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Giant Slalom, Men

Date18 February 2018 — 10:15
StatusOlympic
LocationYongpyong Alpine Centre, Mountain Cluster, Daegwallyeong (Rainbow 1)
Participants109 from 68 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)Helmut KrugSUI
Course Setter (Run 2)Frédéric PerrinFRA
Venue detailsGates: 53
Length: ?
Start Altitude: 1,405 m
Vertical Drop: 440 m

As scheduled the giant slalom was the fourth men’s Alpine skiing event at this Games. The heavy favorite was Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who led the seasonal giant slalom World Cup, having won four out of six races this winter in Beaver Creek, Alta Badia, Adelboden and also the last event held before the Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He had also won the last three giant slalom World Cup Globes and was the 2017 World Champion.

Other medal contenders were Henrik Kristoffersen from Norway, who was in second place in the seasonal World Cup, and Alexis Pinturault from France, third in the giant slalom World Cup, winner of the race in Val d’Isère on home soil and the bronze medalist from Sochi. Again racing in PyeongChang, and competing in his fourth Olympics, was the gold medalist from Sochi, Ted Ligety. He was also the last to beat Hirscher for the giant slalom Crystal Globe in the 2013/14 season and had also won the 2015 World Championships, but he had struggled with injuries in the last two seasons. Not competing was the Sochi silver medalist, Steve Missillier, who was out for the season with back pain.

In the first run Pinturault, bib #1, made use of the perfect conditions and set the pace with 1:08.90. Only Hirscher, bib #5, was able to surpass the Frenchman with a big margin of 0.63 seconds. After the first run, a similar margin separated the next eight racers as Žan Kranjec in ninth position, was 0.62 seconds behind Pinturault, followed by Kristoffersen in 10th.

