Croatia at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Croatia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. Croatia qualified 11 athletes, the fewest athletes in the fewest sports since the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Croatia at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Croatia.svg
IOC codeCRO
NOCCroatian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.hoo.hr (in Croatian and English)
in Sochi
Competitors11 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Ivica Kostelić (opening)[1][2]
Vedrana Malec (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 25th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Austria (1900)
 Yugoslavia (1920–1988)

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 6 2 8
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2
Snowboarding 0 1 1
Total 7 4 11

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Ivica Kostelić Alpine skiing Men's combined

Alpine skiingEdit

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Croatia had eight athletes in qualification position.[4][5] One of the women's quotas was exchanged for the sixth quota in men's alpine skiing. The team was announced on 27 January.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sebastian Brigović Giant slalom 1:25.82 38 1:26.43 35 2:52.25 34
Ivica Kostelić Combined 1:54.17 7 51.37 3 2:45.54  
Giant slalom 1:23.87 30 1:25.81 27 2:49.68 27
Slalom 48.75 21 55.36 8 1:44.11 9
Super-G N/A 1:20.19 24
Dalibor Šamšal Slalom 50.71 36 58.28 18 1:48.99 18
Matej Vidović 51.74 42 1:06.07 33 1:57.81 28
Natko Zrnčić-Dim Combined 1:55.26 19 51.80 6 2:47.06 10
Downhill N/A 2:09.80 29
Slalom 50.64 35 DNF
Super-G N/A 1:19.75 19
Filip Zubčić Giant slalom DNF
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrea Komšić Giant slalom 1:24.24 38 1:22.37 35 2:46.61 35
Slalom 1:00.82 39 57.78 32 1:58.60 33
Sofija Novoselić Giant slalom 1:24.25 39 DNF
Slalom DNF

Cross-country skiingEdit

According to the quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Croatia had two athletes in qualification position.[4][7] For the first time since 2006 Croatia qualified athletes with A standards, meaning that they will be able to compete in more than one event. Vedrana Malec was the only female Croatian skier that reached A standard while the men's quota was decided between Edi Dadić and Andrej Burić. The team was announced on 24 January.

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Edi Dadić Men's 15 km classical N/A 43:38.8 +5:09.1 60
Men's 30 km skiathlon 41:08.0 66 37:48.5 65 1:19:31.5 +11:16.1 65
Men's 50 km freestyle N/A 2:02:35.5 +15:40.3 58
Vedrana Malec Women's 10 km classical N/A 33:42.3 +5:24.5 59
Women's 15 km skiathlon 22:23.2 58 22:50.1 59 45:52.1 +7:18.5 59
Women's 30 km freestyle N/A 1:24:13.4 +13:08.2 53
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Edi Dadić Men's sprint 3:52.89 69 Did not advance
Vedrana Malec Women's sprint 2:54.60 61 Did not advance

SnowboardingEdit

Croatia received a reallocation quota spot in women's halfpipe.[8][9] This was the first time that Croatia will be represented in a snowboarding event at the Olympics. The sole representative was announced on 24 January.

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Morena Makar Women's halfpipe 44.75 22.75 44.75 13 Did not advance

Sports without participation by CroatiaEdit

BiathlonEdit

Despite winning a bronze medal in biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Croatia was the eight reserve in men's biathlon. For the first time since the 1998 Winter Olympics, Croatia did not compete in biathlon. Jakov Fak, the 2010 bronze medalist, competed for Slovenia this year instead of Croatia.

BobsleighEdit

Croatia was the third reserve in four-man bobsleigh event. This was the first time since the 1998 Winter Olympics that Croatia did not qualify for the Olympics in a bobsleigh event.

Figure skatingEdit

Josip Gluhak competed at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, but failed to qualify for the Olympics. Croatia has not competed in a figure skating event since 2006.

LugeEdit

Croatia's Daria Obratov was the first reserve in women's luge. Croatia has never competed in an Olympic luge event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Čerina, Leo (28 January 2014). "Ivica Kostelić nosit će zastavu! U Soči kao trener ide i Janica" [Ivica Kostelic will carry the flag in Sochi!, Janica will serve as a coach]. 24sata (in Croatian). Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Alpine assigned quota list for Olympic Games 2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 27 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  6. ^ "ZOI Soči: Hrvatska s 11 sportaša". 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Cross Country assigned quota list for Olympic Games 2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 27 January 2014. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Morena Makar putuje u Soči". 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Snowboarding assigned quota list for Olympic Games 2014". www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 27 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-29. Retrieved 27 January 2014.

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