Slovakia at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Slovakia competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 56 competitors in 7 sports. Biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina was the country's sole medalist, taking one gold and two silver medals, earning Slovakia 17th place in the overall medal table.

Slovakia at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeSVK
NOCSlovak Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.olympic.sk (in Slovak)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors56 (41 men and 15 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearers Veronika Velez-Zuzulová (opening)[1]
Petra Vlhová (closing)
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Czechoslovakia (1924–1992)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Anastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's mass start 17 February
  Silver Anastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's pursuit 12 February
  Silver Anastasiya Kuzmina Biathlon Women's individual 15 February

CompetitorsEdit

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

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 3 4 7
Biathlon 5 5 10
Cross-country skiing 3 2 5
Figure skating 1 2 3
Ice hockey 25 0 25
Luge 4 1 5
Snowboarding 0 1 1
Total 41 15 56

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Matej Falat Combined 1:23.21 53 DNF
Giant slalom 1:14.99 49 1:19.79 61 2:34.78 50
Slalom 51.86 32 DNF
Adam Žampa Combined 1:23.02 51 48.08 9 2:11.10 22
Giant slalom 1:11.40 26 1:10.46 13 2:21.86 25
Slalom 49.91 24 52.36 26 1:42.27 24
Andreas Žampa Super-G 1:28.89 39
Giant slalom 1:10.61 18 DNF
Slalom 54.15 39 59.43 36 1:53.58 35
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Barbara Kantorová Downhill 1:45.99 29
Super-G 1:25.30 35
Combined 1:45.58 21 44.36 18 2:29.94 18
Giant slalom 1:17.74 42 1:15.20 41 2:32.94 41
Slalom 54.62 40 53.81 34 1:48.43 34
Soňa Moravčíková Giant slalom 1:17.88 43 1:14.11 34 2:31.99 37
Slalom DNF
Veronika Velez-Zuzulová Slalom 51.46 21 50.61 16 1:42.07 17
Petra Vlhová Downhill DNF
Super-G 1:24.26 32
Combined 1:42.58 13 40.41 2 2:22.99 5
Giant slalom 1:11.71 12 1:10.42 21 2:22.13 13
Slalom 51.12 12 50.46 14 1:41.58 13
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Matej Falat
Adam Žampa
Andreas Žampa
Soňa Moravčíková
Veronika Velez-Zuzulová
Petra Vlhová
Team   Germany (GER)
L 2–2*
Did not advance

BiathlonEdit

Based on their Nations Cup rankings in the 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup, Slovakia has qualified a team of 5 men and 5 women.[2][3]

Men
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Šimon Bartko Sprint 26:18.4 5 (2+3) 74
Tomáš Hasilla Sprint 26:10.4 3 (1+2) 70
Individual 58:55.2 9 (3+1+3+2) 86
Matej Kazár Sprint 22:33.7 1 (0+1) 22
Pursuit 36:42.4 5 (1+2+1+1) 31
Individual 51:52.4 2 (0+1+1+0) 34
Martin Otčenáš Sprint 25:39.7 4 (0+4) 52
Pursuit 36:22.5 3 (0+0+3+0) 27
Individual 57:16.0 5 (1+2+0+2) 84
Michal Šíma Individual 57:52.3 6 (1+1+2+2) 85
Šimon Bartko
Tomáš Hasilla
Matej Kazár
Martin Otčenáš
Team relay LAP 16 (10+6) 18
Women
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Ivona Fialková Sprint 24:48.6 5 (2+3) 74
Individual 48:04.4 6 (1+1+1+3) 64
Paulína Fialková Sprint 21:56.8 1 (1+0) 11
Pursuit 34:33.6 8 (2+2+2+2) 38
Individual 42:09.5 1 (1+0+0+0) 5
Mass start 37:52.6 4 (1+2+0+1) 21
Anastasiya Kuzmina Sprint 22:00.1 3 (2+1) 13
Pursuit 31:04.7 4 (0+1+2+1)  
Individual 41:31.9 2 (0+1+1+0)  
Mass start 35:23.0 1 (0+0+0+1)  
Terézia Poliaková Sprint 25:32.2 5 (1+4) 83
Individual 54:46.3 10 (1+4+3+2) 87
Paulína Fialková
Anastasiya Kuzmina
Terézia Poliaková
Ivona Fialková
Team relay 1:12:41.8 10 (3+7) 5
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Paulína Fialková
Matej Kazár
Anastasiya Kuzmina
Martin Otčenáš
Team relay LAP 14 (10+4) 20

Cross-country skiingEdit

Slovakia has qualified 3 men and 2 women.

