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Giant Slalom, Women

Date23 February 1960 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationLittle Papoose Peak, Squaw Valley, California
Participants44 from 14 countries
Course SetterGordy WrenUSA
Venue detailsGates: 56
Length: 1300 m
Start Altitude: 2276 m
Vertical Drop: 382 m

Switzerland’s Yvonne Rüegg was the third skier off, her time of 1:39.9 taking the lead by three seconds at that time. Nobody came close to that until Penny Pitou, already a silver medalist in the downhill, came down as the 11th starter. Pitou narrowly missed catching Rüegg, posting 1:40.0 and the two would place 1-2. The bronze went to Italy’s Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, who had also won a bronze in 1952 in the downhill, and in 1956 took the Oath of the Athletes at the Cortina Olympics.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
13Yvonne RüeggSUI1:39.9Gold
211Penny PitouUSA1:40.0Silver
318Giuliana Chenal-MinuzzoITA1:40.2Bronze
412Betsy SniteUSA1:40.4
=534Anneliese MegglGER1:40.7
=513Carla MarchelliITA1:40.7
79Thérèse LeducFRA1:40.8
823Anne-Marie LeducFRA1:41.5
=97Hilde HofherrAUT1:41.9
=98Sonja SperlGER1:41.9
=910Madeleine Chamot-BerthodSUI1:41.9
1217Anne HeggtveitCAN1:42.1
1335Janine MonterrainFRA1:42.4
1420Lilo MichelSUI1:42.5
=154Jerta SchirITA1:42.6
=1522Barbi HennebergerGER1:42.6
172Pia RivaITA1:42.9
1824Arlette GrossoFRA1:43.9
1915Astrid SandvikNOR1:45.4
2021Inger BjørnbakkenNOR1:45.5
=2125Putzi FrandlAUT1:45.7
=2132Stalina KorzukhinaURS1:45.7
2316Annemarie WaserSUI1:46.0
2428Liv ChristiansenNOR1:46.4
2529Traudl HecherAUT1:46.7
2637Nancy GreeneCAN1:47.4
2743Cecilia WomersleyNZL1:47.7
2847Elizabeth GreeneCAN1:48.4
2933Nancy HollandCAN1:48.7
3030Lyubov VolkovaURS1:48.9
3138Yevgeniya KabinaURS1:50.0
3244Christine DavyAUS1:50.7
3336Josephine GibbsGBR1:51.9
3442Tish PrainNZL1:52.4
3546María Cristina SchweizerARG1:55.2
3631Beverly AndersonUSA1:57.4
375Heidi BieblGER2:01.5
3848Renate HolmesGBR2:03.9
3949Wendy FarringtonGBR2:04.2
4045Sonja McCaskieGBR2:06.1
AC1Erika NetzerAUTDNFfall1
AC6Marit HaraldsenNORDNFfall2
AC14Linda MeyersUSADNF
AC39María NavarroESP2:06.1DQ