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Downhill, Men1

Date15 February 1988 — 11:30
StatusOlympic
LocationNakiska (Ram Alley - Little Bush - Turbo Traverse - Eagle Tail - Bobtail- Mighty Peace - Maverick)
Participants51 from 18 countries
Course SetterHeinz StohlCAN
Venue detailsGates: 40
Length: 3147 m
Start Altitude: 2412 m
Vertical Drop: 874 m

The last two World Champions were Swiss, Peter Müller (1987) and Pirmin Zurbriggen (1985), with Zurbriggen having won the 1987 downhill World Cup and leading the circuit at the time of the Calgary Olympics. The two favorites, they both came through and skied well, Müller off as the first skier. The event was delayed one day because of high winds on the mountain. Zurbriggen was the 14th starter, with Müller still leading, but Zurbriggen sped down the course to defeat Müller by slightly over ½-a-second. The 1980 gold medalist, Leonhard Stock of Austria, placed fourth, trailing France’s Franck Piccard, who would later win the first Olympic gold medal in the super-G.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
114Pirmin ZurbriggenSUI1:59.63Gold
21Peter MüllerSUI2:00.14Silver
315Franck PiccardFRA2:01.24Bronze
412Leonhard StockAUT2:01.56
521Gerhard PfaffenbichlerAUT2:02.02
69Markus WasmeierFRG2:02.03
710Anton SteinerAUT2:02.19
826Martin BellGBR2:02.49
98Marc GirardelliLUX2:02.59
1013Danilo SbardellottoITA2:02.69
1128Shinya ChibaJPN2:03.16
123Daniel MahrerSUI2:03.18
1325Hannes ZehentnerFRG2:03.23
1435Mike CarneyCAN2:03.25
1516Atle SkårdalNOR2:03.26
167Rob BoydCAN2:03.27
176Franz HeinzerSUI2:03.36
1811Felix BelczykCAN2:03.59
1937Günther MaderAUT2:03.96
2024Hansjörg TauscherFRG2:04.31
2120Peter DürrFRG2:04.32
2230Steven LeeAUS2:04.46
2333Graham BellGBR2:04.56
2419Jan Einar ThorsenNOR2:04.77
252Christophe PléFRA2:04.78
2632A J KittUSA2:04.94
2718Lars-Börje ErikssonSWE2:05.02
2827Jeff OlsonUSA2:05.09
2943Peter JurkoTCH2:05.32
3034Niklas HenningSWE2:05.52
3117Igor CigollaITA2:05.85
3229Doug LewisUSA2:06.25
3339Adrián BírešTCH2:06.34
3436Katsuhito KumagaiJPN2:07.17
3545Finn Christian JaggeNOR2:07.64
3651Silvio WilleLIE2:07.77
3738Boris DuncanGBR2:07.88
3846Gregor HoopLIE2:08.50
3947Robert BüchelLIE2:08.66
4044Niklas LindqvistSWE2:09.41
4140Nils LinnebergCHI2:09.83
4241Dieter LinnebergCHI2:11.16
4349Hubertus von HohenloheMEX2:12.58
4448Jorge BirknerARG2:14.20
4550Javier RivaraARG2:16.79
AC42Peter ForrasAUSDNF
AC31Bill HudsonUSADNF
AC23Luc AlphandFRADNF
AC4Michael MairITADNF
AC22Philippe VerneretFRADQ
AC5Brian StemmleCANDQ