke 17 Australia AUS 1:45.40
41 Janet Wells 18 New Zealand NZL 1:48.42
42 Sue Gibson 20 New Zealand NZL 1:49.30
43 Farida Rahmeh 22 Lebanon LIB 2:11.08
AC Wanda Bieler 16 Italy ITA DNF
AC Bernadette Zurbriggen 19 Switzerland SUI DNF