Zimbabwe at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Zimbabwe at the Olympic Games

Flag of Zimbabwe
IOC code  ZIM
NOC Zimbabwe Olympic Committee
Website www.zoc.co.zw
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Luke Steyn (opening[1]
and closing)[2]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
  • 2014
* As Rhodesia

Zimbabwe competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from the 7th to 23rd February 2014. Zimbabwe made its debut at the Winter Olympics.[3][4] The team consisted of a single athlete competing in alpine skiing.[5][6]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Zimbabwe had one athlete in qualification position.[7] Luke Steyn was born in the country but left at the age of two to Switzerland, where he eventually was exposed to snow and skiing.[8] Steyn finished the men's giant slalom race in 57th position (out of 72 athletes who finished the race).[9] He however failed to complete the slalom race.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Luke Steyn[5] Men's giant slalom 1:32.20 61 1:34.35 59 3:06.55 57
Men's slalom DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers". The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steyn ready for Winter Olympic Games". The Herald. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe to send team to Winter Olympic Games". The Herald. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Luke Steyn qualifies for Winter Olympics". Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alpine skier Luke Steyn will be Zimbabwe's first Winter Olympic athlete in Sochi". NBC (Harare, Zimbabwe: Associated Press). 30 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  8. ^ MacKenzie, Eric (16 January 2014). "Sochi Spotlight: Zimbabwe's first Winter Olympian". Pique Newsmagazine (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada). Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Hwata, Augustine (20 February 2014). "Luke Steyn makes history". The Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

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