Slovakia at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Slovakia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Slovakia
IOC code  SVK
NOC Slovak Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.sk (Slovak)
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 58 (45 men, 13 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Walter Marx (opening)
Martin Bajčičák (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Rank: 21
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
 Hungary (1896–1912)
Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Slovakia competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Židek's silver medal was the first Winter Olympic medal won by Slovakia.[3]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Židek, RadoslavRadoslav Židek Snowboarding Men's snowboard cross 16 February

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

The top finish for the six-person Slovak alpine team came from Veronika Zuzulová, who finished 15th in the women's combined.[4]

Athlete[4] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Jaroslav Babušiak Men's downhill n/a 1:57.45 45
Men's super-G n/a 1:35.41 40
Men's slalom 58.51 53.55 n/a 1:52.06 24
Men's combined 1:43.32 48.86 48.60 3:20.78 27
Jana Gantnerová Women's downhill n/a 2:04.60 36
Women's super-G n/a 1:38.40 48
Women's giant slalom 1:06.73 Did not finish
Women's combined Did not finish
Ivan Heimschild Men's downhill Did not finish
Men's super-G n/a 1:36.58 46
Men's slalom 59.67 54.31 n/a 1:53.98 26
Men's combined 1:43.12 48.13 47.16 3:18.41 25
Eva Huckova Women's downhill n/a 2:05.32 37
Women's super-G Disqualified
Women's giant slalom 1:05.24 1:13.07 n/a 2:18.31 28
Women's slalom Did not finish
Women's combined Did not finish
Sona Maculova Women's downhill n/a 2:03.63 35
Women's super-G n/a 1:37.87 44
Women's giant slalom 1:05.77 1:12.84 n/a 2:18.61 29
Women's slalom Did not finish
Women's combined 40.53 45.63 1:34.09 3:00.25 23
Veronika Zuzulová Women's slalom 44.53 48.00 n/a 1:32.53 22
Women's combined 39.68 43.67 1:33.28 2:56.63 15

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]

Marek Matiaško had the best result out of the Slovak biathlon team, with a surprising 5th place finish in the men's individual. He missed only one shot, and the resultant time penalty meant that he fell short of the medals.[5][6]

Men
Athlete[6] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Pavol Hurajt Men's sprint 28:17.8 1 30
Men's pursuit 38:20.67 3 24
Men's individual 58:49.6 3 29
Matej Kazár Men's sprint 29:29.4 1 58
Men's pursuit 42:46.6 1 52
Marek Matiaško Men's sprint 30:11.0 6 72
Men's mass start 50:11.1 3 27
Men's individual 55:48.6 1 5
Miroslav Matiaško Men's sprint 29:13.0 2 52
Men's pursuit 41:32.56 8 49
Men's individual 59:43.8 3 38
Dušan Šimočko Men's individual 1:01:37.8 4 56
Pavol Hurajt
Dušan Šimočko
Miroslav Matiaško
Marek Matiaško
Men's relay 1:27:44.9 22 14
Women
Athlete[6] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Jana Gereková Women's individual 58:37.2 5 59
Martina Halinárová Women's sprint 23:32.8 0 16
Women's pursuit Lapped
Women's individual 55:17.7 4 34
Sona Mihokova Women's sprint 24:09.9 1 27
Women's pursuit Lapped
Women's individual 56:29.5 5 47
Anna Murinova Women's sprint 24:32.1 1 38
Women's pursuit Did not finish
Marcela Pavkovcekova Women's sprint 24:11.1 0 29
Women's pursuit Lapped
Women's individual 53:52.8 3 22
Anna Murinova
Marcela Pavkovcekova
Martina Halinárová


Sona Mihokova

Women's relay 1:21:55.5 10 10

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

Milan Jagnešák piloted the Slovak sled in both the two-man and four-man events, but did not manage a top-20 finish in either.[7]

Athlete[7] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Milan Jagnešák
Viktor Rajek
Two-man 56.81 57.12 57.81 Did not advance 25
Milan Jagnešák
Viktor Rajek
Andrej Benda
Robert Krestanko
Four-man 56.29 56.13 56.26 55.98 3:44.66 20

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

Martin Bajčičák finished 8th in the men's pursuit, the best showing from any Slovak cross-country skier, and carried the nation's flag in the closing ceremonies.[8]

Distance
Athlete[8] Event Final
Total Rank
Martin Bajčičák Men's 15 km classical 40:35.6 28
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:17:08.7 8
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:06:24.9 14
Ivan Bátory Men's 15 km classical 40:26.1 26
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:18:58.2 25
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:10.32.2 47
Michal Malák Men's 15 km classical 44:52.9 73
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:23:39.9 54
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:09:38.7 45
Alena Procházková Women's 10 km classical 30:13.6 28
Women's 15 km pursuit 47:45.2 46
Sprint
Athlete[8] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Katarina Garajova Women's sprint 2:23.98 53 Did not advance 53
Martin Otčenáš Men's sprint 2:24.77 49 Did not advance 49
Alena Procházková Women's sprint 2:17.75 27 2:17.9 5 Did not advance 23
Martin Bajčičák
Ivan Bátory
Men's team sprint n/a 17:36.1 3 Q 17:30.9 8

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

The Slovak team finished atop its round-robin group, going undefeated through the opening round, including a 3–0 win over eventual gold medal winners Sweden. In the quarterfinals, however, the team fell to rivals Czech Republic 3–1, failing to advance to a medal game.[9]

