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Alpine Skiing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): , Nakiska
Date Started: February 26, 1988
Date Finished: February 26, 1988
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: SUI Vreni Schneider
Silver: YUG Mateja Svet
Bronze: FRG Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein

Summary

Roswitha Steiner was leading the slalom World Cup at the start of the 1988 Calgary Olympics, but the woman who had won the giant slalom two days earlier, Vreni Schneider, was highly considered. Schneider would eventually become the greatest female technical skier in the world, but she was not yet there in the slalom. That would soon change. Schneider posted the best time on both runs of the slalom to win the gold medal by almost two seconds. The silver medal went to Slovenian Yugoslav Mateja Svet, who had won three medals at the 1987 World Championships, including a bronze in the slalom, and in 1989 would become World Champion in the slalom. The bronze medalist was Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein, who in 1980 as Christa Kinshofer, had won a silver medal in this event at Lake Placid. In the forthcoming 1988-89 season, Schneider would establish her dominance, winning a record 14 World Cup races, and she would win the slalom World Cup in six of the next seven years.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Vreni Schneider 23 Switzerland SUI Gold 1:36.69
2 Mateja Svet 19 Yugoslavia YUG Silver 1:38.37
3 Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 27 West Germany FRG Bronze 1:38.40
4 Roswitha Steiner 24 Austria AUT 1:38.77
5 Blanca Fernández Ochoa 24 Spain ESP 1:39.44
6 Ida Ladstätter 23 Austria AUT 1:39.59
7 Paola Magoni-Sforza 23 Italy ITA 1:39.76
8 Dorota Tlałka-Mogore 24 France FRA 1:39.86
9 Mojca Dežman 20 Yugoslavia YUG 1:40.21
10 Ulrike Maier 20 Austria AUT 1:40.54
11 Beth Madsen 23 United States USA 1:41.18
12 Lenka Kebrlová 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:42.12
13 Lucia Medzihradská 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:42.18
14 Patricia Chauvet-Blanc 20 France FRA 1:42.79
15 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter 20 United States USA 1:42.88
16 Josée Lacasse 22 Canada CAN 1:43.14
17 Katarzyna Szafrańska 22 Poland POL 1:44.21
18 Michelle McKendry-Ruthven 20 Canada CAN 1:45.79
19 Emi Kawabata 18 Japan JPN 1:49.35
20 Carolina Eiras 18 Argentina ARG 1:52.73
21 Kate Rattray 25 New Zealand NZL 1:52.94
22 Carolina Birkner 16 Argentina ARG 1:57.72
23 Sandra Grau 17 Andorra AND 1:58.44
24 Astrid Steverlynck 19 Argentina ARG 2:05.02
25 Thomai Lefousi 16 Greece GRE 2:07.01
26 Karolina Fotiadou 17 Cyprus CYP 2:14.92
27 Fiamma Smith 25 Guatemala GUA 2:45.50
28 Shailaja Kumar 21 India IND 2:52.27
AC Mihaela Fera 17 Romania ROU DNF
AC Jacqueline Vogt 18 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC Ľudmila Milanová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH DNF
AC Eva Moga 19 Spain ESP DNF
AC Nadia Bonfini 23 Italy ITA DNF
AC Lesley Beck 23 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Pascaline Freiher 22 France FRA DNF
AC Camilla Nilsson 20 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Brigitte Oertli 25 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Catharina Glassér-Bjerner 23 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Katra Zajc 21 Yugoslavia YUG DNF
AC Tamara McKinney 25 United States USA DNF
AC Anita Wachter 21 Austria AUT DNF
AC Christelle Guignard 25 France FRA DNF
AC Corinne Schmidhauser 23 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Veronika Šarec 19 Yugoslavia YUG DNF
AC Monika Äijä 24 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Kristina Andersson 22 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Anette Gersch 21 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Heidi Voelker 18 United States USA DNF
AC Karen Percy 21 Canada CAN DNF
AC Nina Ehrnrooth 25 Finland FIN DNF
AC Sarah Lewis 23 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Kirstin Cairns 25 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Sachiko Yamamoto 17 Japan JPN DNF
AC Mary Pat Wilson 24 Puerto Rico PUR DNF
AC Jolanda Kindle 22 Liechtenstein LIE DQ
AC Kerrin Lee-Gartner 21 Canada CAN DQ
AC Magdalena Birkner 22 Argentina ARG DQ