Austria at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Austria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Austria
IOC code  AUT
NOC Austrian Olympic Committee
Website www.oeoc.at (German)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 70 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Hans-Peter Steinacher (opening)
Ludwig Paischer (closing)
Medals
Rank: 61
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Austria sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Medalists[edit]

Violetta Oblinger-Peters (left), Ludwig Paischer (center) and Mirna Jukić (right)
Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Paischer, LudwigLudwig Paischer Judo Men's 60 kg
 Bronze Jukić, MirnaMirna Jukić Swimming Women's 100 m breaststroke
 Bronze Oblinger-Peters, ViolettaVioletta Oblinger-Peters Canoeing Women's K-1

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Günther Weidlinger 10000 m 28:14.38 27
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gerhard Mayer Discus throw 61.32 18 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Eva-Maria Gradwohl Marathon 2:44:24 57

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Helmut Oblinger Men's K-1 86.21 10 85.54 7 171.75 6 Q 88.69 9 Q 90.14 6 178.83 7
Violetta Oblinger-Peters Women's K-1 97.27 6 99.44 7 196.71 6 Q 110.65 5 Q 104.12 3 214.77 3rd

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yvonne Schuring
Viktoria Schwarz
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.980 5 QS 1:44.834 3 Q 1:44.965 9

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Christian Pfannberger Men's road race 6:26:17 23
Thomas Rohregger 6:26:25 39
Monika Schachl Women's road race 3:36:37 46
Christiane Soeder Women's road race 3:32:28 4
Women's time trial 36:20.75 7

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Christoph Soukup Men's cross-country 2:00:11 6
Elisabeth Osl Women's cross-country 1:51:39 11

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Constantin Blaha 3 m springboard 407.55 22 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Veronika Kratochwil 3 m springboard 218.75 27 Did not advance
Anja Richter 10 m platform 287.70 22 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Victoria Max-Theurer Falcao Old Individual 65.333 27 Did not advance

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Harald Ambros Quick 2 Individual 55.70 51 Withdrew*

*Harald Ambros withdrew after the dressage competition because his horse suffered from an injury.

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
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Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Roland Schlosser Individual foil BYE  Menendez (ESP)
W 15–9
 Cassarà (ITA)
L 8–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Caroline Weber Individual 16.125 15.875 16.250 15.925 64.175 17 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ludwig Paischer −60 kg BYE  Ahamdi (MAR)
W 1010–0000
 Fallon (GBR)
W 0002–0001
 Kim K-J (PRK)
W 0020–0000
 Dragin (FRA)
W 1001–0000
BYE  Choi M-H (KOR)
L 0000–1000
2nd
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
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Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sabrina Filzmoser −57 kg  Kye S-H (PRK)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance
Claudia Heill −63 kg  Clark (GBR)
W 1011–0100
 González (CUB)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance BYE  Wang C-F (TPE)
W 1010–0010
 Barreto (VEN)
W 0030–0001
 Won O-I (PRK)
L 0001–0110
5

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Andreas Geritzer Laser 28 6 2 30 20 44
BFD
44 18 9 CAN EL 157 19
Florian Reichstädter
Matthias Schmid
470 24 19 25 24 14 24 24 5 19 11 EL 164 24
Christian Nehammer
Hans Spitzauer
Star 14 10 11 6 14 4 12 4 12 14 EL 87 12
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Carolina Flatscher
Sylvia Vogl
470 9 20
DSQ
13 7 1 7 1 13 6 11 16 84 8
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Nico Delle Karth
Nikolaus Resch
49er 9 2 14 8 13 7 5 7 7 13 5 1 CAN CAN CAN 22 99 8
Roman Hagara
Hans-Peter Steinacher
Tornado 12 10 14 10 11 3 3 9 5 5 N/A 14 82 9

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Thomas Farnik 10 m air rifle 594 10 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1171 7 Q 1268.9 5
Mario Knögler 50 m rifle prone 590 30 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1170 8 Q 1268.4 6
Christian Planer 10 m air rifle 589 30 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 588 41 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Brandl 400 m freestyle 3:48.63 NR 20 N/A Did not advance
Florian Janistyn 1500 m freestyle 15:12.46 NR 21 N/A Did not advance
Dinko Jukić 200 m butterfly 1:55.96 12 Q 1:55.65 NR 10 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:00.57 16 Q 2:00.98 16 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:15.48 NR 15 N/A Did not advance
Dominik Koll 200 m freestyle 1:47.81 NR 16 Q 1:47.87 13 Did not advance
Hunor Mate 100 m breaststroke 1:00.93 NR 18 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:11.56 21 Did not advance
Maxim Podoprigora 200 m breaststroke 2:14.43 35 Did not advance
Markus Rogan 100 m backstroke 54.22 13 Q 53.80 9 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:56.64 3 Q 1:56.34 3 Q 1:55.49 NR 4
Sebastian Stoss 200 m backstroke 1:59.44 19 Did not advance
Dominik Koll
David Brandl
Florian Janistyn
Markus Rogan
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:11.45 NR 9 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nina Dittrich 200 m butterfly 2:09.85 NR 17 Did not advance
Mirna Jukić 100 m breaststroke 1:07.06 3 Q 1:07.27 3 Q 1:07.34 3rd
200 m breaststroke 2:24.39 3 Q 2:23.76 3 Q 2:23.24 NR 4
Birgit Koschischek 100 m freestyle 55.62 NR 29 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 59.07 NR 26 Did not advance
Jördis Steinegger 200 m freestyle 2:00.52 NR 26 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:09.72 NR 16 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:36.40 NR 22 N/A Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:45.15 NR 26 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Nadine Brandl
Elisabeth Mahn
Duet 41.250 21 41.167 82.417 22 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

