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Giant Slalom, Women

Date15 February 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationLe Recoin, Chamrousse (Piste Gaboureaux)
Participants47 from 18 countries
Course SetterJean BérangerFRA
Venue detailsGates: 68
Length: 1610 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 450 m

Marielle Goitschel was the defending champion and had won the 1966 World Championships. But the favorite was Canada’s Nancy Greene, who in 1966-67 had won the inaugural World Cup in the giant slalom and the overall title. In 1968 the men’s giant slalom was changed to two runs, but the women would continue to have only a single run until 1980 at the Olympics, and it was the last Alpine event of the Grenoble Olympics. Greene had already won a silver medal in the slalom, trailing Goitschel’s winning effort. Off as the ninth starter, the lead was held by France’s Annie Famose when Greene left the starthouse. But Greene dominated the event, besting Famose’s time by 2.64 seconds. The last seeded skier was Goitschel, but she skied poorly for her and placed only seventh.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
19Nancy GreeneCAN1:51.97Gold
25Annie FamoseFRA1:54.61Silver
38Fernande BochataySUI1:54.74Bronze
46Florence SteurerFRA1:54.75
53Olga PallAUT1:55.61
61Isabelle MirFRA1:56.07
715Marielle GoitschelFRA1:56.09
814Divina GalicaGBR1:56.58
97Gertrud GablAUT1:56.85
104Burgl FärbingerFRG1:57.20
1130Brigitte SeiwaldAUT1:57.26
122Judy NagelUSA1:57.39
1312Annerösli ZrydSUI1:57.60
1411Giustina DemetzITA1:57.86
1518Christine LaprellFRG1:58.12
1631Karen DokkaCAN1:58.36
1710Suzy ChaffeeUSA1:58.38
1825Margret HafenFRG1:58.47
1938Vreni InäbnitSUI1:58.50
2013Rosi MittermaierFRG1:58.75
2122Kiki CutterUSA1:59.52
2229Wendy AllenUSA2:00.03
2317Glorianda CipollaITA2:00.07
2419Felicity FieldGBR2:00.55
2523Judi LeinweberCAN2:00.57
2626Gina HathornGBR2:00.80
2727Lisi PallAUT2:00.91
2821Aud HvammenNOR2:01.30
2924Majda AnkeleYUG2:02.44
3036Helen JamiesonGBR2:02.99
3137Lotte NoglerITA2:04.87
3233Clotilde FasolisITA2:05.20
3345Marta BühlerLIE2:06.20
3446Alfina SukhanovaURS2:06.48
3534Ingrid SundbergSWE2:08.54
3652Mihoko OtsueJPN2:10.56
3754Irene ViaeneARG2:11.68
3849Helga María SistaARG2:11.75
3947Galina SidorovaURS2:12.01
4048Nina MerkulovaURS2:12.71
4144Verena VogtCHI2:13.18
4242Anne ReidNZL2:13.30
AC20Madeleine WuilloudSUIDNF
AC53Ana Sabine NaumannARGDNF
AC28Anna MohrováTCHDQ
AC39Betsy CliffordCANDQ
AC43Irina TurundayevskayaURSDQ
DNS35Dikke Eger-BergmannNOR
DNS51Margot BlakelyNZL