This is a good article. Follow the link for more information.

Albania at the 2006 Winter Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Albania at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Albania.svg
IOC code ALB
NOC National Olympic Committee of Albania
in Turin
Competitors 1 (1 man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Erjon Tola (opening and closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Albania sent a delegation to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy between 10–26 February 2006. This was the nation's first appearance at a Winter Olympic Games, having previously participated several times in the Summer Olympics. The delegation consisted of one alpine skier, Erjon Tola, who competed in three events. His best finish was 35th in the giant slalom.

Background[edit]

Albania first entered Olympic competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. They did not make their second appearance until 20 years later in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and have competed in every Summer Olympics since. The nation has never won a medal at the Olympics.[1] The 2006 Turin Games marked their debut into the Winter Olympic Games.[1] The delegation consisted of a single competitor, alpine skier Erjon Tola.[2] He was the flag bearer for both the opening ceremony[3] and the closing ceremony.[4] Tola was also Albania's sole competitor in the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Erjon Tola was born on 15 December 1986, and was 19 at the time of the Turin Olympics.[6] On 18 February, Tola took part in the super-G competition. He finished the single-run race in a time of 1 minute and 44 seconds, which placed him in 56th place. This was last among competitors who managed to finish the race. Gold medal time was 1 minute and 30 seconds.[7] Two days later, he took part in the giant slalom, posting leg times of 1 minute and 30 seconds[8] and 1 minute and 32 seconds, respectively.[9] His combined total time of 3 minute and 2 seconds placed him in 35th place out of 41 competitors who finished both runs; the gold medal time was 2 minutes and 35 seconds.[10] On 25 February, he participated in the slalom, but was unable to finish the race.[11]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Erjon Tola Men's super-G n/a 1:44.27 56
Men's giant slalom 1:30.87 1:32.02 3:02.89 35
Men's slalom Did not finish

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Albania". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Albania at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "List of flag bearers – Torino 2006 – Olympics". Eurosport. 10 February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Flag Bearers for the Closing Ceremony – Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 26 February 2006. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Albania". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Alpine Skiing – Athlete Profile: Erjon Tola". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Super G". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 2". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Giant Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.