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Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games


Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Alpine Center, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 21, 2014
Date Finished: February 21, 2014
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: USA Mikaela Shiffrin
Silver: AUT Marlies Schild
Bronze: AUT Kathrin Zettel


The fifth and final women's Alpine skiing event was held on Friday, 21 February, and took place as scheduled on a separate slalom slope within the [Rosa Khutor Alpine Center]. The first run started in late afternoon and the second run was held as a night-race under floodlights. The current slalom World Cup season saw [Mikaela Shiffrin] winning three races in Levi, Bormio, and Flachau, while [Marlies Schild] won in Courchevel and Lienz, and [Frida Hansdotter] topped the result in the last race before the Olympics in Kranjska Gora. This brought Shiffrin in the lead of the standings followed by Hansdotter, Marlies Schild, and [Marie-Michèle Gagnon]. Marlies Schild was the 2011 World champion and also won the slalom World Cup in 2010/11 and 2011/12 with Shiffrin as reigning 2013 World chamipon and 2012/13 slalom World Cup winner. With her 35th career win in Lienz, Marlies Schild also overtook [Vreni Schneider] in the list of all-time slalom World Cup wins. So all was focused on a generational duel between the young 18-year-old superstar Mikaela Shiffrin and 32-year-old grand dame Marlies Schild.

In the opening run the early skiers would post the fastest times. Going first, the pace was set by [Bernadette Schild] (AUT) with a time of 53.41. This didn't last long as Super Combined champion and Vancouver slalom gold medalist [Maria Höfl-Riesch] (GER) overtook this with 53.11. Two skiers later [Tina Maze] (SLO), Giant Slalom champion, set a time of 53.29 to challenge the leaders. But easily the fastest was Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) who skied the course in 52.62 to take a lead of almost half a second into the second run. Coming next with bib number 7 was Marlies Schild, but she lost more than 1.3 seconds and finished the first run only in sixth position.

With the top 30 going in reverse order in the second run, Frida Hansdotter (SWE) had the fourth fastest time down the course to finish with a combined time of 1:45.90. Next down the course was [Kathrin Zettel], seventh after the first run but powering to the second fastest time on the second run to take the lead with 1:45.35. Sixth after the first run, Marlies Schild (AUT) then set the new target time of 1:45.07, having posted the fastest time on the second run with 51.11. Maze then had a poor second run to finish in 1:46.25, ultimately placing eighth. As the course deteriorated Höfl-Riesch was relatively slow and her combined time of 1:45.73 finish fourth. Going last, Shiffrin, despite a mistake on the course, when she almost fell backwards and had to recover, held her nerve with the sixth fastest time of the run, winning gold over the two Austrians by a margin of 0.53 seconds.

