Australia at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer
Competitors 25 (18 men, 7 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Kirstie Marshall
Medals
Rank: 22
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Australia won a bronze medal in the men's 5000 metres short track relay, the first medal at the Winter Olympic Games for the nation. A total of 25 Australian athletes competed, participating in alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, figure skating, freestyle skiing (in both aerials and moguls), luge, short track speed skating and speed skating.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Bradbury, StevenSteven Bradbury
Hansen, KieranKieran Hansen
Murtha, AndrewAndrew Murtha
Nizielski, RichardRichard Nizielski
Short track speed skating Men's 5000 m relay

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 (DH) Run 2 (Sl) Run 3 (Sl) Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Anthony Huguet Super-G N/A 4:37.44 +4.91 37
Giant slalom 1:33.60 37 Did not finish N/A Did not finish
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 (DH) Run 2 (Sl) Run 3 (Sl) Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Zali Steggall Giant slalom 1:28.68 35 1:17.46 24 N/A 2:46.14 +15.17 24
Slalom 1:03.16 28 59.88 22 N/A 2:03.04 +7.03 22
Combined 1:33.46 31 52.34 12 Did not finish

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

[1]

Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Sandra Paintin-Paul Individual 1:01:21.7 7 64
Sprint 28:31.1 1 40
Kerryn Rim Individual 54:10.1 2 8
Sprint 27:32.3 2 21

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

[1]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Justin McDonald
Glenn Carroll
Two-man 54.03 28 53.96 27 54.21 29 54.27 27 3:36.47 27
Justin McDonald
Glenn Carroll
Scott Walker
Adam Barclay
Four-man 52.48 16 52.67 21 52.85 20 53.02 20 3:31.02 20

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Anthony Evans 10 km classical 27:09.9 51
15 km freestyle pursuit 1:08:22.9 57
50 km classical 2:22:05.2 43
Mark Gray 10 km classical 27:54.0 67
15 km freestyle pursuit 1:10:01.1 66
30 km freestyle 1:24:49.9 61
50 km classical 2:28:51.6 59

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event CD1 CD2 SP/OD FS/FD Total
FP FP FP FP TFP Rank
Stephen Carr Men's N/A 20 Q 18 28.0 18
Danielle Carr & Stephen Carr Pairs N/A 10 11 16.0 11

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nick Cleaver Moguls 24.34 15 Q 23.02 16
Adrian Costa 25.46 7 Q 23.38 14
Paul Costa 22.20 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jacqui Cooper Aerials 139.67 16 Did not advance
Kirstie Marshall 166.12 q Q 150.76 6

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Time Time Time Time Rank
Roger White Men's 55.674 54.546 54.842 58.000 3:43.062 32

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

The relay result was Australia's first Winter Olympics medal. In the semi-final, they beat Japan and New Zealand to qualify behind Canada. They went into the final with three objectives: to stay on their feet (to avoid a repeat of what happened in Albertville), to remain undisqualified, and to beat at least one of the other three finalists. With 21 of 45 laps to go, a Canadian crashed into the side, and was out of contention. With 12 laps to go, Italian Mirko Vuillermin accelerated away, creating a gap such that Australia was unlikely to win gold. Until the last change, it seemed that Australia might win silver. Nizielski was the final skater, and said later that "At the last change [American] Eric Flaim got a good push-away and he stepped underneath my feet and stopped me. I thought, well I'm not going to fight him for this. I didn't want to let the team down. And I was very aware that I had taken a fall in Albertville. I just wanted to get through and get the medal." Team member Steven Bradbury went on to win Australia's first winter gold in 2002.

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Steven Bradbury 500m 45.43 2 Q 44.18 1 Q 1:03.51 4 QB B Final
45.33
8
1000m 2:01.89 3 Did not advance 24
Kieran Hansen 500m 46.30 3 Did not advance 23
1000m 1:32.96 2 Q 1:32.34 3 Did not advance 12
Richard Nizielski 500m 44.86 OR 1 Q 45.57 4 Did not advance 10
1000m 1:32.42 2 Q 1:29.93 4 Did not advance 13
Steven Bradbury
Kieran Hansen
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
5000m relay N/A 7:14.41 2 Q 7:13.68 3
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karen Kah 500m 48.56 2 Q 47.90 3 Did not advance 12
1000m 1:41.64 1 Q 1:39.93 4 Did not advance 11

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Phillip Tahmindjis 1000 m 1:16.29 37
1500 m 1:57.59 36
Danny Kah 1500 m 1:56.04 25
5000 m 7:00.02 25

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report". Lillehammer Olympiske Organisasjonskomité. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  • "2002 Australian Winter Olympic Team Guide" PDF file