Men's tournament[edit]

Players
Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2005–06 team
G Peter Budaj 183 91 09/18/82 Banská Bystrica Colorado Avalanche
G Karol Križan 178 84 06/05/80 Žilina Modo Hockey
G Ján Lašák 183 93 04/10/79 Zvolen Pardubice HC
D Zdeno Chára 205 118 03/18/77 Trenčín Boston Bruins
D Milan Jurčina 195 101 06/07/83 Liptovský Mikuláš Boston Bruins
D Ivan Majeský 194 104 09/02/76 Banská Bystrica Washington Capitals
D Andrej Meszároš 182 82 10/13/85 Považská Bystrica Ottawa Senators
D Martin Štrbák 191 96 01/15/75 Prešov CSKA Moscow
D Ľubomír Višňovský 177 85 08/11/76 Topoľčany Los Angeles Kings
F Ľuboš Bartečko 180 92 07/14/76 Kežmarok Luleå HF
F Peter Bondra - A 183 92 02/07/68 Lutsk, Ukraine Atlanta Thrashers
F Pavol Demitra - C 182 93 11/29/74 Dubnica nad Váhom Los Angeles Kings
F Marián Gáborík 186 87 02/14/82 Trenčín Minnesota Wild
F Marcel Hossa 187 100 10/12/81 Ilava New York Rangers
F Marián Hossa 186 94 01/12/79 Stará Ľubovňa Atlanta Thrashers
F Richard Kapuš 182 92 02/09/73 Bratislava Metallurg Novokuznetsk
F Ronald Petrovický 182 88 02/15/77 Žilina Atlanta Thrashers
F Tomáš Surový 183 87 09/24/81 Banská Bystrica Pittsburgh Penguins
F Miroslav Šatan - A 188 89 10/22/74 Topoľčany New York Islanders
F Jozef Stümpel 190 100 07/20/72 Nitra Florida Panthers
F Marek Svatoš 180 82 06/17/82 Košice Colorado Avalanche
F Richard Zedník 186 87 01/06/76 Banská Bystrica Montreal Canadiens
Results
Round-robin
15 February 2006 v
20:05
 Russia 3 – 5
(2–1, 1–2, 0–2)
 Slovakia Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 3,800
16 February 2006 v
17:05
 Slovakia 6 – 3
(4–1, 1–2, 0–1)
 Latvia Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 2,960
18 February 2006 v
20:05
 Slovakia 2 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 United States Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 4,697
19 February 2006 v
16:05
 Slovakia 2 – 1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 Kazakhstan Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 9,160
21 February 2006 v
20:05
 Sweden 0 – 3
(0–1, 0–0, 0–2)
 Slovakia Torino Esposizioni
Attendance: 4,250
Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 5 5 0 0 18 8 10
 Russia 5 4 1 0 23 11 8
 Sweden 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
 United States 5 1 3 1 13 13 3
 Kazakhstan 5 1 4 0 9 16 2
 Latvia 5 0 4 1 11 29 1
Medal round
Quarterfinal
22 February 2006
21:35
 Slovakia 1 – 3
(0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
 Czech Republic Palasport Olimpico
Attendance: 6893

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

The Slovakian luge delegation was one of the Olympic team's largest, but managed only a single top 15 finish, from the doubles team of Ľubomír Mick and Walter Marx.[10]

Athlete[10] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Jozef Ninis Men's singles 52.769 52.517 52.525 52.386 3:30.197 22
Veronika Sabolová Women's singles 49.680 48.226 48.095 48.060 3:14.061 19
Jana Šišajová Women's singles 48.860 50.267 48.479 49.387 3:16.993 22
Jaroslav Slavík Men's singles 52.786 52.066 1:13.877 52.156 3:50.885 33
Ľubomír Mick
Walter Marx
Doubles 48.412 47.857 n/a 1:36.269 13

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

The lone Slovak short track speed skater competing in Turin, Matus Uzak, was disqualified from two of his events, and failed to advance from his heat in the third.[11]

Athlete[11] Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Matus Uzak Men's 500 m 44.525 4 Did not advance 21
Men's 1000 m 1:35.989 2 Q Disqualified
Men's 1500 m Disqualified

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Martin Mesík represented Slovakia in ski jumping, but did not advance from the qualification round in either the large hill or normal hill events.[12]

Athlete[12] Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Martin Mesík Normal hill 97.5 42 Did not advance 42
Large hill 67.7 37 Did not advance 37

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

Radoslav Židek failed to qualify for the medal round in the men's parallel giant slalom, but was more successful in the snowboard cross. Židek qualified in the top ten, then won in three consecutive rounds to make the final.[13] He finished just behind American Seth Wescott, who made a dramatic pass and pipped him to the line. Still, Židek's second place finished earned him a silver medal, the first winter medal in Slovakian Olympic history.[14]

Parallel GS
Athlete[13] Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Radoslav Židek Men's parallel giant slalom 1:16.51 27 Did not advance 27
Snowboard cross
Athlete[13] Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Radoslav Židek Men's snowboard cross 1:21.19 9 Q 1 Q 1 Q 1 Q 2 Silver medal icon.svg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Slovakia has it's (sic) 1st silver Olympic medal". Radio Slovakia International. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Saturday was a very successful day for the Slovak Olympic team". Radio Slovakia International. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Bobsleigh". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  9. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Ice Hockey". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Luge". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Ski Jumping". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Snowboarding". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Snowboard cross gold for Wescott". British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 February. Retrieved 11 April 2009.