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2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 were held at Åre, Sweden, from February 2–18, 2007. Åre previously hosted the world championships in 1954, and often hosts late season World Cup events.

The FIS awarded the 2007 event in 2002; other finalists were Lillehammer, Norway, and Val d'Isère, France, which was later selected to host the world championships in 2009.

These were the first world championships to use the "super-combined" format (one run each of downhill & slalom) for the combined event. First run on the World Cup circuit in 2005 at Wengen, the "super-combi" format (SC) made its debut at the Winter Olympics in 2010. The traditional combined format (K) consists of one downhill run and two slalom runs.

Venues

  • The World Championships Arena was accessed via the "VM-8an," an 8-passenger hybrid lift installed in 2006.
    The races were held on the Gästrappet, Lundsrappet, Störtloppet and VM-Störtloppet slopes.
  • The medal ceremonies were held at the Medal Plaza at Åre Torg.
  • The Opening Ceremony was held at the Festival Arena, situated outside the Holiday Club Hotel by Lake Åre.

Course Information

Course Information - (metric)
Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Minimum
Gradient
Maximum
Gradient
Average
Gradient
Downhill - men 1240 m 396 m 844 m 2.922 km 7% 69% 33%
Downhill - women 1055 396 659 2.236 14% 69% 31%
Super G - men 1033 396 637 2.127 10% 69% 34%
Super G - women 971 396 575 1.903 14% 69% 32%
Giant Slalom - men 812 396 416 1.308 13% 69% 35%
Giant Slalom - women 796 396 400 1.257 17% 48% 36%
Slalom - men 615 396 219 0.740 19% 48% 32%
Slalom - women 582 396 186 0.62 14% 48% 32%



Course Information - (imperial)
Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Minimum
Gradient
Maximum
Gradient
Average
Gradient
Downhill - men 4068 ft 1299 ft 2769 ft 1.816 mi. 7% 69% 33%
Downhill - women 3461 1299 2162 1.389 14% 69% 31%
Super G - men 3389 1299 2090 1.322 10% 69% 34%
Super G - women 3186 1299 1887 1.182 14% 69% 32%
Giant Slalom - men 2664 1299 1365 0.813 13% 69% 35%
Giant Slalom - women 2612 1299 1313 0.781 17% 48% 36%
Slalom - men 2018 1299 719 0.460 19% 48% 32%
Slalom - women 1909 1299 610 0.388 14% 48% 32%

Opening ceremony

2 February 19:00

Men's results

Super G

Originally planned for 3 February 12:30; postponed to 5 February due to wind conditions.
Race postponed for the second time; new start: 6 February 10:00 CET. [1]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Patrick Staudacher  ITA 1:14.30
Fritz Strobl  AUT 1:14.62 +0.32
Bruno Kernen   SUI 1:14.92 +0.62

Super Combined

8 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:28.99
Benjamin Raich  AUT 2:29.07 +0.08
Marc Berthod   SUI 2:29.23 +0.24

Downhill

10 February 12:30. Race postponed to 11 February 10:00 CET due to foggy weather conditions.

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 1:44.68
Jan Hudec  CAN 1:45.40 +0.72
Patrik Järbyn  SWE 1:45.65 +0.97

Giant slalom

Qualification: 12 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 14 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Aksel Lund Svindal  NOR 2:19.64
Daniel Albrecht   SUI 2:20.12 +0.48
Didier Cuche   SUI 2:20.56 +0.92

Slalom

Qualification: 15 February 10:00/13:30
Final: 17 February 10:00/13:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Mario Matt  AUT 1:57.33
Manfred Mölgg  ITA 1:59.14 +1.81
Jean-Baptiste Grange  FRA 1:59.54 +2.21

Women's results

Super G

Originally planned for 4 February 12:30; postponed to 6 February due to wind conditions.[2]

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Anja Pärson  SWE 1:18.85
Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:19.17 +0.32
Renate Götschl  AUT 1:19.38 +0.53

Super combined

9 February 12:30/16:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Anja Pärson  SWE 1:57.69
Julia Mancuso  USA 1:58.50 +0.81
Marlies Schild  AUT 1:58.54 +0.85

Downhill

11 February 12:30

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Anja Pärson  SWE 1:26.89
Lindsey C. Kildow  USA 1:27.29 +0.40
Nicole Hosp  AUT 1:27.37 +0.48

Giant slalom

13 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Nicole Hosp  AUT 2:31.72
Maria Pietilä-Holmner  SWE 2:32.57 + 0.85
Denise Karbon  ITA 2:32.69 + 0.97

Slalom

16 February 17:00/20:00

Medal Name Nation Time Diff.
Šárka Záhrobská  CZE 1:43.91
Marlies Schild  AUT 1:44.02 +0.11
Anja Pärson  SWE 1:44.07 +0.16

Team results

Nations team event

18 February 10:00/13:00
This competition was part of the World Championships for the second time. Six athletes from each country, including at least two men and two women, compete in a total of four super G and four slalom runs. Each country sends one athlete into each run, alternating between men and women. The placings of all eight competitions are added, and the country with the lowest number wins. If an athlete doesn't finish the run, gets disqualified or scores a time worse than 108% of the winning time, an extra penalty is incurred. If an athlete doesn't start, an even greater penalty is incurred.

Medal Name Nation SG1 SG2 SG3 SG4 SL1 SL2 SL3 SL4 Total

Renate Götschl
Michaela Kirchgasser
Marlies Schild
Mario Matt
Fritz Strobl
Benjamin Raich

 AUT 1 1 1 2 4 4 1 4 18

Anna Ottosson
Anja Pärson
Jens Byggmark
Patrik Järbyn
Markus Larsson
Hans Olsson

 SWE 4 8 4 7 1 2 2 5 33

Sandra Gini
Rabea Grand
Nadia Styger
Fabienne Suter
Daniel Albrecht
Marc Berthod

  SUI 11 3 2 1 2 5 4 11 39

Medals table

Place Nation Total
1  Austria 3 3 3 9
2  Sweden 3 2 2 7
3  Norway 2 0 0 2
4   Switzerland 1 1 4 6
5  Italy 1 1 1 3
6  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
7  United States 0 3 0 3
8  Canada 0 1 0 1
9  France 0 0 1 1

Participating nations

60 nations participated: (number of athletes in parentheses)

External links

  • Are 2007.com - official site
  • FIS-ski.com - results - 2007 World Championships - Åre, Sweden
  • FIS-ski.com - results - World Championships
  • Ski-db.com - results - 2007 Aare
  • wm07.blogspot.com - a list of links related to the championships


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