Skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's

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Women's Skeleton
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
VenueSliding Center Sanki
Dates13–14 February
Competitors20 from 12 nations
Winning time3:52.89
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lizzy Yarnold  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Noelle Pikus-Pace  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elena Nikitina  Russia
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The women's skeleton event at the 2014 Winter Olympics took place at the Sliding Center Sanki on 13–14 February.[1] In the first run, Lizzy Yarnold established the track record of 58.43 seconds and the start record of 4.95 seconds. The start record was improved to 4.89 seconds in the same run by Elena Nikitina.[2] In the third run, Yarnold improved her own track record to 57.91.[3] Winning all four runs, Yarnold became the Olympic champion; Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States won silver, and Nikitina became the bronze medalist. Each of them won their first Olympic medal. Yarnold's medal was the first gold medal for Great Britain at the 2014 Olympics.[4]

Standing records[edit]

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

Results[edit]

TR – Track Record (in italics for previous marks). Top finish in each run is in boldface. For the second and fourth runs, athletes start in reverse order in relation to their current standings.

On 22 November 2017, bronze medalist Elena Nikitina was stripped of her medal and Olga Potylitsina and Maria Orlova were also disqualified.[5] On 1 February 2018, their results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[6]

Rank Bib Athlete Country Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total[7] Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) 2 Lizzy Yarnold  Great Britain 58.43 TR 58.46 57.91 TR 58.09 3:52.89
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 Noelle Pikus-Pace  United States 58.68 TR 58.65 58.25 58.28 3:53.86 +0.97
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 12 Elena Nikitina  Russia 58.48 58.96 58.33 58.53 3:54.30 +1.41
4 15 Katie Uhlaender  United States 58.83 58.75 58.41 58.35 3:54.34 +1.45
5 13 Olga Potylitsina  Russia 59.00 58.75 58.13 58.52 3:54.40 +1.51
6 10 Maria Orlova  Russia 58.97 59.02 58.30 58.43 3:54.72 +1.83
7 16 Sarah Reid  Canada 59.14 59.17 58.27 58.15 3:54.73 +1.84
8 5 Anja Huber  Germany 59.17 59.13 58.63 58.31 3:55.24 +2.35
9 4 Janine Flock  Austria 59.47 59.39 58.61 58.56 3:56.03 +3.14
10 8 Sophia Griebel  Germany 59.43 59.20 58.74 58.75 3:56.12 +3.23
11 9 Katharine Eustace  New Zealand 59.52 59.46 58.69 58.54 3:56.21 +3.32
11 17 Mellisa Hollingsworth  Canada 59.68 59.70 58.68 58.15 3:56.21 +3.32
13 6 Marion Thees  Germany 59.25 59.42 58.89 58.67 3:56.23 +3.34
14 11 Michelle Steele  Australia 59.42 59.41 58.76 58.69 3:56.28 +3.39
14 19 Lelde Priedulēna  Latvia 59.73 59.31 58.73 58.51 3:56.28 +3.39
16 3 Shelley Rudman  Great Britain 59.46 59.33 58.82 58.86 3:56.47 +3.58
17 14 Lucy Chaffer  Australia 60.16 59.25 58.74 58.49 3:56.64 +3.75
18 7 Marina Gilardoni  Switzerland 59.77 59.79 58.77 58.41 3:56.74 +3.85
19 18 Nozomi Komuro  Japan 59.94 59.82 59.24 58.76 3:57.76 +4.87
20 20 Maria Marinela Mazilu  Romania 59.99 59.89 59.63 59.11 3:58.62 +5.73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skeleton Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Skeleton – Women's Heat 1". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Skeleton – Women's Heat 3". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  4. ^ Hope, Nick (14 February 2014). "Lizzy Yarnold wins Sochi 2014 gold for Great Britain". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-four-russian-athletes-as-part-of-oswald-commission-findings
  6. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Skeleton – Women's Heat 4". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 14 February 2014.