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Downhill, Men

Date13 February 1994 — 11:00-12:45
StatusOlympic
LocationKvitfjell Alpinsenter, Ringebu
Participants55 from 26 countries
Course SetterSepp MessnerIFR
Venue detailsGates: 39
Length: 3035 m
Start Altitude: 1020 m
Vertical Drop: 838 m

No man had dominated downhill skiing in the past five years, so the event was considered wide open. Norway’s favorite was Kjetil André Aamodt, who was the seventh skier out of the starthouse. The leader at the time was Luxembourg’s Marc Girardelli, but the Norwegian fans went crazy when Aamodt bested his time by 0.34 seconds. The next skier was American Tommy Moe, who was a solid skier on the World Cup circuit but had never won a World Cup race. No matter, for Moe went ahead, edging Aamodt by 0.04 seconds. As the remaining skiers came down, Moe’s time held up for an unlikely gold medal. He would never again win a World Cup downhill race, and would win only one other World Cup race ever, a super-G later in March 1994. The 1994 downhill was one of the closest ever overall as less than one second separated the first 15 finishers.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
18Tommy MoeUSA1:45.75Gold
27Kjetil André AamodtNOR1:45.79Silver
321Ed PodivinskyCAN1:45.87Bronze
410Patrick OrtliebAUT1:46.01
51Marc GirardelliLUX1:46.09
=633Nicolas BurtinFRA1:46.22
=62Hannes TrinklAUT1:46.22
813Luc AlphandFRA1:46.25
915Atle SkårdalNOR1:46.29
1017Jan Einar ThorsenNOR1:46.34
1126Kyle RasmussenUSA1:46.35
123Peter RunggaldierITA1:46.39
134Pietro VitaliniITA1:46.48
145Daniel MahrerSUI1:46.55
1511Armin AssingerAUT1:46.68
169William BesseSUI1:46.76
1730A J KittUSA1:46.82
1819Lasse KjusNOR1:46.84
1914Günther MaderAUT1:46.87
2012Kristian GhedinaITA1:46.99
2122Luigi ColturiITA1:47.05
2220Christophe PléFRA1:47.11
2324Franco CavegnSUI1:47.15
2423Jean-Luc CrétierFRA1:47.27
2527Hansjörg TauscherGER1:47.30
2635Graham BellGBR1:47.39
2729Luke SauderCAN1:47.45
2832Martin BellGBR1:47.49
2936Jürgen HaslerLIE1:47.62
3038Janne LeskinenFIN1:47.87
3128Ralf SocherCAN1:47.93
3231Fredrik NybergSWE1:47.97
3341Achim VogtLIE1:47.98
3434Patrik JärbynSWE1:48.05
3544Miran RavterSLO1:48.48
3618Markus WasmeierGER1:48.53
3742Andrey FilichkinRUS1:48.81
3837Craig ThrasherUSA1:48.91
3925Markus FoserLIE1:48.93
4045Marco BüchelLIE1:48.97
4140Georges MendesPOR1:49.20
4239Nils LinnebergCHI1:49.80
4349Andrey KolotvinKAZ1:50.39
4447Petar DichevBUL1:51.07
4551Mariano PuricelliARG1:52.38
4646Marcin SzafrańskiPOL1:52.59
4750Zurab DzhidzhishviliGEO1:53.27
4853Hubertus von HohenloheMEX1:53.37
4948Diego MargozziniCHI1:55.32
5055Lothar Christian MunderBRA1:56.48
AC6Cary MullenCANDNF
AC16Franz HeinzerSUIDNF
AC52Connor O'BrienESTDNF
AC54Lamine GuèyeSENDNF
AC43Vasily BezsmelnitsynRUSDQ1