Spain at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Spain at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors13 (11 men and 2 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Lucas Eguibar[1]
Medals
Ranked 26th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018.

On 15 February, Regino Hernández became Spain's first Winter Olympic medalist in 26 years (since the 1992 Winter Olympics) when he won the bronze medal in men's snowboard cross.[2]. He became also the first ever Olympic medalist in snowboarding for Spain, all previous Spanish Winter Olympic medals coming from alpine skiing disciplines.

On 17 February, Javier Fernández won Spain's first ever Olympic medal in ice sports when he won the bronze medal in the men's single figure skating competition.[3]

These achievements made this edition Spain's most successful Winter Olympics to date in terms of total medal count. For the first time, both Spanish sport federations in charge of winter sports (Real Federación Española de Deportes de Invierno and Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo) got medals in the same Winter Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Regino Hernández Snowboarding Men's snowboard cross 15 February
 Bronze Javier Fernández Figure skating Men's singles 17 February

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 2 0 2
Cross-country skiing 2 0 2
Figure skating 3 1 4
Skeleton 1 0 1
Snowboarding 3 1 4
Total 11 2 13

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Juan del Campo Men's giant slalom 1:13.39 39 DNF
Men's slalom DNF
Joaquim Salarich Men's slalom 52.07 33 DNF

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Spain qualified two male athletes.[4]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Imanol Rojo Men's 15 km freestyle N/A 37:35.5 +3:51.6 62
Men's 30 km skiathlon 43:27.4 49 39:05.3 54 1:23:06.5 +6:46.5 49
Men's 50 km classical N/A 2:19:10.1 +10:48.0 35
Martí Vigo del Arco Men's 15 km freestyle N/A DNF
Sprint
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Imanol Rojo
Martí Vigo del Arco
Men's team sprint 16:59.83 10 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Based on placements at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Spain qualified 4 athletes (3 male and 1 female) in the men's singles and ice dancing events.[5] One of the men's quotas was directly given to Javier Fernández, the other men's quota and the ice dance quota was decided according to the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and the National Championships results.[6]

Athlete Event SP / SD FS / FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Javier Fernández Men's singles 107.58 2 Q 197.66 4 305.24 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Felipe Montoya 52.41 29 Did not advance
Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin Ice dancing 66.93 12 Q 101.40 11 168.33 12

Skeleton[edit]

Spain qualified one male athlete.[7]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ander Mirambell Men's 51.64 21 52.06 26 51.59 22 Eliminated 2:35.29 23

Snowboarding[edit]

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Queralt Castellet Women's halfpipe 71.50 45.50 71.50 5 Q 59.75 67.75 43.75 67.75 7

Qualification Legend: Q – Qualify to final

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding 1/8 final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Seed
Time Rank Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Lucas Eguibar Men's snowboard cross 1:18.42 36 1:14.45 2 1:14.45 26 DNF Did not advance
Regino Hernández 1:13.67 3 Bye 1:13.67 3 3 Q 1 Q 1 FA 3 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Laro Herrero 1:17.62 35 1:16.97 11 1:16.97 37 5 Did not advance

Qualification legend: Q – Qualify to next round, FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Nieto Moreno, Antonio (15 February 2018). "Snowboarder Regino Hernández wins Spain's first Winter medal in 26 years". elpais.com/. El País. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ Vallejo, Mario (17 February 2018). "Javier Fernández se sube al fin al podio olímpico con un bronce". www.rtve.es/. RTVE. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Quota List for Olympic Games 2018". www.data.fis-ski.com/. International Ski Federation (FIS). 12 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. 4 April 2017. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  6. ^ Tetrault-Farber, Gabrielle (4 January 2018). "World champion Fernandez carries Spanish hopes". Reuters. London, United Kingdom. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Men's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.