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Giant Slalom, Men

Date21 February 1960 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKT-22, Squaw Valley, California
Participants65 from 21 countries
Course SetterBarney McLeanUSA
Venue detailsGates: 56
Length: 1828 m
Start Altitude: 2447 m
Vertical Drop: 553 m

After snow postponed the downhill, the giant slalom was the first men’s Alpine event of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The third skier down KT-22 was Austrian Josef “Pepi” Stiegler, who took the lead with a time of 1:48.7, but the time was first announced as 1:48.1. Switzerland’s Roger Staub was the sixth starter, his time of 1:48.3 seemingly placing him second at the time. But 18 minutes after his run ended, Stiegler’s time was corrected to 1:48.7 and Staub was in the lead, his time holding up for the gold medal. Staub had won two medals at the 1958 World Championships, with a silver in the downhill behind Toni Sailer, and a bronze in the combined, but Staub tragically died in 1974 in a hang gliding accident. Stiegler won the silver medal, coming back in 1964 to win bronze in this event and winning a gold medal in the 1964 slalom. He would later settle in the United States at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and his daughter, Resi Stiegler, would ski in the Olympics for the US. Pepi Stiegler was later afflicted with multiple sclerosis.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
16Roger StaubSUI1:48.3Gold
23Pepi StieglerAUT1:48.7Silver
38Ernst HinterseerAUT1:49.1Bronze
424Tom CorcoranUSA1:49.7
57Bruno AlbertiITA1:50.1
615Guy PérillatFRA1:50.7
71Karl SchranzAUT1:50.8
826Paride MiliantiITA1:50.9
910Charles BozonFRA1:51.0
105Adrien DuvillardFRA1:51.1
1113François BonlieuFRA1:51.2
1228Anderl MoltererAUT1:51.6
1311Hans-Peter LanigGER1:51.9
1417Dave GorsuchUSA1:52.3
159Fritz WagnerbergerGER1:52.5
1625Jim BarrierUSA1:52.7
1720Carlo SenonerITA1:53.1
1812Luggi LeitnerGER1:53.6
1914Italo PedroncelliITA1:53.8
204Willi ForrerSUI1:53.9
2118Max MaroltUSA1:54.9
222Fredy BrupbacherSUI1:55.0
2322Chiharu IgayaJPN1:55.8
2423Verne AndersonCAN1:56.1
2521Nando PajarolaSUI1:56.2
2644Jean-Guy BrunetCAN1:57.7
2727Eysteinn ÞórðarsonISL1:59.1
2836Frederick TommyCAN2:00.1
2940Georgi VaroshkinBUL2:01.0
3029Georgi DimitrovBUL2:02.9
3163Jean LessardCAN2:04.7
3257Osvaldo AncinasARG2:05.1
3347Masayoshi MitaniJPN2:05.6
3439Kristinn BenediktssonISL2:06.1
3519Osamu TadaJPN2:06.5
3655Mario VeraCHI2:06.8
3746Aleksandar ShalamanovBUL2:07.0
3843Vicente VeraCHI2:07.7
3941Silvan KindleLIE2:08.9
4038Hermann KindleLIE2:11.7
4145Bill DayAUS2:12.2
4235Luis AriasESP2:13.2
4360Adolf FehrLIE2:13.3
4430Takashi TakedaJPN2:13.4
4558Luis SánchezESP2:13.6
4659Francisco CortésCHI2:14.3
4752Manuel García-MoránESP2:14.8
4848John OakesGBR2:16.3
4971Nazih GeageaLBN2:20.3
5037Geoff PitchfordGBR2:20.4
=5149Oddvar RønnestadNOR2:23.3
=5154Bill HuntNZL2:23.3
5361Robert SkepperGBR2:26.2
5470Zeki ŞamiloğluTUR2:26.3
5565Diego SchweizerARG2:28.0
5664Hernán BoherCHI2:28.5
5769Ibrahim GeageaLBN2:29.1
5872Sam ChaffeyNZL2:32.3
AC31Willy BognerGERDQ
AC51Peter BrockhoffAUSDQ
AC53Muzaffer DemirhanTUR2:42.6DQ
AC56Jóhann VilbergssonISL2:18.2DQ
AC62Charlach MackintoshGBRDQ
AC68Im Gyeong-SunKORDQ
AC73Clemente TellecheaARGDQ
DNS42Felipe RigatESP