Ingrid Lafforgue of France yesterday (Friday) won the Women's Slalom gold medal at the World Alpine Ski championships in Val Gardena Italy.
GENERAL VIEW OF VAL GARDENA: VARIOUS SHOTS OF LAFFORGUE, COCHRAN AND JACOT MAKING THEIR RUNS:
2nd COCHRAN Barbara USA TOTAL TIME 102.15
The start was in a hight of 1348 meters and the vertical drop 160 meters the first course had 59 and the second 60 gates.
Start warming up before the start.... number 12 / 5 CU/ 2 / 10/STARTING number 1 to 15/
after this arrivals of number 15/14/8/6/4/ and at the end CU interview winner number 6 Lafforgue
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Background: Ingrid Lafforgue of France yesterday (Friday) won the Women's Slalom gold medal at the World Alpine Ski championships in Val Gardena Italy. The silver medal was won by Barbara Cochran of the United States, and the bronze went to Michele Jacot of France.
Miss Lafforgue's total time over the two legs of the slalom was 100.44 seconds. A convincing victory over stiff opposition....but today (Saturday) she was beaten into second place in the Women's Giant Slalom by Betsy Clifford of Canada, so missing a gold medal double in the slalom events.
Barbara Cochran, 19, from Richmond, Vermont, was two seconds slower than 21-year-old Miss Lafforgue over the parallel Pradel and Rainel courses, She was fifth on the first run and second on the second run, to record an aggregate time of 102.15 seconds. For this she won the silver medal.
Michele Jacot, 18, of France missed the silver medal by only five-hundredths of a second, and had to be satisfied with the bronze. She and Miss Lafforgue are current leaders in the World Cup slalom table.
At the end of yesterday's event, France was ahead in the championships with a total of 1,332 points, with Austria second (673 points) and the United States third (474).