South Africa at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 3 (3 men) in 3 sports
Flag bearer Alexander Heath (opening)
Tyler Botha (closing)[1][2]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Three men from South Africa competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. One of them, Alexander Heath, became the first African to compete in all 5 alpine events. The three-man South African team was the largest from the continent in Turin.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Alexander Heath, competing in his third Olympics, qualified in all five events, with his best finish a 27th in the giant slalom.[3]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Alexander Heath Men's downhill n/a 1:59.79 52
Men's super-G n/a 1:37.77 50
Men's giant slalom 1:25.61 1:25.81 n/a 2:51.42 27
Men's slalom Did not finish
Men's combined 1:47.62 Did not finish

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.

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

Kraas competed in three events in Turin, but finished in only one, the sprint, where he finished 57th out of 80 competitors.[4]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Oliver Kraas Men's 15 km classical Did not finish
Men's 50 km freestyle Did not finish
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Oliver Kraas Men's sprint 2:27.68 57 Did not finish 57

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

Tyler Botha finished second in a pair of Challenge Cup events that allowed him to qualify for the Games, where he ended up in 21st place.[5][6]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Tyler Botha Men's 59.43 1:00.63 2:00.06 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "SA man a hot contender for Winter Olympics". The Mercury. 2 February 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Skeleton". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009.