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Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Deer Valley Resort, Deer Valley, Utah
Date Started: February 21, 2002
Date Finished: February 21, 2002
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: AUT Stephan Eberharter
Silver: USA Bode Miller
Bronze: NOR Lasse Kjus

Summary

Stephan Eberharter had always played Alydar to Hermann Maier's Affirmed. Eberharter was one of the world's greatest skier but he had never won a World Cup title prior to this Games, placing second five times to Maier. But Maier was out, severely injured in an August 2001 motorcycle accident, and he would not return to competition until January 2003. Eberharter had burst on the international scene in 1991, winning World Championships in the Super G and combined, but a series of injuries set him back, even keeping him off the international ski circuit for two years. Now back at the top, Eberharter had been favored in both the downhill and super-G, medaling in both events in Salt Lake, but was unable to win either. In the GS, Eberharter led the first run with 1:11.98, taking a big lead over Italy's Massimiliano Blardone. American Bode Miller had been seventh on the first run, but finished the second run in 1:11.27, and took the lead. When Eberharter came down, he skied aggressively, and narrowly missed catching Miller's time with his own 1:11.30, which finally earned him a gold medal. Norway's Lasse Kjus won bronze, his fifth Olympic Alpine medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Stephan Eberharter 32 Austria AUT Gold 2:23.28
2 Bode Miller 24 United States USA Silver 2:24.16
3 Lasse Kjus 31 Norway NOR Bronze 2:24.32
4 Benjamin Raich 23 Austria AUT 2:24.40
5 Christoph Gruber 25 Austria AUT 2:24.41
6 Bjarne Solbakken 24 Norway NOR 2:24.50
7 Kjetil André Aamodt 30 Norway NOR 2:24.62
8 Massimiliano Blardone 22 Italy ITA 2:24.87
9 Ivica Kostelić 22 Croatia CRO 2:24.92
10 Didier Cuche 27 Switzerland SUI 2:25.00
11 Michael von Grünigen 32 Switzerland SUI 2:25.07
12 Thomas Grandi 29 Canada CAN 2:25.24
13 Fredrik Nyberg 32 Sweden SWE 2:25.29
14 Didier Défago 24 Switzerland SUI 2:25.54
15 Frédéric Covili 26 France FRA 2:25.65
16 Dane Spencer 24 United States USA 2:25.68
17 Marco Büchel 30 Liechtenstein LIE 2:25.89
18 Jernej Koblar 30 Slovenia SLO 2:26.36
19 Thomas Vonn 26 United States USA 2:26.46
20 Kenneth Sivertsen 28 Norway NOR 2:26.51
21 Joël Chenal 28 France FRA 2:27.08
22 Alessandro Roberto 24 Italy ITA 2:27.53
23 Achim Vogt 31 Liechtenstein LIE 2:27.58
24 Patrik Järbyn 32 Sweden SWE 2:27.66
25 Stanley Hayer 28 Czech Republic CZE 2:27.83
26 Giorgio Rocca 26 Italy ITA 2:27.85
27 Markus Ganahl 26 Liechtenstein LIE 2:27.92
28 Mitja Kunc 30 Slovenia SLO 2:28.17
29 Ross Green 24 Great Britain GBR 2:29.31
30 Cristian Simari Birkner 21 Argentina ARG 2:29.79
31 Petr Záhrobský 21 Czech Republic CZE 2:29.96
32 Pavel Shestakov 21 Russia RUS 2:29.97
33 Brad Wall 22 Australia AUS 2:30.28
34 Akira Sasaki 20 Japan JPN 2:30.58
35 Michael Riegler 22 Liechtenstein LIE 2:30.74
36 Alex Antor 22 Andorra AND 2:31.39
37 Kiminobu Kimura 31 Japan JPN 2:31.86
38 Stefan Georgiev 24 Bulgaria BUL 2:33.01
39 Victor Gómez 27 Andorra AND 2:33.33
40 Sergey Komarov 18 Russia RUS 2:33.56
41 Marko Ðorđević 23 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2:33.65
42 Kristinn Magnússon 21 Iceland ISL 2:33.79
43 Vasilios Dimitriadis 23 Greece GRE 2:36.15
44 Tahir Bisić 20 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 2:36.17
45 Mykola Skriabin 23 Ukraine UKR 2:36.27
46 Gang Min-Hyeok 20 South Korea KOR 2:37.10
47 Byun Jong-Moon 26 South Korea KOR 2:37.20
48 Alex Heath 23 South Africa RSA 2:37.27
49 Maui Gayme 18 Chile CHI 2:37.34
50 Jesse Teat 22 New Zealand NZL 2:38.07
51 Todd Haywood 24 New Zealand NZL 2:38.10
52 Dejan Panovski 21 Macedonia MKD 2:38.78
53 Danil Anisimov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ 2:40.61
54 Theodoros Khristodoulou 24 Cyprus CYP 2:41.59
55 Laurence Thoms 21 Fiji FIJ 2:41.98
56 Péter Vincze 26 Hungary HUN 2:46.73
57 Gian Matteo Giordani 17 San Marino SMR 2:48.31
AC Hans Knauß 31 Austria AUT DNF
AC Sami Uotila 25 Finland FIN DNF
AC Ondřej Bank 21 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Ivan Heimschild 21 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Ivars Ciaguns 24 Latvia LAT DNF
AC Erik Schlopy 29 United States USA DNF
AC Alexander Ploner 23 Italy ITA DNF
AC Uroš Pavlovčič 29 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Vincent Millet 28 France FRA DNF
AC Jure Košir 29 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Tobias Grünenfelder 24 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Jean-Philippe Roy 22 Canada CAN DNF
AC Kalle Palander 24 Finland FIN DNF
AC Borek Zakouřil 25 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Andrey Filichkin 27 Russia RUS DNF
AC Björgvin Björgvinsson 22 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Enis Bećirbegović 25 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH DNF
AC Jóhann Haraldsson 22 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Hur Seung-Wook 29 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Andrey Drygin 24 Tajikistan TJK DNF
AC Nikolai Hentsch 18 Brazil BRA DQ