San Marino at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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San Marino at the
2002 Winter Olympics
Flag of San Marino (1862–2011).svg
IOC code SMR
NOC Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Sammarinese
Website www.cons.sm (in Italian)
in Salt Lake City
Competitors 1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Gian Matteo Giordani
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

San Marino sent a delegation to compete at the 2002 Winter Olympics, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States from 8–24 February 2002. This was the nation's sixth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. The delegation consisted of a single athlete, alpine skier Gian Matteo Giordani. In his race, the giant slalom, he finished in last place of those who finished the course at 57th.

Background[edit]

San Marino first entered Olympic competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[1] The nation did not enter a Winter Olympic Games until Innsbruck in 1976.[1] Excepting the 1980 and 1998 Winter Olympics, San Marino has participated in every edition of the Winter Olympics since, making Salt Lake City the nation's sixth Winter Olympics appearance.[1] The Sammarinesi delegation consisted of a single alpine skier, Gian Matteo Giordani.[2] He was also selected as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[1][3] He was the only athlete competing for San Marino at the 2002 Games.[4]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Gian Matteo Giordani was 17 years old at the time of the Salt Lake City Olympics.[5] Giordani placed at 73rd and 57th in the first and second runs, respectively.[6][7] Giordani finished with a combined time of 2:48.31 and in 57th place overall, leaving him in last place among competitors that successfully completed the course.[5]

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Gian Matteo Giordani Giant Slalom 1:25.02 1:23.29 2:48.31 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "San Marino". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "San Marino at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ "The XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City 8th - 24th February 2002" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  4. ^ Bower, Amanda (21 Feb 2002). "In Praise of the Lone Olympians". TIME. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Gian Matteo Giordani Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games: Men's Giant Slalom Run 2". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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