Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Georgia at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of Georgia.svg
IOC code GEO
NOC Georgian National Olympic Committee
Website www.geonoc.org.ge (Georgian) (English)
in Vancouver
Competitors 8 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Iason Abramashvili (Opening) Elene Gedevanishvili (Closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)
2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony - Georgia entering cropped.jpg

Georgia participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a team of 8 athletes. On the day of the opening ceremony, Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died in an accident while practicing for the games.[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Iason Abramashvili Men's giant slalom 1:21.85 1:25.38 2:47.23 46
Men's slalom 51.89 DSQ
Jaba Gelashvili Men's giant slalom 1:23.61 1:26.71 2:50.32 50
Men's slalom DNF
Nino Tsiklauri Women's giant slalom DNF
Women's slalom 59.77 1:02.55 2:02.32 50

Figure skating[edit]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Elene Gedevanishvili Ladies' 61.92 9 93.32 17 155.24 14
Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze Ice dancing 26.65 20 42.22 21 63.45 22 132.32 22

Luge[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Levan Gureshidze Men's singles withdrew
Nodar Kumaritashvili Men's singles died in an accident during training

Fatality[edit]

The Whistler Sliding Centre, which has recorded some of the fastest speeds in luge, has experienced several accidents occurred during training runs leading up to the start of the games.[2] During a training session on February 12, the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died of injuries caused by a crash in the final turn of the course at speeds of 143 kilometres per hour (89 mph), crashing into the side of the turn, sending him into a steel support pillar. He died at a local hospital shortly after.[3]

The International Luge Federation immediately called an emergency meeting after the incident, and all other training runs were called off for the day.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-athletes/index_cf-PU.html?cat6=&cat1=43128
  2. ^ a b "Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili dies after crash". BBC Sport. February 12, 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Georgian luger killed in training". Toronto Sun: QMI Agency. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.