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Giant Slalom, Men

Date9 – 10 February 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationAxamer Lizum, Axams
Participants97 from 31 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Ernst HinterseerAUT
Course Setter (Run 2)Peter FranzenSUI
DetailsGates: 63 / 73
Length: 1525 m / 1200 m
Start Altitude: 1990 m / 2035 m
Vertical Drop: 450 m / 425 m

Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark was considered the best technical skier in the world in 1976. He had won the World Cup in 1975 in both slalom and giant slalom, and would win each of those titles thru 1981. His biggest challenger was expected to be the 1972 gold medalist, Gustavo Thoeni, who was overall World Cup champion in 1975 and would win again in 1975-76. And Thoeni took the lead on the first run, with Stenmark struggling in eighth place. Following Thoeni on the first run were longshots Ernst Good and Heini Hemmi, both of Switzerland. Stenmark skied brilliantly on the second run, winning it easily, but this would move him up only to the bronze medal. It was now Thoeni’s turn to struggle and his eighth place finish on run two dropped him back to fourth overall. Hemmi and Good again finished 2-3 on the second run, this time Hemmi besting Good by enough time to secure the gold medal, with Good taking silver. In the 1976-77 World Cup season, Hemmi would win four races, and tied Stenmark for the season title in GS.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
15Heini HemmiSUI3:26.971:45.41 (3)1:41.56 (2)Gold
21Ernst GoodSUI3:27.171:44.60 (2)1:42.57 (3)Silver
36Ingemar StenmarkSWE3:27.411:46.51 (8)1:40.90 (1)Bronze
44Gustavo ThoeniITA3:27.671:44.19 (1)1:43.48 (8)
57Phil MahreUSA3:28.201:45.58 (4)1:42.62 (5)
615Engelhard PargätziSUI3:28.761:46.16 (6)1:42.60 (4)
721Fausto RadiciITA3:30.091:46.87 (9)1:43.22 (6)
82Franco BielerITA3:30.241:47.00 (10)1:43.24 (7)
914Greg JonesUSA3:31.771:48.09 (16)1:43.68 (9)
1020Albert BurgerFRG3:32.681:47.32 (12)1:45.36 (11)
113Miloslav SochorTCH3:33.531:47.46 (13)1:46.07 (13)
1235Stig StrandSWE3:33.661:48.63 (22)1:45.03 (10)
1327Steve MahreUSA3:33.761:47.80 (14)1:45.96 (12)
148Hansi HinterseerAUT3:33.801:46.46 (7)1:47.34 (19)
1518Alain NavillodFRA3:34.331:47.15 (11)1:47.18 (17)
1619Juan Manuel Fernández OchoaESP3:34.771:48.06 (15)1:46.71 (15)
1716Willi FrommeltLIE3:35.711:48.44 (19)1:47.27 (18)
1841Bojan KrižajYUG3:35.901:49.08 (25)1:46.82 (16)
199Wolfgang JungingerFRG3:36.021:49.79 (29)1:46.23 (14)
2023Andi WenzelLIE3:36.251:48.53 (20)1:47.72 (20)
2125Cary AdgateUSA3:36.411:48.64 (23)1:47.77 (21)
2222Jim HunterCAN3:37.361:48.56 (21)1:48.80 (25)
2326Bohumír ZemanTCH3:37.561:49.10 (26)1:48.46 (24)
2430Francisco Fernández OchoaESP3:38.121:48.65 (24)1:49.47 (27)
2528Philippe BarrosoFRA3:38.491:50.23 (31)1:48.26 (22)
2634Petar PopangelovBUL3:39.041:50.68 (32)1:48.36 (23)
2738Philippe HardyFRA3:40.431:51.20 (34)1:49.23 (26)
2839Sepp FerstlFRG3:41.521:49.98 (30)1:51.54 (28)
2917Claude PerrotFRA3:42.841:49.48 (28)1:53.36 (31)
