Australia at the 2014 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 60 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Alex Pullin (opening)[1][2]
David Morris (closing)[3][4]
Medals
Rank: 24
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. Australia's team consisted of 60 athletes competing in 11 sports, which represented the largest Winter Olympics team the country had ever sent.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Australia had five athletes in qualification position.[6]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dominic Demschar[7] Men's giant slalom 1:26.47 42 1:27.30 38 2:53.77 39
Men's slalom 58.52 66 DNF
Ross Peraudo Men's giant slalom 1:29.07 50 DNF
Men's slalom DNF
Emily Bamford Women's giant slalom 1:28.57 56 1:27.23 49 2:55.80 50
Women's slalom 1:02.13 41 DNF
Lavinia Chrystal Women's giant slalom 1:25.18 46 1:23.39 39 2:48.57 40
Women's slalom 59.74 34 58.16 33 1:57.90 32
Greta Small Women's combined 1:47.99 29 52.31 12 2:40.30 15
Women's downhill N/A 1:44.79 29
Women's giant slalom 1:25.22 47 1:24.44 42 2:49.66 41
Women's slalom 1:01.19 40 56.41 28 1:57.60 31
Women's super-G N/A DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Australia was surprisingly awarded quota spots in biathlon after higher-placed nations decided to forego their athlete allocations. The full list of biathlon team was announced on 24 January 2014.[8]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Alexei Almoukov Men's sprint 27:24.6 2 (0+2) 73
Men's individual 54:35.4 2 (0+0+0+2) 45
Lucy Glanville Women's sprint 26:57.1 2 (0+2) 82
Women's individual 1:01:00.7 4 (1+0+1+2) 78

Bobsleigh[edit]

Australia had one sled in each of the three events for a total of 6 athletes. Bobsleigh rider Jana Pittman made history for Australia as she became the nation's first female athlete to compete in both Summer and Winter Olympics. She previously competed as a sprinter in track and field at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.[9]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Duncan Harvey
Heath Spence*
Two-man 57.96 28 57.99 26 57.78 25 Did not advance 2:53.73 26
Duncan Harvey
Lucas Mata
Gareth Nichols
Heath Spence*
Four-man 56.20 22 56.21 23 56.23 21 Did not advance 2:48.64 22
Jana Pittman
Astrid Radjenovic*
Two-woman 58.62 15 58.50 13 59.06 15 58.37 8 3:54.55 14

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Australia had four athletes in qualification position.[6]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Phil Bellingham Men's 15 km classical N/A 46:16.4 +7:46.7 75
Callum Watson N/A 45:46.5 +7:18.6 75
Callum Watson Men's 30 km skiathlon 40:09.8 62 36:21.6 59 1:17:00.4 +8:45.0 60
Esther Bottomley Women's 10 km classical N/A 34:30.1 +6:12.3 61
Aimee Watson N/A 34:56.0 +6:38.2 63
Aimee Watson Women's 30 km freestyle N/A 1:34:00.1 +22:54.9 54
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Phil Bellingham Men's sprint 3:45.65 55 Did not advance
Callum Watson 5:29.62 85 Did not advance
Phil Bellingham
Callum Watson
Men's team sprint N/A 25:54.41 12 Did not advance
Esther Bottomley Women's sprint 2:50.54 56 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Australia had achieved three quota places:[10] Australian skater Chantelle Kerry appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport asking that Brooklee Han should not be able to represent Australia, because she did not have federation approval. This appeal was rejected.[11]

Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Brendan Kerry Men's singles 47.12 29 Did not advance
Brooklee Han Ladies' singles 49.32 22 Q 94.52 18 143.84 20
Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman Ice dancing 52.68 20 Q 75.85 20 128.53 20

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Australia had eighteen athletes in qualification position.[6] The full list of Australian freestyle skiers was officially named on 22 January 2014.[12]

