Bobsleigh at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Two-woman

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Two-woman
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Army Bobsleigh on a wall.jpg
The USA-1 sled of Rohbock and Fleming traverses a corner.
Venue Cesana Pariol
Dates February 20 — 21
Competitors 32 from 10 nations
Winning time 3:49.98
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany
Sandra Kiriasis, Anja Schneiderheinze
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
Shauna Rohbock, Valerie Fleming
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Italy
Gerda Weissensteiner, Jennifer Isacco
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Bobsleigh at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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Two   men   women
Four   men  

The Two-woman bobsleigh competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 20 and 21 February, at Cesana Pariol.

Records[edit]

While the IOC does not consider bobsled times eligible for Olympic records, the FIBT does maintain records for both the start and a complete run at each track it competes.

Prior to this competition, the existing Cesana Pariol track records were as follows.

Type[1] Date Team Time
Start 21 January 2005  United States
Shauna Rohbock
Valerie Fleming
5.22
Run 7 January 2006  Italy
Gerda Weissensteiner
Jennifer Isacco
58.57

The following track records were established during this event.

Type[1] Date Run Team Time
Start 20 February 1  Canada (CAN-1)
Helen Upperton
Heather Moyse
5.16
Run 20 February 1  Germany (GER-2)
Susi Lisa Erdmann
Nicole Herschmann
57.26
20 February 1  Germany (GER-1)
Sandra Kiriasis
Anja Schneiderheinze
57.16

Results[edit]

15 of the 16 two-woman teams entered for the event completed all four runs, with the Netherlands-1 team of Broeders and Pennings the only team not to do so. The Dutch pair crashed on the first run, and, while neither was injured, they did not compete in subsequent runs.[2]

The total time for all four runs was used to determine the final ranking. Sandra Kiriasis and Anja Schneiderheinze, the 2005 World Champions won gold by 0.71 seconds, having the fastest time in three of the four runs.[1]

Rank Country Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
1Gold medal icon.svg  Germany (GER-1) Sandra Kiriasis
Anja Schneiderheinze
57.16 57.77 57.34 57.71 3:49.98
2Silver medal icon.svg  United States (USA-1) Shauna Rohbock
Valerie Fleming
57.37 57.65 57.78 57.89 3:50.69
3Bronze medal icon.svg  Italy (ITA-1) Gerda Weissensteiner
Jennifer Isacco
57.50 57.67 57.71 58.13 3:51.01
4  Canada (CAN-1) Helen Upperton
Heather Moyse
57.37 57.77 58.09 57.83 3:51.06
5  Germany (GER-2) Susi Lisa Erdmann
Nicole Herschmann
57.26 57.75 58.04 58.27 3:51.32
6  United States (USA-2) Jean Prahm
Vonetta Flowers
57.97 57.67 57.81 58.33 3:51.78
7  Russia Victoria Tokovaia
Nadejda Orlova
57.64 57.72 58.44 58.13 3:51.93
8  Switzerland (SUI-1) Maya Bamert
Martina Feusi
57.72 57.78 58.00 58.54 3:52.04
9  Great Britain Nicola Minichiello
Jackie Davies
57.78 57.49 58.41 58.48 3:52.16
10  Switzerland (SUI-2) Sabrina Hafner
Cora Huber
57.86 57.92 58.73 58.35 3:52.86
11  Netherlands (NED-2) Eline Jurg
Kitty van Haperen
58.05 58.08 58.42 58.353 3:52.90
12  Italy (ITA-2) Jessica Gillarduzzi
Fabiana Mollica
58.26 57.77 58.38 58.55 3:52.96
13  Canada (CAN-2) Suzanne Gavine-Hlady
Jamie Cruickshank
58.49 57.86 58.65 58.82 3:52.96
14  Australia Astrid Loch-Wilkinson
Kylie Reed
58.53 58.85 59.00 58.73 3:55.11
15  Japan Manami Hino
Chisato Nagaoka
59.41 58.80 59.51 59.77 3:57.49
-  Netherlands (NED-1) Ilse Broeders
Jeannette Pennings
60.13 DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Bobsleigh" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Foster City's Flowers In Medal Position In Bobsled". foxreno.com. February 20, 2006. Retrieved July 7, 2009.