Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 41 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Rhona Martin (opening)
Shelley Rudman (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Rank: 21
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom competed under the name Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Athletes from Northern Ireland were generally free to participate for either this team or the Ireland team under a long-standing settlement between the British Olympic Association and the Olympic Council of Ireland. Forty-one athletes were selected for these Winter Games.

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Rudman, ShelleyShelley Rudman Skeleton Women's 16 February

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

In the super-G and downhill, Chemmy Alcott was a rare female competitor in a historically male-dominated GB team. Alcott impressed as she finished 11th in the women's downhill, but was disqualified from the combined due to a technical infringement with the width of her skis.

Noel Baxter, Alain Baxter and James Leuzinger were the men's representatives in the slalom, and the Baxters also raced in the giant slalom. Finlay Mickel and Roger Cruickshank were the men's downhill and super-G skiers.

In the men's downhill, Finlay Mickel finished 25th, 2.68 seconds behind the winner Antoine Dénériaz. Roger Cruickshank, skiing with a knee-brace, finished 37th, 5.85 behind. Noel Baxter finished 14th in the men's combined. Cruickshank also finished 37th in the giant slalom before announcing his retirement from skiing.

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Chemmy Alcott Women's downhill n/a 1:57.85 11
Women's super-G n/a 1:34.20 19
Women's giant slalom 1:04.47 1:09.95 n/a 2:14.42 22
Women's combined Disqualified
Alain Baxter Men's slalom 54.93 51.22 n/a 1:46.15 16
Noel Baxter Men's slalom 56.07 51.15 n/a 1:47.22 20
Men's combined 1:42.26 45.64 44.89 3:12.79 14
Roger Cruickshank Men's downhill n/a 1:54.65 37
Men's super-G n/a 1:34.87 37
James Leuzinger Men's slalom Did not finish
Finlay Mickel Men's downhill n/a 1:51.48 25
Men's super-G n/a 1:32.10 22

Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Tom Clemens Men's sprint 31:05.0 4 78
Men's individual 1:01:43.9 4 57
Emma Fowler Women's sprint 26:22.9 1 67
Women's individual 1:03:38.9 7 78

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

The men chosen for the 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh event were: Marcus Adam, Dan Humphries, Lee Johnston, Karl Johnston and Martin Wright.

The competitors for the 2-woman event were Nicola Minichiello and Jackie Davies.

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Lee Johnston
Dan Humphries
Two-man 56.22 55.84 57.21 57.08 3:46.34 15
Nicola Minichiello
Jackie Davies
Two-woman 57.78 57.49 58.41 58.48 3:52.16 9
Lee Johnston
Martin Wright
Karl Johnston
Dan Humphries
Four-man 56.06 56.07 55.93 55.32 3:43.38 17

Curling[edit]

Britain sent two teams to the Olympic curling competition. All of the members of both teams were Scottish. The women's team were the defending Olympic gold medallists.

The members of the men's team were Euan Byers, Ewan McDonald, David Murdoch, Warwick Smith and Craig Wilson. The members of the women's team were Kelly Wood, Lynn Cameron, Deborah Knox, Jacqueline Lockhart and Rhona Martin.

Men's tournament[edit]

Team: David Murdoch, Ewan MacDonald, Warwick Smith, Euan Byers and Craig Wilson (alternate)

Round robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Italy (Retornaz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 7

;Draw 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 X 10
New Zealand (Becker) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 X 5

;Draw 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Gushue) 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 X 9
Great Britain (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 5

;Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 6
Norway (Trulsen) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

;Draw 6

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 7
Germany (Kapp) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6

;Draw 8

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Sweden (Lindholm) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X X X 2
Great Britain (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 X X X 8

;Draw 9

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Switzerland (Stöckli) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 6

;Draw 10

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 8
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 9

;Draw 11

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X 2
Finland (Uusipaavalniemi) 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 5
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1 Finland Markku Uusipaavalniemi 7 2
2 Canada Brad Gushue 6 3
3 United States Pete Fenson 6 3
4 Great Britain David Murdoch 6 3
5 Norway Pål Trulsen 5 4
6 Switzerland Ralph Stockli 5 4
7 Italy Joel Retornaz 4 5
8 Sweden Peter Lindholm 3 6
9 Germany Andy Kapp 3 6
10 New Zealand Sean Becker 0 9
Playoffs
Semifinal
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Finland (Uusipaavalniemi) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3

;Bronze Medal Game

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Fenson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 6

Women's tournament[edit]

Team: Rhona Martin, Jacqueline Lockhart, Kelly Wood, Lynn Cameron and Deborah Knox (alternate)

