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Giant Slalom, Men

Date18 February 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationVal d'Isère
Participants131 from 47 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Rainer MutschlerGER
Course Setter (Run 2)Didier BonvinSUI
Venue detailsGates: 47
Length: ?
Start Altitude: 2220 m
Vertical Drop: 384 m

Although he had struggled somewhat after the Calgary Olympics, defending champion Alberto Tomba had won the 1991 giant slalom World Cup. There were three other major contenders – the super-G gold medalist Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR), the 1991-92 World Cup leader Paul Accola (SUI), and the peripatetic Marc Girardelli (LUX). Girardelli had been a four-time overall World Cup champion, and coming into Albertville was considered the greatest skier without an Olympic medal, although he had ended that in the super-G with a silver. Girardelli was born in Austria and lived mostly in Switzerland. He had acquired Luxembourgeois citizenship after he and his father had disputes with the Austrian ski team. He had been unable to compete at the 1984 Winter Olympics because he did not obtain his citizenship in time, and although he competed at Calgary in 1988, he struggled there.

There were 131 skiers in the event, the largest entry ever in Winter Olympic skiing, and the first run seemingly took forever to complete. To make it more time-consuming, the course was not that difficult and a full 109 skiiers finished and competed in the second run. The first run went according to form, with Tomba leading, following by Girardelli, Aamodt, and Accola. Tomba again posted the fastest time in the second run, to defend his gold medal, with the order unchanged – Girardelli getting his second silver in Albertville, Aamodt winning bronze, and Accola in fourth place. Tomba’s performance made him the first Alpine skier to defend a title at the Winter Olympics.

Near the end of the race, Raymond Keyrouz was the 129th starter. But he was so slow that he was passed by the 130th starter El-Hassan Mahta. Both were eventually disqualified for missing gates.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
16Alberto TombaITA2:06.981:04.57 (1)1:02.41 (1)Gold
214Marc GirardelliLUX2:07.301:04.70 (2)1:02.60 (3)Silver
31Kjetil André AamodtNOR2:07.821:04.81 (3)1:03.01 (6)Bronze
49Paul AccolaSUI2:08.021:04.88 (4)1:03.14 (8)
58Ole Kristian FurusethNOR2:08.161:05.63 (6)1:02.53 (2)
63Günther MaderAUT2:08.801:05.42 (5)1:03.38 (11)
716Rainer SalzgeberAUT2:08.831:05.72 (8)1:03.11 (7)
813Fredrik NybergSWE2:09.001:06.09 (10)1:02.91 (5)
=927Hubert StrolzAUT2:09.451:06.75 (15)1:02.70 (4)
=921Josef PoligITA2:09.451:06.17 (11)1:03.28 (10)
115Hans PierenSUI2:09.571:06.34 (13)1:03.23 (9)
1220Christian MayerAUT2:10.061:06.23 (12)1:03.83 (14)
=1329Stéphane ExartierFRA2:10.671:06.87 (17)1:03.80 (13)
