Belgium at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Belgium competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 22 competitors in 9 sports. They won one silver medal, the country's first Winter Olympic medal since 1998, ranking 25th in the medal table.
|Belgium at the|
2018 Winter Olympics
|NOC||Belgian Olympic Committee|
|in Pyeongchang, South Korea|
9–25 February 2018
|Competitors||22 (13 men and 9 women) in 9 sports|
|Flag bearer||Seppe Smits|
|Winter Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Silver||Bart Swings||Speed skating||Men's mass start||February 24|
The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Belgian delegation per sport.
|Short track speed skating||2||0||2|
|Athlete||Event||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|Kai Alaerts||Men's slalom||DNF|
|Sam Maes||Men's giant slalom||1:13.29||38||1:12.91||31||2:26.20||32|
|Marjolein Decroix||Women's slalom||55.91||45||54.80||36||1:50.71||38|
|Kim Vanreusel||Women's downhill||N/A||1:46.51||30|
|Women's giant slalom||1:17.60||41||1:14.92||39||2:32.52||39|
Belgium qualified two male biathletes, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.
|Florent Claude||Men's sprint||25:43.7||3 (1+2)||55|
|Men's pursuit||39:22.7||4 (1+1+1+1)||57|
|Men's individual||53:03.2||2 (0+0+0+2)||54|
|Michael Rösch||Men's sprint||25:09.4||2 (0+2)||38|
|Men's pursuit||35:55.1||1 (0+0+0+1)||23|
|Men's individual||55:10.1||5 (0+3+0+2)||75|
Belgium qualified two teams for the women's bobsleigh competition.
|Athlete||Event||Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Run 4||Total|
* – Denotes the driver of each sled
Belgium qualified one male skier, Thierry Langer, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.
|Thierry Langer||Men's 15 km freestyle||37:45.0||4:01.1||66|
Belgium qualified one female figure skater, based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. They additionally qualified one male figure skater through the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. The team was announced on December 15, 2017.
|Jorik Hendrickx||Men's singles||84.74||11 Q||164.21||16||248.95||14|
|Loena Hendrickx||Ladies' singles||55.16||20 Q||116.72||14||171.88||16|
Short track speed skatingEdit
Belgium qualified two skaters for men's 1500 m event for the Olympics during the four World Cup events in November 2017. The team was officially announced on December 26, 2017 by the Belgian Olympic Committee.
|Jens Almey||Men's 1500 m||2:12.998||2 Q||—||6||Did not advance|
|Ward Pétré||2:17.362||5||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Run 4||Total|
|Run 1||Run 2||Best||Rank||Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Best||Rank|
|Sebbe De Buck||Men's big air||33.50||17||30.25||18||Did not advance|
|Men's slopestyle||59.40||29.58||59.40||12||Did not advance|
|Seppe Smits||Men's big air||50.00||13||59.25||15||Did not advance|
|Men's slopestyle||78.36||41.48||78.36||6 Q||31.11||69.03||66.18||69.03||10|
|Stef Vandeweyer||Men's big air||61.00||12||29.50||14||Did not advance|
|Men's slopestyle||33.75||21.16||33.75||17||Did not advance|
Belgium earned the following quotas at the conclusion of the four World Cup's used for qualification. The team was officially announced on December 26, 2017 by the Belgian Olympic Committee. Belgium later earned an additional quota for Mathias Vosté after the approval of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team allowed for reallocations.
|Bart Swings||Men's 1500 m||1:45.49||6|
|Men's 5000 m||6:14.57||6|
|Men's 10000 m||13:03.53||8|
|Mathias Vosté||Men's 500 m||35.546||32|
|Men's 1000 m||1:11.24||35|
|Men's 1500 m||1:47.34||23|
|Jelena Peeters||Women's 5000 m||7:10.26||10|
- Mass start
|Bart Swings||Men's mass start||5||8:13.57||5 Q||40||7:44.08|
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