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Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games:

Women's Combined

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Happo'one, Hakuba
Date Started: February 16, 1998
Date Finished: February 17, 1998
Format: One downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: GER Katja Seizinger
Silver: GER Martina Ertl-Renz
Bronze: GER Hilde Gerg

Summary

Since the change in combined scoring in 1994, with the total time now the determining factor, the event favored slalom specialists. The event one day was delayed because of poor weather. The leader after the downhill was Katja Seizinger with Pernilla Wiberg close behind in second. This made Wiberg the favorite because she was a better slalom skier. But on the first run, Wiberg caught a tip on a gate near the finish and did not finish. Seizinger was steady in the slalom, placing fifth in that section, to win her third Olympic gold medal. She was followed by her two teammates, Martina Ertl and Hilde Gerg (winner of the slalom gold in Nagano), giving Germany only the fourth medal sweep in Olympic Alpine skiing, after Austria in 1956 men’s giant slalom, Austria in 1964 women’s downhill, and Norway in 1994 men’s combined.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Katja Seizinger 25 Germany GER Gold 2:40.74
2 Martina Ertl-Renz 24 Germany GER Silver 2:40.92
3 Hilde Gerg 22 Germany GER Bronze 2:41.50
4 Steffi Schuster 28 Austria AUT 2:42.25
5 Morena Gallizio 24 Italy ITA 2:42.52
6 Florence Masnada 29 France FRA 2:42.84
7 Caroline Lalive 18 United States USA 2:44.76
8 Janica Kostelić 16 Croatia CRO 2:45.23
9 Alex Shaffer 22 United States USA 2:45.24
10 Catherine Borghi 21 Switzerland SUI 2:45.33
11 Brigitte Obermoser 21 Austria AUT 2:45.48
12 Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer 19 Germany GER 2:45.84
13 Ingeborg Helen Marken 23 Norway NOR 2:47.19
14 Jonna Mendes 18 United States USA 2:48.59
15 Lucie Hrstková 16 Czech Republic CZE 2:49.96
16 Junko Yamakawa 22 Japan JPN 2:50.36
17 Tamara Schädler 20 Liechtenstein LIE 2:52.18
18 Kirsten Clark 20 United States USA 2:52.25
19 Carola Calello 20 Argentina ARG 2:53.77
20 Yuliya Kharkivska 21 Ukraine UKR 2:57.11
21 Mónika Kovács 21 Hungary HUN 3:06.31
AC Kristine Kristiansen 22 Norway NOR DNF
AC Brynja Þorsteinsdóttir 20 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Michaela Dorfmeister 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Pernilla Wiberg 27 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Renate Götschl 22 Austria AUT DNF
AC Bibiana Perez 27 Italy ITA DNF
AC Mélanie Turgeon 21 Canada CAN DNF
AC Trude Gimle 23 Norway NOR DNF