| Event type

Downhill, Women1

Date12 February 2002 — 10:00
LocationSnowbasin Ski Resort, Huntsville, Utah (Wildflower)
Participants38 from 17 countries
Course SetterJan TischhauserIFR
Venue detailsGates: 37
Length: 2694 m
Start Altitude: 2748 m
Vertical Drop: 800 m

The women’s downhill was postponed by one day because of strong winds. Italy’s Isolde Kostner was the favorite, as she had won the 2001 World Cup and was leading the 2001-02 event. Second and third in the World Cup coming into Salt Lake were Renate Götschl (AUT) and German Hilde Gerg. They were the three last skiers to go off among the seeds. Just before them, France’s Carole Montillet moved into the lead with 1:39.56, and none of the favorites could better that time, giving Montillet a shocking gold medal. She had never previously won a World Cup downhill, and she was still in mourning over the death of Régine Cavagnoud, her close friend and teammate, who died in October 2001 in a training accident. Behind her, Kostner, Götschl, and Gerg finished in that order, the same as their World Cup standings.

111Carole MontilletFRA1:39.56Gold
214Isolde KostnerITA1:40.01Silver
315Renate GötschlAUT1:40.39Bronze
413Hilde GergGER1:40.49
521Corinne Rey-BelletSUI1:40.54
612Selina HereggerAUT1:40.56
718Sylviane BerthodSUI1:40.67
824Mélanie TurgeonCAN1:40.71
925Michaela DorfmeisterAUT1:40.83
1016Regina HäuslGER1:40.84
1128Jonna MendesUSA1:40.97
1217Kirsten ClarkUSA1:41.03
1310Ingeborg Helen MarkenNOR1:41.08
1420Pernilla WibergSWE1:41.09
158Mélanie SuchetFRA1:41.15
1626Picabo StreetUSA1:41.17
173Patrizia BassisITA1:41.56
1819Brigitte ObermoserAUT1:41.64
199Catherine BorghiSUI1:41.88
2022Daniela CeccarelliITA1:42.03
2130Varvara ZelenskayaRUS1:42.43
221Špela BračunSLO1:42.48
2323Ingrid JacquemodFRA1:42.70
245Lucia RecchiaITA1:42.80
254Janette HarginSWE1:42.83
2629Sibylle BraunerGER1:42.97
2733Alice JonesAUS1:43.07
286Mojca SuhadolcSLO1:43.10
2931Jenny OwensAUS1:44.15
3035Gabriela MartinovováCZE1:44.25
3137Dagný Linda KristjánsdóttirISL1:44.72
3234Chemmy AlcottGBR1:45.98
3336Alexandra MunteanuROU1:46.29
3438Macarena Simari BirknerARG1:46.77
3539María Belén Simari BirknerARG1:46.97
AC2Caroline LaliveUSADNF
AC7Petra HaltmayrGERDNF
AC27Anne-Marie LeFrançoisCANDNF
DNS32Sara-Maude BoucherCAN