Round robin
Draw 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
Denmark (Holm) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

;Draw 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Switzerland (Ott) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5

;Draw 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Sweden (Norberg) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 8
Great Britain (Martin) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 6

;Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Russia (Privivkova) 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 10

;Draw 7

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 3
Canada (Kleibrink) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 X 9

;Draw 8

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 9
Italy (Gaspari) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5

;Draw 9

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 4
Norway (Nordby) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 X 8

;Draw 10

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 X 5
Japan (Onodera) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 X 10

;Draw 12

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
United States (Johnson) 0 1 0 3 0 0 X X X X 4
Great Britain (Martin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 4 0 3 1 X X X X 10
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1 Sweden Anette Norberg 7 2
2 Switzerland Mirjam Ott 7 2
3 Canada Shannon Kleibrink 6 3
4 Norway Dordi Nordby 6 3
5 Great Britain Rhona Martin 5 4
6 Russia Ludmila Privivkova 5 4
7 Japan Ayumi Onodera 4 5
8 Denmark Dorthe Holm 2 7
9 United States Cassandra Johnson 2 7
10 Italy Diana Gaspari 1 8

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

The British figure skating representatives were Sinead Kerr and her brother John Kerr, who competed in ice dancing. They hail from Scotland and Turin was their first Olympic games.

Athlete Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Sinead Kerr
John Kerr
Ice dance 31.58 11 50.28 11 85.57 13 167.43 10

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

The British luge participants for 2006 were Mark Hatton and Adam Rosen. Hatton finished a disappointing 35th place after coming off his luge on his third run of four, although he stayed in contact with the luge and remounted. Rosen finished in 16th place.

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Mark Hatton Men's singles 52.790 52.720 1:34.895 52.494 4:12.899 35
Adam Rosen Men's singles 52.610 52.130 52.093 52.150 3:28.983 16

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

The men's short track speed skating team was John Eley and Paul Stanley. The women's team was Sarah Lindsay and Joanna Williams. Lindsay participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

This was the first Olympics in which Great Britain and Northern Ireland sent a full short track speed skating team.

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jon Eley Men's 500 m 42.511 2 Q 42.424 2 Q 42.650 3 ADV 42.497 5
Men's 1000 m 1:29.147 3 Did not advance 17
Men's 1500 m 2:23.887 3 Q n/a 2:21.862 5 Did not advance 13
Sarah Lindsay Women's 500 m 46.290 2 Q 1:09.785 3 ADV 46.060 5 Did not advance 8
Women's 1000 m 1:35.539 3 Did not advance 16
Women's 1500 m 2:38.460 3 Q n/a 2:29.173 6 Did not advance 15
Paul Stanley Men's 500 m 43.486 4 Did not advance 20
Men's 1000 m 1:28.511 4 Did not advance 19
Joanna Williams Women's 500 m 46.857 3 Did not advance 19

Key: 'ADV' indicates a skater was advanced due to being interfered with.

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

Two men and one woman skeleton athletes traveled to Turin. Shelley Rudman was selected as the woman's sole representative; the men were Kristan Bromley and Adam Pengilly

Shelley Rudman won the silver medal in the women's event, while Bromley and Pengilly finished fifth and eighth respectively.

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Kristan Bromley Men's 58.35 58.75 1:57.10 5
Adam Pengilly Men's 58.37 59.09 1:57.46 8
Shelley Rudman Women's 1:00.57 1:00.49 2:01.06 Silver medal icon.svg

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

The GB team had four competitors in the snowboarding events at the Olympics in 2006, with veteran competitor Lesley McKenna falling in both runs of the half pipe alongside first-time Olympians Kate Foster and Daniel Wakeham. First-time Olympian Zoe Gillings was the sole British competitor in the snowboardcross event which had its first Olympic appearance in 2006.

Wakeham finished 26th in men's halfpipe qualifying, missing the final. Gillings qualified 12th for the snowboard cross quarter-finals with a time of 1:31. She failed to progress further, being taken out of the heat following a collision with another rider and finished 15th.

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualifying run 1 Qualifying run 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Kate Foster Women's halfpipe 16.4 24 24.7 14 Did not advance 20
Lesley McKenna Women's halfpipe 1.4 34 5.2 27 Did not advance 33
Daniel Wakeham Men's halfpipe 14.3 35 27.8 20 Did not advance 26

Note: In the final, the single best score from two runs is used to determine the ranking. A bracketed score indicates a run that wasn't counted.

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Zoe Gillings Women's snowboard cross 1:31.93 12 Q n/a 4 Did not advance Classification 13–16
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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 22 February 2009.