| Event type

Slalom, Men

Date16 February 2022 — 10:15
LocationYanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre, West Dazhuangke, Zhangshanying, Yanqing District (Ice River)
Participants87 from 60 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.

The slalom was the last individual Alpine skiing event for men in Beijing and it was the race with the most medal candidates of any Alpine skiing event. In the current ongoing World Cup season, six races had been held and every race saw a different winner with Clément Noël (Val-d’Isère), Sebastian Foss Solevåg (Madonna di Campiglio), Johannes Strolz (Adelboden), Lucas Braathen (Wengen), Dave Ryding (Kitzbühel), and Linus Straßer (Schladming). These six winners were from five nations and the 18 podium places had been climbed by 14 different athletes.

The leader of the standings just before the Games was Braathen, followed by Foss Solevåg and Manuel Feller. The last two Crystal Globe winners were Marco Schwarz (2021) and Henrik Kristoffersen (2020), while the reigning 2021 world champion was Foss Solevåg. Marcel Hirscher had won the slalom World Cup in 2018 and 2019 and was also world champion in 2019, but he was retired, as was the 2018 Olympic champion André Myhrer.

After the first run Strolz, who despite having already won one race this season still had a high bib number with 19, was in the lead, but he only led by 0.02 seconds ahead of Kristoffersen. Next was Foss Solevåg another 0.04 seconds behind, which was the closest result after a first slalom run ever in Olympic history, with the top three places separated by only 0.06 seconds. The 12th fastest finisher after the first run, (Giuliano Razzoli), was only 87/100ths of a second behind the leader, and skiers from 15 different nations placed in the top 30.

On the second run Daniel Yule set the second-best run time to improve from 13th to a final sixth place, and he led up to Noël who, after placing sixth in the first run, set the best run time. None of the top five after the first run had been able to catch him. Next came Strolz to win silver and Foss Solevåg who secured bronze, with Kristoffersen finishing fourth.

