Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's slalom

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Men's slalom
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Shiga Kogen
DateFebruary 21
Competitors65 from 31 nations
Winning time1:49.31
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Hans Petter Buraas Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Silver medal icon.svg Ole Kristian Furuseth Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Bronze medal icon.svg Thomas Sykora Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
  1994
2002  

The Men's slalom competition of the Nagano 1998 Olympics was held at Shiga Kogen. [1] [2]

Slalom skiing alpine skiing discipline

Slalom is an alpine skiing and alpine snowboarding discipline, involving skiing between poles or gates. These are spaced more closely than those in giant slalom, super giant slalom and downhill, necessitating quicker and shorter turns. Internationally, the sport is contested at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and at the Olympic Winter Games.

Alpine skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics 1998 edition of the alpine skiing competitions during the Olympic Winter Games

Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of ten alpine skiing events. The speed events were held at Hakuba and the technical events at Shiga Kogen. There were a number of race postponements due to weather; the events began on 10 February and ended on 21 February.

The defending world champion was Tom Stiansen of Norway, while Austria's Thomas Sykora was the defending World Cup slalom champion. [3] [4]

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1997 were held in Sestriere, northwestern Italy, from February 3–15, 1997.

Tom Stiansen is a former Norwegian alpine skier. The highlight of his career came in 1997 when he won the World Championship slalom in Sestriere, Italy.

Thomas Sykora Austrian alpine skier

Thomas Sykora is a former alpine skier from Austria. He comes from a sporting family: his father Ernst Sykora was a ski instructor, and his aunts Liese Prokop and Maria Sykora were both successful athletes. He competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Olympics, wining a bronze medal at the latter.

Results

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RankNameCountryRun 1Run 2TotalDifference
Gold medal icon.svg Hans Petter Buraas Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0:55.280:54.031:49.31-
Silver medal icon.svg Ole Kristian Furuseth Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0:55.530:55.111:50.64+1.33
Bronze medal icon.svg Thomas Sykora Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0:55.060:55.621:50.68+1.37
4 Tom Stiansen Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0:55.700:55.201:50.90+1.59
5 Christian Mayer Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0:56.370:54.721:51.09+1.78
6 Thomas Stangassinger Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0:55.630:55.621:51.25+1.94
7 Finn Christian Jagge Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0:56.060:55.331:51.39+2.08
8 Joël Chenal Flag of France.svg  France 0:56.680:54.831:51.51+2.20
9 Kalle Palander Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0:56.370:55.441:51.81+2.50
10 Pierrick Bourgeat Flag of France.svg  France 0:56.280:55.541:51.82+2.51
11 Matteo Nana Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0:56.590:55.371:51.96+2.65
12 Didier Plaschy Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 0:56.670:55.361:52.03+2.72
13 Kiminobu Kimura Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0:56.530:55.621:52.15+2.84
14 Sébastien Amiez Flag of France.svg  France 0:56.960:55.231:52.19+2.88
15 Matt Grosjean Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0:56.580:55.981:52.56+3.25
16 Angelo Weiss Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0:56.870:55.931:52.80+3.49
17 Matjaž Vrhovnik Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0:57.360:57.291:54.65+5.34
18 Paul Accola Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 0:57.560:57.351:54.91+5.60
19 Michael von Grünigen Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 0:57.330:57.631:54.96+5.65
20 Gaku Hirasawa Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0:57.740:57.501:55.24+5.93
21 Takuya Ishioka Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0:58.850:56.841:55.69+6.38
22 Stefan Georgiev Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0:57.950:58.171:56.12+6.81
23 Hur Seung-Wook Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea 0:59.940:58.071:58.01+8.70
24 Gabriel Hottegindre Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1:01.981:01.292:03.27+13.96
25 Sveinn Brynjólfsson Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1:03.581:02.662:06.24+16.93
26 Alex Heath Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1:06.821:07.622:14.44+25.13
27 Arsen Harutyunyan Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 1:07.511:07.602:15.11+25.80
28 Komil Urunbayev Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1:09.551:09.302:18.85+29.54
29 Arif Alaftargil Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1:12.361:12.732:25.09+35.78
30 Hassan Shemshaki Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1:13.591:13.402:26.99+37.68
31 William Schenker Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 1:12.951:15.932:28.88+39.57
- Alberto Tomba Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0:57.00DNS--
- Drago Grubelnik Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0:57.06DQ--
- Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0:57.45DNF--
- Bode Miller Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0:57.52DNF--
- Marcel Maxa Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0:57.81DNF--
- Thomas Lödler Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0:57.91DNF--
- Petar Dichev Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0:59.62DNF--
- Fabrizio Tescari Flag of Italy.svg  Italy DNF---
- Andrej Miklavc Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia DNF---
- Jure Košir Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia DNF---
- Kristinn Björnsson Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland DNF---
- Martin Hansson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden DNF---
- Mario Reiter Flag of Austria.svg  Austria DNF---
- Markus Eberle Flag of Germany.svg  Germany DNF---
- Thomas Grandi Flag of Canada.svg  Canada DNF---
- François Simond Flag of France.svg  France DNF---
- Marco Casanova Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland DNF---
- Mika Marila Flag of Finland.svg  Finland DNF---
- Chip Knight Flag of the United States.svg  United States DNF---
- Andy Leroy Flag of the United States.svg  United States DNF---
- Kentaro Minagawa Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan DNF---
- Haukur Arnórsson Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland DNF---
- Gerard Escoda Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra DNF---
- Arnór Gunnarsson Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland DNF---
- Lyubomir Popov Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria DNF---
- Sami Uotila Flag of Finland.svg  Finland DNF---
- Victor Gómez Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra DNF---
- Byun Jong-Moon Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea DNF---
- Angel Pumpalov Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria DNF---
- Arne Hardenberg Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark DNF---
- Vasilios Dimitriadis Flag of Greece.svg  Greece DNF---
- Levan Abramishvili Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg  Georgia DNF---
- Andreas Vasili Flag of Cyprus (1960-2006).svg  Cyprus DNF---
- Alain Baxter Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain DQ---

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References

  1. 1 2 "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  2. "Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Slalom". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. "1997 World Cup standings". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. "1997 World Championships results". FIS. Retrieved November 20, 2013.