Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

In the XXI. 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (Canada), ten contests, five discharged in men and women in Alpine skiing.

Venue was Whistler-Blackcomb in Whistler, about 125 kilometers north of Vancouver.

  • 2.1 Departure
  • 2.2 Super -G
  • 2.3 Giant Slalom
  • 2.4 slalom
  • 2.5 Super Combined


Date: February 15, 2010, 19:30 clock ( clock 10:30 local time)

Range: " Dave Murray " Start: 1678 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 853 m, distance: 3105 m Average speed of the winner: 97.8 kmh Course Setters: Helmuth Schmalzl, 41 goals

64 participants from 26 countries, 59 in the ranking Eliminated include: Andrej Sporn (SLO ), Robbie Dixon (CAN ), Marco Sullivan (USA)

The men exit should have originally held on 13 February, but was postponed by two days in the lower part of the track due to warm temperatures and rain. The track presented itself was uneven and accordingly difficult to navigate. In contrast to the days before there was sunshine and all drivers benefited from steady state conditions.

The first serious target time set on Bode Miller, who took the lead with number 8. Aksel Lund Svindal (No. 16) could undercut Miller's time by two hundredths of a second and sat down at the top. Didier Defago (No. 18), in the season before winning the Lauberhorn and on the Streif, seven hundredths was with start number 18 again faster and achieved a personal best, which was undercut by niemendem more. Only 1992 and 1994, there were an Olympic downhill a more concise decision. Didier Cuche (No. 22), due to the training services of one of the most frequently mentioned favorites, was down to the lowest Meanwhile, a medal, but chose in the last left turn a wrong line and dropped back to sixth place. Other favorites like Michael Walchshofer, Carlo Janka and Manuel Osborne - Paradis remained without a medal.

Super -G

Date: February 19, 2010, 20:30 clock CET ( 11:30 local time clock )

Range: " Dave Murray " Start: 1440 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 615 m, distance: 2200 m Average speed of the winner: 87.6 kmh Course Setters: Giovanni Rulfi, 44 goals

64 participants from 28 countries, 45 in the ranking Eliminated include: Marco Büchel ( LIE), Robbie Dixon (CAN ), Peter Fill ( ITA), Patrik Järbyn (SWE ), Andrej Jerman (SLO ), Stephan Keppler (GER ), Hans Olsson (SWE ), Manuel Osborne - Paradis ( CAN ), David Poisson ( FRA ), Natko Zrncic - Dim (CRO )

The race was held under ideal weather conditions ( sunshine, temperatures around 0 ° C). Nevertheless, had some trouble with the challenging course setting, not less than 18 dropped out. With start number 3 Andrew Weibrecht presented at a time, at which the following athletes surprisingly rows failed, partly extremely scarce. Only Bode Miller ( No. 11) was able to beat his teammate by three hundredths of a second. Finally, Aksel Lund Svindal continued (No. 19) with 28/100 lead and his time was undercut by any person. In the seventh Olympic super-G this was the fourth Norwegian victory: 1992, Kjetil André Aamodt 2002 and 2006 won the gold medal. The race was overshadowed by a heavy fall of Patrik Järbyn: The Swede lay there unconscious and had to be transported by helicopter in the hospital a mild concussion and abrasions were diagnosed in the facial area.

Giant Slalom

Date: February 23, 2010 1st run: 19:00 clock CET (10:00 local time clock ) 2nd run: 22:45 clock CET ( 13:45 local time clock )

Range: " Dave Murray " Start: 1210 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 405 m, distance: 1512 m Course Setters 1st run: David Chastan ( FRA ), 52 goals Course setter 2nd run: Matteo Guadagnini (ITA ), 55 goals

103 participants from 60 countries, 89 in the ranking Eliminated include: Kilian Albrecht ( BUL ), Thomas Mermillod Blondin ( FRA ), Bode Miller (USA), André Myhrer (SWE ), Cyprien Richard ( FRA ), Marcus Sandell (FIN ), Gauthier de Tessières ( FRA )

The race was originally scheduled for February 21, but shifts in the previous race made ​​an adjustment to the program required. Light Snow, who passed over in sleet in the lower part of the track, made ​​for difficult skiing conditions. The first run was relatively brief time intervals in the rankings top. Not less than 13 riders classified within one second and thus had more realistic chances to win a medal. The fastest was the Swiss Carlo Janka by a margin of 2/100 on the Austrian Romed Baumann and 16/100 on the Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. It was followed by two more Austrians, Marcel Hirscher and Benjamin Raich, the Olympic champion from 2006.

