Spain at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Spain at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Spain.svg
IOC code ESP
NOC Spanish Olympic Committee
Website www.coe.es (Spanish)
in Turin
Competitors 16 (7 men, 9 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer María José Rienda (opening)
Juan Jesús Gutiérrez (closing)[1][2]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

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

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

María José Rienda entered the Olympics having won three World Cup events on the season, including the last giant slalom before the Olympic Games, but couldn't repeat this form in Turin, as she finished 13th in the giant slalom.[3][4]

Athlete[4] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Andrea Casasnovas Women's downhill n/a 2:06.73 38
Women's combined Did not start
Leyre Morlans Women's downhill Did not finish
Women's super-G n/a 1:38.53 49
María José Rienda Women's super-G Did not finish
Women's giant slalom 1:02.28 1:09.85 n/a 2:12.13 13
Carolina Ruiz Castillo Women's downhill n/a 2:01.09 30
Women's super-G n/a 1:35.20 30
Women's giant slalom 1:03.18 1:10.36 n/a 2:13.54 20
Women's combined 41.74 46.47 1:32.72 3:00.93 25

Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

The lone Spanish biathlete in Turin, Luis Alberto Hernando, finished 80th in the men's individual event.[5]

Athlete[5] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Luis Alberto Hernando Men's sprint 32:26.0 4 83
Men's individual 1:06:54:4 7 80

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Even after Johann Mühlegg was disqualified for doping after having won the men's 50 kilometre race, Spain's top cross-country performance was in that race, as Juan Jesús Gutiérrez finished 22nd.[6][7]

Distance
Athlete[7] Event Final
Total Rank
Laia Aubert Torrents Women's 10 km classical 33:29.4 64
Women's 15 km pursuit 50:41.3 61
Juan Jesús Gutiérrez Men's 50 km freestyle 2:06:43.3 22
Laura Orgue Women's 10 km classical 33:18.6 63
Women's 15 km pursuit 51:16.5 63
Diego Ruiz Men's 15 km classical 41:37.9 46
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:24:05.5 54
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:06:51.6 23
Vicente Vilarrubla Men's 15 km classical 43:47.2 65
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:19:39.8 31
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:09:03.1 42

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

Spain's lone competitor in the freestyle skiing events in Turin was unable to advance in the women's moguls, as she finished second last in the qualifying round.[8]

Athlete[8] Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nuria Montane Women's moguls 11.76 29 Did not advance 29

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

Jordi Font was involved in a notable incident in his semifinal, as he collided with Canada's Jasey-Jay Anderson. Anderson beat Font down for second place, but the Canadian was disqualified for missing a gate, sending Font through to the final.[9] In the final, Font again fell, but this time ended up in fourth position.[10][11]

Halfpipe
Athlete[11] Event Qualifying run 1 Qualifying run 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Queralt Castellet Women's halfpipe 20.5 19 18.3 20 Did not advance 26
Iker Fernandez Men's halfpipe 27.0 22 27.0 22 Did not advance 28
Clara Villoslada Women's halfpipe 10.3 29 11.4 24 Did not advance 30

Note: In the final, the single best score from two runs is used to determine the ranking. A bracketed score indicates a run that wasn't counted.

Snowboard cross
Athlete[11] Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Jordi Font Men's snowboard cross 1:21.18 8 Q 2 Q 2 Q 2 Q 4 4
Ibon Idigoras Men's snowboard cross 1:23.56 34 Did not advance 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Paerson, Rienda finish in dead heat in giant slalom". Associated Press. USA Today. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  6. ^ John Bagratuni (23 February 2009). "Skier Rienda eyes gold for Spain". Independent Online. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  9. ^ Eddie Pells (16 February 2006). "Wescott Wins Snowboardcross in a Mad Dash". Associated Press. SFGate.com. Retrieved 7 July 2009.  Archived June 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Wescott wins first ever snowboard cross gold". Independent Online. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Snowboarding" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Yahoo! Sports – 2006 Winter Olympics – Spain at the Wayback Machine (archive index)