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Slalom, Men

Date22 February 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationWhiteface Mountain Ski Area, Lake Placid
Participants79 from 28 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Torgny SvenssonSWE
Course Setter (Run 2)Tone VogrinecYUG
DetailsGates: 66 / 60
Length: 549 m / 541 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 209 m

Ingemar Stenmark had already won the giant slalom and was favored in the slalom as well. He had won the World Cup slalom title every year since 1975, and in 1978, had won World Championships both in slalom and GS. His biggest competition was expected to come from the American Phil Mahre. In March 1979, Mahre was skiing at Lake Placid when he fell badly, breaking his ankle. Treated by renowned sports medicine surgeon Dick Steadman, Mahre had a plate and several screws placed in his ankle and recovered to be ready for the Lake Placid Olympics. He led after the first round with 53.31, with Stenmark back in fourth place at 53.89. Off 12th in the second run, Stenmark posted 50.37, which would give him the gold medal. Mahre placed only eighth in the second run, but held on for the silver medal.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
113Ingemar StenmarkSWE1:44.2653.89 (4)50.37 (1)Gold
21Phil MahreUSA1:44.7653.31 (1)51.45 (8)Silver
35Jacques LüthySUI1:45.0653.70 (=2)51.36 (6)Bronze
46Hans EnnAUT1:45.1253.70 (=2)51.42 (7)
59Christian NeureutherFRG1:45.1454.37 (5)50.77 (3)
611Petar PopangelovBUL1:45.4054.84 (9)50.56 (2)
77Anton SteinerAUT1:45.4154.56 (6)50.85 (4)
815Gustavo ThoeniITA1:45.9954.79 (8)51.20 (5)
910Vladimir AndreyevURS1:46.6554.97 (10)51.68 (9)
1025Frank WörndlFRG1:47.1955.30 (13)51.89 (10)
1122Paul Arne SkajemNOR1:47.2155.11 (12)52.10 (11)
123Andi WenzelLIE1:47.8054.63 (7)53.17 (15)
1324Jože KuraltYUG1:47.9955.05 (11)52.94 (13)
1429Bohumír ZemanTCH1:48.8756.56 (20)52.31 (12)
1538Atsushi SawadaJPN1:49.9456.80 (21)53.14 (14)
1630Jarle HalsnesNOR1:50.1356.44 (19)53.69 (18)
1740Lyudmil TonchevBUL1:50.2356.85 (22)53.38 (16)
1831Leonhard StockAUT1:50.4156.43 (18)53.98 (19)
1935Hristo AngelovBUL1:50.5157.03 (25)53.48 (17)
2033Odd SørliNOR1:51.3656.93 (23)54.43 (22)
2143Mitko HadzhievBUL1:51.3857.34 (27)54.04 (20)
2237Francisco Fernández OchoaESP1:51.6157.31 (26)54.30 (21)
2336Jean-Luc FournierSUI1:53.4858.95 (28)54.53 (23)
2461Henri MollinBEL1:58.891:01.49 (29)57.40 (24)
2550Sepp FerstlFRG1:59.301:01.77 (30)57.53 (25)
2663Scott KendallNZL2:00.991:02.27 (31)58.72 (27)
2757Norberto QuirogaARG2:02.911:05.09 (37)57.82 (26)
2858Ross BlythGBR2:03.561:04.14 (34)59.42 (28)
2965Iván BonacalzaARG2:03.611:03.23 (33)1:00.38 (30)
3052Carlos FontAND2:03.701:02.40 (32)1:01.30 (32)
3160Ricardo KlenkARG2:04.831:04.67 (36)1:00.16 (29)
3264Antony GussAUS2:05.101:04.45 (35)1:00.65 (31)
3376Giannis StamatiouGRE2:18.131:10.86 (39)1:07.27 (33)
3471Piao DongyiCHN2:21.601:10.89 (40)1:10.71 (34)
3579Naji HeneineLBN2:26.391:07.87 (38)1:18.52 (35)
3683Philippos XenophontosCYP2:44.161:25.19 (41)1:18.97 (36)
3773Andreas PilavakisCYP2:54.421:30.64 (42)1:23.78 (37)
DNF81Sami RebezLBN– (TNK)– (DNF)
DNF56Guillermo GiumelliARG– (TNK)– (DNF)
DNF51Björn OlgeirssonISL– (TNK)– (DNF)
DNF44Sigurður JónssonISL– (TNK)– (DNF)
DNF41Jorge GarcíaESP– (TNK)– (DNF)
DNF27Toshihiro KaiwaJPN55.78 (17)– (DNF)
DNF16Stig StrandSWE55.64 (16)– (DNF)
DNF26Boris StrelYUG55.44 (15)– (DNF)
DNF18Mauro BernardiITA55.40 (14)– (DNF)
DNF82Víctor Hugo AscarrunzBOL– (DNF)
DNF80Hong In-GiKOR– (DNF)
DNF78Patrick ToussaintAND– (DNF)
DNF77Lazaros KekhagiasGRE– (DNF)
DNF74Arturo KinchCRC– (DNF)
DNF69Billy FarwigBOL– (DNF)
DNF68Konrad BartelskiGBR– (DNF)
DNF67Miguel FontAND– (DNF)
DNF66Stuart BlakelyNZL– (DNF)
DNF62Mark VryenhoekNZL– (DNF)
DNF55Roddy LangmuirGBR– (DNF)
DNF54Didier LamontBEL– (DNF)
DNF53Alan StewartGBR– (DNF)
DNF49Scott Alan SánchezBOL– (DNF)
DNF48Rob McIntyreAUS– (DNF)
DNF46Jorge PérezESP– (DNF)
DNF42Pete PattersonUSA– (DNF)
DNF39Billy TaylorUSA– (DNF)
DNF34Janez ZiblerYUG– (DNF)
DNF32Joël GaspozSUI– (DNF)
DNF23Knut Erik JohannessenNOR– (DNF)
DNF21Steve MahreUSA– (DNF)
DNF20Bruno NöcklerITA– (DNF)
DNF19Osamu KodamaJPN– (DNF)
DNF17Paolo De ChiesaITA– (DNF)
DNF14Aleksandr ZhirovURS– (DNF)
DNF12Peter LüscherSUI– (DNF)
DNF4Paul FrommeltLIE– (DNF)
DQ72Lazaros ArkhontopoulosGRE– (DQ)
DQ28Torsten JakobssonSWE– (DQ)
DQ3Christian OrlainskyAUT– (DQ)
DQ8Bojan KrižajYUG– (DQ)
DQ47Albert BurgerFRG56.98 (24)– (DQ)
DNS75Joseph KeyrouzLBN– (DNS)
DNS70Habib KhouryLBN– (DNS)
DNS59Harri RoschierFIN– (DNS)
DNS45Valery TsyganovURS– (DNS)