Slovakia at the 2010 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 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 73 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Žigmund Pálffy[1] (opening)
Pavol Hurajt (closing)
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
 Hungary (1896–1912)
Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Slovakia competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Slovak athletes earned their first gold medal ever in the Winter Olympics with Anastasiya Kuzmina's gold in the women's biathlon sprint event.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kuzmina, AnastasiyaAnastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's sprint 13 February
 Silver Kuzmina, AnastasiyaAnastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's pursuit 16 February
 Bronze Hurajt, PavolPavol Hurajt Biathlon Men's mass start 21 February
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Jaroslav Babušiak Combined DNF DNF
Downhill 1:59.99 52
Giant slalom 1:22.22 1:24.90 2:47.12 44
Slalom 52.10 54.76 1:46.86 30
Super-G 1:35.25 37
Women
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Jana Gantnerová Giant slalom 1:20.00 1:15.73 2:35.73 35
Slalom 53.54 53.92 1:47.46 24
Veronika Zuzulová Giant slalom 1:18.96 DNS
Slalom 52.11 53.03 1:45.14 10

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Pavol Hurajt Sprint 25:15.0 1 (0+1) 7
Pursuit 35:12.8 3 (1+0+0+2) 16
Mass start 35:52.3 0 3rd
Individual 49:39.0 1 (0+0+1+0) 5
Marek Matiaško Sprint 27:37.4 3 (1+2) 66
Individual 52:47.9 2 (0+1+0+1) 33
Miroslav Matiaško Sprint 28:15.9 4 (1+3) 76
Individual 53:29.2 3 (1+1+0+1) 47
Dušan Šimočko Sprint 28:11.4 3 (1+2) 75
Individual 51:20.6 2 (0+0+2+0) 18
Men's relay
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Miroslav Matiaško
Marek Matiaško
Dušan Šimočko
Pavol Hurajt
4 x 7.5 km relay 1:28:54.1 14 (2+12) 15
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Jana Gereková Sprint 21:54.0 3 (1+2) 40
Pursuit 34:17.4 4 (0+3+0+1) 40
Individual 45:46.4 4 (1+0+1+2) 46
Martina Halinárová Sprint 22:19.0 2 (1+1) 54
Pursuit LAP 6 (1+2+3+ ) LAP
Individual 45:38.7 3 (0+1+0+2) 44
Ľubomíra Kalinová Sprint 23:47.2 5 (3+2) 81
Individual 50:38.7 7 (2+0+2+3) 80
Anastasiya Kuzmina Sprint 19:55.6 1 (1+0) 1st
Pursuit 30:28.3 2 (0+1+1+0) 2nd
Mass start 36:02.9 3 (1+1+1+0) 8
Individual 45:16.0 5 (2+1+1+1) 39
Women's relay
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Martina Halinárová
Anastasiya Kuzmina
Natália Prekopová
Jana Gereková
4 x 6 km relay 1:13:15.8 12 (1+11) 13

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

Two-man
Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Milan Jagnešák
Petr Narovec
53.18 53.16 52.73 52.99 3:32.06 20
Four-man
Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Milan Jagnešák
Martin Tešovič
Marcel Lopuchovský
Petr Narovec
55.25 DNS

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

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martin Bajčičák 15 km freestyle 34:59.3 23
30 km pursuit 1:17:58.1 25
Ivan Bátory 15 km freestyle 35:38.1 40
Michal Malák 15 km freestyle 36:22.8 54
Peter Mlynár Sprint 3:55.76 57 DNQ 57
Women

Alena Procházková participated only for one event due to inflammation of the trachea.[2]

Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alena Procházková Sprint 3:46.16 16 Q 3:40.1 4 DNQ 18

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ivana Reitmayerová Ladies' 41.94 28 DNQ

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Slovak roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[3] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
31 G Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 18 September 1982 Banská Bystrica Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
41 G Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halák 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 13 May 1985 Bratislava Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
35 G Stana, RastislavRastislav Staňa 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 10 January 1980 Košice Severstal (KHL)
7 D Baranka, IvanIvan Baranka 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 19 May 1985 Ilava Spartak Moscow (KHL)
33 D Chara, ZdenoZdeno CháraC 206 cm (6 ft 9 in) 7002116000000000000116 kg (256 lb) 18 March 1977 Trenčín Boston Bruins (NHL)
68 D Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 7 June 1983 Liptovský Mikuláš Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
14 D Meszaros, AndrejAndrej Meszároš 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 13 October 1985 Považská Bystrica Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
44 D Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 8 June 1986 Bojnice Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
77 D Strbak, MartinMartin Štrbák 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 15 January 1975 Prešov HC MVD (KHL)
17 D Visnovsky, LubomirĽubomír Višňovský 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 11 August 1976 Topoľčany Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
23 F Bartecko, LubosĽuboš Bartečko 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 14 July 1976 Kežmarok Färjestad (SEL)
8 F Cibak, MartinMartin Cibák 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 17 May 1980 Liptovský Mikuláš Spartak Moscow (KHL)
38 F Demitra, PavolPavol DemitraA 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 29 November 1974 Dubnica nad Váhom Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
10 F Gaborik, MarianMarián Gáborík 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 14 February 1982 Trenčín New York Rangers (NHL)
26 F Handzus, MichalMichal Handzuš 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 11 March 1977 Banská Bystrica Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
91 F Hossa, MarcelMarcel Hossa 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 12 October 1981 Ilava Dinamo Riga (KHL)
81 F Hossa, MarianMarián HossaA 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 12 January 1979 Stará Ľubovňa Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
82 F Kopecky, TomasTomáš Kopecký 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 5 February 1982 Ilava Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
24 F Palffy, ZigmundŽigmund Pálffy 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 5 May 1972 Skalica HK 36 Skalica (SVK)
92 F Radivojevic, BrankoBranko Radivojevič 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 24 November 1980 Piešťany Spartak Moscow (KHL)
18 F Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Šatan 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 22 October 1974 Topoľčany Boston Bruins (NHL)
15 F Stumpel, JozefJozef Stümpel 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002101000000000000101 kg (223 lb) 20 July 1972 Nitra Barys Astana (KHL)
20 F Zednik, RichardRichard Zedník 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 6 January 1976 Banská Bystrica Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

