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Slalom, Men

Date12 – 13 February 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationMount Teine, Mount Teine
Participants72 from 27 countries
Course Setter (Run 1)Gaston PerrotFRA
Course Setter (Run 2)Fritz HuberAUT
Course Setter (Classification)UNK

The two favorites were Frenchman Jean-Noël Augert, 1970 World Champion, and World Cup slalom leader in 1970-72, and Italian Gustavo Thoeni, slightly better in the giant slalom, but considered the best technical skier in the world. Augert was second after the first run with 55.77, while Thoeni struggled into eighth place with 56.69, but both trailed the surprising Spaniard, Francisco Fernández Ochoa. Fernández Ochoa had no significant international record, his best previous place in a World Cup being sixth. He was not expected to hold the lead thru two runs, with Augert closely behind him. But on the second run, Augert skied poorly, placing only 10th, and eventually dropping to fifth overall. Thoeni came back, posting the fastest time in run two, but it was only enough to get him the silver medal. In one of the great upsets of the Winter Olympics, Fernández Ochoa held on, trailing only Gustavo Thoeni in run two, and won a shocking gold medal. The bronze medal went to Thoeni’s cousin, Rolando Thoeni.

PosSkierNOCClassificationFinal
1Francisco Fernández OchoaESP1:49.27 (1)Gold
2Gustavo ThoeniITA1:50.28 (2)Silver
3Rolando ThoeniITA1:50.30 (3)Bronze
4Henri DuvillardFRA1:50.45 (4)
5Jean-Noël AugertFRA1:50.51 (5)
6Eberardo SchmalzlITA1:50.83 (6)
7David ZwillingAUT1:51.97 (7)
8Edy BruggmannSUI1:52.03 (8)
9Tyler PalmerUSA1:52.05 (9)
10Andrzej Bachleda-CuruśPOL1:52.26 (10)
11Christian NeureutherFRG1:52.90 (11)
12Aurelio GarcíaESP1:43.39 (=1 h4)1:53.12 (12)
13Walter TreschSUI1:43.91 (2 h5)1:53.51 (13)
14Alfred MattAUT– (AC h1)1:53.68 (14)
15Adolf RöstiSUI1:44.20 (1 h2)1:54.16 (15)
16Terry PalmerUSA1:45.82 (4 h5)1:54.28 (16)
17Masami IchimuraJPN1:42.90 (1 h5)1:54.83 (17)
18Masayoshi KashiwagiJPN– (AC h4)1:56.61 (18)
19Jim HunterCAN1:47.16 (4 h2)2:01.52 (19)
20Virgil BrenciROU1:46.46 (4 h4)2:01.58 (20)
21Sven MikaelssonSWE1:48.03 (5 h2)2:01.72 (21)
22Sergey GrishchenkoURS1:49.64 (5 h4)2:02.67 (22)
23Reto BarringtonCAN– (AC h3)2:03.25 (23)
24Malcolm MilneAUS– (AC h2)2:05.72 (24)
25Robert BlanchaerBEL– (AC h3)2:07.36 (25)
26Royston VarleyGBR– (AC h5)2:07.85 (26)
27Ivan PenevBUL1:53.24 (5 h1)2:09.68 (27)
28Iain FinlaysonGBR– (AC h1)2:10.55 (28)
29Resmi ResmievBUL– (AC h2)2:11.10 (29)
30Carlos PernerARG– (AC h2)2:16.52 (30)
31Jorge-Emilio LazzariniARG2:33.86 (8 h5)2:18.94 (31)
32Fayzollah Band AliIRI2:16.03 (6 h2)2:32.75 (32)
33Gorban Ali KalhorIRI2:18.86 (4 h3)2:37.53 (33)
34Chen Yun-MingTPE2:19.65 (6 h1)2:53.47 (34)
35Wang Cheng-CheTPE2:28.89 (7 h5)3:00.98 (35)
36Hwang Wei-ChungTPE– (AC h3)3:04.94 (36)
37Chia Kuo-LiangTPE– (AC h2)3:07.73 (37)
ACAlfred HagnFRG– (AC)DNF
ACMax RiegerFRG– (AC)DNF
ACHaruhisa ChibaJPN1:43.17 (1 h1)– (AC)DNF
ACHansjörg SchlagerFRG1:43.30 (1 h3)– (AC)DNF
ACJosef LoidlAUT1:44.27 (2 h2)– (AC)DNF
ACManni ThofteSWE– (AC h5)– (AC)DNF
ACAndreas SprecherSUI1:44.60 (2 h3)– (AC)DNF
ACErik HåkerNOR– (AC h3)– (AC)DNF
ACOlle RolénSWE1:47.88 (3 h1)– (AC)DNF
ACRick ChaffeeUSA1:47.81 (3 h3)– (AC)DNF
ACChris WomersleyNZL1:48.49 (4 h1)– (AC)DNF
ACSteven CliffordAUS– (AC h1)– (AC)DNF
ACDan CristeaROU– (AC h5)– (AC)DNF
ACHerbert MarxerLIE– (AC h3)– (AC)DNF
ACDerek RobbinsCAN– (AC h4)– (AC)DNF
ACAlex Mapelli-MozziGBR– (AC h3)– (AC)DNF
ACRoss EwingtonNZL1:54.16 (5 h5)– (AC)DNF
ACGhassan KeyrouzLBN2:10.04 (6 h5)– (AC)DNF
ACGeorgios TambourisGRE2:25.59 (5 h3)– (AC)DNF
ACPanagiotis AlexandrisGRE1:59.79 (6 h4)– (AC)DNF
ACSpyros TheodorouGRE– (AC h1)– (AC)DNF
ACLotfollah Kia ShemshakiIRI– (AC h4)– (AC)DNF
ACBen NanascaPHI2:07.69 (7 h4)– (AC)DNF
ACJuan CiprianoPHI– (AC h3)– (AC)DNF
ACKonrad BartelskiGBR– (AC h2)– (AC)DNF
ACAlain PenzFRA– (AC)DQ
ACWilli FrommeltLIE1:43.39 (=1 h4)– (AC)DQ
ACBob CochranUSA– (AC h4)– (AC)DQ
ACOtto TschudiNOR– (AC h4)– (AC)DQ
ACErwin StrickerITA– (AC h1)– (AC)DQ
ACReinhard TritscherAUT1:44.06 (3 h5)– (AC)DQ
ACMarko KavčičYUG1:44.53 (3 h4)– (AC)DQ
ACToshimasa FurukawaJPN1:46.33 (3 h2)– (AC)DQ
ACPeik ChristensenNOR1:45.36 (2 h1)– (AC)DQ
ACAli SavehIRI– (AC h5)– (AC)DQ
DNSGérard BonnevieFRA– (DNS)

