Slovenia at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Slovenia at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Slovenia.svg
IOC code SLO
NOC Slovenian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.si (in Slovene) (in English)
in Turin
Competitors 37 (24 men, 13 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Tadeja Brankovič (opening)
Nejc Brodar (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1912)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

Slovenia competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Entering the Games, no Slovenian man was ranked in the top 20 of the World Cup standings in any alpine event, but they achieved several top-20 finishes in Turin, with the best a 12th place in the giant slalom from Mitja Valenčič. On the women's side, Tina Maze was ranked 5th in GS, but the top showing came from her team-mate Ana Drev, who posted one of the strongest second runs to end up 9th.[3]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Aleš Gorza Super-G n/a 1:33.77 33
Giant slalom Did not finish
Slalom Did not finish
Combined 1:41.31 46.44 45.16 3:12.91 15
Drago Grubelnik Slalom 54.87 50.82 n/a 1:45.69 13
Andrej Jerman Downhill n/a 1:51.70 28
Super-G n/a 1:33.20 28
Combined 1:40.62 46.91 46.27 3:13.80 19
Andrej Šporn Downhill n/a 1:52.17 31
Super-G n/a 1:31.84 15
Combined 1:39.67 46.20 57.66 3:23.53 30
Bernard Vajdič Giant slalom Did not finish
Slalom 55.16 51.27 n/a 1:46.43 19
Mitja Valenčič Giant slalom 1:18.10 1:19.29 n/a 2:37.39 12
Slalom Did not finish
Women
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Ana Drev Super-G n/a 1:37.92 45
Giant slalom 1:02.45 1:09.22 n/a 2:11.67 9
Ana Kobal Slalom 44.36 48.53 n/a 1:32.89 25
Tina Maze Super-G n/a 1:36.64 39
Giant slalom 1:01.97 1:09.86 n/a 2:11.83 12
Urška Rabič Downhill Did not finish
Super-G n/a 1:34.12 18
Combined 40.61 Did not finish
Petra Robnik Downhill n/a 1:59.66 25
Super-G n/a 1:35.10 29
Combined 40.54 44.84 1:32.02 2:57.40 21

Biathlon[edit]

The Slovenian flagbearer, Tadeja Brankovič, contributed to the biathlon team's top finish in Turin, the 6th place earned by the women's relay. Teja Gregorin was the best individual performer, placing in the top-20 in all of her races. The best performance in the relay, however, came from neither Brankovič nor Gregorin, but from Dijana Grudiček, who pulled the team up as high as 5th.[4]

Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Klemen Bauer Men's sprint 30:09.3 2 70
Men's individual 1:02:25.5 5 60
Tadeja Brankovič Women's sprint 24:14.1 2 31
Women's pursuit 42:42.12 7 31
Women's individual 55:38.9 6 39
Teja Gregorin Women's sprint 23:31.2 0 14
Women's pursuit 40:20.16 2 16
Women's mass start 43:51.4 4 19
Women's individual 53:03.7 3 18
Dijana Grudiček Women's sprint 25:28.6 3 55
Women's pursuit Lapped
Women's individual 55:01.3 4 30
Andreja Mali Women's sprint 26:02.5 3 59
Women's pursuit Lapped
Women's individual 53:46.0 1 21
Janez Marič Men's sprint 28:28.6 3 37
Men's pursuit 39:42.43 7 37
Men's individual 59:53.0 5 40
Janez Ožbolt Men's sprint 30:08.8 2 69
Men's individual 1:03:18.5 5 69
Matjaž Poklukar Men's sprint 30:00.6 3 64
Men's individual 1:00:07.6 3 47
Janez Marič
Janez Ožbolt
Klemen Bauer
Matjaž Poklukar
Men's relay 1:25:01.4 11 10
Teja Gregorin
Andreja Mali
Dijana Grudiček
Tadeja Brankovič
Women's relay 1:19:55.7 12 6

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Petra Majdič was Slovenia's top cross-country skier in Turin, finishing 6th in the women's 10 km, and the only skier to proceed out of the qualifying rounds in the sprint. Majdič advanced to the semifinals, but placed 4th in her semi and in the B Final en route to an 8th place finish.[5]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Maja Benedičič Women's 10 km classical 33:41.3 65
Women's 15 km pursuit 46:51.1 39
Women's 30 km freestyle Did not finish
Nejc Brodar Men's 30 km pursuit 1:22:23.9 45
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:07:24.5 31
Petra Majdič Women's 10 km classical 28:22.3 6
Women's 15 km pursuit 43:41.7 11
Women's 30 km freestyle 1:25:22.5 14
Jože Mehle Men's 15 km classical 42:56.9 59
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:24:13.6 55
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:13:37.1 55
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Nejc Brodar Men's sprint 2:21.94 39 Did not advance 39
Vesna Fabjan Women's sprint 2:20.34 40 Did not advance 40
Petra Majdič Women's sprint 2:14.62 6 Q 2:17.7 2 Q 2:18.72 4 Final B
2:21.5
8
Jože Mehle Men's sprint 2:27.02 56 Did not advance 56
Nejc Brodar
Jože Mehle
Men's team sprint n/a 18:34.4 8 Did not advance 16
Maja Benedičič
Vesna Fabjan
Women's team sprint n/a 18:59.5 7 Did not advance 14