Kjetil Jansrud, after the first run still lying in 11th place, drove in the second run, the clear best time and overtook almost all competitors in front of him. Only Carlo Janka could resist the Norwegians and won with a controlled drive to World Championship gold in 2009 and the Olympic giant slalom gold medal. Svindal claimed his third place. Not fortunate were the Austrians, who fell back and closed all the squares 4 ( Hirscher ), 5 ( Baumann ) and 6 ( Raich ) binned.


Date: February 27, 2010 1st run: 19:00 clock CET (10:00 local time clock ) 2nd run: 22:45 clock CET ( 13:45 local time clock )

Range: " Dave Murray " Start: 985 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 180 m Course Setters 1st run: Dusan Grasic ( CAN) 66 goals Course setter 2nd run: Christian höflehner (AUT ) 63 goals

102 participants from 56 countries, 54 in the ranking Eliminated include: Axel Bäck (SWE ), Marc Berthod (SUI ), Jimmy Cochran (USA ), Urs Imboden ( MDA), Ted Ligety (USA), Bode Miller (USA ), Steve Missillier ( FRA ), Lars Elton Myhre (NOR ), Felix Neureuther (GER ), Manfred Pranger (AUT ), Patrick Thaler ( ITA), Bernard Vajdić (SLO ), Sandro Viletta (SUI )

The Olympic slalom race was marked by extremely unfavorable conditions: continuous rain had softened the slopes, in addition worried at times dense fog for poor visibility. In the first run Giuliano Razzoli was by far the best deal with this situation. He led 43/100 before Mitja Valenčič and 54/100 before Benjamin Raich. A further seven drivers had yet realistic Medaillenchanchen. The lying in 10th place André Myhrer presented in the second round to the best time and pushed into third final rank he had missed about 3/100 in Turin four years ago. The Fourth Ivica Kostelic binned still improved to second place. Razzoli could defend his lead and won the gold medal, as a third Italian by Piero Gros ( 1976) and the present as a spectator Alberto Tomba (1988).

The Austrians, who presented the strongest slalom team, could you aim at the last competition to win a medal, not reach. Benjamin Raich missed the bronze medal by 5/ 100, which was in the World Cup slalom leading Reinfried autumn tenth. In its fifth Olympic race it was the Austrian men have failed to win a medal and made so for the worst performance in its Olympic history. Previously it had only been no 1936 Medal Winner: At that time the Austrians were not taken up because the IOC had the start of ski instructors prohibited. Yet behind the Austrians landed the two remaining in the competition and the Swiss starting for Bulgaria Vorarlberg Kilian Albrecht. The 51- year-old Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the oldest participants in these games could also be placed in his second start in the standings.

Super combination

Date: February 21, 2010

Range: " Dave Murray " Departure: 18:30 clock CET ( 09:30 local time clock ) Start: 1678 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 853 m, distance: 3105 m Course Setters: Helmuth Schmalzl, 41 goals

Slalom: 21:15 clock CET ( 12:15 local time clock ) Start: 1005 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 200 m Course Setters: Ante Kostelic (CRO ), 69 goals

52 participants from 22 countries, 34 in the ranking Eliminated include: Romed Baumann ( AUT), Johan Clarey ( FRA ), Didier Defago (SUI ), Peter Fill ( ITA ), Manfred Mölgg (ITA ), Hans Olsson (SWE ), Andrej Sporn (SLO ), Georg dispute Berger (AUT ), Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR )

Originally the Super Combined on February 16, 2010 was provided displacements of other races but ensured that the competition could only be carried out with five days late. With sunshine and temperatures around freezing external conditions were ideal. The departure of the first part of the super-combined, could be played on the uncut route. To Aksel Lund Svindal took the lead before the surprising Dominik Paris. The runners followed Carlo Janka and Didier Defago. From the slalom specialists Bode Miller, Ivica Kostelic, Silvan Zurbriggen and Benjamin Raich were at a vantage position. The slalom part ( a passage) followed almost three hours later. Kostelic could sit on the unplugged from his father first course to the top, but was defeated shortly thereafter by Miller 33 /100. Zurbriggen improved from tenth to third place. Paris was expected to be far back as the leader after the departure Svindal was eliminated in the slalom. This was Miller states as Olympic champion.



