Close
10n

1°C

Красноярская универсиада 2019 года

2-12 MARCH 2019

  • :
  • :
  • :

Countdown to winter universiade 2019

Laika 90x139
10n
1°C

Alpine skiing

Sport type logo горнолыжный спорт

Alpine Skiing is a discipline in which the athlete descents the course marked with gates and the time of the athlete’s performance is fixed.

decoration_leftdecoration_right

Sports Disciplines included into the Winter Universiade 2019

Sport type photo горные лыжи супер комбинация

ALPINE COMBINED

Alpine Combined is a type of program that combines Downhill and Slalom. Downhill is sometimes replaced by Super-G. Both races are carried out on the same day. An athlete with the minimum total time of two races wins the competition.

Men
Men's standings
Women
Women's standings
Sport type photo горные лыжи Слалом гигант

GIANT SLALOM

Giant slalom has something in common with both Slalom and Downhill. The Giant slalom characteristics are the following: the length of the course - 1,000-1,500 meters, average speed - 60-70 km/h, duration of one race - 60-100 seconds. The gates consist of four slalom poles and two flags. The gate must have the alternation of blue and red panels. The gates must be at least 4 m and at most 8 m wide. Giant Slalom must consist of two runs. The athletes start the second run in conformity with the results of the first run. At that, the thirty fastest competitors from the first run start in the in reversed order. Unlike special slalom, the poles are almost never knocked down, as this can reduce the athlete’s speed, but deflected with a sliding touch of the shoulder.

Men
Men's standings
Women
Women's standings
Sport type photo горные лыжи супер гигант

SUPER-G

Super-G is a discipline that combines the elements of Giant Slalom and Downhill. The Super-G course should have a vertical drop of 400-650 meters takes place at the irregular terrain and includes almost all the technical features of a Giant Slalom course. The speed of a Super-G skier is almost the same as the speed of a Downhill skier. As a rule, the Super-G competitions are held in one run, but the competitions in two runs can be organized, provided the vertical drop is suboptimal.

Men
Men's standings
Women
Women's standings
Sport type photo горные лыжи командные

PARALLEL SLALOM TEAM EVENT

The team can comprise from 4 to 6 participants. The discipline is held in a form of parallel competitions with the use of the Giant Slalom gates, in which two or more participants simultaneously descent two or more adjacent courses. Every country may register only one team consisting of two women and two men for the Universiade competitions.

Men
Men's standings
Women
Women's standings
Sport type photo горные лыжи слалом

SLALOM

Slalom is a discipline in which the athlete completes a race distance with a length of 450-500 m and a vertical drop of about 200 meters. The slalom course represents the composition of figures suited to the terrain, linked by single and multiple gates, allowing a fluent run and demonstration widest variety of ski technique. Slalom gates are spaced more closely than in the other Alpine Skiing disciplines. During the competitions athletes complete two courses. The sum of the two results is the final time of the athlete.

Men
Men's standings
Women
Women's standings

Facts

Alpine skiing was born in the late 18th century in Norway. First alpine skiing competitions were held in 1767.

As they ski downhill, athletes reach the speed of 200 km/h, which is faster than free falling at 190 km/h on average.The world speed record currently stands at 251.4 km/h.

The first Winter Olympic Games where skiing was represented were held in 1924 in France. Almost all the medals at that event went to representatives of Norway.

History

Sport type photo sport type photo thumb 75848 1369249023

Alpine skiing was born in Norway in the 19th century. It is believed that the world's first alpine skiing club was founded by the downhill enthusiasts in 1875 in Christiania (now Oslo, the capital of Norway). The first competitions took place in 1879. However, some experts say that the true founders of alpine skiing were Austrians. By the beginning of the 20th century, alpine skiing was spreading across Europe, America and Asia. Alpine skiing competitions in the Alps have been held since 1905.

In 1911, the first international competitions took place in Switzerland, and in 1922 official competition rules were developed. The first World Cup was held in 1931 in Mürren (Switzerland).

Alpine skiers managed to get into the programme of the Olympic Games in 1936: in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) 756 participants from 28 countries competed for the first Olympic medals in slalom, downhill and combination. Among men, Franz Pfnjur from Germany became the first Olympic champion, and among women - his compatriot Kristl Krantz.


Other sports

Return to Sports