Classification (12 February 1972)

15 skiers pre-qualified for final; the classification round determined starting positions in the final for the other skiers.

Course SetterUNK

Group One

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
14Haruhisa ChibaJPN1:43.1743.46 (1)59.71 (1)
23Peik ChristensenNOR1:45.3645.14 (2)1:00.22 (2)
37Olle RolénSWE1:47.8845.90 (3)1:01.98 (3)
46Chris WomersleyNZL1:48.4946.72 (5)1:01.77 (4)
510Ivan PenevBUL1:53.2449.18 (7)1:04.06 (5)
611Chen Yun-MingTPE2:19.6558.37 (8)1:21.28 (7)
AC11Spyros TheodorouGRE– (AC)1:10.09 (6)DNF
AC9Steven CliffordAUS46.44 (4)– (AC)DQ
AC2Erwin StrickerITA47.27 (6)– (AC)DQ
AC1Alfred MattAUT– (AC)DQ
AC8Iain FinlaysonGBR– (AC)DQ

Group Two

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
112Adolf RöstiSUI1:44.2045.28 (3)58.92 (1)
213Josef LoidlAUT1:44.2745.16 (2)59.11 (2)
317Toshimasa FurukawaJPN1:46.3345.14 (1)1:01.19 (4)
416Jim HunterCAN1:47.1646.23 (4)1:00.93 (3)
514Sven MikaelssonSWE1:48.0346.34 (5)1:01.69 (5)
622Fayzollah Band AliIRI2:16.0358.88 (6)1:17.15 (8)
AC15Malcolm MilneAUS– (AC)1:01.94 (6)DQ
AC18Resmi ResmievBUL– (AC)1:05.08 (7)DQ
AC21Chia Kuo-LiangTPE– (AC)1:25.16 (9)DQ
AC20Carlos PernerARG– (AC)DQ
AC19Konrad BartelskiGBR– (AC)DQ

