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Giant Slalom, Women

Date24 February 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationNakiska (Eagle Tail - Whiskey Gap)
Participants64 from 26 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Phillipe ChevalierSUI
Course Setter (Run 2)Jules MazzegaFRA
Venue detailsGates: 42 / 48
Length: ?
Start Altitude: 2205 m
Vertical Drop: 325 m

The heavy favorite was Swiss skier Vreni Schneider, the 1987 World Champion, and the World Cup GS champion in 1986 and 1987. On the first run, Schneider placed only fifth, with the lead taken by Spain’s Blanca Fernández Ochoa, sister of the 1972 men’s slalom gold medalist, Francisco Fernández Ochoa. But Fernández Ochoa fell early in the second round and would not finish. Schneider posted the fastest time of the second run and came from behind to win the expected gold medal. Schneider is the greatest technical skier in women’s Alpine history. In the 1988-89 season, she would win 14 races, thru 2008, the most ever in a single season by any skier, male or female. In her career she won 55 World Cup races, 20 in the GS and 34 in the slalom (one in the combined), and 14 World Cup titles – three overall, five in giant slalom, and six in the slalom, the latter two marks records for those disciplines. Schneider would repeat as World Champion in the GS in 1989, and win another World title in the slalom in 1991. In her Olympic career she would win five medals, adding a gold, silver, and bronze at the 1994 Winter Olympics, to her two golds from Calgary.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
115Vreni SchneiderSUI2:06.491:00.53 (5)1:05.96 (1)Gold
210Christa Kinshofer-GüthleinFRG2:07.4259.98 (2)1:07.44 (5)Silver
34Maria WalliserSUI2:07.721:00.57 (6)1:07.15 (4)Bronze
49Mateja SvetYUG2:07.801:00.95 (10)1:06.85 (3)
517Christina MeierFRG2:07.881:00.43 (4)1:07.45 (6)
618Ulrike MaierAUT2:08.101:01.41 (15)1:06.69 (2)
76Anita WachterAUT2:08.381:00.23 (3)1:08.15 (9)
83Catherine QuittetFRA2:08.841:01.11 (12)1:07.73 (7)
95Carole MerleFRA2:09.361:01.30 (14)1:08.06 (8)
1019Christelle GuignardFRA2:09.461:00.90 (9)1:08.56 (10)
1124Josée LacasseCAN2:09.781:01.12 (13)1:08.66 (11)
1229Diann RoffeUSA2:10.691:01.75 (18)1:08.94 (12)
1313Debbie ArmstrongUSA2:10.721:01.73 (17)1:08.99 (13)
1431Petra KronbergerAUT2:12.311:02.41 (23)1:09.90 (16)
1532Katra ZajcYUG2:12.481:02.87 (26)1:09.61 (15)
1645Katarzyna SzafrańskaPOL2:12.831:03.33 (29)1:09.50 (14)
1735Kerrin LeeCAN2:13.321:02.71 (24)1:10.61 (18)
1834Mojca DežmanYUG2:14.361:04.12 (35)1:10.24 (17)
192Małgorzata Tlałka-MogoreFRA2:14.391:03.01 (27)1:11.38 (23)
2046Lucia MedzihradskáTCH2:14.431:03.79 (30)1:10.64 (19)
2152Jacqueline VogtLIE2:14.641:03.95 (31)1:10.69 (20)
2238Kristina AnderssonSWE2:15.091:04.01 (32)1:11.08 (=21)
2342Lenka KebrlováTCH2:15.171:04.09 (33)1:11.08 (=21)
2456Carolina BirknerARG2:20.761:06.46 (37)1:14.30 (25)
2550Carolina EirasARG2:22.081:07.92 (39)1:14.16 (24)
2657Sandra GrauAND2:29.231:10.01 (40)1:19.22 (26)
2763Karolina FotiadouCYP2:44.581:19.02 (43)1:25.56 (27)
2864Seba JohnsonISV2:49.211:19.27 (44)1:29.94 (28)
2962Fiamma SmithGUA3:00.171:25.31 (45)1:34.86 (29)
AC14Blanca Fernández OchoaESP59.68 (1)– (AC)DNF
AC16Corinne SchmidhauserSUI1:00.67 (7)– (AC)DNF
AC8Michaela GergFRG1:00.81 (8)– (AC)DNF
AC20Camilla NilssonSWE1:00.96 (11)– (AC)DNF
AC22Paola Magoni-SforzaITA1:01.65 (16)– (AC)DNF
AC33Emi KawabataJPN1:02.10 (=19)– (AC)DNF
AC28Heidi VoelkerUSA1:02.10 (=19)– (AC)DNF
AC1Marina KiehlFRG1:02.11 (21)– (AC)DNF
AC12Michela FiginiSUI1:02.35 (22)– (AC)DNF
AC26Veronika ŠarecYUG1:02.73 (25)– (AC)DNF
AC25Catharina Glassér-BjernerSWE1:03.17 (28)– (AC)DNF
AC43Kate RattrayNZL1:04.10 (34)– (AC)DNF
AC47Claudina RosselAND1:06.16 (36)– (AC)DNF
AC54Ingrid GrantGBR1:06.52 (38)– (AC)DNF
AC60Thomai LefousiGRE1:10.26 (41)– (AC)DNF
AC59Astrid SteverlynckARG1:10.63 (42)– (AC)DNF
AC7Sigrid WolfAUT– (AC)DNF
AC11Tamara McKinneyUSA– (AC)DNF
AC21Jolanda KindleLIE– (AC)DNF
AC23Monika ÄijäSWE– (AC)DNF
AC27Karen PercyCAN– (AC)DNF
AC30Ľudmila MilanováTCH– (AC)DNF
AC37Michelle McKendryCAN– (AC)DNF
AC39Sachiko YamamotoJPN– (AC)DNF
AC40Ainhoa IbarraESP– (AC)DNF
AC41Eva MogaESP– (AC)DNF
AC44Nina EhrnroothFIN– (AC)DNF
AC48Lesley BeckGBR– (AC)DNF
AC49Sarah LewisGBR– (AC)DNF
AC53Mihaela FeraROU– (AC)DNF
AC55Guðrún KristjánsdóttirISL– (AC)DNF
AC58Magdalena BirknerARG– (AC)DNF
AC36Nadia BonfiniITA– (AC)DQ
AC51Wendy LumbyGBR– (AC)DQ
AC61Mary Pat WilsonPUR– (AC)DQ