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Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women's Downhill

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Events:

Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Snowbasin Ski Resort, Huntsville, Utah
Date Started: February 12, 2002
Date Finished: February 12, 2002

Gold: FRA Carole Montillet-Carles
Silver: ITA Isolde Kostner
Bronze: AUT Renate Götschl

Summary

The women’s downhill was postponed by one day because of strong winds. Italy’s [Isolde Kostner] was the favorite, as she had won the 2001 World Cup and was leading the 2001-02 event. Second and third in the World Cup coming into Salt Lake were [Renate Götschl] (AUT) and German [Hilde Gerg]. They were the three last skiers to go off among the seeds. Just before them, France’s [Carole Montillet] moved into the lead with 1:39.56, and none of the favorites could better that time, giving Montillet a shocking gold medal. She had never previously won a World Cup downhill, and she was still in mourning over the death of [Régine Cavagnoud], her close friend and teammate, who died in October 2001 in a training accident. Behind her, Kostner, Götschl, and Gerg finished in that order, the same as their World Cup standings.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Carole Montillet-Carles 28 France FRA Gold 1:39.56
2 Isolde Kostner 26 Italy ITA Silver 1:40.01
3 Renate Götschl 26 Austria AUT Bronze 1:40.39
4 Hilde Gerg 26 Germany GER 1:40.49
5 Corinne Rey-Bellet 29 Switzerland SUI 1:40.54
6 Selina Heregger 24 Austria AUT 1:40.56
7 Sylviane Berthod 24 Switzerland SUI 1:40.67
8 Mélanie Turgeon 25 Canada CAN 1:40.71
9 Michaela Dorfmeister 28 Austria AUT 1:40.83
10 Regina Häusl 28 Germany GER 1:40.84
11 Jonna Mendes 22 United States USA 1:40.97
12 Kirsten Clark 24 United States USA 1:41.03
13 Ingeborg Helen Marken 27 Norway NOR 1:41.08
14 Pernilla Wiberg 31 Sweden SWE 1:41.09
15 Mélanie Suchet 25 France FRA 1:41.15
16 Picabo Street 30 United States USA 1:41.17
17 Patrizia Bassis 28 Italy ITA 1:41.56
18 Brigitte Obermoser 25 Austria AUT 1:41.64
19 Catherine Borghi 25 Switzerland SUI 1:41.88
20 Daniela Ceccarelli 26 Italy ITA 1:42.03
21 Varvara Zelenskaya 29 Russia RUS 1:42.43
22 Špela Bračun 24 Slovenia SLO 1:42.48
23 Ingrid Jacquemod 23 France FRA 1:42.70
24 Lucia Recchia 22 Italy ITA 1:42.80
25 Janette Hargin 24 Sweden SWE 1:42.83
26 Sibylle Brauner 26 Germany GER 1:42.97
27 Alice Jones 25 Australia AUS 1:43.07
28 Mojca Suhadolc 27 Slovenia SLO 1:43.10
29 Jenny Owens 23 Australia AUS 1:44.15
30 Gabriela Martinovová 20 Czech Republic CZE 1:44.25
31 Dagný Linda Kristjánsdóttir 21 Iceland ISL 1:44.72
32 Chemmy Alcott 19 Great Britain GBR 1:45.98
33 Alexandra Munteanu 22 Romania ROU 1:46.29
34 Macarena Simari Birkner 17 Argentina ARG 1:46.77
35 María Belén Simari Birkner 19 Argentina ARG 1:46.97
AC Caroline Lalive 22 United States USA DNF
AC Petra Haltmayr 26 Germany GER DNF
AC Anne-Marie LeFrançois 25 Canada CAN DNF