Argentina at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Argentina competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. A team of seven athletes in two sports competed for the country. Cristian Javier Simari Birkner, an alpine skier, was the flagbearer for the second consecutive games. It also marks the third consecutive games a member of the Simari Birkner family has carried the flag for Argentina.
|Argentina at the|
2014 Winter Olympics
|NOC||Argentine Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||7 in 2 sports|
|Flag bearer||Cristian Javier Simari Birkner (opening)|
Sebastiano Gastaldi (closing)
|Winter Olympics appearances (overview)|
According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Argentina had six athletes in qualification position. The non-selection of three-time Olympian Maria Belen Simari Birkner led to her brother Cristian, who made the team, to lead a petition to have her as a part of the team. They claimed the selection of athletes made no sense and was purely subjective. The appeal was ultimately unsuccessful.
|Athlete||Event||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|Sebastiano Gastaldi||Men's giant slalom||DNF|
|Jorge Birkner Ketelhohn||Men's combined||2:01.05||46||DNF|
|Men's giant slalom||DNF|
|Cristian Simari Birkner||Men's combined||1:59.63||43||56.46||27||2:56.09||29|
|Men's giant slalom||1:26.02||40||1:27.89||40||2:53.91||40|
|Salomé Báncora||Women's giant slalom||1:25.88||50||1:26.16||47||2:52.04||47|
|Julietta Quiroga||Women's giant slalom||DNF|
|Macarena Simari Birkner||Women's combined||1:48.87||31||55.06||18||2:43.93||20|
|Women's giant slalom||1:24.74||44||1:23.11||37||2:47.85||39|
According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Argentina had one athlete in qualification position.
|Federico Cichero||Men's 15 km classical||49:11.3||+10:41.6||83|
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