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Andorra at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Andorra at the
2002 Winter Olympics
Flag of Andorra.svg
IOC codeAND
NOCAndorran Olympic Committee
in Salt Lake City
Competitors3 (2 men, 1 woman) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Victor Gómez
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Andorra sent a delegation to compete at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States from 8–24 February 2002. This was Andorra's seventh consecutive appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. The Andorran delegation consisted of three alpine skiers; Victor Gómez, Alex Antor, and Vicky Grau. Their best performance in any event was 24th place by Grau in the women's slalom.

Background[edit]

The Andorran Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1974.[1] They first participated in Olympic competition at the 1976 Winter Olympics and have taken part in every Summer and Winter Olympics since.[2] This was Andorra's seventh consecutive appearance at a Winter Olympics.[2] Andorra had never won a medal in either the Summer or Winter Olympics.[2] The 2002 Winter Olympics were held from 8–24 February 2002; a total of 2,399 athletes took part representing 77 National Olympic Committees.[3] The Andorran delegation to Salt Lake City consisted of three alpine skiers; Victor Gómez, Alex Antor, and Vicky Grau.[4] Gómez was selected as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony[5] and for the closing ceremony.[6]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Victor Gómez was 27 years old at the time of the Salt Lake City Olympics, and was a veteran of the Albertville, Lillehammer, and Nagano Winter Olympics.[7] Vicky Grau was 26 years old, and had also participated in all three of those Olympics with her compatriot Gómez.[8] Alex Antor was 22 years old, and making his Olympic debut. He would later represent Andorra again at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[9]

Grau competed in two races, the women's slalom and the women's giant slalom. First for her, on 20 February, was the slalom. She posted run times of 58.13 seconds[10] and a faster second run of 57.03 seconds.[11] Her combined time was 1 minute and 55.16 seconds, which placed her 24th out of 38 competitors who finished both legs of the race, the gold medal was won by Janica Kostelić of Croatia in a time of 1 minute and 46.10 seconds, the silve rmedal was won by Laure Pequegnot of France, and the bronze by Anja Pärson of Sweden.[12] Two days later she participated in the giant slalom, finishing her first leg in a time of 1 minute and 21.24 seconds.[13] She did not finish the second run, and therefore went unranked for the event; the gold medal was again won by Kostelić, the silver medal by Pärson, and the bronze was taken by Sonja Nef of Switzerland.[14]

On 21 February, both Gómez and Antor took part in the men's giant slalom. Gómez finished the first run in 1 minute and 17.83 seconds[15] and the second in 1 minute and 15.50 seconds.[16] He finished in 39th place with a time of 2 minutes and 33.33 seconds.[17] Antor was a little faster, he completed his first run in 1 minute and 16.66 seconds[15] and his second in 1 minute and 14.73 seconds.[16] His total time was 2 minutes and 31.39 seconds, which was enough for 36th place, out of 57 classified finishers.[17] The gold medal in the giant slalom was won by Stephan Eberharter of Austria in a time of 2 minutes and 23.28 seconds, the silver medal was won by Bode Miller of the United States, and the bronze by Lasse Kjus of Norway.[17] On 23 February, Antor participated in the men's slalom, finishing the first leg in 54.57 seconds.[18] However, he did not finish the second leg, and was eliminated from the event.[19] In the slalom, the gold medal was won by Jean-Pierre Vidal and the silver by Sébastien Amiez, both Frenchmen, and the bronze was taken by Benjamin Raich of Austria.[20]

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Victor Gómez Men's giant slalom 1:17.83 1:15.50 2:33.33 39
Alex Antor 1:16.66 1:14.73 2:31.39 36
Men's slalom 54.57 DNF DNF
Vicky Grau Women's giant slalom 1:21.24 DNF DNF
Women's slalom 58.13 57.03 1:55.16 24

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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