FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003

Last updated
37th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
St. Moritz 2003.svg
Host city St. Moritz, Switzerland
Events 10
Opening ceremony 2 February 2003
Closing ceremony 16 February 2003
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The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003 were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at Piz Nair from February 2-16, 2003. [1]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships international alpine skiing event

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

St. Moritz Place in Grisons, Switzerland

St. Moritz is a high Alpine resort town in the Engadine in Switzerland, at an elevation of about 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level. It is Upper Engadine's major village and a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Switzerland federal republic in Western Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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St. Moritz previously hosted the world championships in 1974, as well as the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1928 Winter Olympics (no alpine skiing).

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1974 1974 edition of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1974 were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at Piz Nair from February 3–10, 1974.

Alpine skiing at the 1948 Winter Olympics 1948 edition of the ski jumping competitions during the Olympic Winter Games

At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the six alpine skiing events were held on Piz Nair from Monday, 2 February to Thursday, 5 February 1948.

1928 Winter Olympics 2nd edition of Winter Olympics, held in Sankt Moritz (Switzerland) in 1928

The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Men's events

Men's downhill

Date: February 8

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Michael Walchhofer 1:43.54
2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Kjetil André Aamodt 1:44.05
3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Bruno Kernen 1:44.51

Men's super-G

Date: February 2

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Stephan Eberharter 1:38.80
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Hermann Maier 1:39.57
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Bode Miller 1:39.57

Men's giant slalom

Date: February 12

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Bode Miller 2:45.93
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Hans Knauß 2:45.96
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States Erik Schlopy 2:45.97

Men's slalom

Date: February 16

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Ivica Kostelić 1:40.66
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Silvan Zurbriggen 1:40.99
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Giorgio Rocca 1:41.02

Men's combination

Date: February 6

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Bode Miller 3:18.41
2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Lasse Kjus 3:18.48
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Kjetil André Aamodt 3:18.54

Women's events

Women's downhill

Date: February 9

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Mélanie Turgeon 1:34.30
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Corinne Rey-Bellet 1:34.41
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Alexandra Meissnitzer 1:34.41

Women's super-G

Date: February 3

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Michaela Dorfmeister 1:27.48
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States Kirsten Lee Clark 1:27.50
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jonna Mendes 1:27.53

Women's giant slalom

Date: February 13

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Anja Pärson 2:30.97
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Denise Karbon 2:32.52
3Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Allison Forsyth 2:32.76

Women's slalom

Date: February 15

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Janica Kostelić 1:39.55
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Marlies Schild 1:40.18
3Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Nicole Hosp 1:40.46

Women's combination

Date: February 10

Placing Country Athlete Time
1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Janica Kostelić 2:41.63
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Nicole Hosp 2:41.69
3Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Marlies Oester 2:43.83

Medal table


Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3 5 1 9
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 3 - - 3
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2 2 2 6
4Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1 - 1 2
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1 - - 1
6Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland - 2 2 4
7Flag of Norway.svg  Norway - 2 1 3
8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy - 1 1 2

Course information


Course Information – (metric)
Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 08-FebDownhill – men 2840 m 2040 m 800 m 2.989 km 26.8 %
Sat 09-FebDownhill – women 2745 2040 705 2.719 25.9
Wed 06-FebDownhill – (K) – men 2745 2040 705 2.828 24.9
Sun 10-FebDownhill – (K) – women 2590 2040 550 2.583 21.3
Sat 02-FebSuper-G – men 2645 2040 605 2.358 25.7
Sun 03-FebSuper-G – women 2590 2040 550 2.118 26.0
Tue 12-FebGiant Slalom – men 2485 2040 445
Wed 13-FebGiant Slalom – women 2435 2040 395
Sat 16-FebSlalom – men 2220 2040 180
Fri 15-FebSlalom – women 2205 2040 165
Wed 06-FebSlalom – (K) – men 2205 2040 165
Sun 10-FebSlalom – (K) – women 2205 2040 165


Course Information – (imperial)
Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Fri 08-FebDownhill – men 9318 ft 6693 ft 2625 ft 1.854 mi. 26.8 %
Sat 09-FebDownhill – women 9006 6693 2313 1.690 25.9
Wed 06-FebDownhill – (K) – men 9006 6693 2313 1.757 24.9
Sun 10-FebDownhill – (K) – women 8497 6693 1804 1.605 21.3
Sat 02-FebSuper-G – men 8678 6693 1985 1.465 25.7
Sun 03-FebSuper-G – women 8497 6693 1804 1.316 26.0
Tue 12-FebGiant Slalom – men 8153 6693 1460
Wed 13-FebGiant Slalom – women 7989 6693 1296
Sat 16-FebSlalom – men 7283 6693 590
Fri 15-FebSlalom – women 7234 6693 541
Wed 06-FebSlalom – (K) – men 7234 6693 541
Sun 10-FebSlalom – (K) – women 7234 6693 541

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