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Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Slalom

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, Utah
Date Started: February 23, 2002
Date Finished: February 23, 2002
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: FRA Jean-Pierre Vidal
Silver: FRA Sébastien Amiez
Bronze: AUT Benjamin Raich

Summary

The last few World Cups had gone to Austrian Benjamin Raich and Norwegian superstar Kjetil André Aamodt, but leading the 2001-2002 World Cup race was Croatian Ivica Kostelić, brother of Janica Kostelić, who would win three Alpine gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics. On the first slalom run, France’s Jean-Pierre Vidal, third in the 2001-02 World Cup standings, took the lead over the top American, Bode Miller, with Raich in third and Kostelić in fourth. On the second run, Miller caught a gate early and did not finish. The best second run was posted by Vidal’s teammate, Sébastien Amiez, who had been equal eighth after the first run. He was followed by British Scot Alain Baxter, who moved up from a tie with Amiez on the first run. Vidal placed sixth on the second run, good enough to keep him in the lead and win the gold medal, Amiez placing second, and Baxter apparently winning Britain’s first-ever medal in Alpine skiing.

But Baxter had a positive doping test for methamphetamine, the result of using an over-the-counter nasal spray. He was disqualified and Benjamin Raich moved up to the bronze medal position. Baxter appealed his doping positive to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and was cleared of any intentional attempt at using PEDs, which lifted the potential two-year ban from competition, but he was still disqualified in the Olympic slalom.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Jean-Pierre Vidal 24 France FRA Gold 1:41.06
2 Sébastien Amiez 29 France FRA Silver 1:41.82
3 Benjamin Raich 23 Austria AUT Bronze 1:42.41
4 Kilian Albrecht 28 Austria AUT 1:42.45
5 Urs Imboden 27 Switzerland SUI 1:42.48
6 Kjetil André Aamodt 30 Norway NOR 1:42.72
7 Markus Larsson 23 Sweden SWE 1:42.86
8 Jure Košir 29 Slovenia SLO 1:43.34
9 Ole Kristian Furuseth 35 Norway NOR 1:44.39
10 Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś 27 Poland POL 1:44.65
11 Chip Knight 27 United States USA 1:44.86
12 Tom Stiansen 31 Norway NOR 1:45.19
13 Erik Schlopy 29 United States USA 1:45.21
14 Michael von Grünigen 32 Switzerland SUI 1:45.35
15 Stanley Hayer 28 Czech Republic CZE 1:46.12
16 Thomas Grandi 29 Canada CAN 1:46.23
17 Cristian Simari Birkner 21 Argentina ARG 1:46.82
18 Kiminobu Kimura 31 Japan JPN 1:48.43
19 Michal Rajčan 21 Slovakia SVK 1:48.66
20 Noel Baxter 20 Great Britain GBR 1:49.64
21 Kristinn Björnsson 29 Iceland ISL 1:49.81
22 Gareth Trayner 21 Great Britain GBR 1:50.91
23 Angel Pumpalov 23 Bulgaria BUL 1:51.93
24 Bode Miller 24 United States USA 1:52.79
25 Ivars Ciaguns 24 Latvia LAT 1:54.73
26 Marko Ðorđević 23 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1:55.99
27 Alex Heath 23 South Africa RSA 1:56.93
28 Jóhann Haraldsson 22 Iceland ISL 1:57.17
29 Tahir Bisić 20 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1:57.72
30 Gang Min-Hyeok 20 South Korea KOR 1:58.48
31 Byun Jong-Moon 26 South Korea KOR 2:01.58
32 Atakan Alaftargil 25 Turkey TUR 2:10.36
33 Péter Vincze 26 Hungary HUN 2:15.57
AC Rainer Schönfelder 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Giorgio Rocca 26 Italy ITA DNF
AC Kalle Palander 24 Finland FIN DNF
AC Manfred Pranger 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Markus Eberle 33 Germany GER DNF
AC Jean-Philippe Roy 22 Canada CAN DNF
AC Truls Ove Karlsen 26 Norway NOR DNF
AC Edoardo Zardini 25 Italy ITA DNF
AC Giancarlo Bergamelli 27 Italy ITA DNF
AC Alan Perathoner 25 Italy ITA DNF
AC Akira Sasaki 20 Japan JPN DNF
AC Stefan Georgiev 24 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Jan Holický 28 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Björgvin Björgvinsson 22 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Todd Haywood 24 New Zealand NZL DNF
AC Ivan Heimschild 21 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Kristinn Magnússon 21 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Jesse Teat 22 New Zealand NZL DNF
AC Lee Ki-Hyun 23 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Danil Anisimov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ DNF
AC Dejan Panovski 21 Macedonia MKD DNF
AC Laurence Thoms 21 Fiji FIJ DNF
AC Robert Makharashvili 20 Georgia GEO DNF
AC Bagher Kalhor 22 Iran IRI DNF
AC Arsen Harutyunyan 33 Armenia ARM DNF
AC Elbrus Isakov 20 Azerbaijan AZE DNF
AC Mitja Kunc 30 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Ivica Kostelić 22 Croatia CRO DNF
AC Pierrick Bourgeat 26 France FRA DNF
AC Drago Grubelnik 26 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Rene Mlekuž 26 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Markus Ganahl 26 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC Tom Rothrock 23 United States USA DNF
AC Ondřej Bank 21 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Niki Fürstauer 21 Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Alex Antor 22 Andorra AND DNF
AC Michael Dickson 26 Australia AUS DNF
AC Mykola Skriabin 23 Ukraine UKR DNF
AC Theodoros Khristodoulou 24 Cyprus CYP DNF
AC Komil Urunbayev 25 Uzbekistan UZB DNF
AC Hur Seung-Wook 29 South Korea KOR DQ
AC Vasilios Dimitriadis 23 Greece GRE DQ
AC Kentaro Minagawa 24 Japan JPN DQ
AC Alain Baxter 28 Great Britain GBR [1:42.32] DQ