Skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics

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at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Skeleton pictogram.svg
Skeleton pictogram
VenueXiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track
Dates10–12 February
No. of events2 (1 men, 1 women)
Competitors50 from 21 nations (25 men and 25 women)
← 2018
2026 →

Skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held at the Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track in Yanqing District, China. The events took place between 10 and 12 February 2022. A total of two skeleton events were held, one each for men and women.[1]

A total of 50 quotas (25 per gender) were distributed to the sport, the same as the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, five men's quotas were transferred to the women's event to achieve gender equality.[2] A total of 2 events were contested, one each for men and women.[3]


A total of 50 quota spots (25 per gender) were available to athletes to compete at the games.[1][4] In July 2018, the International Olympic Committee moved five men's quotas to the women's event, to achieve gender equality.[5]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following was the competition schedule for the two skeleton events.[6]

All times are (UTC+8).

Date Time Event
10 February 09:30 Men's singles runs 1 and 2
11 February 09:30 Women's singles runs 1 and 2
20:20 Men's singles runs 3 and 4
12 February 20:20 Women's singles runs 3 and 4

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (China)

1 Germany2103
2 Australia0101
3 China*0011
Totals (4 entries)2226


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Christopher Grotheer
4:01.01 Axel Jungk
4:01.67 Yan Wengang
Hannah Neise
4:07.62 Jaclyn Narracott
4:08.24 Kimberley Bos

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 50 athletes from 21 nations (including the IOC's designation of ROC for the Russian Olympic Committee) qualified to participate.[7] American Samoa, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands made their Olympic sport debuts.[8][9][10]

The numbers in parenthesis represents the number of participants entered.


  1. ^ a b "Olympic skeleton at Beijing 2022: Top five things to know". Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Event programme and athlete quota" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Official Programme of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC). Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Qualification System for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Skeleton" (PDF). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Event programme and athlete quota" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Beijing 2022 Skeleton Schedule". Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ "XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Skeleton – Participation" (PDF). International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 24 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  8. ^ Burke, Patrick (23 January 2022). "American Samoa NOC commends first Winter Olympic athlete since 1994". Dunsar Media Ltd. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  9. ^ Ribas Reyes, Fernando (20 January 2022). "William Flaherty, quien competirá por Puerto Rico en las Olimpiadas de Invierno, es un guerrero que ha vencido varias veces el cáncer" [William Flaherty, who will compete for Puerto Rico in the Winter Olympics, is a warrior who has beaten cancer several times]. Primera Hora (in Spanish). San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  10. ^ Kiser, Bill (26 January 2022). "Beijing Bound: Tannenbaum earns spot in 2022 Winter Games". The Virgin Islands Daily News. St.Thomas, Virgin Islands. Retrieved 26 January 2022.

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