Clément Noël was the first French Alpine skiing gold medallist since Antoine Dénériaz, who won downhill gold in 2006. For Strolz it was his second medal at the Beijing Games after winning gold in the Alpine Combined. Manufacturer Dynastar (gold) and Völkl (bronze) won their first Alpine skiing medals in Beijing while Head (silver) continued their run of winning a medal in every event.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
14Clément NoëlFRA1:44.0954.30 (6)49.79 (1)Gold
219Johannes StrolzAUT1:44.7053.92 (1)50.78 (13)Silver
32Sebastian Foss SolevågNOR1:44.7953.98 (3)50.81 (15)Bronze
43Henrik KristoffersenNOR1:44.8853.94 (2)50.94 (18)
511Loïc MeillardSUI1:44.8954.22 (4)50.67 (10)
615Daniel YuleSUI1:44.9555.06 (13)49.89 (2)
75Linus StraßerGER1:45.0254.25 (5)50.77 (12)
818Giuliano RazzoliITA1:45.0554.79 (12)50.26 (4)
922Albert PopovBUL1:45.1554.62 (9)50.53 (8)
1021Aleksandr KhoroshilovROC1:45.1754.63 (10)50.54 (9)
1120Tommaso SalaITA1:45.3754.37 (8)51.00 (19)
121Ramon ZenhäusernSUI1:45.4754.72 (11)50.75 (11)
1313Dave RydingGBR1:45.5755.13 (16)50.44 (7)
1417Luca AerniSUI1:45.8355.63 (19)50.20 (3)
1530Samuel KolegaCRO1:45.9655.54 (18)50.42 (6)
168Alexis PinturaultFRA1:46.1555.12 (15)51.03 (20)
176Marco SchwarzAUT1:46.6156.26 (25)50.35 (5)
1816Filip ZubčićCRO1:46.6855.79 (21)50.89 (17)
1939Alex SchmidGER1:47.0355.95 (23)51.08 (21)
2027Matej VidovićCRO1:47.3656.57 (26)50.79 (14)
2133Jeong Dong-HyeonKOR1:47.6956.85 (29)50.84 (16)
2224Armand MarchantBEL1:47.8556.13 (24)51.72 (22)
2349Barnabas SzőllősISR1:48.7156.83 (28)51.88 (23)
2426Erik ReadCAN1:49.1055.90 (22)53.20 (24)
2542Adam ŽampaSVK1:51.0157.76 (32)53.25 (25)
2650Aleksandr AndriyenkoROC1:51.1757.47 (31)53.70 (26)
2753Emir LokmićBIH1:52.8058.86 (35)53.94 (27)
2860Denni XhepaALB1:53.2858.32 (34)54.96 (29)
2952Ioannis AntoniouGRE1:54.2959.48 (36)54.81 (28)
3055Casper DyrbyeDEN1:57.271:01.38 (38)55.89 (31)
3123Atle Lie McGrathNOR1:57.3555.08 (14)1:02.27 (41)
3266Soso JapharidzeGEO1:57.891:02.02 (41)55.87 (30)
3358Márton KékesiHUN1:57.971:01.85 (40)56.12 (32)
3473Richardson VianoHAI1:59.991:02.25 (42)57.74 (33)
3564Alexandru ȘtefănescuROU2:00.421:01.72 (39)58.70 (35)
3672Zakhar KuchinKAZ2:02.661:03.68 (43)58.98 (37)
3777Albin TahiriKOS2:02.941:04.01 (44)58.93 (36)
3878Cesar ArnoukLBN2:05.421:07.05 (47)58.37 (34)
3982Ricardo BrancalPOR2:06.311:06.24 (46)1:00.07 (38)
4068Nicola ZanonTHA2:07.951:05.71 (45)1:02.24 (40)
4186Mathieu NeumullerMAD2:10.781:07.90 (48)1:02.88 (43)
4262Eldar SalihovićMNE2:11.821:09.61 (50)1:02.21 (39)
4383Matteo GattiSMR2:11.931:08.52 (49)1:03.41 (44)
4488William FlahertyPUR2:12.431:09.86 (51)1:02.57 (42)
4580Yohan Goutt GonçalvesTLS2:24.671:15.48 (52)1:09.19 (45)
DNF10Michael MattAUT54.36 (7)– (DNF)
DNF12Alex VinatzerITA55.39 (17)– (DNF)
DNF38Kamen ZlatkovBUL55.66 (20)– (DNF)
DNF40Dries Van den BroeckeBEL56.77 (27)– (DNF)
DNF56Andreas ŽampaSVK58.06 (33)– (DNF)
DNF57Michel MacedoBRA59.88 (37)– (DNF)
DNF43Michał JasiczekPOL57.40 (30)– (DNF)
DNF7Manuel FellerAUT– (DNF)
DNF9Kristoffer JakobsenSWE– (DNF)
DNF14Lucas BraathenNOR– (DNF)
DNF25Luke WintersUSA– (DNF)
DNF28Yohei KoyamaJPN– (DNF)
DNF29Joaquim SalarichESP– (DNF)
DNF31Žan KranjecSLO– (DNF)
DNF32Billy MajorGBR– (DNF)
DNF34Jan ZabystřanCZE– (DNF)
DNF35Trevor PhilpCAN– (DNF)
DNF36Kryštof KrýzlCZE– (DNF)
DNF37Julian RauchfussGER– (DNF)
DNF41Ivan KuznetsovROC– (DNF)
DNF44Tormis LaineEST– (DNF)
DNF45Sam MaesBEL– (DNF)
DNF46Louis Muhlen-SchulteAUS– (DNF)
DNF47Sturla Snær SnorrasonISL– (DNF)
DNF48Miks ZvejnieksLAT– (DNF)
DNF51Paweł PyjasPOL– (DNF)
DNF54Tomás BirknerARG– (DNF)
DNF59Matthieu OschLUX– (DNF)
DNF63Michael PoettozCOL– (DNF)
DNF65Asa MillerPHI– (DNF)
DNF67Ivan KovbasniukUKR– (DNF)
DNF69Adrian YungHKG– (DNF)
DNF70Yiannos KouyoumdjianCYP– (DNF)
DNF71Ho Ping-JuiTPE– (DNF)
DNF75Berkin UstaTUR– (DNF)
DNF76Jeffrey WebbMAS– (DNF)
DNF79Arif KhanIND– (DNF)
DNF81Maksim GordeyevKGZ– (DNF)
DNF84Xu MingfuCHN– (DNF)
DNF85Zhang YangmingCHN– (DNF)
DNF87Muhammad KarimPAK– (DNF)
DQ74Komiljon TukhtaevUZB– (DQ)1
DNS61Andrej DrukarovLTU– (DNS)