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Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Women's Downhill

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): , San Sicario Fraìteve
Date Started: February 15, 2006
Date Finished: February 15, 2006

Gold: AUT Michaela Dorfmeister
Silver: SUI Martina Schild
Bronze: SWE Anja Pärson

Summary

Nobody had really dominated women's downhill since the 2002 Winter Olympics, but the two best skiers had been the Austrians Renate Götschl and Michaela Dorfmeister. Götschl was World Cup Champion in 2004 and 2005, while Dorfmeister won that title in 2003 and was leading in 2006, and had also been the 2001 World Champion. Dorfmeister came down 23rd, followed by Götschl, with the leader the Swiss skier Nadia Styger when Dorfmeister left the starthouse. Dorfmeister posted 1:56.49 to move into the lead, and waited for Götschl's run. But Götschl had several errors and would finish only fourth, as Dorfmeister would win the gold medal. Martina Schild (SUI) won the silver medal, with the bronze going to Sweden's Anja Pärson. Pärson had already won four gold medals at the World Championships from 2001-2005, but none in the downhill.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Michaela Dorfmeister 32 Austria AUT Gold 1:56.49
2 Martina Schild 24 Switzerland SUI Silver 1:56.86
3 Anja Pärson 24 Sweden SWE Bronze 1:57.13
4 Renate Götschl 30 Austria AUT 1:57.20
5 Nadia Styger 27 Switzerland SUI 1:57.62
6 Petra Haltmayr 30 Germany GER 1:57.69
7 Julia Mancuso 21 United States USA 1:57.71
8T Lindsey Kildow-Vonn 21 United States USA 1:57.78
8T Alexandra Meissnitzer 32 Austria AUT 1:57.78
10 Nadia Fanchini 19 Italy ITA 1:57.84
11 Chemmy Alcott 23 Great Britain GBR 1:57.85
12 Fränzi Aufdenblatten 25 Switzerland SUI 1:57.96
13 Lucia Recchia 26 Italy ITA 1:58.30
14 Sylviane Berthod 28 Switzerland SUI 1:58.36
15 Marie Marchand-Arvier 20 France FRA 1:58.39
16 Ingrid Jacquemod 27 France FRA 1:58.46
17 Janette Hargin 28 Sweden SWE 1:58.53
18 Jessica Lindell-Vikarby 22 Sweden SWE 1:58.56
19 Stacey Cook 21 United States USA 1:58.70
20 Emily Brydon 25 Canada CAN 1:58.97
21 Kirsten Clark 28 United States USA 1:59.07
22 Nike Bent 24 Sweden SWE 1:59.17
23 Dagný Linda Kristjánsdóttir 25 Iceland ISL 1:59.43
24 Kelly Vanderbeek 23 Canada CAN 1:59.63
25 Petra Robnik 21 Slovenia SLO 1:59.66
26 Shona Rubens 19 Canada CAN 2:00.30
27 Sherry Lawrence 22 Canada CAN 2:00.47
28 Carole Montillet-Carles 32 France FRA 2:01.03
29 Elena Fanchini 20 Italy ITA 2:01.06
30 Carolina Ruiz 24 Spain ESP 2:01.09
31 Alexandra Coletti 22 Monaco MON 2:01.34
32 Daniela Merighetti 24 Italy ITA 2:01.76
33 Olesya Aliyeva 28 Russia RUS 2:02.06
34 Chirine Njeim 21 Lebanon LIB 2:02.86
35 Soňa Maculová 18 Slovakia SVK 2:03.63
36 Jana Gantnerová 16 Slovakia SVK 2:04.60
37 Eva Hučková 17 Slovakia SVK 2:05.32
38 Andrea Casasnovas 18 Spain ESP 2:06.73
39 Miriam Vázquez 20 Argentina ARG 2:07.42
40 Christelle Douibi 20 Algeria ALG 2:09.68
AC Tina Weirather 16 Liechtenstein LIE DNF
AC Urška Rabič 20 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Elisabeth Görgl 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Leire Morlans 18 Spain ESP DNF