Downhill (ski competition)

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Slovenia's Andrej Sporn at the 2010 Winter Olympics downhill in a typical downhill body position Andrej Sporn at the 2010 Winter Olympic downhill.jpg
Slovenia's Andrej Šporn at the 2010 Winter Olympics downhill in a typical downhill body position

Downhill is a form of alpine skiing competition. Whereas the other alpine skiing events (slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, and combined) emphasize turning and technique, downhill emphasizes "the six components of technique, courage, speed, risk, physical condition and judgement", according to the FIS "International Ski Competition Rules (ICR)". [1] Speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph) are common in international competition. Athletes must have an aerodynamically efficient tuck position to minimize drag and increase speed. [2]

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The term, "downhill skiing", is also used as a synonym for alpine skiing as a recreational activity. [3] [4]

History

The rules for downhill skiing competitions were originally developed by Sir Arnold Lunn for the 1921 British National Ski Championships. A speed of 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) was first achieved by Johan Clarey at the 2013 Lauberhorn World Cup, [5] beating the previous record of 98 mph (158 km/h), set by Italian Stefan Thanei in 2005. [6] [7]

Course

The FIS has rules for downhill courses that encompass their general characteristics, width, safety precautions, vertical drop, course length, style and placement of gates. [1]

Equipment

Austrian Downhill racing suit Rennanzug-OESV.jpg
Austrian Downhill racing suit

Equipment for the downhill is different from the alpine events that are lower-speed. Skis are 30% longer than those used in slalom, for more stability at high speed. They usually have rounded, low-profile tips rather than pointed tips. Ski poles are bent so as to curve around the body as the racer stays in a "tuck position" and may have aerodynamic, cone-shaped baskets. As in other alpine disciplines, downhill racers wear skin-tight suits to minimize drag, and helmets are mandatory.

In an attempt to increase safety, the 2003–2004 season saw the FIS increase the minimum sidecut radius for downhill skis to 45 metres (148 ft) from 40 metres (131 ft), and impose minimum ski lengths for the first time: 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) for men, and 210 cm (6 ft 11 in) for women.

Races

In all forms of downhill, both at a local youth-level as well as the higher FIS international level, racers are allowed extensive preparation for the race, which includes daily course inspection and discussion with their coaches and teammates as well as several practice runs before the actual race. Racers do not make any unnecessary turns while on the course, and try to do everything they can to maintain the most aerodynamic position while negotiating turns and jumps.

Unlike slalom and giant slalom, where racers have the times of two runs combined, the downhill race is a single run. Times are typically between 1½ and 2½ minutes for World Cup courses and must be over 1 minute in duration to meet international minimum standards. Tenths and hundredths and, occasionally, thousandths of seconds count: World Cup races and Olympic medals have sometimes been decided by as little as one or two hundredths of a second, and ties are not unheard of.

The most successful all-time winners of World Cup downhill races are Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria (36 wins, 7 women's titles) [8] and Franz Klammer of Austria (25 wins, 5 men's titles). [9] Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. is currently dominant in woman's downhill racing with a lifetime total of 37 World Cup downhill wins and 7 women's titles. [10] [11]

Risks

On some courses, such as the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland, and the Hahnenkamm course in Kitzbühel, Austria, speeds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) are common. Safety netting and padding are placed where race officials anticipate potential crashes. Despite these safety precautions, the ski racing community is well aware of the inherent risks of downhill skiing, for it is possible for racers to suffer serious injury or death while practising or competing. Three deaths among World Cup racers in recent years in downhill training or during a race were those of Austrians Gernot Reinstadler (1991) and Ulrike Maier (1994), and France's Régine Cavagnoud (2001). Also in 2001, Swiss downhiller Silvano Beltrametti was paralyzed in a high-speed crash and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Bill Johnson suffered permanent brain damage that eventually led to a crippling stroke which left him unable to function without assistance. Most recently Frenchman David Poisson was killed in a training crash in 2017. Speaking to media after Poisson's death, French former downhiller Luc Alphand noted that "eliminating risk entirely in downhill is impossible". [12]

