Historical analysis of the events of December 3, 2004


Historical analysis of the events of December 3, 2004{mosimage}Never before have Americans had two firsts and a second in single day of alpine racing, unless one day includes combined events (which partially include the other events)…Here is a history of the days when Americans have had three or more athletes on the podium:

3/5/76 – Greg Jones and Phil Mahre 1-2 in GS at Copper and Cindy Nelson 2nd in GS (also at Copper)

3/25/81 – Christin Cooper 2nd in GS at Wangs-Pizol; Steve Mahre 2nd, Phil Mahre 3rd in slalom at Borovetz

2/14/82 – Steve Mahre first combined and first in slalom Garmisch; Phil Mahre 2nd in slalom.

3/21/1982 – Christin Cooper first, Tamara McKinney third in slalom at Alpe d’Huez; McKinney 2nd, Cooper 3rd in GS Alpe d’Huez (yes same day)

1/23/83 – Phil Mahre first combined, 3rd slalom Kitzbuehel; McKinney 1st, Cooper 2nd St Gervais.

2/6/83 – Phil first, Steve third combined; Steve first, Phil third slalom St Anton.

3/11/84 - Bill Johnson first downhill at Whistler; McKinney first, Cooper third GS at Waterville.

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