Skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Jimmy Shea.jpg
Skeleton gold medalist Jimmy Shea Jr. at the 2002 Winter Olympics
VenueUtah Olympic Park
DatesFebruary 20
Competitors39 from 19 nations
← 1948
2006 →

Skeleton returned to the program of the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in 54 years at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was the first time Olympic competitions in skeleton were held during an Olympics outside of St. Moritz. Both men and women competed, with women competing for the first time in Olympic history. Medals were awarded after five runs down the course. Both events were contested on February 20.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Jim Shea Jr.
 United States 1:41.96
Martin Rettl
 Austria 1:42.01
Gregor Stähli
 Switzerland 1:42.15
Tristan Gale
 United States 1:45.11
Lea Ann Parsley
 United States 1:45.21
Alex Coomber
 Great Britain 1:45.37

Medal table[edit]

1 United States2103
2 Austria0101
3 Great Britain0011
Totals (4 entries)2226

Participating NOCs[edit]

Nineteen nations competed in the skeleton events at Salt Lake City.


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