Shiffrin became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion and her idol Marlies Schild became the first women to win a third medal in the same Alpine skiing event after silver in Vancouver and bronze in Torino. Skiing manufacturer Atomic, who did not win a single medal before this event, made a clean sweep of the podium.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Mikaela Shiffrin 18 United States USA Gold 1:44.54
2 Marlies Schild 32 Austria AUT Silver 1:45.07
3 Kathrin Zettel 27 Austria AUT Bronze 1:45.35
4 Maria Höfl-Riesch 29 Germany GER 1:45.73
5 Frida Hansdotter 28 Sweden SWE 1:45.90
6 Emelie Wikström 21 Sweden SWE 1:46.11
7 Nastasia Noens 25 France FRA 1:46.12
8 Tina Maze 30 Slovenia SLO 1:46.25
9 Marie-Michèle Gagnon 24 Canada CAN 1:47.37
10 Šárka Záhrobská-Strachová 28 Czech Republic CZE 1:47.39
11 Anna Swenn-Larsson 22 Sweden SWE 1:47.91
12 Tanja Poutiainen 33 Finland FIN 1:48.01
13 Anémone Marmottan 25 France FRA 1:48.96
14 Barbara Wirth 24 Germany GER 1:49.00
15 Brittany Phelan 22 Canada CAN 1:49.11
16 Mona Løseth 22 Norway NOR 1:49.44
17 Denise Feierabend 24 Switzerland SUI 1:49.47
18 Anne-Sophie Barthet 25 France FRA 1:50.11
19T Maruša Ferk 25 Slovenia SLO 1:50.16
19T Petra Vlhová 18 Slovakia SVK 1:50.16
21 Marina Nigg 29 Liechtenstein LIE 1:50.64
22 Martina Dubovská 21 Czech Republic CZE 1:51.42
23 Kseniya Alopina 21 Russia RUS 1:51.74
24 Julia Ford 23 United States USA 1:52.87
25 Salomé Báncora 20 Argentina ARG 1:55.52
26 Žana Novaković 28 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1:55.99
27 Macarena Simari Birkner 29 Argentina ARG 1:56.51
28 Michelle Gisin 20 Switzerland SUI 1:57.12
29 Mariya Shkanova 24 Belarus BLR 1:57.23
30 Lelde Gasūna 23 Latvia LAT 1:57.29
31 Greta Small 18 Australia AUS 1:57.60
32 Lavinia Chrystal 24 Australia AUS 1:57.90
33 Andrea Komšić 17 Croatia CRO 1:58.60
34 Helga María Vilhjálmsdóttir 18 Iceland ISL 2:03.22
35 Anna Berecz 25 Hungary HUN 2:04.92
36 Erla Ásgeirsdóttir 20 Iceland ISL 2:05.08
37 Agnese Āboltiņa 17 Latvia LAT 2:06.62
38 Sophia Ralli 25 Greece GRE 2:06.77
39 Maya Harrisson 21 Brazil BRA 2:08.33
40 Camile Dias 17 Portugal POR 2:08.50
41 Tuğba Daşdemir-Kocaağa 28 Turkey TUR 2:08.96
42 Élise Pellegrin 22 Malta MLT 2:09.83
43 Jasmine Campbell 22 United States Virgin Islands ISV 2:10.37
44 Ivana Bulatović 19 Montenegro MNE 2:12.80
45 Kenza Tazi 18 Morocco MAR 2:17.15
46 Triin Tobi 18 Estonia EST 2:20.45
47 Jacky Chamoun 22 Lebanon LIB 2:28.74
48 Forough Abbasi 20 Iran IRI 2:35.69
49 Gang Yeong-Seo 16 South Korea KOR 2:36.45
AC Bernadette Schild 24 Austria AUT DNF
AC Michaela Kirchgasser 28 Austria AUT DNF
AC Adeline Baud 21 France FRA DNF
AC Resi Stiegler 28 United States USA DNF
AC Federica Brignone 23 Italy ITA DNF
AC Chiara Costazza 29 Italy ITA DNF
AC Jana Gantnerová 24 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Emily Bamford 21 Australia AUS DNF
AC Mariya Kirkova 28 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Kseniya Grigoryeva 26 Uzbekistan UZB DNF
AC Florence Bell 17 Ireland IRL DNF
AC Maria Pietilä-Holmner 27 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Wendy Holdener 20 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Nina Løseth 24 Norway NOR DNF
AC Erin Mielzynski 23 Canada CAN DNF
AC Elli Terwiel 24 Canada CAN DNF
AC Nevena Ignjatović 23 Serbia SRB DNF
AC Aleksandra Kluś 27 Poland POL DNF
AC Megan McJames 26 United States USA DNF
AC Kateřina Pauláthová 20 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Sofija Novoselić 24 Croatia CRO DNF
AC Barbara Kantorová 21 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Barbara Lukáčová 23 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Mireia Gutiérrez 25 Andorra AND DNF
AC Kim So-Hui 17 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Julietta Quiroga 25 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Noelle Barahona 23 Chile CHI DNF
AC Maryna Gąsienica-Daniel 19 Poland POL DNF
AC Karolina Chrapek 24 Poland POL DNF
AC Nino Tsiklauri 20 Georgia GEO DNF
AC Xia Lina 26 China CHN DNF
AC Ieva Januškevičiūtė 19 Lithuania LTU DNF
AC Ornella Oettl 22 Peru PER DNF
AC Alessia Afi Dipol 18 Togo TOG DNF
AC Christina Geiger 24 Germany GER DQ
AC Suela Mëhilli 20 Albania ALB DQ