Alpine Skiing

by Tam,Jessica and Julie

How alpine skiing is played

There are 10 different events in alpine skiing. There is the men's and women's downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-G and super combined.


Downhill

Downhill has the longest couse there is .It also has the higest speed which is 120/h.


Slalom

Ski couses in slalom contain flags there are also gates closer then any event. There are actually 2 courses when the event has finished both results are added to find a winner.


Giant slalom

The gates in giant slalom are much further than slalom. There are 56 -70 gates for men and 46-58 gates for women the rest is the same as slalom.


Super-G

The speed is the same as downhill and the course is similar to Giant Slalom. Each athlete only gets one try in each course.


Super Combination

It incorporates both aspects of downhill and slalom

History

Alpine skiing was an olympic sport in 1936 the olympic games was in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany. Slalom and Downhill were the only events. Then in 1952 Giant slalom was an event.

Did You Know ?

At the olympics winter games of 1936 in Garmisch-partenkirchen downhill skiing became the first ski game that women were allowed to compete in.

Equipment

-ski goggles protect the eyes againts wind, snow,increased uv radiation at high elevation, and glare frome the snow

-The helmet protects the athlete from injury and should fit tightly

-Ski poles for downhill and Super-g are curved, to reduce air resistance during decent

-Skis are made of various materials (wood or compisite fibre)and are individually crafted for each athlete. Down hill skis are 30% longer than those used in slalom. This allows additonal accuracy at high speed.

-Ski-tights racing suits are made of materials that minimize air resistant

Athletes

There are 327 athletes competing in alpine skiing. There are 5 Australians competing in Alpine skiing amd here are there profiles:


Emily Bamford

Female

11th of March 1992

1.69m tall

Place Of Birth:Austrlia Greensborough

Nationality :Australia

Age:21

Weight:64kg


Lavinia chrystal

Female

5th of March 1989

1.68m

Place of birth: Australia Camperdown

Nationality: Australia

Age:24

64kg


Dominic Demschar

Male

9th of May 1993

1.76m

Place of birth;Germany Oberndoif

Nationality:Australia

Age:20

75kg


Ross Reraudo

Male

7th November 1992

1.85m

Place of birth;Italy,Venaria reale

Nationality:Australia

Age:21

76kg


Greta Small

Female

16 October 1995

1.71m

Place of birth: Australia Wangaratta

Nationality:Australia

Age :18

70kg