Men's World Cup podiums

In the following table men's downhill World Cup podium results in the World Cup since the first season in 1967. [7] Winners receive a distinctive crystal globe. [13]

Season1st2nd3rd
1967 Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Killy Flag of France.svg Guy Périllat Flag of Germany.svg Franz Vogler
1968 Flag of Austria.svg Gerhard Nenning Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Killy Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schranz
1969 Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schranz Flag of France.svg Henri Duvillard Flag of Austria.svg Heinrich Messner
1970 Flag of Austria.svg Karl Cordin Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schranz Flag of France.svg Henri Duvillard
1971 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of France.svg Bernard Orcel Flag of Austria.svg Karl Cordin
1972 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schranz Flag of the United States.svg Mike Lafferty
1973 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roland Collombin Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of Italy.svg Marcello Varallo
1974 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roland Collombin Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank
1975 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Austria.svg Werner Grissmann Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank
1976 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi
1977 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Austria.svg Josef Walcher Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi
1978 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Austria.svg Josef Walcher Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank
1979 Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Austria.svg Peter Wirnsberger Flag of Switzerland.svg Toni Buergler
1980 Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ken Read Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank
1981 Flag of Austria.svg Harti Weirather Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Podborski Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller
1982 Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Podborski Flag of Austria.svg Harti Weirather
1983 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Switzerland.svg Conradin Cathomen Flag of Austria.svg Harti Weirather
1984 Flag of Switzerland.svg Urs Räber Flag of Austria.svg Erwin Resch Flag of the United States.svg Bill Johnson
1985 Flag of Austria.svg Helmut Höflehner Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Karl Alpiger
1986 Flag of Austria.svg Peter Wirnsberger Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Italy.svg Michael Mair
1987 Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Franz Heinzer
1988 Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen Flag of Italy.svg Michael Mair Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Rob Boyd
1989 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Marc Girardelli Flag of Austria.svg Helmut Höflehner Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Mahrer
1990 Flag of Austria.svg Helmut Höflehner Flag of Norway.svg Atle Skårdal Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen
1991 Flag of Switzerland.svg Franz Heinzer Flag of Norway.svg Atle Skårdal Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Mahrer
1992 Flag of Switzerland.svg Franz Heinzer Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Mahrer Flag of the United States.svg A.J. Kitt
1993 Flag of Switzerland.svg Franz Heinzer Flag of Norway.svg Atle Skårdal Flag of Switzerland.svg William Besse
1994 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Marc Girardelli Flag of Austria.svg Hannes Trinkl Flag of Austria.svg Patrick Ortlieb
1995 Flag of France.svg Luc Alphand Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina Flag of Austria.svg Patrick Ortlieb
1996 Flag of France.svg Luc Alphand Flag of Austria.svg Guenther Mader Flag of Austria.svg Patrick Ortlieb
1997 Flag of France.svg Luc Alphand Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina Flag of Austria.svg Fritz Strobl
1998 Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Schifferer Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier Flag of France.svg Nicolas Burtin
1999 Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus Flag of Austria.svg Andreas Schifferer Flag of Austria.svg Werner Franz
2000 Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina Flag of Austria.svg Josef Strobl
2001 Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier Flag of Austria.svg Stephan Eberharter Flag of Austria.svg Fritz Strobl
2002 Flag of Austria.svg Stephan Eberharter Flag of Austria.svg Fritz Strobl Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina
2003 Flag of Austria.svg Stephan Eberharter Flag of the United States.svg Daron Rahlves Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer
2004 Flag of Austria.svg Stephan Eberharter Flag of the United States.svg Daron Rahlves Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier
2005 Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of the United States.svg Bode Miller Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier
2006 Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Austria.svg Fritz Strobl Flag of the United States.svg Daron Rahlves
2007 Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Marco Büchel Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erik Guay
2008 Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of the United States.svg Bode Miller Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer
2009 Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Austria.svg Klaus Kröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Défago
2010 Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of Switzerland.svg Carlo Janka Flag of Italy.svg Werner Heel
2011 Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Austria.svg Klaus Kröll
2012 Flag of Austria.svg Klaus Kröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche
2013 Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Austria.svg Klaus Kröll Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris
2014 Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Austria.svg Hannes Reichelt Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erik Guay
2015 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud Flag of Austria.svg Hannes Reichelt Flag of France.svg Guillermo Fayed
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Peter Fill Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Peter Fill Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris
2018 Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Germany.svg Thomas Dreßen
2019 Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris Flag of Austria.svg Vincent Kriechmayr
2020 Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Germany.svg Thomas Dreßen Flag of Austria.svg Matthias Mayer

