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Slalom, Women

Date17 February 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationJahorina (Kalajdzin Kamen)
Participants45 from 19 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)John McMurtryUSA
Course Setter (Run 2)Hubert WolfAUT
Venue detailsGates: 57 / 59
Length: ?
Start Altitude: 1840 m
Vertical Drop: 170 m

The favorites were Erika Hess (SUI), who was slalom World Cup champion in 1982 and 1983, and Tamara McKinney (USA), overall World Cup champ in 1983, super-G/GS World Cup winner that year as well, and the leader in the 1983-84 slalom World Cup. But neither skied well. Hess placed only 10th on her first run, eventually moving up to fifth place, while McKinney missed a gate early on her first run, and did not finish. The first run leader was unknown Frenchwoman Christelle Guignard, who would not finish the second run. Italy’s Paola Magoni had been tied for fourth on the first run, but posted the best time on the second run to win the gold medal in a major upset. She had never previously placed better than sixth in a World Cup event, and would never again reach such heights, winning one World Cup race, a slalom in 1985, and earning a bronze in the slalom at the 1985 World Championships.The silver medal was won by Perrine Pelen, who had previously won Olympic bronze medals in the 1980 and 1984 giant slalom. Pelen was much better known and would have a much more heralded career. She was the 1980 slalom World Cup champion, would win the slalom gold medal at the 1985 World Championships, and ended her career after winning 14 World Cup races. A slalom specialist, she had seven podium finishes in the slalom World Cup at years’ end.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
15Paola MagoniITA1:36.4748.85 (=4)47.62 (1)Gold
210Perrine PelenFRA1:37.3848.85 (=4)48.53 (4)Silver
313Ursula KonzettLIE1:37.5048.81 (2)48.69 (6)Bronze
46Roswitha SteinerAUT1:37.8449.22 (7)48.62 (5)
515Erika HessSUI1:37.9149.57 (10)48.34 (3)
614Małgorzata TlałkaPOL1:37.9749.20 (6)48.77 (7)
71Maria Rosa QuarioITA1:37.9949.68 (13)48.31 (2)
83Anni KronbichlerAUT1:38.0548.84 (3)49.21 (12)
912Daniela ZiniITA1:38.1549.32 (8)48.83 (8)
1016Olga CharvátováTCH1:38.6649.65 (12)49.01 (9)
112Monika HessSUI1:38.6749.55 (9)49.12 (10)
1211Maria EppleFRG1:38.7749.63 (11)49.14 (11)
1321Ewa GrabowskaPOL1:39.6250.06 (=15)49.56 (14)
1429Nadezhda AndreyevaURS1:40.2250.80 (18)49.42 (13)
1531Mateja SvetYUG1:40.8551.12 (19)49.73 (15)
1635Carole MerleFRA1:44.3051.68 (20)52.62 (16)
1736Jolanda KindleLIE1:46.4353.13 (22)53.30 (17)
1840Magdalena BirknerARG1:54.7556.36 (23)58.39 (18)
1942Jin XuefeiCHN2:06.041:02.74 (24)1:03.30 (20)
2041Wang GuizhenCHN2:06.741:05.14 (25)1:01.60 (19)
2143Lina AristodimouCYP2:19.641:08.53 (26)1:11.11 (21)
AC17Christelle GuignardFRA48.71 (1)– (AC)DNF
AC9Petra WenzelLIE49.80 (14)– (AC)DNF
AC22Blanca Fernández OchoaESP50.06 (=15)– (AC)DNF
AC18Nuša TomeYUG50.69 (17)– (AC)DNF
AC4Tamara McKinneyUSA– (AC)DNF
AC7Christin CooperUSA– (AC)DNF
AC8Dorota TlałkaPOL– (AC)DNF
AC19Brigitte OertliSUI– (AC)DNF
AC20Anja ZavadlavYUG– (AC)DNF
AC23Lea SölknerAUT– (AC)DNF
AC24Alexandra MařasováTCH– (AC)DNF
AC26Ivana ValešováTCH– (AC)DNF
AC27Fulvia SteveninITA– (AC)DNF
AC30Andrea BédardCAN– (AC)DNF
AC32Dolores Fernández OchoaESP– (AC)DNF
AC33Veronika WallingerAUT– (AC)DNF
AC34Lesley BeckGBR– (AC)DNF
AC37Liliana IchimROU– (AC)DNF
AC38Teresa BustamanteARG– (AC)DNF
AC39Nanna LeifsdóttirISL– (AC)DNF
AC44Magdalena Saint AntoninARG– (AC)DNF
AC28Andreja LeskovšekYUG52.00 (21)52.24 (AC)DQ
AC25Anne-Flore ReyFRA– (AC)DQ
AC45Gabriela AngautARG– (AC)DQ