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Giant Slalom, Men

Date 2 February 1964 — 16:16
StatusOlympic
LocationAxamer Lizum, Axams (Brigitzköpfel)
Participants96 from 28 countries
Course SetterHubert SpießAUT
Venue detailsGates: 75
Length: 1250 m
Start Altitude: 2100 m
Vertical Drop: 530 m

This was the last Olympic giant slalom to be held as a single race for men, as from 1968, there would be two runs for the men. The women would continue to compete on a single run until 1980, when their event was also expanded to two runs. The favorite was Egon Zimmermann, who only three days before had won gold in the downhill, and was the defending World Champion. His biggest competition was expected to come from his teammate, Karl Schranz, runner-up in the event at the 1962 Worlds, and World Champion in the downhill and combined. A third Austrian, Pepi Stiegler, silver medalist at Squaw Valley, was the first starter and posted a time of 1:48.05, which eventually won him the bronze medal. The second skier was François Bonlieu, a veteran of the French ski team even though he was only 26, having won a silver medal at the 1954 World Championships in the slalom when he was only 16. Bonlieu had also won a bronze in the event at the 1958 Worlds, and his run in Innsbruck enabled him to take the lead, with 1:46.71. Karl Schranz was the last skier off among the seeded racers, starting 15th. He skied well, besting Stiegler for silver, but not overcome Bonlieu’s time, which won the gold medal. Bonlieu later worked as a mountain guide, and would be murdered on the boardwalk in Cannes after an argument.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
12François BonlieuFRA1:46.71Gold
215Karl SchranzAUT1:47.09Silver
31Pepi StieglerAUT1:48.05Bronze
49Willy FavreSUI1:48.69
55Jean-Claude KillyFRA1:48.92
64Gerhard NenningAUT1:49.68
78Billy KiddUSA1:49.97
812Luggi LeitnerGER1:50.04
97Jos MinschSUI1:50.61
1014Guy PérillatFRA1:50.75
1113Léo LacroixFRA1:51.26
1228Bill MaroltUSA1:51.29
1330Paride MiliantiITA1:52.87
1431Beat von AllmenSUI1:54.05
1525Eberhard RiedelGER1:54.17
1626Ivo MahlknechtITA1:54.26
1727Raimo ManninenFIN1:55.05
1821Italo PedroncelliITA1:55.14
1932Edy BruggmannSUI1:55.30
2019Jon Terje ØverlandNOR1:55.51
2122Arild HolmNOR1:55.72
2249Hajime TomiiJPN1:56.65
2344Per Martin SundeNOR1:56.77
2442Rune LindströmSWE1:57.06
2535Yoshiharu FukuharaJPN1:58.35
2639Peter DuncanCAN1:58.44
2737Jean-Guy BrunetCAN1:59.60
2824Felice De NicoloITA1:59.62
2940Bronisław TrzebuniaPOL1:59.82
3023Olle RolénSWE2:00.01
3151Viktor TalyanovURS2:00.38
3248Luis ViuESP2:00.83
3346Peter LakotaYUG2:00.98
3471Valery SheinURS2:01.18
3557Tsuneo NotoJPN2:01.26
3650Ulf EkstamFIN2:01.78
3753Tally MonastyryovURS2:01.94
3852Juan GarrigaESP2:03.85
3961Yoshinari KidaJPN2:04.22
4036Hans-Walter SchädlerLIE2:05.08
4145Jerzy Woyna OrlewiczPOL2:06.44
4256John RigbyGBR2:07.92
4375Jorge Abelardo EirasARG2:08.38
4498Hernán BoherCHI2:09.71
4567Andrej KlinarYUG2:10.18
4658August WolfingerLIE2:10.64
4777Josef GassnerLIE2:10.67
4843Anton ŠoltýsTCH2:10.79
4983Petar AngelovBUL2:11.71
5062Fric DetičekYUG2:11.76
5168Simon BrownAUS2:12.61
5278Pedro KlempaARG2:12.88
5360Karim, Prince Aga KhanIRI2:13.57
5487Claudio WernliCHI2:14.48
5538Radim KoloušekTCH2:14.70
5697Árni SigurðssonISL2:14.90
5769Osvaldo AncinasARG2:15.06
5863Francisco PratESP2:15.79
5973Piers, Baron de WestenholzGBR2:17.10
6072Lotfollah Kia ShemshakiIRI2:17.11
6180Kristinn BenediktssonISL2:17.86
6266Peter BrockhoffAUS2:18.68
6382Carlos PernerARG2:19.25
6489Ovaness MeguerdonianIRI2:19.28
6590Fayzollah Band AliIRI2:21.05
6691Francisco CortésCHI2:22.08
6759Oto PustoslemšekYUG2:22.46
68102Peter WenzelAUS2:27.72
6986Zeki ŞamiloğluTUR2:28.76
7093Nazih GeageaLBN2:30.24
7192Osman YüceTUR2:32.11
7294Dimitrios PapposGRE2:35.52
7379Kostas KarydasGRE2:35.89
74100Muzaffer DemirhanTUR2:41.42
75101Michel RahmeLBN2:42.28
7685Jean KeyrouzLBN2:44.51
7788Jo Yeong-SeokKOR2:55.74
7884Vasilios MakridisGRE2:57.79
79103Abdurrahman KüçükTUR3:07.63
8096Sami BeyrounLBN3:14.65
AC3Wolfgang BartelsGERDNF
AC11Egon ZimmermannAUTDNF
AC18Rod HebronCANDNF
AC34Vasily MelnikovURSDNF
AC54Francisco Javier MasanaESPDNF
AC55Charles, Count de WestenholzGBRDNF
AC70Jóhann VilbergssonISLDNF
AC99Juan HolzCHIDNF
AC6Jimmy HeugaUSA1:48.76DQ
AC10Buddy WernerUSA1:52.07DQ
AC20Bengt-Erik GrahnSWE2:01.22DQ
AC29Willy BognerGERDQ
AC47Gary BattistellaCANDQ
AC64Andrzej DerezińskiPOLDQ
AC74Charles Palmer-TomkinsonGBRDQ
AC95Kim Dong-BaekKORDQ
DNSJeremy BujakowskiIND
DNSLars OlssonSWE