Belgium at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Belgium competed at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, from 4 to 20 February 2022.[1][2]

Belgium at the
2022 Winter Olympics
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
IOC codeBEL
NOCBelgian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.be (in Dutch and French)
in Beijing, China
4–20 February 2022
Competitors19 (11 men and 8 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Loena Hendrickx
Armand Marchant
Flag bearer (closing)Hanne Desmet
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The Belgian team consisted of 19 athletes (11 men and 8 women) competing in eight sports.[3]

Loena Hendrickx and Armand Marchant were the country's flagbearer during the opening ceremony.[4][5] Short track speed skater Hanne Desmet was the flagbearer during the closing ceremony.[6]

MedalistsEdit

The following Belgium competitors won medals at the games. In the discipline sections below, the medalists' names are bolded. On 19 February, Bart Swings, won Belgium's first Winter Olympic Gold Medal since the 1948 Winter Olympics.[7]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Bart Swings Speed skating Men's mass start 19 February
  Bronze Hanne Desmet Short track speed skating Women's 1000 m 11 February

CompetitorsEdit

The following is a list of the number of competitors who participated at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 3 0 3
Biathlon 4 1 5
Bobsleigh 0 2 2
Cross-country skiing 1 0 1
Figure skating 0 1 1
Short track speed skating 1 1 2
Skeleton 0 1 1
Snowboarding 0 1 1
Speed skating 2 1 3
Total 11 8 19

Alpine skiingEdit

Belgium qualified three male, and one female, alpine skiers.[8]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sam Maes Men's giant slalom DNF Did not advance
Dries Van den Broecke DNF Did not advance
Sam Maes Men's slalom DNF Did not advance
Armand Marchant 56.13 24 51.72 22 1:47.85 22
Dries Van den Broecke 56.77 27 DNF

BiathlonEdit

Belgium qualified four male and 1 female biathletes and a men's relay team.[9][10]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Cesar Beauvais Men's sprint 30:06.8 4 (1+3) 94
Men's pursuit Did not qualify
Men's individual 1:02:50.5 7 (1+1+1+4) 91
Florent Claude Men's sprint 27:35.1 4 (1+3) 84
Men's pursuit Did not qualify
Men's individual 57:11.2 5 (0+2+3+0) 75
Tom Lahaye-Goffart Men's sprint 28:15.1 1 (1+0) 91
Men's pursuit Did not qualify
Men's individual 1:02:26.2 7 (2+1+3+1) 90
Thierry Langer Men's sprint 26:59.8 1 (1+0) 67
Men's pursuit Did not qualify
Men's individual 57:18.3 5 (1+1+2+1) 77
Cesar Beauvais
Florent Claude
Tom Lahaye-Goffart
Thierry Langer
Men's team relay LAP 20
Lotte Lie Women's sprint 23:41.1 3 (3+0) 64
Women's pursuit Did not qualify
Women's individual 45:36.9 4 (1+2+0+1) 45

BobsleighEdit

Belgium qualified one team for the women's bobsleigh competition.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara Aerts
An Vannieuwenhuyse*
Two-woman 1:02.08 17 1:02.12 12 1:02.11 12 1:02.27 14 4:08.58 15

* – Denotes the driver of the sled

Cross-country skiingEdit

By meeting the basic qualification standards Belgium qualified one male cross-country skier.[11]

Due to high winds and adverse weather conditions, the men's 50 km freestyle competition on 19 February was shortened to 30 km. [12]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Thibaut De Marre 15 km classical 42:56.7 +5:01.9 59
30 km skiathlon 44:40.8 56 LAP 54
50 km freestyle 1:19:53.8 +8:21.1 47
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thibaut de Marre Men's 3:10.66 76 Did not advance

Figure skatingEdit

In the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, Belgium secured one quota in the ladies singles competition.[13]

Individual
Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Loena Hendrickx Women's singles 70.09 7 136.70 9 206.79 8

Short track speed skatingEdit

Belgium has qualified two short track speed skaters (one of each gender).[14]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stijn Desmet Men's 500 m 40.585 3 q 40.718 4 Did not advance 14
Men's 1000 m PEN Did not advance
Men's 1500 m 2:19.112 3 Q 2:11.169 5 FB 2:18.278 13
Hanne Desmet Women's 500 m 43.702 3 q 42.991 2 Q 55.304 4 FA 42.941 5
Women's 1000 m 1:27.836 2 Q 1:29.388 2 Q 1:28.166 2 QA 1:28.928  
Women's 1500 m 2:18.931 2 Q 2:19.001 2 QA 2:18.711 4

Key: FA = Qualified to medal round; FB = Qualified to consolation round; PEN = Penalty; Q = Qualified to next round based on position in heat; q = Qualified to next round based on time in field

SkeletonEdit

Belgium qualified a single female athlete for the skeleton event.[15]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kim Meylemans Women's 1:02.35 =6 1:02.92 12 1:02.34 11 1:03.73 20 4:11.34 18

SnowboardingEdit

Belgium qualified a single female athlete for the snowboarding event.[16]

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Evy Poppe Women's big air 44.00 60.75 21.00 81.75 24 Did not advance
Women's slopestyle 47.08 56.80 56.80 14 Did not advance

Speed skatingEdit

Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Bart Swings Men's 1500 m 1:45.82 13
Men's 5000 m 6:16.90 7
Men's 10,000 m 13:02.43 10
Mathias Vosté Men's 1000 m 1:10.22 27
Men's 1500 m 1:49.93 29
Sandrine Tas Women's 500 m 39.37 28
Women's 1500 m 2:03.39 29
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Bart Swings Men's 44 7:56.74 2 Q 63 7:47.11  
Sandrine Tas Women's 0 8:37.77 12 Did not advance 24

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Which countries are competing in the Winter Olympics 2022? Full list". The Independent. London, United Kingdom. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
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  11. ^ "CROSS-COUNTRY QUOTAS LIST FOR OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2022". www.data.fis-ski.com/. International Ski Federation (FIS). 15 June 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
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  13. ^ "Communication No. 2388 - ENTRIES/PARTICIPATION 2022 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES (OWG) SINGLE & PAIR SKATING AND ICE DANCE". International Skating Union. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
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  15. ^ "Beijing 2022 Quota Allocation women's skeleton" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 17 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  16. ^ "SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR QUOTAS LIST FOR OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2022". www.data.fis-ski.com/. International Ski Federation (FIS). 17 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.