All five singles players participated in the team events, with Veronika Heine completing the women's team and Daniel Habesohn as a reserve for the men's team.

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chen Weixing Men's singles BYE  Achanta (IND)
W 4–1
 Wang H (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Robert Gardos BYE  Ri C-G (PRK)
W 4–3
 Primorac (CRO)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Werner Schlager BYE  Yoon J-Y (KOR)
W 4–3
 Wang Lq (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Li Qiangbing Women's singles BYE  Tan (ITA)
W 4–2
 Wu Jd (GER)
W 4–3
 Tie Y N (HKG)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Liu Jia BYE  Li J (NED)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chen Weixing
Robert Gardos
Werner Schlager
Men's team Group A
 China (CHN)
L 0 – 3
 Greece (GRE)
W 3 – 0
 Australia (AUS)
W 3 – 0
2 Did not advance  Croatia (CRO)
W 3 – 1
 Japan (JPN)
W 3 – 1
 South Korea (KOR)
L 1 – 3
Did not advance 4
Veronika Heine
Li Qiangbing
Liu Jia
Women's team Group A
 China (CHN)
L 0 – 3
 Croatia (CRO)
W 3 – 0
 Dominican Republic (DOM)
W 3 – 0
2 Did not advance  Japan (JPN)
L 0 – 3
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jürgen Melzer Men's singles  Daniel (BRA)
W 6–7(9–11), 6–1, 8–6
 Wawrinka (SUI)
W 6–4, 6–0
 Lu Y-H (TPE)
W 6–2, 6–4
 Nadal (ESP)
L 0–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Julian Knowle
Jürgen Melzer
Men's doubles N/A  Kiefer /
Schüttler (GER)
W 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–1
 B Bryan /
M Bryan (USA)
L 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Did not advance
Sybille Bammer Women's singles  Medina Garrigues (ESP)
W 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
 Schnyder (SUI)
W 6–4, 6–4
 Šafářová (CZE)
W 7–5, 6–4
 Zvonareva (RUS)
L 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Simon Agoston Men's 18:20 0:30 59:00 0:31 35:02 1:53:23.98 38
Kate Allen Women's 20:57 0:32 1:05:24 0:35 34:32 2:02:00.69 14
Eva Dollinger 20:04 0:25 Did not finish
Tania Haiböck 21:03 0:28 1:05:22 0:33 36:37 2:04:03.16 27

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Four Austrian beach volleyball teams had qualified for the Olympics, but the women's team Montagnolli - Swoboda was replaced by the Swiss team Kuhn - Schwer, because of medical reasons.[1] There are now three beach volley teams in the games:

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Clemens Doppler
Peter Gartmayer
Men's Pool D
 BarsoukKolodinsky (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (21–16, 18–21, 16–14)
 AraújoLuiz (BRA)
W 2 – 1 (20–22, 21–19, 15–11)
 AmoreLione (ITA)
W 2 – 0 (21–19, 24–22)
1 Q  Geor
Gia (GEO)
L 1 – 2 (21–19, 16–21, 13–15)
Did not advance
Florian Gosch
Alexander Horst
Pool A
 WuXu (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 15–21)
 HerreraMesa (ESP)
L 0 – 2 (14–21, 12–21)
 KaisVesik (EST)
W 2 – 1 (21–16, 18–21, 15–12)
Lucky Losers
 Heyer - Heuscher (SUI)
W 2 – 0 (21–11, 21–19)
3 Q  Pļaviņš
Samoilovs (LAT)
W 2 – 0 (21–17, 21–18)
 Araújo
Luiz (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (20–22, 17–21)
Did not advance
Doris Schwaiger
Stefanie Schwaiger
Women's Pool A
 ArvanitiKarantasiou (GRE)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–18)
 TalitaRenata (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 19–21)
 CandelasGarcía (MEX)
W 2 – 0 (21–17, 21–10)
2 Q  Goller
Ludwig (GER)
W 2 – 1 (23–21, 11–21, 18–16)
 Tian J
Wang J (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 12–21)
Did not advance

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