Women's World Cup podiums

In the following table women's downhill World Cup podium results in the World Cup since the first season in 1967. [7] Winners receive a distinctive crystal globe. [14]

Season1st2nd3rd
1967 Flag of France.svg Marielle Goitschel Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir Flag of Italy.svg Giustina Demetz
1968 Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir
Flag of Austria.svg Olga Pall
Flag of Austria.svg Christl Haas
1969 Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir Flag of Austria.svg Olga Pall
1970 Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir Flag of France.svg Annie Famose Flag of France.svg Florence Steurer
1971 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel Flag of France.svg Françoise Macchi
1972 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig
1973 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel Flag of France.svg Jacqueline Rouvier
1974 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel
1975 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernadette Zurbriggen Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig
1976 Flag of Austria.svg Brigitte Totschnig Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernadette Zurbriggen Flag of Austria.svg Nicola Spieß
1977 Flag of Austria.svg Brigitte Totschnig Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig
1978 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of the United States.svg Cindy Nelson Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig
1979 Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernadette Zurbriggen Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig
1980 Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Hanni Wenzel
1981 Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Thérèse Nadig Flag of Switzerland.svg Doris De Agostini Flag of Austria.svg Cornelia Pröll
1982 Flag of France.svg Marie-Cécile Gros-Gaudenier Flag of Switzerland.svg Doris De Agostini
Flag of the United States.svg Holly Flanders
1983 Flag of Switzerland.svg Doris De Agostini Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Austria.svg Elisabeth Kirchler
1984 Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Germany.svg Irene Epple Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Hanni Wenzel
1985 Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Switzerland.svg Brigitte Oertli
1986 Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Austria.svg Katrin Gutensohn Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Laurie Graham
1987 Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Laurie Graham
1988 Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Brigitte Oertli Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser
1989 Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Germany.svg Michaela Gerg
1990 Flag of Germany.svg Katrin Gutensohn Flag of Austria.svg Petra Kronberger Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini
Flag of Germany.svg Michaela Gerg
1991 Flag of Switzerland.svg Chantal Bournissen Flag of Austria.svg Sabine Ginther Flag of Austria.svg Petra Kronberger
1992 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Austria.svg Petra Kronberger Flag of Germany.svg Miriam Vogt
1993 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Germany.svg Regina Häusl Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kerrin Lee-Gartner
1994 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kate Pace Flag of France.svg Mélanie Suchet
1995 Flag of the United States.svg Picabo Street Flag of the United States.svg Hilary Lindh Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Picabo Street Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner
Flag of Switzerland.svg Heidi Zurbriggen
1997 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Switzerland.svg Heidi Zurbriggen Flag of Russia.svg Varvara Zelenskaya
1998 Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner
1999 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Austria.svg Alexandra Meissnitzer Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister
2000 Flag of Germany.svg Regina Häusl Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner
2001 Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of France.svg Régine Cavagnoud
2002 Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of Switzerland.svg Corinne Rey-Bellet
2003 Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of the United States.svg Kirsten Clark
2004 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Germany.svg Hilde Gerg Flag of France.svg Carole Montillet
2005 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Germany.svg Hilde Gerg Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister
2006 Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Kildow Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl
2007 Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of the United States.svg Julia Mancuso Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Kildow
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Britt Janyk
2009 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Austria.svg Andrea Fischbacher Flag of Germany.svg Maria Riesch
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Germany.svg Maria Riesch Flag of Sweden.svg Anja Pärson
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Germany.svg Maria Riesch Flag of the United States.svg Julia Mancuso
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Tina Weirather Flag of Austria.svg Elisabeth Görgl
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Slovenia.svg Tina Maze Flag of Germany.svg Maria Höfl-Riesch
2014 Flag of Germany.svg Maria Höfl-Riesch Flag of Austria.svg Anna Fenninger Flag of Slovenia.svg Tina Maze
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Austria.svg Anna Fenninger Flag of Slovenia.svg Tina Maze
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabienne Suter Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Larisa Yurkiw
2017 Flag of Slovenia.svg Ilka Stuhec Flag of Italy.svg Sofia Goggia Flag of Switzerland.svg Lara Gut
2018 Flag of Italy.svg Sofia Goggia Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Tina Weirather
2019 Flag of Austria.svg Nicole Schmidhofer Flag of Austria.svg Stephanie Venier Flag of Austria.svg Ramona Siebenhofer
2020 Flag of Switzerland.svg Corinne Suter Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ester Ledecka Flag of Italy.svg Federica Brignone