=132Michael von GrünigenSUI2:10.671:06.95 (=18)1:03.72 (12)
1525Günther MarxerLIE2:11.151:06.69 (14)1:04.46 (15)
1622Gregor GrilcSLO2:11.501:06.80 (16)1:04.70 (16)
1711Sergio BergamelliITA2:11.751:06.95 (=18)1:04.80 (18)
1819Franck PiccardFRA2:11.931:07.14 (22)1:04.79 (17)
1917Alain FeutrierFRA2:12.001:07.11 (=20)1:04.89 (20)
2031Rob ParisienUSA2:12.031:07.11 (=20)1:04.92 (22)
2133Kiminobu KimuraJPN2:12.101:07.20 (23)1:04.90 (21)
2226Jure KoširSLO2:12.231:07.41 (24)1:04.82 (19)
2318Mitja KuncSLO2:12.881:07.48 (25)1:05.40 (25)
2434Andrej MiklavcSLO2:12.951:07.91 (29)1:05.04 (23)
2532Casey PuckettUSA2:13.251:08.17 (30)1:05.08 (24)
2637Achim VogtLIE2:14.701:08.68 (31)1:06.02 (26)
2744Vicente TomásESP2:15.551:09.15 (32)1:06.40 (28)
2840Simon Wi RuteneNZL2:15.611:09.52 (35)1:06.09 (27)
2936Takuya IshiokaJPN2:15.921:09.28 (34)1:06.64 (30)
3053Petar DichevBUL2:16.381:09.85 (37)1:06.53 (29)
3146Xavier UbeiraESP2:17.061:09.75 (36)1:07.31 (33)
3242Ricardo CampoESP2:17.771:10.15 (38)1:07.62 (34)
3362Lyubomir PopovBUL2:18.011:10.72 (42)1:07.29 (32)
3445Marián BírešTCH2:18.111:10.98 (43)1:07.13 (31)
3543Rob CrossanCAN2:18.571:10.69 (40)1:07.88 (35)
3660Gerard EscodaAND2:18.691:10.70 (41)1:07.99 (37)
3738Peter JurkoTCH2:19.151:10.65 (39)1:08.50 (38)
3858Nahum OrobitgAND2:19.301:11.37 (45)1:07.93 (36)
3948Willy RaineCAN2:20.061:11.30 (44)1:08.76 (40)
4054Bill GaylordGBR2:20.661:12.04 (46)1:08.62 (39)
4163Borislav DimitrachkovBUL2:21.651:12.08 (47)1:09.57 (41)
4267Pierre KőszáliHUN2:23.361:12.73 (49)1:10.63 (42)
4355Gavin ForsythGBR2:24.231:13.51 (52)1:10.72 (43)
4468Örnólfur ValdimarssonISL2:25.021:13.88 (54)1:11.14 (44)
4556Nils Gelbjerg-HansenDEN2:26.491:14.04 (57)1:12.45 (47)
4670Marcin SzafrańskiPOL2:27.401:15.06 (58)1:12.34 (46)
4776Agustín NeimanARG2:28.311:16.44 (63)1:11.87 (45)
4884Emilian FocșeneanuROU2:29.001:15.48 (59)1:13.52 (50)
4966Alexis RaclozCHI2:29.271:16.50 (64)1:12.77 (48)
5090Balázs TornayHUN2:29.711:16.71 (65)1:13.00 (49)
5171Mauricio RotellaCHI2:30.441:15.92 (61)1:14.52 (52)
5272Jakub MalczewskiPOL2:30.671:15.86 (60)1:14.81 (54)
5383Aurel FoiciucROU2:30.821:16.03 (62)1:14.79 (53)
5477Gáston BegueARG2:31.161:17.22 (=67)1:13.94 (51)
5569Diego MargozziniCHI2:33.321:17.43 (69)1:15.89 (55)
5674Péter KristályHUN2:34.381:18.34 (72)1:16.04 (56)
5782Elias MajdalaniLBN2:35.771:18.32 (71)1:17.45 (58)
5893Zoran PerušinaYUG2:36.021:18.95 (73)1:17.07 (57)
5989Jason GasperoniSMR2:38.351:20.74 (76)1:17.61 (59)
60102Taner ÜstündağTUR2:38.951:20.44 (74)1:18.51 (61)
6197Alekhis FotiadisCYP2:39.991:22.01 (79)1:17.98 (60)
6287John CampbellISV2:40.031:20.68 (75)1:19.35 (62)
6398Keith FraserSWZ2:41.761:21.93 (78)1:19.83 (63)
64108Sérgio SchulerBRA2:42.611:22.31 (81)1:20.30 (64)
6586Carlos Mier y TeránMEX2:44.731:22.24 (80)1:22.49 (67)
6692Lamine GuèyeSEN2:44.981:21.60 (77)1:23.38 (71)
=67124Kim Chol-RyongPRK2:45.261:23.24 (86)1:22.02 (65)
