Skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Skeleton
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueAlpensia Sliding Centre
Dates15–17 February
No. of events2 (1 men, 1 women)
Competitors50 from 24 nations
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Skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea. The events were scheduled to take place between 15 and 17 February 2018. A total of two skeleton events were held, one each for men and women.

Qualification[edit]

A total of 50 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum 30 men and 20 women could qualify. The qualification was based on the world rankings of 14 January 2018.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following was the competition schedule for the two skeleton events.[2]

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
15 February 10:00 Men's singles runs 1 and 2
16 February 09:30 Men's singles runs 3 and 4
20:20 Women's singles runs 1 and 2
17 February 20:20 Women's singles runs 3 and 4

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain (GBR)1023
2 South Korea (KOR)*1001
3 Germany (GER)0101
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0101
Totals (4 nations)2226

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's[3]
details
Yun Sung-bin
 South Korea
3.20.55 Nikita Tregubov
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
3.22.18 Dominic Parsons
 Great Britain
3.22.20
Women's[4]
details
Lizzy Yarnold
 Great Britain
3:27.28 Jacqueline Lölling
 Germany
3:27.73 Laura Deas
 Great Britain
3:27.90

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 50 athletes from 24 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) participated. The number of athletes each National Olympic Committee (NOC) entered are shown in parentheses.[5][6] Eight nations made their Winter Olympics debut in the sport: Belgium, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Netherlands, Israel, Nigeria and Ukraine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Men's results
  4. ^ Women's results
  5. ^ "XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Skeleton - Participation" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  6. ^ Number of Entries by NOC pyeongchang2018.com

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