In the second run Ryan Cochran-Siegle, placed 21st after the first run, clocked the third best time to finish 11th overall and, with the best time of the second run, Kristoffersen won silver, just 4/100ths of a second ahead of Pinturault. Hirscher was untouchable, with the second-best time in the second run to become the first and only double Olympic champion in Alpine skiing at these Games. He dominated the event as Kristoffersen was 1.27 seconds in arrears. The three favorites shared the medals and were in the same order as in the seasonal giant slalom World Cup. Hirscher raced Atomic, Kristoffersen used Rossignol, and Pinturault won bronze with Head skis.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
15Marcel HirscherAUT2:18.041:08.27 (1)1:09.77 (2)Gold
27Henrik KristoffersenNOR2:19.311:09.58 (10)1:09.73 (1)Silver
31Alexis PinturaultFRA2:19.351:08.90 (2)1:10.45 (12)Bronze
412Žan KranjecSLO2:19.771:09.52 (9)1:10.25 (8)
511Thomas FanaraFRA2:19.831:09.22 (6)1:10.61 (16)
610Victor Muffat-JeandetFRA2:19.851:09.44 (8)1:10.41 (10)
73Mathieu FaivreFRA2:19.991:09.06 (5)1:10.93 (20)
813Leif Kristian Nestvold-HaugenNOR2:20.231:08.93 (3)1:11.30 (25)
917Loïc MeillardSUI2:20.451:09.77 (12)1:10.68 (17)
102Matts OlssonSWE2:20.701:09.31 (7)1:11.39 (27)
=1136Ryan Cochran-SiegleUSA2:20.741:10.75 (21)1:09.99 (3)
=1127Erik ReadCAN2:20.741:10.18 (16)1:10.56 (15)
1314Manfred MölggITA2:21.041:10.03 (15)1:11.01 (21)
1415Florian EisathITA2:21.181:10.46 (17)1:10.72 (18)
=1519Gino CaviezelSUI2:21.251:09.99 (13)1:11.26 (24)
=159Ted LigetyUSA2:21.251:10.71 (20)1:10.54 (14)
1732Samu TorstiFIN2:21.371:10.93 (22)1:10.44 (11)
1828Trevor PhilpCAN2:21.511:11.13 (24)1:10.38 (9)
1954Luca AerniSUI2:21.621:11.40 (=26)1:10.22 (7)
2022Tommy FordUSA2:21.631:11.43 (28)1:10.20 (6)
2142Štefan HadalinSLO2:21.661:11.53 (29)1:10.13 (=4)
2230Linus StraßerGER2:21.671:11.54 (30)1:10.13 (=4)
2321André MyhrerSWE2:21.691:09.60 (11)1:12.09 (28)
2420Filip ZubčićCRO2:21.841:10.95 (23)1:10.89 (19)
2533Adam ŽampaSVK2:21.861:11.40 (=26)1:10.46 (13)
2624Fritz DopferGER2:22.071:10.69 (19)1:11.38 (26)
2735Phil BrownCAN2:22.551:11.30 (25)1:11.25 (23)
2843Albert PopovBUL2:23.601:12.39 (34)1:11.21 (22)
2941Jack CrawfordCAN2:24.121:11.74 (31)1:12.38 (30)
3047Tomoya IshiiJPN2:24.781:12.43 (35)1:12.35 (29)
3163Filip ForejtekCZE2:26.071:12.91 (36)1:13.16 (32)
3249Sam MaesBEL2:26.201:13.29 (38)1:12.91 (31)
3340Dominic DemscharAUS2:26.751:13.21 (37)1:13.54 (33)
3438Adam BarwoodNZL2:27.221:13.41 (40)1:13.81 (35)
3555Kristaps ZvejnieksLAT2:28.271:13.81 (41)1:14.46 (38)
3634Willis FeaseyNZL2:28.281:14.48 (42)1:13.80 (34)
3757Samuel KolegaCRO2:28.741:14.61 (45)1:14.13 (36)
3868Olivier JenotMON2:29.091:14.93 (48)1:14.16 (37)
3973Kim Dong-WooKOR2:30.051:14.49 (43)1:15.56 (41)
4079Tormis LaineEST2:30.881:15.70 (50)1:15.18 (39)
4171Marko VukićevićSRB2:31.351:14.64 (46)1:16.71 (48)
4280Márton KékesiHUN2:31.861:16.64 (53)1:15.22 (40)
4370Simón Breitfuss KammerlanderBOL2:32.251:16.27 (52)1:15.98 (44)
4462Dalibor ŠamšalHUN2:32.881:16.09 (51)1:16.79 (50)
4577Marko StevovićSRB2:33.211:17.42 (57)1:15.79 (42)
4678Ioannis AntoniouGRE2:33.301:17.38 (56)1:15.92 (43)
4790Erjon TolaALB2:33.631:16.86 (54)1:16.77 (49)
4881Rodolfo Dicksom-SommersMEX2:33.691:17.02 (55)1:16.67 (47)
4984Itamar BiranISR2:33.711:17.52 (58)1:16.19 (45)
5065Matej FalatSVK2:34.781:14.99 (49)1:19.79 (61)
5175Igor ZakurdayevKAZ2:35.071:18.78 (62)1:16.29 (46)
5291Komiljon TukhtaevUZB2:35.991:17.72 (60)1:18.27 (58)
5360Adam LamhamediMAR2:36.041:18.50 (61)1:17.54 (54)
5488Yury DanilachkinBLR2:36.891:19.45 (64)1:17.44 (53)
5582Alexandru BarbuROU2:37.141:19.74 (66)1:17.40 (52)
5696Albin TahiriKOS2:37.471:19.49 (65)1:17.98 (55)
5798Ivan KovbasnyukUKR2:37.671:20.41 (70)1:17.26 (51)
5889Mohammad KiyadarbandsariIRI2:37.721:19.11 (63)1:18.61 (59)
5986Andrej DrukarovLTU2:38.191:19.98 (68)1:18.21 (57)
6076Casper DyrbyeDEN2:38.341:20.33 (69)1:18.01 (56)
6197Shannon-Ogbani AbedaERI2:39.871:19.86 (67)1:20.01 (62)
6295Matthieu OschLUX2:40.391:21.45 (74)1:18.94 (60)
6392Yevgeny TimofeyevKGZ2:41.031:20.90 (72)1:20.13 (63)
6483Eldar SalihovićMNE2:41.231:20.51 (71)1:20.72 (64)
65101Alessandro MariottiSMR2:42.871:21.66 (75)1:21.21 (66)
6699Artur HansePOR2:43.951:22.43 (76)1:21.52 (67)
6793Serdar DenizTUR2:44.231:23.45 (77)1:20.78 (65)
68108Jeffrey WebbMAS2:47.671:23.83 (78)1:23.84 (70)
69102Zhang YangmingCHN2:48.681:25.73 (79)1:22.95 (69)
70104Asa MillerPHI2:49.951:27.52 (81)1:22.43 (68)
71103Allen BehlokLBN2:52.131:26.70 (80)1:25.43 (71)
72106Muhammad KarimPAK2:54.041:27.53 (82)1:26.51 (72)
73105Charles FlahertyPUR2:56.051:28.50 (83)1:27.55 (73)
74110Kang Song-IlPRK3:02.021:32.03 (84)1:29.99 (74)
75109Choe Myong-GwangPRK3:12.011:38.67 (85)1:33.34 (75)
AC18Riccardo TonettiITA1:09.02 (4)– (AC)DNF
AC25Stefan BrennsteinerAUT1:10.02 (14)– (AC)DNF
AC29Andreas ŽampaSVK1:10.61 (18)– (AC)DNF
AC46Joan VerdúAND1:12.06 (33)– (AC)DNF
AC51Juan Del CampoESP1:13.39 (39)– (AC)DNF
AC58Kai HorwitzCHI1:14.88 (47)– (AC)DNF
AC66Kamen ZlatkovBUL1:17.65 (59)– (AC)DNF
AC69Emir LokmićBIH1:14.55 (44)– (AC)DNF
AC74Michael PoettozCOL1:21.41 (73)– (AC)DNF
AC39Kristoffer JakobsenSWE1:12.02 (32)– (DNS)DNF
AC6Justin MurisierSUI– (AC)DNF
AC16Aleksander Aamodt KildeNOR– (AC)DNF
AC23Alex SchmidGER– (AC)DNF
AC26Tim JitloffUSA– (AC)DNF
AC31Kjetil JansrudNOR– (AC)DNF
AC37Christian HirschbühlAUT– (AC)DNF
AC45Miha HrobatSLO– (AC)DNF
AC48Ivan KuznetsovOAR– (AC)DNF
AC50Sebastiano GastaldiARG– (AC)DNF
AC52Jung Dong-HyeonKOR– (AC)DNF
AC53Ondřej BerndtCZE– (AC)DNF
AC56Adam KotzmannCZE– (AC)DNF
AC59Martin ČaterSLO– (AC)DNF
AC61Sturla Snær SnorrasonISL– (AC)DNF
AC64Jan ZabystřanCZE– (AC)DNF
AC67Michel MacedoBRA– (AC)DNF
AC72Iason AbramashviliGEO– (AC)DNF
AC87Antonio RistevskiMKD– (AC)DNF
AC94Nicola ZanonTHA– (AC)DNF
AC100Dinos LefkaritisCYP– (AC)DNF
AC107Connor WilsonRSA– (AC)DNF
AC4Manuel FellerAUT1:09.55 (AC)DQ1
AC8Luca De AliprandiniITA1:10.64 (AC)DQ2
AC44Harry LaidlawAUS– (AC)DQ3
DNS85Michał JasiczekPOL– (DNS)