Olympic Winter Games alpine skiing by the numbers

09 February 2018 13:17
Beat Feuz at 2018 OWG downhill training
Beat Feuz at 2018 OWG downhill training -
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The countdown to the first alpine skiing event of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, is on and so is our accounting of some of the most impressive numbers in OWG history.

428 - Olympic medals awarded in alpine skiing since its Olympic debut in 1936.

114 - Olympic medals won by Austria in alpine skiing, the most by an NOC in any sport at the Olympic Winter Games.

55 - Hubertus Von Hohenlohe (MEX) competed in the men's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at the age of 55. He is the oldest alpine skier to participate at the Winter Games.

34 - Mario Matt (AUT) was 34 years and 319 days old when he won the men's slalom in 2014, making him the oldest alpine skiing Olympic gold medallist.

20 - Olympic gold medals won by Switzerland in alpine skiing – the most gold medals for the NOC in any sport at the Olympic Summer or Winter Games.

18 - Austria has claimed a medal in alpine skiing in 18 consecutive Olympic Winter Games, from 1948 to 2014, a record by an NOC.

17 - Michela Figini (SUI) was 17 years and 315 days old when she won the ladies' downhill at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter Games, making her the youngest alpine skiing Olympic gold medallist.

15 - Slovenia became the 15th different NOC to win a gold medal in alpine skiing at the Olympic Winter Games when Tina Maze (SLO) won the ladies' downhill in Sochi in 2014.

14 - Austria claimed 14 alpine skiing medals at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the most by an NOC in the sport at a single edition of the Games.

10 - Olympic medals won by Croatia in Alpine skiing, all won by the Kostelic family: Janica Kostelic (6) and Ivica Kostelic (4).

7 - Olympic gold medals won by alpine skiers aged 32 or older, all since 2002.

6 - Skiers who have successfully defended an Olympic alpine skiing title: Alberto Tomba (ITA, giant slalom), Kjetil Andre Aamodt (NOR, super-G), Katja Seizinger (GER, downhill), Deborah Compagnoni (ITA, giant slalom), Janica Kostelic (combined), and Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER, alpine combined).

4 - Janica Kostelic and Aamodt each won a record four Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing.

3 - Aamodt won three Olympic gold medals in men's super-G, most by an athlete in a single alpine skiing event.

1 - Dominique Gisin (SUI) and Maze shared victory in the ladies' downhill in 2014, the only alpine skiing event in which two gold medals were awarded.

The opening alpine skiing competition of the 2018 PyeongChang Games, the men's downhill, is scheduled for 11 February at 11:00 LOC. Check your local listings for broadcast dates and times in your country. 

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