Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Olympic Games

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina
IOC code  BIH
NOC Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website www.okbih.ba (Bosnian)
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 5 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Žana Novaković (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Olympic history (summary)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The team consists of five athletes in three sports. The team marched in the opening ceremony wearing clothes that paid homage to the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo.[4]

The selection of alpine skier Žana Novaković as flagbearer resulted in controversy as another skier, Igor Laikert, had better results. There were suggestions that this had to due with the ethnic divide in the country with Laikert coming from the Muslim-Croat community.[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina had three athletes in qualification position.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Igor Laikert[4] Men's combined 1:59.76 44 55.94 24 2:55.70 27
Men's downhill N/A 2:15.07 44
Men's giant slalom DNF
Men's slalom 54.68 52 DNF
Men's super-G N/A 1:24.20 50
Marko Rudić[4] Men's giant slalom 1:29.55 53 1:30.40 49 2:59.95 49
Men's slalom DNF
Žana Novaković[4] Women's giant slalom 1:24.54 42 1:23.24 38 2:47.78 37
Women's slalom 59.79 35 56.20 25 1:55.99 26

Biathlon[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina received a reallocation quota spot in biathlon. Tanja Karišik also competed in cross-country skiing.

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Tanja Karišik Women's individual DNF 1 DNF
Women's sprint 25:06.8 2 (1+1) 78

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina had two athletes in qualification position.[5]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Mladen Plakalović Men's 50 km freestyle DNF
Tanja Karišik Women's 10 km classical 41:34.6 +13:16.8 72
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mladen Plakalović Men's sprint 4:40.64 82 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bosnian Olympic Flag Carrier Choice Stirs Controversy". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "5 Representatives of B&H in Sochi". Sarajevo Times. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2013". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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