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Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women

Women's downhill
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Maze, Gisin, and Gut on the podium
Venue Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Date 12 February 2014
Competitors 41 from 23 nations
Winning time 1:41.57
Medalists
Gold medal    Slovenia
Gold medal    Switzerland
Bronze medal    Switzerland
Alpine skiing at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women
Women's Downhill
Location Rosa Khutor
Vertical    790 m (2,592 ft)
Top elevation 1,755 m (5,758 ft)  
Base elevation    965 m (3,166 ft)

The Women's downhill competition of the Sochi 2014 Olympics was held at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Wednesday, 12 February.[1] The race was won by Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who posted the same time. Lara Gut, also of Switzerland, was a tenth of a second back and took the bronze medal.

The race course was 2.713 km (1.69 mi) in length, with a vertical drop of 790 m (2,592 ft). The gold medalists had an average speed of 96.158 km/h (59.75 mph) and an average vertical descent rate of 7.778 m/s (25.52 ft/s). The temperature was above freezing at the starting gate and skies were clear.[2]

Fabienne Suter was the first out of the gate and led until Gisin surpassed her by 0.37 seconds. Immediately after Gisin, Daniela Merighetti took a provisional second position, and stayed there until Gut, skiing 18th, replaced her at 0.10 seconds behind Gisin. Maze was the 21st racer out of the gate and led at all the intervals, but finished with exactly the same time as Gisin. The best run after Maze was by Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway, who finished sixth.

Lindsey Vonn, the defending Olympic champion, did not participate, and the 2010 silver and bronze medalists, Julia Mancuso and Elisabeth Görgl, finished outside the podium. It was the first time any Olympic alpine event has ended in a tie for the gold.[3][4] Maze also won the first ever gold medal of Winter Olympics for Slovenia. Both Gisin and Gut won their first Olympic medals.[5]

Results

The race was started at 11:00.[2]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1st 21 Tina Maze Slovenia 1:41.57
1st 8 Dominique Gisin Switzerland 1:41.57
3rd 18 Lara Gut Switzerland 1:41.67 +0.10
4 9 Daniela Merighetti Italy 1:41.84 +0.27
5 1 Fabienne Suter Switzerland 1:41.94 +0.37
6 26 Lotte Smiseth Sejersted Norway 1:42.01 +0.44
7 25 Edit Miklós Hungary 1:42.28 +0.71
8 12 Julia Mancuso United States 1:42.56 +0.99
9 5 Nicole Hosp Austria 1:42.62 +1.05
10 27 Ilka Štuhec Slovenia 1:42.65 +1.08
11 7 Laurenne Ross United States 1:42.68 +1.11
12 11 Elena Fanchini Italy 1:42.70 +1.13
13 20 Maria Höfl-Riesch Germany 1:42.74 +1.17
14 23 Verena Stuffer Italy 1:42.75 +1.18
15 3 Viktoria Rebensburg Germany 1:42.76 +1.19
16 19 Elisabeth Görgl Austria 1:42.82 +1.25
17 10 Stacey Cook United States 1:43.05 +1.48
18 6 Maruša Ferk Slovenia 1:43.24 +1.67
19 35 Chemmy Alcott Great Britain 1:43.43 +1.86
20 28 Larisa Yurkiw Canada 1:43.46 +1.89
21 29 Klára Křížová Czech Republic 1:43.47 +1.90
22 30 Nadia Fanchini Italy 1:43.48 +1.91
23 13 Kajsa Kling Sweden 1:43.69 +2.12
24 14 Cornelia Hütter Austria 1:43.82 +2.25
25 34 Sara Hector Sweden 1:44.23 +2.66
26 2 Jacqueline Wiles United States 1:44.35 +2.78
27 24 Ragnhild Mowinckel Norway 1:44.43 +2.86
28 32 Elena Yakovishina Russia 1:44.45 +2.88
29 37 Greta Small Australia 1:44.79 +3.22
30 31 Maria Bedareva Russia 1:45.29 +3.72
31 42 Kristína Saalová Slovakia 1:45.98 +4.41
32 38 Macarena Simari Birkner Argentina 1:46.44 +4.87
33 36 Karolina Chrapek Poland 1:46.90 +5.33
34 40 Noelle Barahona Chile 1:49.70 +8.13
35 41 Anna Berecz Hungary 1:50.97 +9.40
37 16 Tina Weirather Liechtenstein DNS
36 4 Marie Marchand-Arvier France DNF
36 15 Carolina Ruiz Castillo Spain DNF
36 17 Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden Switzerland DNF
36 22 Anna Fenninger Austria DNF
36 33 Alexandra Coletti Monaco DNF
36 39 Ania Monica Caill Romania DNF

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b Final Results
  3. ^
  4. ^ CBC live broadcast, 12 February 2014
  5. ^

External links

  • FIS-Ski.com – 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's Downhill
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