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Slalom, Women

Date26 February 1960 — 09:30
StatusOlympic
LocationLittle Papoose Peak, Squaw Valley, California
Participants43 from 14 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Kjeld Borge AndersenNOR
Course Setter (Run 2)Friedl PfeifferAUT
Venue detailsGates: 53 / 54
Length: 480 m
Start Altitude: 2080 m
Vertical Drop: 186 m

Canadian Anne Heggtveit led the first run by 1.5 seconds over Austrian Marianne Jahn. When Heggtveit placed second in the second run, she had a dominating win by 3.3 seconds over American Betsy Snite, who won the second run after placing equal fourth in run one. Jahn did not finish the second run. Considered the best skier in the world from 1961-63, she won three medals and two golds at the 1962 World Championships, but in four Olympic events, was only able to finish once, placing 13th in the 1964 giant slalom. Still, her fate was better than that of Germany’s Barbi Henneberger, the bronze medalist. After the 1964 Winter Olympics, Henneberger and American Olympian Buddy Werner were filming a ski movie on Val Selin, near Sankt Moritz, when they were caught by an avalanche, killing both.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
12Anne HeggtveitCAN1:49.654.0 (1)55.6 (2)Gold
23Betsy SniteUSA1:52.957.4 (=4)55.5 (1)Silver
320Barbi HennebergerGER1:56.657.4 (=4)59.2 (=6)Bronze
41Thérèse LeducFRA1:57.459.2 (=16)58.2 (4)
=58Lilo MichelSUI1:58.058.8 (13)59.2 (=6)
=54Hilde HofherrAUT1:58.059.0 (=14)59.0 (5)
731Stalina KorzukhinaURS1:58.458.5 (=9)59.9 (=12)
85Sonja SperlGER1:58.859.0 (=14)59.8 (=10)
914Renie CoxUSA1:59.259.4 (18)59.8 (=10)
1034Giuliana Chenal-MinuzzoITA1:59.357.4 (=4)1:01.9 (19)
1119Marit HaraldsenNOR1:59.859.8 (19)1:00.0 (=14)
1227Nancy HollandCAN2:01.11:01.6 (22)59.5 (9)
1318Anneliese MegglGER2:02.41:02.5 (25)59.9 (=12)
1411Inger BjørnbakkenNOR2:02.557.3 (3)1:05.2 (27)
1522Carla MarchelliITA2:02.91:01.1 (21)1:01.8 (18)
1617Putzi FrandlAUT2:03.059.2 (=16)1:03.8 (23)
1713Anne-Marie LeducFRA2:03.558.6 (=11)1:04.9 (26)
1836Yevgeniya KabinaURS2:04.31:03.3 (26)1:01.0 (17)
1923Marguerite LeducFRA2:04.61:02.2 (23)1:02.4 (20)
2024Jerta SchirITA2:06.21:05.6 (30)1:00.6 (16)
217Heidi BieblGER2:06.51:09.2 (35)57.3 (3)
2210Arlette GrossoFRA2:06.81:07.5 (33)59.3 (8)
2345María NavarroESP2:08.01:05.2 (28)1:02.8 (21)
2442Elizabeth GreeneCAN2:10.41:06.0 (32)1:04.4 (25)
2540María Cristina SchweizerARG2:11.91:05.9 (31)1:06.0 (28)
2629Beverly AndersonUSA2:13.11:13.1 (=38)1:00.0 (=14)
2737Josephine GibbsGBR2:13.21:04.1 (27)1:09.1 (31)
289Madeleine Chamot-BerthodSUI2:15.41:12.1 (37)1:03.3 (22)
2933Christine DavyAUS2:17.21:13.1 (=38)1:04.1 (24)
3035Lyubov VolkovaURS2:17.31:00.8 (20)1:16.5 (33)
3143Nancy GreeneCAN2:18.01:09.4 (36)1:08.6 (30)
3241Tish PrainNZL2:18.41:05.5 (29)1:12.9 (32)
3312Penny PitouUSA2:19.858.5 (=9)1:21.3 (34)
3438Renate HolmesGBR2:23.51:16.1 (40)1:07.4 (29)
3528Jolanda SchirITA2:28.11:02.3 (24)1:25.8 (36)
3616Astrid SandvikNOR2:29.458.1 (8)1:31.3 (38)
3744Wendy FarringtonGBR2:39.21:08.4 (34)1:30.8 (37)
3846Cecilia WomersleyNZL3:43.12:17.7 (41)1:25.4 (35)
AC6Annemarie WaserSUI57.6 (7)– (AC)DNF
AC30Yvonne RüeggSUI– (AC)DNF
AC32Liv ChristiansenNOR– (AC)DNF
AC15Marianne JahnAUT55.5 (2)1:04.9 (AC)DQ
AC21Traudl HecherAUT58.6 (=11)1:04.8 (AC)DQ