Downhill at the "big competitions"

Medal table

CountryGoldSilverBronzeAllHost nation
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 271226657 (2 x WOG, 5 x WCH)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 172112484 (4 x WCH)
Flag of France.svg France 896213 (2 x WOG, 1 x WCH)
Flag of the United States.svg United States 7910266 (3 x WOG, 3 x WCH)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany (+ West Germany, United Team of Germany)647162 (2 x WCH)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg / Flag of Canada (1957-1965).svg Canada 745162 (2 x WOG)
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4122181 (1 x WOG)
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 40040
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 186156 (2 x WOG, 4 x WCH)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 11352 (2 x WCH)
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 10010
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 01120
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 00110
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 00110
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR 00110

Medalists

YearCompetitionVenueChampions2nd Place3rd Place
2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Sweden.svg Åre Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud Flag of Slovenia.svg Ilka Štuhec Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Switzerland.svg Corinne Suter Flag of Austria.svg Vincent Kriechmayr Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn
2018 Winter Olympic Games Flag of South Korea.svg Pyeongchang Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Italy.svg Sofia Goggia Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Mowinckel Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn
2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Switzerland.svg St. Moritz Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Slovenia.svg Ilka Štuhec Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erik Guay Flag of Austria.svg Stephanie Venier Flag of Austria.svg Max Franz Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of the United States.svg Beaver Creek and Vail Flag of Switzerland.svg Patrick Küng Flag of Slovenia.svg Tina Maze Flag of the United States.svg Travis Ganong Flag of Austria.svg Anna Fenninger Flag of Switzerland.svg Beat Feuz Flag of Switzerland.svg Lara Gut
2014 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Russia.svg Sochi Flag of Austria.svg Matthias Mayer Flag of Slovenia.svg Tina Maze Flag of Italy.svg Christof Innerhofer not awarded Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud Flag of Switzerland.svg Lara Gut
Flag of Switzerland.svg Dominique Gisin
2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Austria.svg Schladming Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of France.svg Marion Rolland Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris Flag of Italy.svg Nadia Fanchini Flag of France.svg David Poisson Flag of Germany.svg Maria Höfl-Riesch
2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Erik Guay Flag of Austria.svg Elisabeth Görgl Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Italy.svg Christof Innerhofer Flag of Germany.svg Maria Riesch
2010 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Defago Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of the United States.svg Julia Mancuso Flag of the United States.svg Bode Miller Flag of Austria.svg Elisabeth Görgl
2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of France.svg Val d'Isere Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Kucera Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Vonn Flag of Switzerland.svg Didier Cuche Flag of Switzerland.svg Lara Gut Flag of Switzerland.svg Carlo Janka Flag of Italy.svg Nadia Fanchini
2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Sweden.svg Åre Flag of Norway.svg Aksel Lund Svindal Flag of Sweden.svg Anja Pärson Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jan Hudec Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey C. Kildow Flag of Sweden.svg Patrik Järbyn Flag of Austria.svg Nicole Hosp
2006 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Italy.svg Torino Flag of France.svg Antoine Dénériaz Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Schild Flag of Switzerland.svg Bruno Kernen Flag of Sweden.svg Anja Pärson
2005 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Italy.svg Bormio Flag of the United States.svg Bode Miller Flag of Croatia.svg Janica Kostelić Flag of the United States.svg Daron Rahlves Flag of Italy.svg Elena Fanchini Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl
