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Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women'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 22, 2002
Date Finished: February 22, 2002
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: CRO Janica Kostelić
Silver: SWE Anja Pärson
Bronze: SUI Sonja Nef

Summary

The favorite was Swiss skier Sonja Nef, the 2001 World Cup champion who was also leading the standings coming into the Winter Olympics. But Nef placed only sixth on the first run which was won by Croatian Janica Kostelić, who had already won gold medals in Salt Lake City in the slalom and combined. Kostelić blew away the field in the second run, winning that as well, to earn her third gold medal and fourth medal of the 2002 Winter Olympics. This made her the first woman to win three Alpine gold medals at one Winter Olympics, and the first skier of either gender to win four medals at Olympic Winter Games. Nef would improve on the second run, placing third, which earned her the bronze medal, behind Sweden’s Anja Pärson, who was fourth on the first run and second in her final effort. Pärson would soon become the world’s best in this event, winning the World Cup in 2003, 2004, and 2006, and the World Championship in 2003 and 2005.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Janica Kostelić 20 Croatia CRO Gold 2:30.01
2 Anja Pärson 20 Sweden SWE Silver 2:31.33
3 Sonja Nef 29 Switzerland SUI Bronze 2:31.67
4T Michaela Dorfmeister 28 Austria AUT 2:31.95
4T Alexandra Meissnitzer 28 Austria AUT 2:31.95
6 María José Rienda 26 Spain ESP 2:32.53
7T Ylva Nowén 32 Sweden SWE 2:32.78
7T Allison Forsyth 23 Canada CAN 2:32.78
9 Anna Ottosson 25 Sweden SWE 2:32.93
10 Karen Putzer 23 Italy ITA 2:32.94
11 Tanja Poutiainen 21 Finland FIN 2:32.97
12 Tina Maze 18 Slovenia SLO 2:33.36
13 Corinne Rey-Bellet 29 Switzerland SUI 2:33.43
14 Denise Karbon 21 Italy ITA 2:33.56
15 Brigitte Obermoser 25 Austria AUT 2:33.68
16 Silke Bachmann 24 Italy ITA 2:33.94
17 Kristina Koznick 26 United States USA 2:34.22
18 Carole Montillet-Carles 28 France FRA 2:34.53
19 Nicole Gius 21 Italy ITA 2:35.54
20 Špela Pretnar 28 Slovenia SLO 2:35.56
21 Sarah Schleper 22 United States USA 2:35.96
22 Annemarie Gerg 26 Germany GER 2:36.18
23 Eva Kurfürstová 24 Czech Republic CZE 2:36.20
24 Ana Galindo 28 Spain ESP 2:36.23
25 Christel Pascal-Saioni 28 France FRA 2:36.40
26 Kirsten Clark 24 United States USA 2:36.42
27 Petra Zakouřilová 23 Czech Republic CZE 2:36.83
28 Alex Shaffer 26 United States USA 2:37.38
29 Noriyo Hiroi 25 Japan JPN 2:37.97
30 Chemmy Alcott 19 Great Britain GBR 2:38.47
31 Janette Hargin 24 Sweden SWE 2:38.51
32 Veronika Zuzulová 17 Slovakia SVK 2:38.63
33 Laure Pequegnot 26 France FRA 2:39.25
34 María Belén Simari Birkner 19 Argentina ARG 2:39.34
35 Kumiko Kashiwagi 23 Japan JPN 2:39.55
36 Nika Fleiss 17 Croatia CRO 2:40.17
37 Ana Jelušić 15 Croatia CRO 2:40.55
38 Emily Brydon 21 Canada CAN 2:40.62
39 Macarena Simari Birkner 17 Argentina ARG 2:41.55
40 Jelena Lolović 20 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2:42.04
41 Alexandra Munteanu 22 Romania ROU 2:42.20
42 Nadezhda Vasileva 23 Bulgaria BUL 2:44.43
43 Yuliya Siparenko 21 Ukraine UKR 2:47.62
44 Márta Vastagh Regős 20 Hungary HUN 2:52.50
45 Chirine Njeim 17 Lebanon LIB 2:53.42
46 Tamsen McGarry 19 Ireland IRL 2:56.09
47 Vanesa Rakedzhyan 25 Armenia ARM 3:03.71
48 Mirella Arnhold 18 Brazil BRA 3:13.74
AC Alenka Dovžan 25 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Andrine Flemmen 27 Norway NOR DNF
AC Carolina Ruiz 20 Spain ESP DNF
AC Fränzi Aufdenblatten 20 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Henna Raita 27 Finland FIN DNF
AC Yoo Hye-Min 20 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Jenny Owens 23 Australia AUS DNF
AC Lilian Kummer 26 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Martina Ertl-Renz 28 Germany GER DNF
AC Olesya Persidskaya 23 Kazakhstan KAZ DNF
AC Sofia Akhmeteli 20 Georgia GEO DNF
AC Stine Hofgaard Nilsen 22 Norway NOR DNF
AC Lucie Hrstková 20 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer 23 Germany GER DNF
AC Petra Haltmayr 26 Germany GER DNF
AC Selina Heregger 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Dagný Linda Kristjánsdóttir 21 Iceland ISL DNF
AC Vicky Grau 26 Andorra AND DNF
AC Jeannette Korten 26 Australia AUS DQ
AC Birgit Heeb-Batliner 29 Liechtenstein LIE DQ