Giant-Slalom for Men
Wednesday-third day of the championships. 20,000 enthusiasts lined the alpine course on the Feldherrenhugel-Hollbrunnbichel with a difference of elevation of 582 m.
Giant-Slalom for Men
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Background: Giant-Slalom for Men
Wednesday-third day of the championships. 20,000 enthusiasts lined the alpine course on the Feldherrenhugel-Hollbrunnbichel with a difference of elevation of 582 m. from start to finish. 89 of the world's best raced in quick succession through the 50 flag-poles.
Again interest centered on Toni Sailer (No 5), the threefold world champion from Austria. Today Toni did not disappoint the thousands of ski and film fans. The "blitz of Kitzhuhel" went down the 2,400 m. course in true world champion style. No doubt Toni Sailer was still the champion of Cortina renown. He was 3.8 secs. faster than the slalom world champion 1958 Rieder.
The Frenchman Charles Bozon No 14 was in bad luck. In a dangerous spill he hurt his back badly and was taken to hospital. His countryman Francois Bonlieu was third-with Roger Staub (Switzerland). The results in detail :
Start No. Name Time
1. Toni Sailer No 5 World champion! 1:48.8 min
2. No. 4 Josl Rieder Austria 1:52.6
3. No. 6 Fracois Bonlieu-France 1:53.9
4. No. 15 Roger Staub-Switzerland 1:53.9
5. No. 11 Bud Werner - USA 1:54.5
6. No. 12 Chiharu Igaya-Japan 1:55.3
No. 13 Anderl Molterer-Austria 1:55.3
Downhill Race for Ladies.
Thursday-fourth day of the international alpine event. Ladies' day on the 2,400 m. course with an elevation difference of 589 m. from start to finish. It is a speedy course marked with 6 flag-poles - leading down steep slopes and through forest lanes. The course was exacting and meant all-out efforts for the 45 participating international aces.
The fastest run of the day was by Jerta Schir-Italy (No. 40) But alas she was in bad luck -spill !
New World Champion : Lucie Wheeler-Canada (No 1.)
The results in detail :
1. No 1. Lucie Wheeler-Canada 2:12.1 min.
2. No 2 Frieda Danzer-Switzerland 2:12.4
3. No 11 Carla Marchelli-Italy 2:12.5
4. No 26 Pia Riva-Italy (uncovered) 2:14.6
5. No 15 Putzi Frandl-Austria 2:15.7
6. No 5 Astrid Sanvdwik-Norway 2:16.0
7. No 6 Anne Heggtveit-Canada (Uncovered) 2:16.3
8. No 18 Hannelore Basler-GFR 2:16.5