Aerials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
David Morris Men's aerials 118.59 2 Q Bye 101.87 8 Q 115.05 4 Q 110.41 2
Lydia Lassila Women's aerials 66.12 15 90.65 1 Q 95.76 2 Q 99.22 2 Q 72.12 3
Laura Peel 67.68 13 85.99 3 Q 83.79 5 Q 64.50 7 Did not advance
Danielle Scott 85.36 3 Q Bye 76.23 9 Did not advance
Samantha Wells 78.12 7 57.13 12 Did not advance
Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Amy Sheehan Women's halfpipe 19.60 70.60 70.60 12 Q 15.00 40.60 40.60 10
Davina Williams 5.40 63.00 63.00 15 Did not advance
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Dale Begg-Smith Men's moguls 25.06 13.56 19.74 19 28.39 5.04 9.65 15 Did not advance
Matt Graham 24.36 15.02 21.53 10 Q Bye 24.85 16.21 22.49 7 Q 25.08 17.14 23.31 7 Did not advance
Sam Hall 24.52 12.35 18.79 21 27.54 6.49 11.50 14 Did not advance
Brodie Summers 25.73 15.69 21.56 9 Q Bye 25.73 15.91 21.78 13 Did not advance
Britteny Cox Women's moguls 31.74 14.84 20.19 12 31.48 10.1 19.93 4 Q 30.87 15.18 20.88 8 Q 30.73 15.84 21.59 4 Q 31.19 13.86 19.43 5
Taylah O'Neill 33.14 13.78 18.57 16 33.39 9.4 17.81 7 Q 33.03 13.34 18.18 16 Did not advance
Nicole Parks 31.45 13.02 18.49 17 32.65 8.7 17.77 8 Q 32.05 13.14 18.37 15 Did not advance
Ski cross
Athlete Event Seeding Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Anton Grimus Men's ski cross 1:16.82 5 DNF Did not advance 25
Scott Kneller 1:18.58 24 3 Did not advance 23
Katya Crema Women's ski cross 1:23.47 11 2 Q 1 Q 3 FB 3 7
Sami Kennedy-Sim 1:38.51 25 DNF Did not advance 28
Jenny Owens 1:59.84 26 2 Q 3 Did not advance 12

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Russ Henshaw Men's slopestyle 84.60 83.40 84.60 5 Q 80.40 28.80 80.40 8
Anna Segal Women's slopestyle 75.40 78.80 78.80 7 Q 77.00 28.80 77.00 4

Luge[edit]

Australia qualified a place in the men's singles when Alex Ferlazzo finished in the top 38 (with a maximum of three per nation qualifying) during the 2013–14 Luge World Cup.[13]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alex Ferlazzo Men's singles 53.528 29 53.686 34 53.323 33 53.507 35 3:44.044 33

Short track speed skating[edit]

Based on their performance at World Cup 3 and 4 in November 2013, Australia qualified 1 man (500 m) and 1 woman (1000 m, 1500 m).[14] Pierre Boda qualified to be Australia's male representative by beating Andy Jung in a three race series.[15] Deanna Lockett represented the women.[16]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pierre Boda 500 m 42.702 4 Did not advance 30
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Deanna Lockett 1000 m 1:34.845 1 Q 1:29.256 3 Did not advance 9
1500 m 2:25.140 5 N/A Did not advance 26

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Skeleton[edit]

Australia had one sled in the men's event and two in the women's for a total of 3 athletes.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
John Farrow Men's 57.84 19 57.73 19 57.75 16 57.35 16 3:50.67 17
Lucy Chaffer Women's 1:00.16 20 59.25 10 58.74 =13 58.49 9 3:56.64 17
Michelle Steele 59.42 10 59.41 14 58.76 15 58.69 16 3:56.28 =14

Snowboarding[edit]

Australia had thirteen athletes in qualification position.[6]

Freestyle
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Kent Callister Halfpipe 87.00 25.50 87.00 6 QS 49.25 79.50 79.50 3 Q 40.00 68.50 68.50 9
Scott James 68.50 15.00 68.50 10 Did not advance
Nathan Johnstone 86.00 27.50 86.00 7 QS 25.75 73.50 73.50 7 Did not advance
Scott James Slopestyle 36.00 44.00 44.00 11 QS 77.25 19.00 77.25 8 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Torah Bright Halfpipe 93.00 28.75 93.00 1 QF Bye 58.25 91.50 91.50 2
Holly Crawford 43.00 33.75 43.00 14 Did not advance
Stephanie Magiros 27.25 57.25 57.25 9 QS 26.50 20.50 26.50 12 Did not advance
Hannah Trigger 51.25 33.00 51.25 10 Did not advance
Torah Bright Slopestyle 85.25 80.00 85.25 2 QF Bye 64.75 66.25 66.25 7

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding 1/8 Final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Cam Bolton Men's snowboard cross CAN 1 Q 1 Q 4 FB DNF 11
Jarryd Hughes CAN 3 Q 5 Did not advance =17
Alex Pullin CAN 1 Q 4 Did not advance =13
Torah Bright Women's snowboard cross 1:23.96 15 N/A 5 Did not advance 18
Belle Brockhoff 1:23.22 7 N/A 3 Q 5 FB 2 8

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal final; FB – Qualify to consolation final

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daniel Greig 500 m 1:20.55 40 35.29 17 1:55.84 39
1000 m N/A 1:10.13 22


References[edit]

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