Group Three

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
124Hansjörg SchlagerFRG1:43.3044.83 (1)58.47 (1)
225Andreas SprecherSUI1:44.6045.06 (2)59.54 (2)
323Rick ChaffeeUSA1:47.8146.09 (3)1:01.72 (3)
434Gorban Ali KalhorIRI2:18.8658.51 (6)1:20.35 (6)
533Georgios TambourisGRE2:25.5956.17 (5)1:29.42 (8)
AC31Juan CiprianoPHI– (AC)DNF
AC30Robert BlanchaerBEL50.59 (4)– (AC)DQ
AC29Alex Mapelli-MozziGBR– (AC)1:04.60 (5)DQ
AC26Erik HåkerNOR– (AC)DQ
AC27Herbert MarxerLIE– (AC)DQ
AC32Hwang Wei-ChungTPE– (AC)1:24.58 (7)DQ
AC28Reto BarringtonCAN– (AC)1:03.95 (4)DQ

Group Four

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
=136Aurelio GarcíaESP1:43.3956.11 (2)47.28 (5)
=140Willi FrommeltLIE1:43.3957.94 (3)45.45 (1)
339Marko KavčičYUG1:44.5358.07 (4)46.46 (3)
441Virgil BrenciROU1:46.4659.38 (6)47.08 (4)
544Sergey GrishchenkoURS1:49.641:01.80 (7)47.84 (7)
646Panagiotis AlexandrisGRE1:59.791:07.08 (8)52.71 (8)1
743Ben NanascaPHI2:07.691:14.92 (10)52.77 (9)
AC42Derek RobbinsCAN– (AC)47.59 (6)DNF
AC38Masayoshi KashiwagiJPN– (AC)45.87 (2)DNF
AC37Bob CochranUSA55.50 (1)DQ
AC35Otto TschudiNOR58.66 (5)DQ
AC45Lotfollah Kia ShemshakiIRI1:10.62 (9)DQ

Group Five

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
152Masami IchimuraJPN1:42.9057.40 (1)45.50 (2)
248Walter TreschSUI1:43.9159.15 (3)44.76 (1)
347Reinhard TritscherAUT1:44.0658.42 (2)45.64 (3)
449Terry PalmerUSA1:45.8259.85 (5)45.97 (4)
554Ross EwingtonNZL1:54.161:05.14 (6)49.02 (5)
655Ghassan KeyrouzLBN2:10.041:13.46 (7)56.58 (8)
757Wang Cheng-CheTPE2:28.891:27.91 (8)1:00.98 (9)
858Jorge-Emilio LazzariniARG2:33.861:42.94 (9)50.92 (6)
AC56Ali SavehIRI– (AC)52.08 (7)DNF
AC50Manni ThofteSWE– (AC)DNF
AC53Royston VarleyGBR– (AC)DNF
AC51Dan CristeaROU59.71 (4)46.57 (AC)DQ

Final Round (13 February 1972)