Figure skating[edit]

Urbas, who had placed 17th at the most recent European Championships, was second-to-last after the short program, and did not advance to compete in the free skate.[6]

Athlete Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Gregor Urbas Men's n/a 46.48 29 Did not advance 29

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Miha Gale was scheduled to compete, but pulled out after an injury in training,[7] leaving Nina Bednarik as the only Slovenian freestyle skier competing in Turin.[8]

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nina Bednarik Women's moguls 19.54 24 Did not advance 24
Miha Gale Men's aerials Did not start

Luge[edit]

Domen Pociecha was the only Slovenian lugist in Turin. He was one of the weaker starters, but nonetheless managed to finish 26th, ahead of 10 other competitors.[9]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Domen Pociecha Men's singles 53.141 53.073 53.039 53.072 3:32.325 26

Nordic combined[edit]

Damjan Vtič competed in two events as the sole Slovenian Nordic combined athlete in Turin; his best finish was 34th in the sprint.[10]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Damjan Vtič Sprint 107.8 17 1:12 20:35.9
+2:06.9
34
Individual Gundersen 217.0 23 3:02 45:36.9
+5:52.3
40

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

Ski jumping[edit]

Slovenia was the defending Olympic and World bronze medalists in the team event, but struggled in Turin, finishing tenth, and not qualifying for the second round of jumps. Rok Benkovič, who was the defending world champion, in the normal hill event, had a very poor first jump in the final, ending up 49th. The best individual performance came from Jernej Damjan, who was 28th in the large hill event.[11]

Athlete Event Qualifying First round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Rok Benkovič Normal hill 108.0 28 Q 91.5 49 Did not advance 49
Large hill 84.5 26 Q 99.9 22 Q 90.4 190.3 29
Jernej Damjan Normal hill 114.5 21 Q 109.0 35 Did not advance 35
Large hill 105.9 7 Q 97.2 27 Q 95.0 192.2 28
Robert Kranjec Normal hill 102.0 14 PQ 105.5 41 Did not advance 41
Large hill 106.7 13 Q 63.1 49 Did not advance 49
Primož Peterka Normal hill 117.0 16 Q 118.5 23 Q 96.5 215.0 30
Large hill 93.1 14 Q 92.0 34 Did not advance 34
Rok Benkovič
Jernej Damjan
Robert Kranjec
Primož Peterka
Team n/a 390.4 10 Did not advance 10

Note: PQ indicates a skier was pre-qualified for the final, based on entry rankings.

Snowboarding[edit]

Four snowboarders represented Slovenia in Turin, all in the parallel giant slalom. Two, Rok Flander and Dejan Kosir, qualified for the knockout stages, and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to a Schoch brother, Flander to Philipp and Kosir to Simon. The two ended up 7th and 6th, respectively, after each faced two other Swiss racers in the consolation rounds.[12]

Parallel GS
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Rok Flander Men's parallel giant slalom 1:11.18 10 Q  Huet (FRA) (7)
W -0.53 (-1.35 +0.82)
 Schoch (SUI) (2)
L +1.07 (+1.35 -0.28)
Classification 5-8
 Inniger (SUI) (3)
L +0.14 (-0.18 +0.32)
7th place Final
 Jacquet (SUI) (5)
W -0.41 (-0.12 -0.29)
7
Tomaž Knafelj Men's parallel giant slalom 1:14.87 26 Did not advance 26
Dejan Kosir Men's parallel giant slalom 1:11.06 8 Q  Jewell (USA) (1)
W -0.30 (+0.29 -0.59)
 Schoch (SUI) (1)
L +1.27 (+0.59 +0.68)
Classification 5-8
 Jacquet (SUI) (5)
W -4.55 (-0.85 +5.40)
5th place Final
 Inniger (SUI) (3)
L +0.42 (+0.94 -0.52)
6
Izidor Šušteršič Men's parallel giant slalom 1:12.96 21 Did not advance 21

Key: '+ Time' represents a deficit; the brackets indicate the results of each run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gale moral odpovedati nastop (Slovenian)". 24UR.comr. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Luge" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Nordic Combined" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Ski Jumping" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Snowboarding" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.