Skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Skeleton
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Jimmy Shea.jpg
Skeleton gold medalist Jimmy Shea Jr. at the 2002 Winter Olympics
Venue Utah Olympic Park
Dates February 20
Competitors 39 from 19 nations
← 1948
2006 →
Men's Skeleton
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jimmy Shea  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Rettl  Austria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gregor Stähli  Switzerland
Women's Skeleton
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tristan Gale  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lea Ann Parsley  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alex Coomber  Great Britain

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. This was the first time Olympic competitions in skeleton were held during an Olympics outside of St. Moritz. Both men and women competed, with medals awarded after five runs down the course. Both events were contested on February 20.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
details
Jim Shea Jr.
 United States 1:41.96
Martin Rettl
 Austria 1:42.01
Gregor Stähli
 Switzerland 1:42.15
Women's
details
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]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 2 1 0 3
2  Austria (AUT) 0 1 0 1
3  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1

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