Date: February 17, 2010, 20:00 clock CET (11:00 local time clock )

Range: " Franz 's Downhill " Start: 1595 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 770 m, distance: 2939 m Average speed of the winner: 101.5 km / h Course Setters: Jan Tischhauser, 43 goals

45 participants from 22 countries, 37 in the ranking Eliminated include: Elena Fanchini (ITA ), Dominique Gisin (SUI ), Daniela Merighetti (ITA ), Anja Parson (SWE ), Marion Rolland ( FRA )

The due to bad weather for three days shifted woman exit presented itself very uneven and exhausting, but could be discharged at fair conditions ( sunshine, temperatures slightly above freezing ). To make matters worse, none of the riders was able to complete a full training run before. Instead a split into two halves training was carried out. Because of the lack of preparation, there was in the race to some dramatic scenes. Anja Parson crashed after a nearly 60 -meter -wide flight to the target jump, until then the Swede was second best meantime a medal. Also in the final jump Dominique Gisin and Daniela Merighetti came to case, but as Parson remained without serious injury. In contrast, injured Edith Miklos, who fell in the middle part in the fencing, and Marion Rolland, located a few meters after the start drew upon a torn ACL in a harmless-looking fall. The slope was then partially criticized as too dangerous, however, indicated several athletes Franz 's Downhill Olympic status worthy challenge.

Elisabeth Goergl went with number 5, a first serious target time and took clear lead. Julia Mancuso (No. 10) made ​​a surprise and was again 90/100 fast; in the two years before, she had been far from his best and had never been on the podium. Unique in their role as favorite was Lindsey Vonn, who had decided five of the six World Cup downhill this winter for themselves. She kept the pressure generated by the American media was, undercutting Mancuso's time to 56/100 and secured the victory. Görgl continued a family tradition: her mother Traudl Hecher had won in 1960 and 1964 Downhill bronze.

Super -G

Date: February 20, 2010, 19:00 clock CET (10:00 local time clock )

Range: " Franz 's Downhill " Start: 1425 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 600 m, distance: 2005 m Average speed of winner: 90.1 kmh Course Setters: Jürgen Kriechbaum (AUT ), 41 goals

53 participants from 27 countries, 38 in the ranking Eliminated include: Emily Brydon ( CAN), Maruša Ferk (SLO ), Nadja Kamer (SUI ), Marie Marchand - Arvier ( FRA ) Chelsea Marshall ( USA), Daniela Merighetti (ITA ), Shona Rubens ( CAN ), Nicole Schmidhofer ( AUT)

Sunshine and temperatures slightly above freezing, the slopes presented in a compact state. The course setting proved to be technically challenging, which is why numerous riders missed a gate. As the first of the favorites Elisabeth Goergl went into the race; she took over the lead with # 16, but then fell back to fifth place. Launched after her Lindsey Vonn went 26/100 fast and looked like the winner safe. But then surprised Andrea Fischbacher (No. 19 ), which far surpass Vonn time by 74 /100. Finally, Tina Maze pushed (No. 22) before Vonn in second place. Fischbacher's gold medal was the only one for Austria's Alpine. Without medal were Swiss women, the most powerful super-G team in the ongoing World Cup season.