3040Christian NeureutherFRG3:44.021:52.29 (37)1:51.73 (29)
3137Ivan PenevBUL3:44.101:51.59 (35)1:52.51 (30)
3249Luis RosenkjerARG3:48.161:53.98 (41)1:54.18 (32)
3352Alan StewartGBR3:49.641:54.49 (44)1:55.15 (33)
3447Sumihiro TomiiJPN3:49.731:53.92 (40)1:55.81 (34)
3554Andrej KoželjYUG3:50.481:54.43 (=42)1:56.05 (35)
3651Jaime RosESP3:51.791:55.25 (48)1:56.54 (36)
3757Mikio KatagiriJPN3:52.731:54.68 (45)1:58.05 (38)
3856Roman DerezińskiPOL3:53.711:55.44 (49)1:58.27 (39)
3978Sigurður JónssonISL3:56.221:58.46 (57)1:57.76 (37)
4073Robert BlanchaerBEL3:57.901:57.37 (55)2:00.53 (41)
4168Roberto KoifmanCHI3:59.491:58.15 (56)2:01.34 (42)
4265Adrián RoncalloARG4:00.622:00.16 (62)2:00.46 (40)
4374José Luis KoifmanCHI4:01.351:58.93 (58)2:02.42 (44)
4483Brett KendallNZL4:04.052:01.82 (66)2:02.23 (43)
4570Dan CristeaROU4:05.292:01.78 (65)2:03.51 (45)
4694Tómas LeifssonISL4:05.372:01.83 (67)2:03.54 (46)
4776Gorban Ali KalhorIRI4:08.952:02.30 (69)2:06.65 (47)
4898Carlos FontAND4:25.652:11.03 (76)2:14.62 (48)
4999Spyros TheodorouGRE4:29.082:12.79 (77)2:16.29 (49)
5095Thomas KaradimasGRE4:53.632:19.06 (80)2:34.57 (50)
5184Giorgio CecchettiSMR5:18.172:37.15 (82)2:41.02 (51)
5289Chen Yun-MingTPE5:23.282:39.82 (83)2:43.46 (52)
DNF11Piero GrosITA1:45.69 (5)– (DNF)
DNF24Torsten JakobssonSWE1:48.26 (17)– (DNF)
DNF33Alois MorgensternAUT1:48.33 (18)– (DNF)
DNF32Walter TreschSUI1:49.26 (27)– (DNF)
DNF31Gudmund SöderinSWE1:50.94 (33)– (DNF)
DNF44Robert SafrataCAN1:51.70 (36)– (DNF)
DNF58Paul FrommeltLIE1:52.69 (38)– (DNF)
DNF46Ken ReadCAN1:52.81 (39)– (DNF)
DNF42Dave MurrayCAN1:54.43 (=42)– (DNF)
DNF61Adjin PašovićYUG1:54.82 (46)– (DNF)
DNF59Georgi KochovBUL1:54.86 (47)– (DNF)
DNF69Vladimir DrazhevBUL1:55.73 (50)– (DNF)
DNF53Stuart FitzsimmonsGBR1:55.77 (51)– (DNF)
DNF63Carlos Alberto MartínezARG1:56.03 (52)– (DNF)
DNF50Peter FuchsGBR1:56.94 (54)– (DNF)
DNF62Antoine CrespoAND1:59.59 (59)– (DNF)
DNF77Mohammad KalhorIRI1:59.95 (61)– (DNF)
DNF64Juan Ángel OlivieriARG2:01.08 (63)– (DNF)
DNF75Haukur JóhannssonISL2:01.76 (64)– (DNF)
DNF81Stuart BlakelyNZL2:02.12 (68)– (DNF)
DNF80Rafael CañasCHI2:03.65 (71)– (DNF)
DNF85Esteve TomasAND2:04.63 (72)– (DNF)
DNF90Árni ÓðinssonISL2:05.28 (73)– (DNF)
DNF79Xavier ArenyAND2:05.86 (74)– (DNF)
DNF82Federico GarcíaCHI2:06.99 (75)– (DNF)
DNF88Mümtaz DemirhanTUR2:17.58 (78)– (DNF)
DNF92Murat TosunTUR2:17.99 (79)– (DNF)
DNF93Maurizio BattistiniSMR2:33.33 (81)– (DNF)
DNF97Robin ArmstrongNZL– (DNF)
DNF91Ersin AyrıksaTUR– (DNF)
DNF87Ahmet KıbılTUR– (DNF)
DNF86Mohammad Hadj Kia ShemshakiIRI– (DNF)
DNF72Didier XhaetBEL– (DNF)
DNF60Konrad BartelskiGBR– (DNF)
DNF55Vladimir AndreyevURS– (DNF)
DNF48Miran GašperšičYUG– (DNF)
DNF36Masami IchimuraJPN– (DNF)
DNF29Odd SørliNOR– (DNF)
DNF13Franz KlammerAUT– (DNF)
DNF12Erik HåkerNOR– (DNF)
DNF10Thomas HauserAUT– (DNF)
DNF67Ion CavașiROU1:59.90 (60)– (DNS)
DQ71Kim CliffordAUS1:56.66 (53)[2:00.17] (DQ)
DQ96Akbar KaliliIRI2:02.98 (70)– (DQ)
DQ43Haruhisa ChibaJPN– (DQ)
DNS100David GriffAUS– (DNS)
DNS66Rob McIntyreAUS– (DNS)
DNS45Jorge GarcíaESP– (DNS)