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Giant Slalom, Women

Date27 January 1956 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCanalone, Cortina d'Ampezzo
Participants49 from 16 countries
Course SetterUNK
Venue detailsGates: 46
Length: 1366 m
Start Altitude: 2020 m
Vertical Drop: 408 m

This was the first Alpine event of the Cortina Winter Olympics. Ossi Reichert had been silver medalist in the slalom at the Oslo Winter Olympcs, but having an injured an ankle in 1954, she was unable to compete at that year’s World Championships. The 1954 giant slalom World Champion was France’s Lucienne Schmith, but she did not compete in Cortina. Reichert was the first starter and she left little suspense as her time of 1:56.5 held up for the gold medal, winning by 1.3 seconds over Austrian Josefine “Putzi” Frandl.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
11Ossi ReichertGER1:56.5Gold
220Putzi FrandlAUT1:57.8Silver
313Thea HochleitnerAUT1:58.2Bronze
=45Andrea Mead-LawrenceUSA1:58.3
=48Madeleine BerthodSUI1:58.3
615Lucile WheelerCAN1:58.6
714Borghild NiskinNOR1:59.0
811Marysette AgnelFRA1:59.4
93Regina SchöpfAUT2:00.6
1012Josette NevièreFRA2:00.8
1121Frieda DänzerSUI2:00.9
1222Marianne SeltsamGER2:01.4
136Giuliana Chenal-MinuzzoITA2:01.5
=1430Inger BjørnbakkenNOR2:02.3
=1419Madeleine FrontFRA2:02.3
=1432Annemarie WaserSUI2:02.3
1729Anna PellissierITA2:02.4
1824Paule MorisFRA2:02.5
197Hannelore GlaserGER2:02.7
2018Maria KowalskaPOL2:02.8
2125Addie PryorGBR2:03.1
=229Astrid SandvikNOR2:04.0
=2227Gladys WernerUSA2:04.0
2436Inger JørgensenNOR2:04.4
2510Ingrid EnglundSWE2:04.5
2626Eivor BerglundSWE2:04.9
2717Mirl BuchnerGER2:05.0
2839Maria Grazia MarchelliITA2:05.2
2938Anne HeggtveitCAN2:05.3
3016Barbara GrocholskaPOL2:05.5
3152Vivi-Anne WassdahlSWE2:06.4
3233Slava ZupančičYUG2:07.9
332Trude KleckerAUT2:08.5
3451Penny PitouUSA2:10.4
3537Maria Gąsienica DanielPOL2:10.9
3649Ginette SeguinCAN2:16.6
3747Christine DavyAUS2:17.3
3853Renate HolmesGBR2:19.0
3948Magdalena MarotineanuROU2:21.0
404Yevgeniya SidorovaURS2:31.3
4146Jakobína JakobsdóttirISL2:39.4
4250Jocelyn Wardrop-MooreGBR2:39.8
4343Elena EpuranROU3:20.5
4431Aleksandra ArtyomenkoURS4:04.5
AC34Hedi BeelerSUIDQ1
AC35Carlyn KrugerCANDQ
AC23Vera SchenoneITADQ
AC44Jeanne SandfordGBRDQ
AC40Betsy SniteUSADQ
DNS45Zandra NowellGBR