Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Kreuzjoch (downhill)
Gudiberg (slalom)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
Bavaria, Germany
Dates7–9 February 1936 (1936-02-09)
Competitors103 from 26 nations
1948  

At the 1936 Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, alpine skiing was arranged for the first time in the Olympics, a combined event for men and women. [1] [2]

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Both downhills were run on Kreuzjoch on Friday, 7 February, with the women at 11:00 and the men at noon. The two-run slalom races were run on the weekend at Gudiberg with the women's event on Saturday and the men's on Sunday. [1]

Medal summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's combined
details
Franz Pfnür
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
99.25 Gustav Lantschner
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
96.26 Émile Allais
Flag of France.svg  France
94.69
Women's combined
details
Christl Cranz
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
97.06 Käthe Grasegger
Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
95.26 Laila Schou Nilsen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
93.48

Source: [1]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany 2204
2Flag of France.svg  France 0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0011
Totals (3 nations)2226


Course information

DateRaceStart
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 7 Feb Downhill – (K) – men 1,719 m (5,640 ft) 760 m (2,493 ft) 959 m (3,146 ft) 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
Fri 7 Feb Downhill – (K) – women 1,580 m (5,184 ft) 760 m (2,493 ft) 820 m (2,690 ft) 3.300 km (2.051 mi)
Sun 9 Feb Slalom – (K) – men950 m (3,117 ft) 750 m (2,461 ft) 200 m (656 ft) 0.600 km (0.373 mi)
Sat 8 Feb Slalom – (K) – women950 m (3,117 ft) 750 m (2,461 ft) 200 m (656 ft) 0.600 km (0.373 mi)

Source: [1]

Participating nations

Eight nations had both female and male alpine skiers participating. Austria, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland only competed with female alpine skiers.

A total of 103 alpine skiers (66 men and 37 women) from 26 nations (men from 21 nations and women from 13 nations) competed at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games:

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "IV Olympic Winter Games: Official Report" (PDF). Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1936. pp. 288–303. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  2. "Alpine Skiing at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2018.