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Super G, Women

Date17 February 2002 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSnowbasin Ski Resort, Huntsville, Utah (Wildflower)
Participants43 from 20 countries
Course SetterPeter EndrassFRG
Venue detailsGates: 38
Length: 1944 m
Start Altitude: 2548 m
Vertical Drop: 600 m

The 2001 super-G World Cup winner was France’s Régine Cavagnoud, but in October 2001, while training, she collided with German ski coach Markus Anwander, and sustained a serious closed head injury, from which she succumbed two days later. With Cavagnoud out, the event was wide open, though it was contested under a pall. The early leader was Italy’s Karen Putzer, who posted 1:13.86. But the ninth starter was another Italian, unheralded Daniela Ceccarelli, and she bested her teammate with 1:13.59. After the 15 seeds finished, the next starter was Croatian Janica Kostelić, who had already won the combined in Salt Lake. Kostelić passed Putzer to move into second place, but the gold medal went to Ceccarelli in a major upset. She had only once before been on the podium in a World Cup race.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
19Daniela CeccarelliITA1:13.59Gold
216Janica KostelićCRO1:13.64Silver
32Karen PutzerITA1:13.86Bronze
45Alexandra MeissnitzerAUT1:13.95
58Hilde GergGER1:13.99
64Michaela DorfmeisterAUT1:14.08
77Carole MontilletFRA1:14.28
86Renate GötschlAUT1:14.44
911Corinne Rey-BelletSUI1:14.73
1019Mélanie SuchetFRA1:14.83
1118Martina ErtlGER1:14.84
1212Pernilla WibergSWE1:14.89
1310Isolde KostnerITA1:14.99
1413Kirsten ClarkUSA1:15.13
1530Carolina RuizESP1:15.17
1626Jonna MendesUSA1:15.25
1721Katie MonahanUSA1:15.59
=1833Catherine BorghiSUI1:15.62
=1829Geneviève SimardCAN1:15.62
203Mélanie TurgeonCAN1:15.76
2128Mojca SuhadolcSLO1:15.90
2227Ingrid JacquemodFRA1:16.17
231Petra HaltmayrGER1:16.25
2422Špela BračunSLO1:16.35
2531Lucie HrstkováCZE1:16.56
2623Varvara ZelenskayaRUS1:16.62
2724Janette HarginSWE1:16.75
2840Chemmy AlcottGBR1:17.34
=2942Alexandra MunteanuROU1:17.84
=2935Jenny OwensAUS1:17.84
3137Macarena Simari BirknerARG1:20.24
AC14Caroline LaliveUSADNF
AC15Tanja SchneiderAUTDNF
AC17Sylviane BerthodSUIDNF
AC20Patrizia BassisITADNF
AC25Regina HäuslGERDNF
AC32Anne-Marie LeFrançoisCANDNF
AC34Ingeborg Helen MarkenNORDNF
AC36Sara-Maude BoucherCANDNF
AC38Gabriela MartinovováCZEDNF
AC39Dagný Linda KristjánsdóttirISLDNF
AC41Alice JonesAUSDNF
AC44Anita IrarrazábalCHIDNF
DNS43María Belén Simari BirknerARG
DNS45Nadezhda VasilevaBUL