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Alpine Skiing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Men's Super G

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): , Nakiska
Date Started: February 21, 1988
Date Finished: February 21, 1988

Gold: FRA Franck Piccard
Silver: AUT Helmut Mayer
Bronze: SWE Lars-Börje Eriksson

Summary

This was the first Olympic super-G race, contested as a single run. Super-G had been a World Cup event since 1983. The favorite was Pirmin Zurbriggen, who had already won the downhill gold in Calgary, was the 1987 World Champion, and led the World Cup in 1987, and to that time in 1988. The fifth skier off was France’s Franck Piccard, the bronze medalist in the downhill who had been named after Frank Sinatra. Piccard was initially angry with his time, feeling he had made several mistakes late in the run, but as the remaining seeded skiers came down, his time held up and he had the first Olympic gold medal in the super-G. Zurbriggen had an unusually poor performance for him, finishing tied for fifth. The silver medal went to Austrian Helmut Mayer, who had won one previous World Cup race, a giant slalom in 1987.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Franck Piccard 23 France FRA Gold 1:39.66
2 Helmut Mayer 21 Austria AUT Silver 1:40.96
3 Lars-Börje Eriksson 21 Sweden SWE Bronze 1:41.08
4 Hubert Strolz 25 Austria AUT 1:41.11
5T Pirmin Zurbriggen 25 Switzerland SUI 1:41.96
5T Günther Mader 23 Austria AUT 1:41.96
7 Luc Alphand 22 France FRA 1:42.27
8 Leonhard Stock 29 Austria AUT 1:42.36
9 Tomaž Čižman 32 Yugoslavia YUG 1:42.47
10 Ivano Camozzi 25 Italy ITA 1:42.66
11 Heinz Holzer 23 Italy ITA 1:42.88
12 Andi Wenzel 29 Liechtenstein LIE 1:43.00
13 Jim Read 25 Canada CAN 1:43.01
14 Shinya Chiba 26 Japan JPN 1:43.03
15 Franz Heinzer 25 Switzerland SUI 1:43.32
16 Klemen Bergant 21 Yugoslavia YUG 1:43.41
17 Günther Marxer 23 Liechtenstein LIE 1:44.16
18 Tiger Shaw 26 United States USA 1:44.26
19 Felix Belczyk 26 Canada CAN 1:44.31
20T Niklas Lindqvist 23 Sweden SWE 1:44.88
20T Yves Tavernier 26 France FRA 1:44.88
22 Rob Boyd 21 Canada CAN 1:45.04
23 Adrián Bíreš 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:45.33
24T Matthias Hubrich 21 New Zealand NZL 1:45.46
24T Jeff Olson 22 United States USA 1:45.46
26 Carlo Gerosa 23 Italy ITA 1:45.82
27 Peter Jurko 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:46.03
28 Silvio Wille 21 Liechtenstein LIE 1:46.08
29 Nigel Smith 24 Great Britain GBR 1:47.15
30 Bill Hudson 21 United States USA 1:47.29
31 Richard Biggins 20 Australia AUS 1:47.38
32 Elias Majdalani 21 Lebanon LIB 1:47.58
33 Juan Pablo Santiagos 19 Chile CHI 1:48.74
34 Martin Bell 23 Great Britain GBR 1:48.82
35 Graham Bell 22 Great Britain GBR 1:48.98
36 Jorge Pujol 20 Spain ESP 1:49.33
37 Paulo Oppliger 16 Chile CHI 1:49.71
38 Nahum Orobitg 16 Andorra AND 1:53.22
39 Jorge Birkner 23 Argentina ARG 1:53.79
40 Park Jae-Hyuk 24 South Korea KOR 1:53.89
41 Hur Seung-Wook 15 South Korea KOR 1:55.13
42 Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe 29 Mexico MEX 1:56.03
43 Resul Sare 17 Turkey TUR 1:57.65
44 Yakup Kadri Birinci 20 Turkey TUR 1:59.32
45 Nicola Ercolani 18 San Marino SMR 1:59.70
46 Ioannis Kapraras 20 Greece GRE 2:02.06
47 Göksay Demirhan 18 Turkey TUR 2:02.22
48 Sokratis Aristodimou 17 Cyprus CYP 2:03.10
49 Alex Christian Benoit 23 Mexico MEX 2:05.80
50 Christian Bruderer 19 Guatemala GUA 2:05.99
51 Fabio Guardigli 19 San Marino SMR 2:06.59
52 Jason Edelmann 17 Puerto Rico PUR 2:09.93
53 Patrice Martell 27 Mexico MEX 2:10.69
54 Fabrice Notari 29 Monaco MON 2:11.73
55 Ong Ching-Ming 19 Chinese Taipei TPE 2:17.22
56 Walter Sandza 31 Puerto Rico PUR 2:25.95
57 Lin Chi-Liang 28 Chinese Taipei TPE 2:30.81
AC Carlos Andrés Bruderer 21 Guatemala GUA DNF
AC Nam Won-Gi 25 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Daníel Hilmarsson 24 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Javier Rivara 17 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Federico van Ditmar 18 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Félix Flechas 33 Puerto Rico PUR DNF
AC Kevin Wilson 28 Puerto Rico PUR DNF
AC Kang Nak-Youn 20 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Alekhis Fotiadis 20 Cyprus CYP DNF
AC Gerard Escoda 17 Andorra AND DNF
AC Delfin Campo 21 Spain ESP DNF
AC Nils Linneberg 20 Chile CHI DNF
AC Konstantin Chistyakov 17 Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Alain Villiard 22 Canada CAN DNF
AC Frank Wörndl 28 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Sergey Petrik 20 Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Simon Lyle Wi Rutene 21 New Zealand NZL DNF
AC Finn Christian Jagge 21 Norway NOR DNF
AC Niklas Henning 23 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Robert Büchel 19 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC Katsuhito Kumagai 23 Japan JPN DNF
AC Luis Fernández Ochoa 23 Spain ESP DNF
AC Philippe Verneret 25 France FRA DNF
AC Steven Lee 25 Australia AUS DNF
AC Atle Skårdal 21 Norway NOR DNF
AC Jan Einar Thorsen 21 Norway NOR DNF
AC Daniel Mahrer 26 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Martin Hangl 25 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Alberto Tomba 21 Italy ITA DNF
AC Peter Roth 27 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Markus Wasmeier 24 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Marc Girardelli 24 Luxembourg LUX DNF
AC Michael Eder 26 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Tang Wei-Tsu 23 Chinese Taipei TPE DQ
AC Ignacio Birkner 16 Argentina ARG DQ
AC Riccardo Stacchini 22 San Marino SMR DQ
AC A J Kitt 19 United States USA DQ