2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Switzerland.svg St. Moritz Flag of Austria.svg Michael Walchhofer Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mélanie Turgeon Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil André Aamodt Flag of Switzerland.svg Corinne Rey-Bellet Flag of Switzerland.svg Bruno Kernen Flag of Austria.svg Alexandra Meissnitzer
2002 Winter Olympic Games Flag of the United States.svg Salt Lake City Flag of Austria.svg Fritz Strobl Flag of France.svg Carole Montillet Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner Flag of Austria.svg Stephan Eberharter Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl
2001 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Austria.svg St. Anton Flag of Austria.svg Hannes Trinkl Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Germany.svg Florian Eckert Flag of Austria.svg Selina Heregger
1999 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of the United States.svg Beaver Creek and Vail Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Maier Flag of Austria.svg Renate Götschl Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus Flag of Austria.svg Michaela Dorfmeister Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil André Aamodt Flag of Austria.svg Stefanie Schuster
1998 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Japan.svg Nagano Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Crétier Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus Flag of Sweden.svg Pernilla Wiberg Flag of Austria.svg Hannes Trinkl Flag of France.svg Florence Masnada
1997 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Italy.svg Sestriere Flag of Switzerland.svg Bruno Kernen Flag of the United States.svg Hilary Lindh Flag of Norway.svg Lasse Kjus Flag of Switzerland.svg Heidi Zurbriggen Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina Flag of Sweden.svg Pernilla Wiberg
1996 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Spain.svg Seirra Nevada Flag of Austria.svg Patrick Ortlieb Flag of the United States.svg Picabo Street Flag of Italy.svg Kristian Ghedina Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of France.svg Luc Alphand Flag of the United States.svg Hilary Lindh
1994 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Norway.svg Lillehammer Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Moe Flag of Germany.svg Katja Seizinger Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil André Aamodt Flag of the United States.svg Picabo Street Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ed Podivinsky Flag of Italy.svg Isolde Kostner
1993 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Japan.svg Morioka Flag of Switzerland.svg Urs Lehmann Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kate Pace Flag of Norway.svg Atle Skårdal Flag of Norway.svg Astrid Lødemel Flag of the United States.svg A.J. Kitt Flag of Austria.svg Anja Haas
1992 Winter Olympic Games Flag of France.svg Albertville Flag of Austria.svg Patrick Ortlieb Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kerrin Lee-Gartner Flag of France.svg Franck Piccard Flag of the United States.svg Hilary Lindh Flag of Austria.svg Günther Mader Flag of Austria.svg Veronika Wallinger
1991 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Austria.svg Saalbach-Hinterglemm Flag of Switzerland.svg Franz Heinzer Flag of Austria.svg Petra Kronberger Flag of Italy.svg Peter Runggaldier Flag of France.svg Nathalie Bouvier Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Mahrer Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Svetlana Gladisheva
1989 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of the United States.svg Vail Flag of Germany.svg Hans-Jörg Tauscher Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Karen Percy Flag of Switzerland.svg Karl Alpiger Flag of Germany.svg Karin Dedler
1988 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Calgary Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen Flag of Germany.svg Marina Kiehl Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Brigitte Oertli Flag of France.svg Franck Piccard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Karen Percy
1987 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Switzerland.svg Crans-Montana Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Karl Alpiger Flag of Germany.svg Regine Mösenlechner
1985 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Italy.svg Bormio Flag of Switzerland.svg Pirmin Zurbriggen Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Ariane Ehrat Flag of the United States.svg Doug Lewis Flag of Austria.svg Katharina Gutensohn
1984 Winter Olympic Games Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Sarajevo Flag of the United States.svg Bill Johnson Flag of Switzerland.svg Michela Figini Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Müller Flag of Switzerland.svg Maria Walliser Flag of Austria.svg Anton Steiner Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Olga Charvátová
