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Combined, Women

Date16 – 17 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationHappo'one, Hakuba
Participants29 from 17 countries
FormatOne downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Downhill)Jan TischhauserSUI
Venue detailsGates: 32 / 46 / 42
Length: 2518 m / ? / ?
Start Altitude: 1590 m / 975 m / 975 m
Vertical Drop: 691 m / 145 m / 145 m

Since the change in combined scoring in 1994, with the total time now the determining factor, the event favored slalom specialists. The event one day was delayed because of poor weather. The leader after the downhill was Katja Seizinger with Pernilla Wiberg close behind in second. This made Wiberg the favorite because she was a better slalom skier. But on the first run, Wiberg caught a tip on a gate near the finish and did not finish. Seizinger was steady in the slalom, placing fifth in that section, to win her third Olympic gold medal. She was followed by her two teammates, Martina Ertl and Hilde Gerg (winner of the slalom gold in Nagano), giving Germany only the fourth medal sweep in Olympic Alpine skiing, after Austria in 1956 men’s giant slalom, Austria in 1964 women’s downhill, and Norway in 1994 men’s combined.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeDownhillSlalom
13Katja SeizingerGER2:40.741:28.52 (1)1:12.22 (5)Gold
214Martina ErtlGER2:40.921:29.76 (4)1:11.16 (1)Silver
32Hilde GergGER2:41.501:29.92 (7)1:11.58 (2)Bronze
41Steffi SchusterAUT2:42.251:30.10 (=8)1:12.15 (4)
530Morena GallizioITA2:42.521:30.60 (11)1:11.92 (3)
65Florence MasnadaFRA2:42.841:29.87 (6)1:12.97 (8)
716Caroline LaliveUSA2:44.761:31.05 (14)1:13.71 (10)
819Janica KostelićCRO2:45.231:31.71 (18)1:13.52 (9)
921Alex ShafferUSA2:45.241:32.53 (19)1:12.71 (7)
1015Catherine BorghiSUI2:45.331:31.24 (16)1:14.09 (11)
1111Brigitte ObermoserAUT2:45.481:29.82 (5)1:15.66 (13)
1229Monika BergmannGER2:45.841:33.35 (21)1:12.49 (6)
1310Ingeborg Helen MarkenNOR2:47.191:30.65 (13)1:16.54 (14)
1422Jonna MendesUSA2:48.591:31.16 (15)1:17.43 (16)
1520Lucie HrstkováCZE2:49.961:33.29 (20)1:16.67 (15)
1632Junko YamakawaJPN2:50.361:34.98 (24)1:15.38 (12)
1728Tamara SchädlerLIE2:52.181:34.18 (22)1:18.00 (17)
1826Kirsten ClarkUSA2:52.251:31.47 (17)1:20.78 (19)
1917Carola CalelloARG2:53.771:35.09 (25)1:18.68 (18)
2031Yuliya KharkivskaUKR2:57.111:35.84 (26)1:21.27 (20)
2125Mónika KovácsHUN3:06.311:37.35 (27)1:28.96 (21)
AC18Kristine KristiansenNOR1:30.61 (12)– (AC)DNF
AC16Brynja ÞorsteinsdóttirISL1:34.49 (23)– (AC)DNF
AC17Michaela DorfmeisterAUT1:30.10 (=8)– (AC)DNF
AC1Pernilla WibergSWE1:28.86 (2)– (AC)DNF
AC9Renate GötschlAUT1:29.34 (3)– (AC)DNF
AC24Bibiana PerezITA1:30.54 (10)– (DNS)DNF
AC13Mélanie TurgeonCAN– (AC)DNF
AC23Trude GimleNOR– (AC)DNF
DNS7Alexandra MeissnitzerAUT– (DNS)
DNS6Isolde KostnerITA– (DNS)
DNS27Katie MonahanUSA– (DNS)