Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Slovakia at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Slovakia.svg
IOC code SVK
NOC Slovak Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.sk (in Slovak)
in Sochi
Competitors 63 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Zdeno Chára (opening)[1][2]
Anastasiya Kuzmina (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Hungary (1896–1912)
 Czechoslovakia (1920–1992)

Slovakia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The team consisted of 63 athletes in 9 sports.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kuzmina, AnastasiyaAnastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's sprint February 9

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on 27 January 2014, Slovakia qualified a total of nine athletes in alpine skiing.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martin Bendík Downhill N/A 2:15.39 45
Super-G N/A 1:23.06 43
Combined DNF
Matej Falat Super-G N/A 1:22.81 42
Combined DNF
Slalom DNF
Adam Žampa Super-G N/A 1:20.95 28
Combined 1:56.23 27 50.11 1 2:46.34 5
Giant slalom 1:23.13 20 1:25.28 26 2:48.41 22
Slalom 49.34 26 53.94 1 1:43.28 6
Andreas Žampa Super-G N/A 1:22.42 36
Giant slalom 1:25.54 36 1:26.08 32 2:51.62 32
Slalom 58.65 67 DNF
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jana Gantnerová Combined 1:47.24 27 DNF
Slalom 59.26 =31 DNF
Barbara Kantorová Super-G N/A 1:28.91 22
Giant slalom 1:24.72 43 1:23.09 36 2:47.81 38
Slalom DNF
Barbora Lukáčová Slalom DNF
Giant slalom 1:25.59 49 1:25.07 44 2:50.66 45
Kristína Saalová Downhill N/A 1:45.98 31
Super-G N/A DNF
Combined 1:48.21 30 DNF
Giant slalom DNF
Petra Vlhová Slalom 56.42 18 53.74 23 1:50.16 19
Giant slalom 1:21.86 27 1:19.83 23 2:41.69 24

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Slovakia qualified 5 men and 5 women.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Tomáš Hasilla Sprint 27:05.4 3 (2+1) 65
Individual 54:16.9 2 (1+1+0+0) 43
Pavol Hurajt Sprint 26:45.8 0 (0+0) 52
Pursuit 39:14.3 1 (1+0+0+0) 52
Individual 52:53.3 1 (0+1+0+0) 28
Matej Kazár Sprint 26:04.8 3 (2+1) 37
Pursuit 35:38.4 3 (1+0+1+1) 23
Individual 51:56.9 2 (1+0+1+0) 19
Mass start 44:25.6 2 (0+1+1+0) 15
Miroslav Matiaško Individual 55:58.7 4 (1+1+0+2) 58
Martin Otčenáš Sprint 27:07.8 3 (1+2) 68
Tomáš Hasilla
Pavol Hurajt
Matej Kazár
Miroslav Matiaško
Team relay 1:15:23.8 10 (1+9) 12
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Martina Chrapánová Sprint 23:48.3 2 (0+2) 62
Individual 52:00.5 5 (0+0+1+2) 59
Paulína Fialková Sprint 24:27.1 5 (3+2) 72
Jana Gereková Sprint 22:58.0 3 (1+2) 43
Pursuit 32:57.7 4 (2+0+0+2) 35
Individual 50:20.8 5 (0+1+1+3) 50
Anastasiya Kuzmina Sprint 21:06.8 0 (0+0) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Pursuit 30:29.1 2 (0+1+0+1) 6
Individual 48:14.1 4 (0+1+0+3) 27
Mass start 38:50.3 5 (0+2+2+1) 26
Terézia Poliaková Individual 53:19.8 6 (0+3+1+2) 66
Martina Chrapánová
Paulína Fialková
Jana Gereková
Terézia Poliaková
Team relay LAP 24 (5+19) 14
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Jana Gereková
Pavol Hurajt
Matej Kazár
Anastasiya Kuzmina
Team relay 1:11:04.7 10 (0+10) 5

Bobsleigh[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Milan Jagnešák*
Lukáš Kozienka
Juraj Mokráš
Martin Tešovič
Four-man 56.56 27 56.37 25 56.51 26 Did not advance 2:49.44 25

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Slovakia qualified for the following events according to the quota allocation by the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Martin Bajčičák Men's 15 km classical N/A 40:28.0 +1:58.3 23
Men's 30 km skiathlon 37:21.7 40 33:07.3 28 1:11:00.1 +2:44.7 31
Men's 50 km freestyle N/A 1:47:34.4 +39.2 14
Peter Mlynár Men's 15 km classical N/A 42:50.3 +4:20.6 51
Alena Procházková Women's 10 km classical N/A 32:08.4 +3:50.6 50
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Mlynár Men's sprint 3:51.76 66 Did not advance
Martin Bajčičák
Peter Mlynár
Men's team sprint N/A 24:58.06 9 Did not advance
Daniela Kotschová Women's sprint 2:49.81 55 Did not advance
Alena Procházková 2:41.95 39 Did not advance
Daniela Kotschová
Alena Procházková
Women's team sprint N/A 18:51.94 7 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Slovakia achieved the following quota places:

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Nicole Rajičová Ladies' singles 49.80 21 Q 75.20 24 125.00 24

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Natália Šlepecká Women's slopestyle 34.60 32.60 34.60 18 Did not advance
Zuzana Stromková 24.40 20.20 24.40 20 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Slovakia qualified a men's team by being one of the 9 highest ranked teams in the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 World Championships.[6][7]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Slovak roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[8]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
7 D Baranka, IvanIvan Baranka 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 May 1985 Ilava Russia Avangard Omsk (KHL)
13 F Jurco, TomasTomáš Jurčo 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 December 1992 Košice United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
14 D Meszaros, AndrejAndrej Meszároš 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 13 October 1985 Považská Bystrica United States Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
19 D Starosta, TomášTomáš Starosta 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 20 May 1981 Trenčín Russia Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk (KHL)
23 D Vydareny, ReneRené Vydarený 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 6 May 1981 Bratislava Czech Republic Hradec Králové (CZE)
26 F Handzus, MichalMichal HandzušA 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 11 March 1977 Banská Bystrica United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
28 F Panik, RichardRichard Pánik 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 7 February 1991 Martin United States Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
31 G Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 18 September 1982 Banská Bystrica Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
33 D Chara, ZdenoZdeno CháraC 206 cm (6 ft 9 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 18 March 1977 Trenčín United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
41 G Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halák 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 13 May 1985 Bratislava United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
43 F Surovy, TomasTomáš Surový 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 September 1981 Banská Bystrica Belarus Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
44 D Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 8 June 1986 Bojnice United States Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
50 G Laco, JanJán Laco 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 1 December 1981 Liptovský Mikuláš Ukraine Donbass Donetsk (KHL)
52 D Marincin, MartinMartin Marinčin 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 February 1992 Košice Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
61 F Bartovic, MilanMilan Bartovič 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 9 April 1981 Trenčín Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (KHL)
65 F Marcinko, TomasTomáš Marcinko 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 11 April 1988 Poprad Slovakia HC Košice (SVK)
67 F Zaborksy, TomasTomáš Záborský 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 14 November 1987 Trenčín Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
68 D Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurčina 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 7 June 1983 Liptovský Mikuláš Finland TPS Turku (FIN)
81 F Hossa, MarianMarián HossaA 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 12 January 1979 Stará Ľubovňa United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
82 F Kopecky, TomasTomáš Kopecký 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 5 February 1982 Ilava United States Florida Panthers (NHL)
85 F Olvecky, PeterPeter Ölvecký 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 11 October 1985 Nové Zámky Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (KHL)
88 F Hossa, MarcelMarcel Hossa 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 12 October 1981 Ilava Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
90 F Tatar, TomasTomáš Tatar 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 1 December 1990 Ilava United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
91 F Miklik, MichelMichel Miklík 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 31 July 1982 Piešťany Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (KHL)
92 F Radivojevic, BrankoBranko Radivojevič 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 November 1980 Piešťany Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (KHL)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 0 15 4 +11 8
 Russia 3 1 1 1 0 8 5 +3 6
 Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 6 11 −5 3
 Slovakia 3 0 0 1 2 2 11 −9 1
13 February 2014
16:30
Slovakia  1–7
(0–1, 1–6, 0–0)
 United States Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,119

15 February 2014
12:00
Slovakia  1–3
(0–0, 0–0, 1–3)
 Slovenia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,438

16 February 2014
16:30
Russia  1–0 (SO)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Slovakia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 11,097
Qualification Play-offs
18 February 2014
21:00
Czech Republic  5–3
(3–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Slovakia Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,628

Luge[edit]

Slovakia qualified a total of six athletes, and a spot in the team relay.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jozef Ninis Men's singles 53.143 22 52.932 21 52.492 20 52.564 21 3:31.131 20
Jozef Petrulák
Marián Zemaník
Men's doubles 50.548 13 50.409 12 N/A 1:40.957 12
Marek Solčanský
Karol Stuchlák
50.904 16 51.481 18 N/A 1:42.385 16
Viera Gburova Women's singles 51.928 27 51.422 23 51.782 25 51.565 23 3:26.697 23
Viera Gburova
Jozef Ninis
Jozef Petrulák
Marián Zemaník
Mixed team relay 55.757 11 56.472 8 57.936 9 N/A 2:50.165 10

Short track speed skating[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tatiana Bodova 1500 m 2:31.788 5 Did not advance 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruins' Chara to carry Slovakia flag at Olympics". www.nhl.com. National Hockey League. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "quota" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nine teams go to Sochi 2014". International Ice Hockey Federation. May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Nick Zaccardi (7 January 2014). "Slovakia Olympic hockey team beset by key injuries". NBC Olympictalk. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Team Roster Slovakia

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