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Giant Slalom, Men

Date11 – 12 February 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationLe Recoin, Chamrousse (Piste Simond)
Participants101 from 33 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)René SulpiceFRA
Course Setter (Run 2)Fritz WagnerbergerFRG
Venue detailsGates: 70 / 57
Length: 1800 m / 1780 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 450 m

Having won the downhill two days earlier, heavy favorite Jean-Claude Killy was looking for the Alpine triple, hoping to match the feat of Austria’s Toni Sailer in 1956. The men’s giant slalom was contested over two runs for the first time at the Winter Olympics. Killy opened up a huge lead of 1.2 second on the first run, trailed by Switzerland’s Willy Favre. With the gold medal in hand, Killy skied conservatively on the second run, but still placed second on the run to American Billy Kidd, and won the gold medal by over two seconds. Favre placed only seventh in the second run, but still won the silver medal. Kidd had been three seconds back on the first run, and his fine second effort only moved him up to fifth.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
13Jean-Claude KillyFRA3:29.281:42.74 (1)1:46.54 (2)Gold
213Willy FavreSUI3:31.501:43.94 (2)1:47.56 (7)Silver
34Heini MessnerAUT3:31.831:45.16 (5)1:46.67 (3)Bronze
48Guy PérillatFRA3:32.061:44.78 (3)1:47.28 (5)
57Billy KiddUSA3:32.371:45.91 (8)1:46.46 (1)
610Karl SchranzAUT3:33.081:45.28 (6)1:47.80 (8)
711Dumeng GiovanoliSUI3:33.551:46.13 (11)1:47.42 (6)
814Gerhard NenningAUT3:33.611:46.47 (15)1:47.14 (4)
91Georges MauduitFRA3:33.781:44.86 (4)1:48.92 (12)
1015Jimmy HeugaUSA3:33.891:45.46 (7)1:48.43 (9)
1129Bruno PiazzalungaITA3:34.521:45.95 (9)1:48.57 (10)
129Edy BruggmannSUI3:34.911:46.00 (10)1:48.91 (11)
1333Andrzej Bachleda-CuruśPOL3:35.711:46.46 (14)1:49.25 (13)
1425Spider SabichUSA3:36.151:46.34 (12)1:49.81 (15)
1524Rick ChaffeeUSA3:36.191:46.44 (13)1:49.75 (14)
1627Rune LindströmSWE3:37.051:46.94 (17)1:50.11 (17)
1738Gerhard MussnerITA3:37.201:47.27 (20)1:49.93 (16)
1819Peter DuncanCAN3:38.171:47.06 (18)1:51.11 (26)
1923Håkon MjøenNOR3:38.341:47.63 (23)1:50.71 (21)
2049Olle RolénSWE3:38.351:47.52 (22)1:50.83 (22)
2126Scott HendersonCAN3:38.501:47.85 (25)1:50.65 (19)
2246Willi LeschFRG3:38.831:47.48 (21)1:51.35 (30)
2322Luggi LeitnerFRG3:38.851:47.64 (24)1:51.21 (27)
2430Sepp HeckelmillerFRG3:38.951:48.25 (26)1:50.70 (20)
2521Jon Terje ØverlandNOR3:39.571:49.30 (32)1:50.27 (18)
2639Ivo MahlknechtITA3:40.081:49.04 (31)1:51.04 (23)
2747Milan PažoutTCH3:40.321:48.98 (=29)1:51.34 (29)
286Stefan KälinSUI3:40.421:48.98 (=29)1:51.44 (31)
2948Bjarne StrandNOR3:41.171:49.69 (33)1:51.48 (32)
3041Raimo ManninenFIN3:42.031:49.92 (34)1:52.11 (34)
3171Josef GassnerLIE3:42.381:51.10 (37)1:51.28 (28)
3270Wolfgang EnderLIE3:43.431:50.57 (36)1:52.86 (37)
3340Malcolm MilneAUS3:43.851:51.25 (38)1:52.60 (35)
3443Jaroslav JandaTCH3:44.271:52.20 (41)1:52.07 (33)
3564Jeremy Palmer-TomkinsonGBR3:44.301:53.24 (47)1:51.06 (24)
3644Ulf EkstamFIN3:45.751:53.09 (45)1:52.66 (36)
3745Ryszard ĆwikłaPOL3:45.961:51.79 (40)1:54.17 (41)
3851Francisco Fernández OchoaESP3:45.971:52.57 (44)1:53.40 (38)