Two runs, total time determined placement.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
12Francisco Fernández OchoaESP1:49.2755.36 (1)53.91 (2)
213Gustavo ThoeniITA1:50.2856.69 (8)53.59 (1)
33Rolando ThoeniITA1:50.3056.14 (5)54.16 (3)
45Henri DuvillardFRA1:50.4555.92 (3)54.53 (6)
510Jean-Noël AugertFRA1:50.5155.77 (2)54.74 (10)
614Eberardo SchmalzlITA1:50.8356.11 (4)54.72 (9)
71David ZwillingAUT1:51.9757.30 (11)54.67 (8)
811Edy BruggmannSUI1:52.0357.49 (12)54.54 (7)
96Tyler PalmerUSA1:52.0557.68 (15)54.37 (4)
104Andrzej Bachleda-CuruśPOL1:52.2657.04 (10)55.22 (11)
118Christian NeureutherFRG1:52.9058.42 (18)54.48 (5)
1216Aurelio GarcíaESP1:53.1257.61 (14)55.51 (14)
1322Walter TreschSUI1:53.5157.90 (16)55.61 (15)
1431Alfred MattAUT1:53.6858.44 (19)55.24 (12)
1519Adolf RöstiSUI1:54.1658.08 (17)56.08 (16)
1633Terry PalmerUSA1:54.2858.78 (21)55.50 (13)
1721Masami IchimuraJPN1:54.8357.58 (13)57.25 (18)
1835Masayoshi KashiwagiJPN1:56.611:00.19 (24)56.42 (17)
1954Jim HunterCAN2:01.521:02.02 (31)59.50 (20)
2047Virgil BrenciROU2:01.581:01.56 (30)1:00.02 (22)
2123Sven MikaelssonSWE2:01.721:01.00 (26)1:00.72 (23)
2260Sergey GrishchenkoURS2:02.671:02.97 (32)59.70 (21)
2349Reto BarringtonCAN2:03.251:04.02 (34)59.23 (19)
2452Malcolm MilneAUS2:05.721:03.73 (33)1:01.99 (26)
2551Robert BlanchaerBEL2:07.361:05.78 (36)1:01.58 (25)
2646Royston VarleyGBR2:07.851:06.31 (38)1:01.54 (24)
2756Ivan PenevBUL2:09.681:06.84 (39)1:02.84 (27)
2848Iain FinlaysonGBR2:10.551:06.86 (40)1:03.69 (28)
2945Resmi ResmievBUL2:11.101:05.82 (37)1:05.28 (29)
3065Carlos PernerARG2:16.521:08.72 (41)1:07.80 (30)
3171Jorge-Emilio LazzariniARG2:18.941:10.45 (42)1:08.49 (31)
3261Fayzollah Band AliIRI2:32.751:18.14 (46)1:14.61 (32)
3337Gorban Ali KalhorIRI2:37.531:18.34 (47)1:19.19 (33)
3457Chen Yun-MingTPE2:53.471:27.98 (48)1:25.49 (34)
3568Wang Cheng-CheTPE3:00.981:31.57 (49)1:29.41 (35)
3662Hwang Wei-ChungTPE3:04.941:33.43 (50)1:31.51 (36)
3767Chia Kuo-LiangTPE3:07.731:35.23 (51)1:32.50 (37)
AC7Alfred HagnFRG56.64 (7)– (AC)DNF
AC9Max RiegerFRG– (AC)DNF
AC17Haruhisa ChibaJPN1:01.25 (29)– (AC)DNF
AC20Hansjörg SchlagerFRG56.56 (6)– (AC)DNF
AC25Josef LoidlAUT58.60 (20)– (AC)DNF
AC26Manni ThofteSWE1:01.14 (27)– (AC)DNF
AC28Andreas SprecherSUI– (AC)DNF
AC29Erik HåkerNOR– (AC)DNF
AC30Olle RolénSWE1:01.19 (28)– (AC)DNF
AC34Rick ChaffeeUSA– (AC)DNF
AC41Chris WomersleyNZL– (35)– (AC)DNF
AC42Steven CliffordAUS– (AC)DNF
AC43Dan CristeaROU– (23)– (AC)DNF
AC44Herbert MarxerLIE– (AC)DNF
AC50Derek RobbinsCAN– (AC)DNF
AC53Alex Mapelli-MozziGBR– (AC)DNF
AC55Ross EwingtonNZL– (AC)DNF
AC58Ghassan KeyrouzLBN– (AC)DNF
AC59Georgios TambourisGRE– (AC)DNF
AC63Panagiotis AlexandrisGRE– (AC)DNF
AC64Spyros TheodorouGRE– (AC)DNF
AC66Lotfollah Kia ShemshakiIRI– (44)– (AC)DNF
AC69Ben NanascaPHI– (43)– (AC)DNF
AC72Juan CiprianoPHI– (AC)DNF
AC73Konrad BartelskiGBR– (AC)DNF
AC15Alain PenzFRA56.72 (9)– (AC)DQ
AC18Willi FrommeltLIE– (AC)DQ
AC24Bob CochranUSA– (AC)DQ
AC27Otto TschudiNOR58.44 (AC)DQ
AC32Erwin StrickerITA– (AC)DQ
AC36Reinhard TritscherAUT59.43 (22)– (AC)DQ
AC38Marko KavčičYUG– (AC)DQ
AC39Toshimasa FurukawaJPN– (25)– (AC)DQ
AC40Peik ChristensenNOR– (AC)DQ
AC70Ali SavehIRI– (45)– (AC)DQ
DNS12Gérard BonnevieFRA– (DNS)