Belgium at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Belgium at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be (in Dutch) (in French)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors22 (13 men and 9 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Seppe Smits[1]
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Belgium competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 22 competitors in 9 sports. They won one silver medal, the country's first Winter Olympic medal since 1998, ranking 25th in the medal table.

Medalists[edit]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Belgian delegation per sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 2 2 4
Biathlon 2 0 2
Bobsleigh 0 4 4
Cross-country skiing 1 0 1
Figure skating 1 1 2
Short track speed skating 2 0 2
Skeleton 0 1 1
Snowboarding 3 0 3
Speed skating 2 1 3
Total 13 9 22

Alpine skiing[edit]

Belgium qualified two male and two female alpine skiers, Kai Alaerts, Marjolein Decroix, Sam Maes and Kim Vanreusel.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kai Alaerts Men's slalom DNF
Sam Maes Men's giant slalom 1:13.29 38 1:12.91 31 2:26.20 32
Men's slalom 52.90 37 DNF
Marjolein Decroix Women's slalom 55.91 45 54.80 36 1:50.71 38
Kim Vanreusel Women's downhill N/A 1:46.51 30
Women's super-G N/A 1:27.60 40
Women's giant slalom 1:17.60 41 1:14.92 39 2:32.52 39
Women's slalom 55.90 44 55.96 41 1:51.86 40
Women's combined DNF N/A

Biathlon[edit]

Belgium qualified two male biathletes, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Florent Claude Men's sprint 25:43.7 3 (1+2) 55
Men's pursuit 39:22.7 4 (1+1+1+1) 57
Men's individual 53:03.2 2 (0+0+0+2) 54
Michael Rösch Men's sprint 25:09.4 2 (0+2) 38
Men's pursuit 35:55.1 1 (0+0+0+1) 23
Men's individual 55:10.1 5 (0+3+0+2) 75

Bobsleigh[edit]

Belgium qualified two teams for the women's bobsleigh competition.[2]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
An Vannieuwenhuyse*
Sophie Vercruyssen
Two-woman 51.24 14 51.28 14 51.53 17 51.20 8 3:25.25 12
Sara Aerts
Elfje Willemsen*
51.03 10 51.27 13 51.10 10 51.21 9 3:24.61 11

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Belgium qualified one male skier, Thierry Langer, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Thierry Langer Men's 15 km freestyle 37:45.0 4:01.1 66

Figure skating[edit]

Belgium qualified one female figure skater, based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[3] They additionally qualified one male figure skater through the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy.[4] The team was announced on December 15 2017.[5]

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jorik Hendrickx Men's singles 84.74 11 Q 164.21 16 248.95 14
Loena Hendrickx Ladies' singles 55.16 20 Q 116.72 14 171.88 16

Short track speed skating[edit]

Belgium qualified two skaters for men's 1500 m event for the Olympics during the four World Cup events in November 2017.[6] The team was officially announced on December 26, 2017 by the Belgian Olympic Committee.[7]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jens Almey Men's 1500 m 2:12.998 2 Q 6 Did not advance
Ward Pétré 2:17.362 5 Did not advance

Skeleton[edit]

Belgium qualified one female skeleton athlete. This will mark the country's Winter Olympics debut in the sport.[8]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Meylemans Women's 52.56 16 52.54 14 52.34 13 52.26 11 3:29.70 14

Snowboarding[edit]

Belgium qualified three male snowboarders, Sebbe De Buck, Seppe Smits and Stef Vandeweyer.

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Sebbe De Buck Men's big air 33.50 17 30.25 18 Did not advance
Men's slopestyle 59.40 29.58 59.40 12 Did not advance
Seppe Smits Men's big air 50.00 13 59.25 15 Did not advance
Men's slopestyle 78.36 41.48 78.36 6 Q 31.11 69.03 66.18 69.03 10
Stef Vandeweyer Men's big air 61.00 12 29.50 14 Did not advance
Men's slopestyle 33.75 21.16 33.75 17 Did not advance

Speed skating[edit]

Belgium earned the following quotas at the conclusion of the four World Cup's used for qualification.[9] The team was officially announced on December 26, 2017 by the Belgian Olympic Committee.[7] Belgium later earned an additional quota for Mathias Vosté after the approval of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team allowed for reallocations.

Individual
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Bart Swings Men's 1500 m 1:45.49 6
Men's 5000 m 6:14.57 6
Men's 10000 m 13:03.53 8
Mathias Vosté Men's 500 m 35.546 32
Men's 1000 m 1:11.24 35
Men's 1500 m 1:47.34 23
Jelena Peeters Women's 5000 m 7:10.26 10
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Bart Swings Men's mass start 5 8:13.57 5 Q 40 7:44.08 2nd, silver medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Women´s Bobsleigh - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. 4 April 2017. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ "ISU communication 2119". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Les premiers athlètes belges sélectionnés pour les JO 2018 sont connus" [The first Belgian athletes selected for the 2018 Olympics are known]. 7sur7.be (in French). 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 18 December 2017.
  6. ^ "XXI II Olympic Winter Games 2018 PyeongChang: Qualified quota places Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union (ISU). 23 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ a b "PyeongChang 2018: Participation du Team Belgium" [PyeongChang 2018: Team Belgium's participation]. www.olympic.be/ (in French). Belgian Olympic Committee. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Women's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Communication No. 2136: XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 PyeongChang Entries Speed Skating". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union (ISU). 20 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.