=67105Ahmet DemirTUR2:45.261:23.00 (83)1:22.26 (66)
69100Andreas VasiliCYP2:46.261:22.86 (82)1:23.40 (73)
70110Cevdet CanTUR2:46.401:23.62 (87)1:22.78 (69)
71107Michael TeruelPHI2:46.841:24.13 (88)1:22.71 (68)
72103Eduardo AmpudiaMEX2:47.601:23.07 (=84)1:24.53 (75)
7399Marcelo ApovianBRA2:48.041:23.07 (=84)1:24.97 (76)
7491Alphonse GomisSEN2:48.081:24.29 (89)1:23.79 (74)
75101Yakup Kadri BirinciTUR2:48.121:24.73 (91)1:23.39 (72)
76106Sokratis AristodimouCYP2:48.161:25.03 (92)1:23.13 (70)
7794Guillermo ÁvilaBOL2:50.771:24.68 (90)1:26.09 (77)
78119Brahim Ait SibrahimMAR2:54.221:26.81 (93)1:27.41 (78)
79104Germán SánchezMEX2:56.711:27.29 (94)1:29.42 (79)
80120Kamel GuerriALG3:03.771:28.85 (99)1:34.92 (81)
81111Chen Tong-JongTPE3:05.991:31.48 (100)1:34.51 (80)
82127Nanak Chand ThakurIND3:09.031:31.98 (101)1:37.05 (82)
83114Daniel StahleBOL3:12.361:33.56 (102)1:38.80 (83)
84123Mustapha NaitlhouMAR3:17.321:38.11 (105)1:39.21 (84)
85118Mourad GuerriALG3:20.331:28.34 (97)1:51.99 (89)
86115Noureddine BouchaalMAR3:22.301:38.40 (106)1:43.90 (85)
87113Carlos AramayoBOL3:24.291:38.83 (108)1:45.46 (86)
88133Dany AbounaoumLBN3:24.391:37.40 (104)1:46.99 (87)
89125José Manuel BejaranoBOL3:27.351:36.47 (103)1:50.88 (88)
90128Julián MuñozCRC3:46.511:47.78 (110)1:58.73 (90)
91117Alejandro PreinfalkCRC4:49.062:04.91 (111)2:44.15 (91)
AC12Johan WallnerSWE1:05.64 (7)– (AC)DNF
AC7Steve LocherSUI1:05.80 (9)– (AC)DNF
AC35Matt GrosjeanUSA1:07.76 (27)– (AC)DNF
AC23Armin BittnerGER1:07.77 (28)– (DNS)DNF
AC41Jorge PujolESP1:09.20 (33)– (AC)DNF
AC59Ramón RossellAND1:12.28 (48)– (AC)DNF
AC65Víctor GómezAND1:12.87 (50)– (AC)DNF
AC64Sean LangmuirGBR1:13.72 (53)– (AC)DNF
AC47Tsuyoshi TomiiJPN1:13.36 (51)– (AC)DNF
AC57Attila BónisHUN1:13.98 (55)– (AC)DNF
AC73Carlos EspiasseARG1:16.77 (66)– (DNS)DNF
AC78Thomas LefousiGRE1:17.22 (=67)– (AC)DNF
AC75Choi Yong-HeeKOR1:17.53 (70)– (AC)DNF
AC96Hans EggerBRA1:27.47 (95)– (AC)DNF
AC95Fábio IgelBRA1:28.83 (98)– (DNS)DNF
AC121Ong Ching-MingTPE1:38.66 (107)– (AC)DNF
AC116Lal ChuniIND1:39.56 (109)– (AC)DNF
AC131Gabriel CherñacovCRC2:11.34 (112)– (AC)DNF
AC4Lasse KjusNOR– (AC)DNF
AC10Patrick HolzerITA– (AC)DNF
AC15Didrik MarkstenNOR– (AC)DNF
AC24Markus WasmeierGER– (AC)DNF
AC30Chris PuckettUSA– (AC)DNF
AC39Marco BüchelLIE– (AC)DNF
AC49Daniel VogtLIE– (AC)DNF
AC50Kristinn BjörnssonISL– (AC)DNF
AC52Vedran PavlekCRO– (AC)DNF
AC61Federico van DitmarARG– (AC)DNF
AC80Ioannis KaprarasGRE– (AC)DNF
AC81Nicola ErcolaniSMR– (AC)DNF
AC85Jorge Eduardo BallesterosMEX– (AC)DNF
AC88Rejmon HoroYUG– (AC)DNF
AC126Enis BećirbegovićYUG– (AC)DNF
AC132Martín CherñacovCRC– (AC)DNF
AC28Peter RothGER1:07.68 (26)– (AC)DQ
AC51Hur Seung-WookKOR1:13.99 (56)– (AC)DQ
AC122Jean KhalilLBN1:28.07 (96)– (AC)DQ
AC109Igor LatinovićYUG– (AC)DQ
AC129El-Hassan MahtaMAR– (AC)DQ
AC130Raymond KeyrouzLBN– (AC)DQ
DNSStergios PapposGRE– (DNS)
DNSTang Wei-TsuTPE– (DNS)