Defenceman Richard Lintner was initially selected, but was replaced by Ivan Baranka.[4]

Group play[edit]

Slovakia played in Group B.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

17 February 2010 v
21:00
Czech Republic  3 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 0–0)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,924
18 February 2010 v
21:00
Slovakia  2 – 1 (SO)
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0, 0–0, 2/7–1/7)
 Russia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,202
20 February 2010 v
16:30
Latvia  0 – 6
(0–3, 0–2, 0–1)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,023
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 3 2 0 1 0 13 6 +7 7
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 10 7 +3 6
 Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 4 +5 5
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0

Final rounds[edit]

Qualification playoff
23 February 2010 v
21:00
Slovakia  4 – 3
(3–1, 0–2, 1–0)
 Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,583
Quarterfinal
24 February 2010 v
21:00
Sweden  3 – 4
(0–0, 2–3, 1–1)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,493
Semifinal
26 February 2010 v
18:30
Canada  3 – 2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,799
Bronze medal game
27 February 2010 v
19:00
3rd Finland  5 – 3
(1–0, 0–3, 4–0)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,322

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Slovak roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5] view

Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
G Budajova, JanaJana Budajová 166 53 16 November 1992 Liptovský Mikuláš Slovakia HK Poprad
G Kvakova, MonikaMonika Kvaková 164 58 15 December 1988 Žiar nad Hronom Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
G Tomcikova, ZuzanaZuzana Tomčíková 179 72 23 April 1988 Zvolen United States Bemidji State Beavers
D Babiakova, PetraPetra Babiaková 175 70 27 July 1977 Zvolen Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
D Bremova, BarboraBarbora Brémová 168 60 24 August 1991 Košice Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
D Karafiatova, IvetaIveta KarafiátováC 178 75 14 May 1988 Bratislava Sweden Linköpings HC
D Matejova, MichaelaMichaela Matejová 169 57 2 March 1986 Martin Switzerland SC Reinach
D Orszagova, PetraPetra Országhová 168 58 7 April 1981 Banská Bystrica Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
D Rakova, EditaEdita Raková 171 62 18 May 1978 Humenné Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Babonyova, NatalieNatalie Babonyová 175 70 22 October 1983 Oshawa, Canada Canada Toronto Crush
F Celarova, NikoletaNikoleta Celárová 168 60 27 February 1983 Kežmarok Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Culikova, JankaJanka Čulíková 178 75 30 June 1983 Martin Slovakia HK Spišská Nová Ves
F Cupkova, NicolNicol Čupková 169 57 4 November 1992 Košice Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Dzurnakova, AnnaAnna DžurňákováA 168 58 24 January 1983 Kežmarok Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Gapova, NikolaNikola Gápová 171 62 19 June 1989 Poprad Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Herichova, MariaMaria Herichová 175 70 12 June 1990 Poprad Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Jurcova, PetraPetra Jurčová 168 60 22 June 1987 Košice Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Kapustova, JanaJana KapustováA 178 75 11 August 1983 Žilina Russia Tornado Moscow
F Moravcikova, ZuzanaZuzana Moravčíková 169 57 23 October 1980 Ružomberok Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
F Pravlikova, PetraPetra Pravlíková 168 58 4 June 1985 Levoča Russia Tornado Moscow
F Velickova, MartinaMartina Veličková 171 62 17 February 1989 Prešov Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava

Group play[edit]

Slovakia played in Group A.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

13 February 2010 v
17:00
Canada  18 – 0
(7–0, 6–0, 5–0)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,496
15 February 2010 v
19:00
Sweden  6 – 2
(3–2, 1–0, 2–0)
 Slovakia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,323
17 February 2010 v
19:00
Slovakia  2 – 5
(1–0, 0–1, 1–4)
 Switzerland UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,272
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 41 2 39 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 10 15 -5 6
 Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 6 15 -9 3
 Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 4 29 -25 0

Classification rounds[edit]

Fifth place semifinal
20 February 2010 v
19:00
Russia  4 – 2
(2–0, 1–1, 1–1)
 Slovakia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,488
Seventh place game
22 February 2010 v
14:00
China  3 – 1
(0–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 Slovakia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,284

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

Women's singles
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Veronika Sabolová 41.999 41.925 42.563 42.055 2:48.542 14
Jana Šišajová 42.297 42.172 42.529 48.101 2:55.099 27
Men's singles
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Jozef Ninis 49.196 49.153 49.643 49.039 3:17.414 24
Doubles
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Ján Harniš & Branislav Regec 42.018 41.924 1:23.942 11

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying First round Final
Distance (m) Points Rank Distance (m) Points Rank Distance (m) Points Rank
Tomáš Zmoray Normal hill 94.5 107.5 42 DNQ
Large hill 119.5 100.6 40 Q 108.0 77.4 43 DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovenským vlajkonosičom Pálffy" (in Slovak). SME. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Pre lyžiarku Procházkovú sa olympiáda skončila" (in Slovak). SME. 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2010-02-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey: Team Slovakia Tournament Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee. 
  4. ^ "Men's rosters announced". International Ice Hockey Federation. 15 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Place a reference to a reliable source - presumably the national Olympic committee's announcement of the team - here.