| Event type

Giant Slalom, Women

Date 8 February 1972 — 13:31
LocationMount Teine, Mount Teine
Participants42 from 13 countries
Course SetterCharlie KahrAUT
DetailsGates: 51
Length: 1240 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 357 m

Three days after losing the downhill in an upset to Marie-Theres Nadig, Austrian favorite Annemarie Pröll, World Cup giant slalom champion in 1971-72, expected to atone for her loss to Nadig. Pröll was the second starter and took the lead with 1:30.75, 1.6 seconds better than the first starter, Austrian teammate Wiltrud Drexel. Those two times would hold up for the silver and bronze medals. But starting 10th was Nadig, who again surprised the ski world by winning a second gold medal, with a time of 1:29.90. Nadig was only 17 in 1972, but would eventually win 24 World Cup races, and skied competitively into the early 80s, winning the overall World Cup title in 1981.

110Marie-Theres NadigSUI1:29.90Gold
22Annemarie PröllAUT1:30.75Silver
31Wiltrud DrexelAUT1:32.35Bronze
426Laurie KreinerCAN1:32.48
528Rosi SpeiserFRG1:32.56
611Florence SteurerFRA1:32.59
722Divina GalicaGBR1:32.72
88Britt LafforgueFRA1:32.80
923Traudl TreichlFRG1:33.08
1024Marta BühlerLIE1:33.15
113Barbara CochranUSA1:33.16
129Rosi MittermaierFRG1:33.39
135Monika KasererAUT1:33.42
1419Gina HathornGBR1:33.57
1529Diane PratteCAN1:33.59
167Michèle JacotFRA1:33.61
1721Toril FørlandNOR1:34.15
1834Bernadette ZurbriggenSUI1:34.17
1927Anne BruslettoNOR1:34.43
2015Marilyn CochranUSA1:35.27
2113Isabelle MirFRA1:35.30
2233Harue OkitsuJPN1:35.33
2312Karen BudgeUSA1:35.57
2430Judy CrawfordCAN1:35.60
2535Pamela BehrFRG1:35.87
2632Valentina IliffeGBR1:36.68
2716Karianne ChristiansenNOR1:37.18
2818Gyri SørensenNOR1:37.32
2917Carolyne OughtonCAN1:38.29
3037Miyuki KatagiriJPN1:39.11
3140Svetlana IsakovaURS1:40.20
3242Emiko OkazakiJPN1:40.37
3336Nina MerkulovaURS1:41.18
3441Galina ShikhovaURS1:43.74
3539Carol BlackwoodGBR1:43.96
DNF14Gertrud GablAUT
DNF20Lotta SollanderSWE
DNF31Silvia StumpSUI
DQ4Sandy PoulsenUSA
DQ6Conchita PuigESP[1:33.46]
DQ25Rita GoodSUI
DQ38Mitsuyo NagumoJPN