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Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): , Bardonecchia
Date Started: February 23, 2006
Date Finished: February 23, 2006

Gold: SUI Daniela Meuli
Silver: GER Amelie Kober
Bronze: USA Rosey Fletcher

Summary

Switzerland’s Daniela Meuli came into this event as a heavy favorite. She had won the 2005 World Championship, had led the World Cup in 2003-04, 2004-05, and was leading in the 2005-06 season. In the qualifying she raced very conservatively, to avoid a fall, and qualified only sixth, behind the leader, Russia’s Yekaterina Tudegesheva. But once match racing started it was all Meuli. She won every run in the match races, finishing up with two easy wins in the final over Germany’s Amelie Kober to secure the gold medal. Tudegesheva lost in the quarters to Austria’s Doris Günther, who lost to Kober in the semis.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Daniela Meuli 24 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Amelie Kober 18 Germany GER Silver
3 Rosey Fletcher 30 United States USA Bronze
4 Doris Günther 27 Austria AUT
5 Yekaterina Tudegesheva 18 Russia RUS
6 Julie Pomagalski 25 France FRA
7 Ursula Bruhin 35 Switzerland SUI
8 Svetlana Boldykova 23 Russia RUS
9 Tomoka Takeuchi 22 Japan JPN
10 Heidi Krings 22 Austria AUT
11 Doresia Krings 28 Austria AUT
12 Nicolien Sauerbreij 26 Netherlands NED
13 Isabella Dal Balcon 28 Italy ITA
14 Isabelle Blanc 30 France FRA
15 Marion Posch 33 Italy ITA
16 Aprilia Hägglöf 22 Sweden SWE
17 Jagna Marczułajtis 27 Poland POL
18 Eri Yanetani 21 Japan JPN
19 Corinna Boccacini 20 Italy ITA
20 Alexa Loo 33 Canada CAN
21 Olga Golovanova 22 Russia RUS
22 Michelle Gorgone 22 United States USA
23 Petra Elsterová 32 Czech Republic CZE
24 Niina Sarias 21 Finland FIN
25 Aleksandra Zhekova 18 Bulgaria BUL
26 Carmen Ranigler 29 Italy ITA
27 Blanka Isielonis 27 Poland POL
28 Manuela Riegler 31 Austria AUT
29 Joh Shaw 23 Australia AUS
AC Sara Fischer 26 Sweden SWE DNF