Красноярская универсиада 2019 года

2-12 MARCH 2019

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    Alpine skiing

    Alpine skiing is a downhill skiing on special routes marked with gates with fixing the time. Olympic disciplines of alpine skiing include Downhill, Slalom, Giant slalom, Super-G and Alpine skiing combined.  An athlete passes the track knocking down or passing by the gate which is pairwise standing poles.

    Sports Disciplines included into the Winter Universiade 2019

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    Slalom

    The gates are located along the race track from 1 to 1.5 km long, and are further away from each other than in slalom but not as far as in super giant slalom.

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    GIANT SLALOM

    The gates are located along the race track from 1 to 1.5 km long, and are further away from each other than in slalom but not as far as in super giant slalom.

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    SUPER GIANT SLALOM

    In the super-giant event the athletes reach speeds as high as in downhill speed skiing, but the race track trajectory is that of slalom.

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    ALPINE COMBINED EVENT

    The program that combines downhill speed skiing and slalom. Downhill speed skiing is sometimes substituted with super-giant slalom. Both events take place on the same day.

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    PARALLEL SLALOM TEAM EVENT

    The number of participants is limited to six people, and each can choose one heat to participate in. The athletes race down parallel tracks via the giant slalom gate, with two or more participants skiing down at the same time.

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    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

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    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.