Fifty-nine competitors from fifteen countries competed for the fifth International Silver Cup skiing event for ladies, on the slopes of the Graukogel Mountain, Bad Gastein, Austria, Feb 5.
SV PAN..NO 4 Marit Haraldsen (Norway) commences run
SCU PAN..Haraldsen on run
TV Finishes run
CU Haraldsen (3rd in the event)
SIDE V..Spectators applaud
SV PAN..No 10 Heidi Biebl (East Germany) commences run
SCU PAN..Biebl on run
TV Finishes run
CU Biebl (2nd in the event)
SV PAN..No 2 Marianne Jahn (Austria) commences run
SV PAN..Jahn on run
TV Jahn finishes
CU Jahn finishes
SV Spectators applaud
SCU PAN..No 1 Erika Netzer (Austria) commences run
SV PAN..Netzer on run.
TV Netzer finishes
SCU Netzer (overall winner of Combination events)
SV Netzer receives congratulary kiss
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Background: Fifty-nine competitors from fifteen countries competed for the fifth International Silver Cup skiing event for ladies, on the slopes of the Graukogel Mountain, Bad Gastein, Austria, Feb 5.
One of the three combination events was the Slalom. On crisp, hard packed snow, competitors recorded fast times for the run through 46 markers. Marianne Jahn of Austria was the winner of this event, with a time of 1 minute 34.8 seconds. She was later to take second place in the overall ratings. Second in the Slalom was Heidi Biebl of East Germany in 1 minute 35.9 seconds, and third; Marit Haraldsen of Norway, in 1 minute 36.2 seconds.
The Combination event - consisting of the Slalom, Giant Slalom and the Downhill race - was won by Erika Netzer of Austria in the fantastically fast time of three minutes 34 seconds. Marianne Jahn's time was five minutes & eight seconds. Third was Arlette Grosse of France in five minutes fifty-five seconds.