Giant Slalom

Date: February 24, 2010 1st run: 19:00 clock CET (10:00 local time clock ) 2nd run: February 25, 2010, 18:30 clock CET ( 9:30 clock time)

Range: " Franz 's Downhill " Start: 1177 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 372 m Course Setters 1st run: Christian Schwaiger (GER ), 49 goals Course setter 2nd run: Anders Parson (SWE ) 47 goals

86 participants from 47 countries, 60 in the ranking Eliminated include: Andrea Dettling (SUI ), Nika Fleiss (CRO ), Ana Jelušić (CRO ), Mona Løseth (NOR ), Lindsey Vonn (USA), Sarka Záhrobská (CZE ), Veronika Zuzulová (SVK )

By far the most from the very changeable weather of the giant slalom of the women was affected. The first run could be carried out even under normal conditions in light snowfall. The best Austrians came to terms with the course: It was conducted by Elisabeth Goergl before the surprising French Taïna Barioz and Kathrin Zettel; a third Austrian, Eva -Maria Brem was in fourth place overall. Lindsey Vonn crashed into the catch fence and broke her little finger. Launched after her Julia Mancuso, 2006 Olympic Champion, the ride had to stop. The second run was initially postponed several times because of the increasingly dense fog and finally scheduled for the next day.

The weather improved, although only slightly, but the second round could be done easily. The lying on the sixth place Viktoria Rebenburg sat at the top. None of the following according to their competitors could undercut their total time. Came closest to Tina Maze, who lost a total of 4/100 and was second. Third place went the leading at halftime Görgl, which thus displaced Fabienne Suter from the podium. Rebenburg is the first German giant slalom Olympic champion after 54 years: In 1956, Ossi Reichert had been the fastest.


Date: February 26, 2010 1st run: 19:00 clock CET (10:00 local time clock ) 2nd run: 22:30 clock CET ( 13:30 local time clock )

Range: " Dave Murray " Start: 985 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 180 m Course Setters 1st run: Klemen Bergant (SLO ) 62 goals Course setter 2nd run: Günter Obkircher (AUT ) 64 goals

87 participants from 47 countries, 70 in the ranking Eliminated include: Fanny Chmelar (GER ), Chiara Costazza (ITA ), Michaela church Gasser (AUT ), Megan McJames (USA), Mona Løseth (NOR ), Susanne Riesch (GER ), Anja Parson (SWE ), Lindsey Vonn (USA)

With heavy cloud cover and light snowfall at times the race without problems could be carried out. Maria Riesch, who was one of the favorites before the race, set the fastest time in the first run. The runners followed Sarka Záhrobská, Marlies Schild and the younger sister Susanne Riesch. The riders in the squares 3-9 were separated by less than half a second. In the second race was at the head of only a small change by Záhrobská was overtaken by shield. Maria Riesch could securely manage their lead in the second run of four tenths of a second and won by the super combined the second gold medal, Susanne Riesch, however, was eliminated. The woman was the only slalom alpine ski races without Swiss participation because no athlete had fulfilled the necessary qualification criteria.

Super combination

Date: February 18, 2010

Range: " Franz 's Downhill " Departure: 18:30 clock CET ( 09:30 local time clock ) Start: 1500 m, target: 825 m Difference in altitude: 675 m, distance: 2500 m Course Setters: Jan Tischhauser, 36 goals

Slalom: 21:30 clock CET ( 12:30 local time clock ) Start: 974 m, target: 805 m Difference in altitude: 169 m Course Setters: Klemen Bergant (SLO ), 55 goals

35 participants from 19 countries, 28 in the ranking excreted include: Nadja Kamer (SUI ), Daniela Merighetti (ITA ), Gina Stechert (GER ), Lindsey Vonn (USA)

The super combined was postponed four days because of persistent bad weather at the beginning of the first week and the lack of training rides. The combination of departure was shorter than the special departure at just over 400 meters. It was also the final jump "Hot Air ", where there had been some heavy falls, defused. Fastest in the downhill was Lindsey Vonn, 33/100 before Maria Riesch and 80/100 before again surprising Julia Mancuso.

In the slalom Sarka Záhrobská, Michaela Kirchgasser and Sandrine Aubert drove the fastest times. This had, however, already after the exit to a large backlog to even advance into the medal ranks can. Riesch won with seventh- best run time, the gold medal ahead of Mancuso (9th in slalom ) and Anja Parson ( 5 ). Especially the bronze medal of Parson surprised, as the Swede had the day before suffered numerous bruises on her spectacular fall in the downhill. Vonn difference in the slalom with until then the second-best total time out.

Medal Tally

→ see also: List of Olympic champion in alpine skiing