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Super G, Women

Date22 February 1988 — 11:37
StatusOlympic
LocationNakiska (North Axe)
Participants46 from 20 countries
Course SetterJohn LyonsCAN
Venue detailsGates: 39
Length: 1943 m
Start Altitude: 2039 m
Vertical Drop: 507 m

This was the inaugural women’s super-G at the Winter Olympics. There were three highly considered racers: Maria Walliser (SUI), overall World Cup champion in 1986 and 1987, and the 1987 World Champion; Michela Figini (SUI), the leader in the 1987-88 super-G World Cup; and Marina Kiehl (GER), who had already won the downhill gold, and had won six super-G World Cup races in her career. Of the favorites, Figini was off first, posting 1:20.03 to take the lead in the race. The next skier down was Walliser, starting sixth, who could not match Figini, and would also finish sixth eventually. Kiehl started 13th but skied poorly for her, and also placed in a tie for 13th. Just before she started, Austrian Sigrid Wolf came down, bettering Figini’s time by a full second, which held up for the gold medal. In 1989, Wolf would win silver in the event at the World Championships.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
112Sigrid WolfAUT1:19.03Gold
25Michela FiginiSUI1:20.03Silver
315Karen PercyCAN1:20.29Bronze
43Regine MösenlechnerFRG1:20.33
511Anita WachterAUT1:20.36
66Maria WalliserSUI1:20.48
=718Michaela MarzolaITA1:20.91
=714Zoë HaasSUI1:20.91
97Edie ThysUSA1:20.93
=1016Christa Kinshofer-GüthleinFRG1:20.98
=104Michaela GergFRG1:20.98
1221Carole MerleFRA1:21.01
=1322Laurie GrahamCAN1:21.11
=1313Marina KiehlFRG1:21.11
1517Lisi KirchlerAUT1:21.16
162Catherine QuittetFRA1:21.48
1710Brigitte OertliSUI1:21.56
1819Debbie ArmstrongUSA1:21.87
1935Lucie LarocheCAN1:21.95
208Mateja SvetYUG1:21.96
219Blanca Fernández OchoaESP1:22.04
2223Claudine EmonetFRA1:22.05
2320Kerrin LeeCAN1:22.11
2429Emi KawabataJPN1:22.24
251Sylvia EderAUT1:22.39
2625Hilary LindhUSA1:23.11
2732Veronika ŠarecYUG1:23.17
2838Kate RattrayNZL1:23.48
2926Ľudmila MilanováTCH1:23.92
3034Sachiko YamamotoJPN1:24.32
3130Wendy LumbyGBR1:24.36
3227Kristin KroneUSA1:24.51
3333Ainhoa IbarraESP1:24.70
3441Mihaela FeraROU1:25.55
3536Clare BoothGBR1:26.27
3643Carolina BirknerARG1:28.42
3739Carolina EirasARG1:29.87
3840Claudina RosselAND1:30.78
3944Mariela VallecilloARG1:33.49
4042Sandra GrauAND1:33.65
4147Astrid SteverlynckARG1:36.51
AC45Fiamma SmithGUADNF
AC37Jacqueline VogtLIEDNF
AC24Cathy ChedalFRADNF
AC48Seba JohnsonISVDQ
AC46Thomai LefousiGREDQ
DNS31Lenka KebrlováTCH
DNS28Lucia MedzihradskáTCH