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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
Venue 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)
AC11Piero GrosITA1:45.69 (5)– (AC)DNF
AC24Torsten JakobssonSWE1:48.26 (17)– (AC)DNF
AC33Alois MorgensternAUT1:48.33 (18)– (AC)DNF
AC32Walter TreschSUI1:49.26 (27)– (AC)DNF
AC31Gudmund SöderinSWE1:50.94 (33)– (AC)DNF
AC44Robert SafrataCAN1:51.70 (36)– (AC)DNF
AC58Paul FrommeltLIE1:52.69 (38)– (AC)DNF
AC46Ken ReadCAN1:52.81 (39)– (AC)DNF
AC42Dave MurrayCAN1:54.43 (=42)– (AC)DNF
AC61Adjin PašovićYUG1:54.82 (46)– (AC)DNF
AC59Georgi KochovBUL1:54.86 (47)– (AC)DNF
AC69Vladimir DrazhevBUL1:55.73 (50)– (AC)DNF
AC53Stuart FitzsimmonsGBR1:55.77 (51)– (AC)DNF
AC63Carlos Alberto MartínezARG1:56.03 (52)– (AC)DNF
AC50Peter FuchsGBR1:56.94 (54)– (AC)DNF
AC62Antoine CrespoAND1:59.59 (59)– (AC)DNF
AC77Mohammad KalhorIRI1:59.95 (61)– (AC)DNF
AC64Juan Ángel OlivieriARG2:01.08 (63)– (AC)DNF
AC75Haukur JóhannssonISL2:01.76 (64)– (AC)DNF
AC81Stuart BlakelyNZL2:02.12 (68)– (AC)DNF
AC80Rafael CañasCHI2:03.65 (71)– (AC)DNF
AC85Esteve TomasAND2:04.63 (72)– (AC)DNF
AC90Árni ÓðinssonISL2:05.28 (73)– (AC)DNF
AC79Xavier ArenyAND2:05.86 (74)– (AC)DNF
AC82Federico GarcíaCHI2:06.99 (75)– (AC)DNF
AC88Mümtaz DemirhanTUR2:17.58 (78)– (AC)DNF
AC92Murat TosunTUR2:17.99 (79)– (AC)DNF
AC93Maurizio BattistiniSMR2:33.33 (81)– (AC)DNF
AC97Robin ArmstrongNZL– (AC)DNF
AC91Ersin AyrıksaTUR– (AC)DNF
AC87Ahmet KıbılTUR– (AC)DNF
AC86Mohammad Hadj Kia ShemshakiIRI– (AC)DNF
AC72Didier XhaetBEL– (AC)DNF
AC60Konrad BartelskiGBR– (AC)DNF
AC55Vladimir AndreyevURS– (AC)DNF
AC48Miran GašperšičYUG– (AC)DNF
AC36Masami IchimuraJPN– (AC)DNF
AC29Odd SørliNOR– (AC)DNF
AC13Franz KlammerAUT– (AC)DNF
AC12Erik HåkerNOR– (AC)DNF
AC10Thomas HauserAUT– (AC)DNF
AC67Ion CavașiROU1:59.90 (60)– (DNS)DNF
AC71Kim CliffordAUS1:56.66 (53)2:00.17 (AC)DQ
AC96Akbar KaliliIRI2:02.98 (70)– (AC)DQ
AC43Haruhisa ChibaJPN– (AC)DQ
DNS100David GriffAUS– (DNS)
DNS66Rob McIntyreAUS– (DNS)
DNS45Jorge GarcíaESP– (DNS)