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Giant Slalom, Women

Date 3 February 1964 — 14:56
StatusOlympic
LocationAxamer Lizum, Axams (Hoadl)
Participants46 from 16 countries
Course SetterErnst SpießAUT
Venue detailsGates: 59
Length: 1250 m
Start Altitude: 2050 m
Vertical Drop: 500 m

Two days before this event, the French Goitschel sisters, Christine and Marielle had finished 1-2 in the slalom. In the giant slalom, Christine Goitschel was the third skier off, with the lead at the time held by the Austrian two-time downhill bronze medalist, Traudl Hecher. Goitschel posted 1:53.11 to move into the lead, a mark that was equaled three skiers later by American Jean Saubert, who had also won a bronze medal behind the Goitschels in the slalom. Marielle Goitschel was near the bottom of the seeded skiers, starting 14th, and her time of 1:52.24 moved her into a lead she would hold to win the gold medal. Through 2008, siblings have won gold-silver 11 times in an Olympic individual event, but with their performance in Innsbruck, the Goitschels are the only siblings to have done this twice. Austrian favorite Marianne Jahn, World Champion in 1962 in the slalom and giant slalom, placed only 13th.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
114Marielle GoitschelFRA1:52.24Gold
=23Christine GoitschelFRA1:53.11Silver
=26Jean SaubertUSA1:53.11Silver
412Christl HaasAUT1:53.86
59Annie FamoseFRA1:53.89
67Edith ZimmermannAUT1:54.21
75Barbi HennebergerGER1:54.26
81Traudl HecherAUT1:54.55
=915Pia RivaITA1:54.59
=927Fernande BochataySUI1:54.59
1113Theres ObrechtSUI1:54.91
1229Ruth AdolfSUI1:55.83
1311Marianne Jahn-NuttAUT1:55.95
1426Giustina DemetzITA1:56.52
1525Françoise GaySUI1:57.21
162Nancy GreeneCAN1:57.76
178Patricia du Roy de BlicquyBEL1:58.76
1820Burgl FärbingerGER1:58.84
1919Patrizia MedailITA1:59.29
2028Barbara FerriesUSA1:59.44
2110Astrid SandvikNOR2:00.74
2221Heidi MittermaierGER2:00.77
2335Divina GalicaGBR2:00.79
2418Jane GissingGBR2:01.66
2537Majda AnkeleYUG2:01.81
2631Joan HannahUSA2:01.97
2738Gina HathornGBR2:02.61
2841Lidia Barbieri SacconaghiITA2:02.73
2924Liv JaggeNOR2:02.98
3032Linda MeyersUSA2:03.46
3122Nancy HollandCAN2:04.39
3230Linda CrutchfieldCAN2:05.04
3339Dikke EgerNOR2:08.62
3444Karen DokkaCAN2:09.63
3536Stalina DemidovaURS2:10.11
3634Maria SzatkowskaPOL2:10.20
3743Krista FanedlYUG2:10.76
3852Yevgeniya KabinaURS2:11.06
3950Galina SidorovaURS2:12.98
4053Judy ForrasAUS2:17.36
4151Ildikó Szendrődi-KőváriHUN2:19.24
4242María Cristina SchweizerARG2:19.81
AC4Madeleine BochatayFRADNF
AC23Heidi BieblGER2:01.76DQ
AC40Wendy FarringtonGBRDQ
AC54Christine SmithAUSDQ