1982 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Austria.svg Schladming Flag of Austria.svg Harti Weirather Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gerry Sorensen Flag of Switzerland.svg Conradin Cathomen Flag of the United States.svg Cindy Nelson Flag of Austria.svg Erwin Resch Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Laurie Graham
1980 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of the United States.svg Lake Placid Flag of Austria.svg Leonhard Stock Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Peter Wirnsberger Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Hanni Wenzel Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Podborski Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Theres Nadig
1978 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen Flag of Austria.svg Josef Walcher Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Moser-Pröll Flag of Germany.svg Michael Veith Flag of Germany.svg Irene Epple Flag of Austria.svg Werner Grissmann Flag of Switzerland.svg Doris de Agostini
1976 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of Austria.svg Innsbruck Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Germany.svg Rosi Mittermaier Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of Austria.svg Brigitte Totschnig Flag of Italy.svg Herbert Plank Flag of the United States.svg Cindy Nelson
1974 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Switzerland.svg St. Moritz Flag of Austria.svg David Zwilling Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Franz Klammer Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Betsy Clifford Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Willi Frommelt Flag of Austria.svg Wiltrud Drexel
1972 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of Switzerland.svg Marie-Theres Nadig Flag of Switzerland.svg Roland Collombin Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Pröll Flag of Austria.svg Heini Messner Flag of the United States.svg Susan Corrock
1970 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Italy.svg Val Gardena Flag of Switzerland.svg Bernhard Russi Flag of Switzerland.svg Annerösli Zryd Flag of Austria.svg Karl Cordin Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir Flag of Australia (converted).svg Malcolm Milne Flag of Austria.svg Annemarie Pröll
1968 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of France.svg Grenoble Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Killy Flag of Austria.svg Olga Pall Flag of France.svg Guy Périllat Flag of France.svg Isabelle Mir Flag of Switzerland.svg Jean-Daniel Dätwyler Flag of Austria.svg Christl Haas
1966 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Chile.svg Portillo Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Killy Flag of France.svg Marielle Goitschel Flag of France.svg Léo Lacroix Flag of France.svg Annie Famose Flag of Germany.svg Franz Vogler Flag of Germany.svg Burgl Färbinger
1964 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of Austria.svg Innsbruck Flag of Austria.svg Egon Zimmermann Flag of Austria.svg Christl Haas Flag of France.svg Léo Lacroix Flag of Austria.svg Edith Zimmermann Flag of Germany.svg Wolfgang Bartels Flag of Austria.svg Traudl Hecher
1962 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of France.svg Chamonix Flag of Austria.svg Karl Schranz Flag of Austria.svg Christl Haas Flag of France.svg Émile Viollat Flag of Italy.svg Pia Riva Flag of Austria.svg Egon Zimmermann Flag of the United States.svg Barbara Ferries
1960 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of the United States.svg Squaw Valley Flag of France.svg Jean Vuarnet Flag of Germany.svg Heidi Biebl Flag of Germany.svg Hans Peter Lanig Flag of the United States.svg Penny Pitou Flag of France.svg Guy Périllat Flag of Austria.svg Traudl Hecher
1958 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Flag of Austria.svg Bad Gastein Flag of Austria.svg Toni Sailer Flag of Canada (1957-1965).svg Lucile Wheeler Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Staub Flag of Switzerland.svg Frieda Dänzer Flag of France.svg Jean Vuarnet Flag of Italy.svg Carla Marchelli
1956 Winter Olympic Games * Flag of Italy.svg Cortina d'Ampezzo Flag of Austria.svg Toni Sailer Flag of Switzerland.svg Madeleine Berthod Flag of Switzerland.svg Raymond Fellay Flag of Switzerland.svg Frieda Dänzer Flag of Austria.svg Anderl Molterer Flag of Canada (1957-1965).svg Lucile Wheeler

(*) - also served as WCH (GS and Combined were competed as well but did not count four WOG)

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