Argentina at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Argentina at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IOC code ARG
NOC Argentine Olympic Committee
Website www.coarg.org.ar (in Spanish)
in Turin
Competitors 9 (5 men, 4 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer María Belén Simari Birkner (opening)
Clyde Getty (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Argentina competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Of the five-person alpine skiing contingent Argentina sent to Turin, three were members of the Simari Birkner family. These three accounted for all of Argentina's top-30 finishes, with the best performances coming from Cristian Javier in the giant slalom and the combined.[3]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Facundo Aguirre Men's giant slalom Did not finish
Cristian Javier Simari Birkner Men's giant slalom 1:22.37 1:20.19 n/a 2:42.56 23
Men's slalom Did not finish
Men's combined 1:43.93 45.89 46.72 3:16.54 23
Macarena Simari Birkner Women's super-G Did not finish
Women's giant slalom 1:05.81 1:13.62 n/a 2:19.43 31
Women's slalom 45.90 51.17 n/a 1:37.07 31
Women's combined 40.99 45.95 1:35.72 3:02.66 26
Maria Belen Simari Birkner Women's super-G n/a 1:38.02 47
Women's giant slalom Did not finish
Women's slalom 46.35 51.26 n/a 1:37.61 37
Women's combined 41.55 47.08 1:36.72 3:05.35 29
Miriam Vazquez Women's downhill n/a 2:07.42 39
Women's combined Did not start

Note: In the men's combined, runs 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.

Biathlon[edit]

Beltrame's best finish came in the individual event, where he finished 84th ahead of three other finishers.[4]

Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Sebastian Beltrame Men's sprint 33:32.4 5 87
Men's individual 1:09:24.3 9 84

Cross-country skiing[edit]

[5]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Martin Bianchi Men's 15 km classical 49:08.0 86

Freestyle skiing[edit]

44-year-old Colorado resident Clyde Getty represented Argentina in the men's aerials, finishing last in the field after failing to land his second jump.[6][7]

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Clyde Getty Men's aerials 79.88 28 Did not advance

Luge[edit]

Michelle Despain bumped into the track walls several times during the competition, and was nearly 10 seconds slower than the next-to-last finisher, but she did manage to complete all four runs.[8][9]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Michelle Despain Women's singles 50.062 54.061 50.120 52.898 3:27.141 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 22 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 22 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Argentina aerialist, 44, a crowd favorite". Associated Press. USA Today. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Twisting track an Olympic nightmare for lugers". Associated Press. USA Today. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Luge" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 23 September 2009.