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Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): , Jahorina
Date Started: February 17, 1984
Date Finished: February 17, 1984
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: ITA Paola Magoni-Sforza
Silver: FRA Perrine Pelen
Bronze: LIE Ursula Konzett

Summary

The favorites were Erika Hess (SUI), who was slalom World Cup champion in 1982 and 1983, and Tamara McKinney (USA), overall World Cup champ in 1983, super-G/GS World Cup winner that year as well, and the leader in the 1983-84 slalom World Cup. But neither skied well. Hess placed only 10th on her first run, eventually moving up to fifth place, while McKinney missed a gate early on her first run, and did not finish. The first run leader was unknown Frenchwoman Christelle Guignard, who would not finish the second run. Italy’s Paola Magoni had been tied for fourth on the first run, but posted the best time on the second run to win the gold medal in a major upset. She had never previously placed better than sixth in a World Cup event, and would never again reach such heights, winning one World Cup race, a slalom in 1985, and earning a bronze in the slalom at the 1985 World Championships.The silver medal was won by Perrine Pelen, who had previously won Olympic bronze medals in the 1980 and 1984 giant slalom. Pelen was much better known and would have a much more heralded career. She was the 1980 slalom World Cup champion, would win the slalom gold medal at the 1985 World Championships, and ended her career after winning 14 World Cup races. A slalom specialist, she had seven podium finishes in the slalom World Cup at years’ end.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Paola Magoni-Sforza 19 Italy ITA Gold 1:36.47
2 Perrine Pelen 23 France FRA Silver 1:37.38
3 Ursula Konzett 24 Liechtenstein LIE Bronze 1:37.50
4 Roswitha Steiner 20 Austria AUT 1:37.84
5 Erika Hess 21 Switzerland SUI 1:37.91
6 Małgorzata Tlałka-Mogore 20 Poland POL 1:37.97
7 Maria Rosa Quario 22 Italy ITA 1:37.99
8 Anni Kronbichler 20 Austria AUT 1:38.05
9 Daniela Zini 24 Italy ITA 1:38.15
10 Olga Charvátová 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:38.66
11 Monika Hess 19 Switzerland SUI 1:38.67
12 Maria Epple 24 West Germany FRG 1:38.77
13 Ewa Grabowska 21 Poland POL 1:39.62
14 Nadezhda Andreyeva-Patrikeyeva 25 Soviet Union URS 1:40.22
15 Mateja Svet 15 Yugoslavia YUG 1:40.85
16 Carole Merle 20 France FRA 1:44.30
17 Jolanda Kindle 18 Liechtenstein LIE 1:46.43
18 Magdalena Birkner 18 Argentina ARG 1:54.75
19 Jin Xuefei 19 China CHN 2:06.04
20 Wang Guizhen 23 China CHN 2:06.74
21 Lina Aristodimou 18 Cyprus CYP 2:19.64
AC Christelle Guignard 21 France FRA DNF
AC Petra Wenzel 22 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC Blanca Fernández Ochoa 20 Spain ESP DNF
AC Nuša Tome 23 Yugoslavia YUG DNF
AC Tamara McKinney 21 United States USA DNF
AC Christin Cooper 24 United States USA DNF
AC Dorota Tlałka-Mogore 20 Poland POL DNF
AC Brigitte Oertli 21 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Anja Zavadlav 23 Yugoslavia YUG DNF
AC Lea Sölkner 25 Austria AUT DNF
AC Alexandra Mařasová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Ivana Valešová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Fulvia Stevenin 18 Italy ITA DNF
AC Andrea Bédard 21 Canada CAN DNF
AC Dolores Fernández Ochoa 17 Spain ESP DNF
AC Veronika Wallinger-Stallmaier 17 Austria AUT DNF
AC Lesley Beck 19 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Liliana Ichim 16 Romania ROU DNF
AC Teresa Bustamante 21 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Nanna Leifsdóttir 20 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Magdalena Saint Antonin 18 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Andreja Leskovšek 19 Yugoslavia YUG DQ
AC Anne-Flore Rey 22 France FRA DQ
AC Gabriela Angaut 20 Argentina ARG DQ