Australia at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Nagano
Competitors 24 (16 men, 8 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Richard Nizielski
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. A total number of 24 athletes competed, participating in alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and snowboarding, which appeared for the first time at the Olympics. Freestyle skiers Kirstie Marshall and Jacqui Cooper were some of Australia's best gold medal hopes, but both missed the aerials finals. Zali Steggall won Australia's first individual Winter Olympics medal, gaining bronze in slalom.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Steggall, ZaliZali Steggall Alpine skiing Women's slalom

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

[1]

Women
Athlete Event Run 1 (DH) Run 2 (Sl) Run 3 (Sl) Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Zali Steggall Slalom 45.96 3 46.71 4 N/A 1:32.67 +0.27 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

[1]

Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Kerryn Rim Individual 1:01:38.1 4 43
Sprint 25:49.1 2 47

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

The two-man result was Australia's best in that event.[1]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Jason Giobbi
Adam Barclay
Two-man 55.56 55.47 55.26 55.31 3:41.60 22
Jason Giobbi
Scott Walker
Ted Polglaze
Adam Barclay
Four-man 54.72 54.93 55.23 N/A 2:44.88 23

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

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Anthony Evans 10 km classical 31:12.7 66
15 km freestyle pursuit 47:43.4 55
30 km classical 1:45:26.3 51
50 km freestyle 2:21:44.4 48
Paul Gray 10 km classical 34:45.1 88
15 km freestyle pursuit Did not finish
50 km freestyle 2:29:08.2 17

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Joanne Carter's result was Australia's best in women's figure skating.[1]

Athlete(s) Event CD1 CD2 SP/OD FS/FD Total
FP FP FP FP TFP Rank
Anthony Liu Men's N/A 25 Did not advance
Joanne Carter Ladies' N/A 11 12 17.5 12
Danielle Carr
Stephen Carr
Ladies' N/A 15 13 20.5 13

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Adrian Costa Moguls 23.45 21 Did not advance
Jonathan Sweet Aerials Did not finish
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Maria Despas Moguls 18.94 23 Did not advance
Jacqui Cooper Aerials 101.19 23 Did not advance
Kirstie Marshall Aerials 148.99 14 Did not advance

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Steven Bradbury 500m 43.766 3 Did not advance 19
1000m 1:33.108 3 Did not advance 21
Steven Bradbury
Richard Goerlitz
Kieran Hansen
Richard Nizielski
5000m relay N/A 7:11.691 3 QB B Final
7:15.907
8
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Janet Daly 500m 49.158 4 Did not advance 27
1000m 1:59.990 4 Did not advance 29

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

[1]

Giant slalom
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zeke Steggall Men's giant slalom 1:08.10 27 Did not finish

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 

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