3928Bengt-Erik GrahnSWE3:46.461:48.68 (27)1:57.78 (54)
4075Tsuneo NotoJPN3:46.651:52.55 (43)1:54.10 (40)
4132Eberhard RiedelGDR3:46.671:55.59 (53)1:51.08 (25)
4262Aurelio GarcíaESP3:48.181:51.57 (39)1:56.61 (48)
4361Blaž JakopičYUG3:48.541:53.77 (=49)1:54.77 (42)
4467Antonio CampañáESP3:48.951:53.77 (=49)1:55.18 (43)
4583Vasily MelnikovURS3:48.971:52.42 (42)1:56.55 (47)
4674Viktor BelyakovURS3:49.271:55.72 (54)1:53.55 (39)
4778Tomio SasakiJPN3:50.151:53.16 (46)1:56.99 (51)
4859Richard LeatherbeeCHI3:50.711:53.53 (48)1:57.18 (52)
4977Dan CristeaROU3:51.641:54.66 (52)1:56.98 (50)
5063Yoshiharu FukuharaJPN3:51.971:53.96 (51)1:58.01 (56)
5176Mario VeraCHI3:52.501:56.46 (58)1:56.04 (45)
=5268Andrej KlinarYUG3:52.831:55.89 (56)1:56.94 (49)
=5273Andrey BelokrinkinURS3:52.831:56.47 (59)1:56.36 (46)
5481Luke O'ReillyGBR3:54.021:56.25 (57)1:57.77 (53)
5579Dorin MunteanuROU3:54.961:55.78 (55)1:59.18 (60)
5657Albert FrickLIE3:55.901:57.75 (60)1:58.15 (57)
5758Hans-Walter SchädlerLIE3:56.962:01.38 (68)1:55.58 (44)
5865Jože GazvodaYUG3:57.151:58.26 (62)1:58.89 (59)
5985BotoESP3:57.241:57.92 (61)1:59.32 (61)
6066Ian ToddGBR3:57.471:59.66 (66)1:57.81 (55)
6182Roberto ThostrupARG3:57.621:58.92 (63)1:58.70 (58)
6269Julian VaseyGBR3:59.731:59.44 (64)2:00.29 (62)
6380Gustavo EzquerraARG4:00.111:59.60 (65)2:00.51 (64)
6484Petar AngelovBUL4:01.831:59.87 (67)2:01.96 (66)
6598Jeremy BujakowskiIND4:01.932:01.45 (69)2:00.48 (63)
6686Félipe BrionesCHI4:03.802:01.83 (70)2:01.97 (67)
6796Reynir BrynjólfssonISL4:05.312:04.73 (72)2:00.58 (65)
6892Ivar SigmundssonISL4:05.862:03.42 (71)2:02.44 (68)
6999Kristinn BenediktssonISL4:08.872:05.84 (76)2:03.03 (69)
70102Fayzollah Band AliIRI4:10.082:05.44 (74)2:04.64 (70)
71100Lotfollah Kia ShemshakiIRI4:12.552:05.10 (73)2:07.45 (72)
7295Björn OlsenISL4:16.602:05.79 (75)2:10.81 (76)
7394Ovaness MeguerdonianIRI4:16.682:08.10 (78)2:08.58 (74)
74104Michael DennisNZL4:18.122:08.69 (79)2:09.43 (75)
7591Thomas HuppertNZL4:20.802:07.60 (77)2:13.20 (78)
7693Murray GardnerNZL4:21.272:13.37 (80)2:07.90 (73)
77103Ali SavehIRI4:23.722:17.78 (85)2:05.94 (71)
7897Athanasios TsimikalisGRE4:25.082:14.10 (81)2:10.98 (77)
79101Dimitrios PapposGRE4:32.082:16.22 (84)2:15.86 (79)
80108Moussa JaaloukLBN4:33.432:15.54 (83)2:17.89 (81)
81114Nagib BarrakLBN4:38.902:14.84 (82)2:24.06 (86)
82109Ahmet KıbılTUR4:40.232:19.69 (86)2:20.54 (82)
83115Said HousniMAR4:40.682:24.40 (89)2:16.28 (80)
84105Mehmet YıldırımTUR4:46.862:23.15 (88)2:23.71 (85)
85106Ghassan KeyrouzLBN4:47.192:22.43 (87)2:24.76 (87)
86112Hassan LahmaouiMAR4:48.662:24.97 (90)2:23.69 (84)
87111Zeki ErylıdırımTUR5:06.792:37.07 (91)2:29.72 (88)
88117Eo Jae-SikKOR5:06.982:45.53 (92)2:21.45 (83)
AC31Otto TschudiNOR– (AC)DNF
AC87Robert PalmerNZL– (AC)DNF
AC107Mohamed AomarMAR– (AC)DNF
AC116Mimoun OuitotMAR– (AC)DNF
AC20Rod HebronCAN1:47.07 (19)– (AC)DNF
AC2Gerhard PrinzingFRG1:48.46 (AC)DNF
AC12Bernard OrcelFRA1:46.99 (AC)DNF
AC50Keith ShepherdCAN1:49.61 (AC)DNF
AC52Lars OlssonSWE1:48.69 (28)1:51.84 (AC)DNF
AC60Yoshinari KidaJPN– (AC)DNF
AC113Özer AteşçiTUR– (AC)DNF
AC5Werner BleinerAUT1:46.56 (16)1:51.21 (AC)DNF
AC42Renato ValentiniITA1:50.03 (35)– (DNS)DNF
DNS101Edgar MacayaARG– (DNS)