Distance
Athlete Event Total
Time Deficit Rank
Peter Mlynár Men's 15 km freestyle 37:46.2 +4:02.3 67
Men's 50 km classical 2:26:14.7 +17:52.6 51
Andrej Segeč Men's 15 km freestyle 39:13.4 +5:29.5 87
Men's 50 km classical 2:27:44.3 +19:22.2 53
Miroslav Šulek Men's 15 km freestyle 38:44.0 +5:00.1 80
Men's 50 km classical DNF
Alena Procházková Women's 10 km freestyle 28:59.5 +3:59.0 58
Women's 30 km classical 1:36:50.0 +14:32.4 36
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Mlynár Men's sprint 3:16.82 25 Q 3:15.77 5 Did not advance
Andrej Segeč 3:24.84 56 Did not advance
Miroslav Šulek 3:28.74 61 Did not advance
Peter Mlynár
Andrej Segeč
Men's team sprint 17:34.12 11 Did not advance
Barbora Klementová Women's sprint 3:38.00 53 Did not advance
Alena Procházková 3:24.61 31 Did not advance
Barbora Klementová
Alena Procházková
Women's team sprint 17:52.14 9 Did not advance

Qualification legend: Q – Qualify on position in heat; q – Qualify on time in round

Figure skatingEdit

Slovakia qualified one female figure skater, based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[4] They additionally qualified one entry in ice dance through the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy.[5]

Athlete Event SP / SD FS / FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Nicole Rajičová Ladies' singles 60.59 13 Q 114.60 15 175.19 14
Lucie Myslivečková / Lukáš Csölley Ice dancing 59.75 19 Q 82.82 20 142.57 20

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Qualification
playoff
Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Slovakia men's Men's tournament   Olympic Athletes from Russia
W 3–2
  United States
L 1–2
  Slovenia
L 2–3 GWS
4   United States
L 1–5
Did not advance 11

Men's tournamentEdit

Slovakia men's national ice hockey team qualified by finishing as one of the top eight teams in the 2015 IIHF World Ranking.[6]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 25 players

The following is the Slovak roster for the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[7][8]

Head coach:   Craig Ramsay     Assistant coaches:   Ján Lašák,   Vladimír Országh

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2017–18 team
6 F Lukáš Cingeľ 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 10 June 1992 Žilina, Czechoslovakia   HK Hradec Králové (ELH)
7 D Ivan Baranka 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 May 1985 Ilava, Czechoslovakia   HC Vítkovice Ridera (ELH)
13 F Michal Krištof 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 11 October 1993 Nitra   HK Nitra (SVK)
14 D Peter Čerešňák 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 26 January 1993 Trenčín   HC Škoda Plzeň (ELH)
16 D Juraj Valach 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 1 February 1989 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia   Piráti Chomutov (ELH)
17 F Miloš Bubela 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 August 1992 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia   HC '05 Banská Bystrica (SVK)
18 F Andrej Kudrna 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 11 May 1991 Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia   HC Sparta Praha (ELH)
19 D Tomáš Starosta 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 20 May 1981 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia   HK Dukla Trenčín (SVK)
25 F Marek Hovorka 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 8 October 1984 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia   HC Košice (SVK)
26 D Juraj Mikuš 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 30 November 1988 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia   HC Sparta Praha (ELH)
27 F Ladislav NagyA 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 1 June 1979 Šaca, Czechoslovakia   HC Košice (SVK)
33 G Patrik Rybár 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 9 November 1993 Skalica   HK Hradec Králové (ELH)
42 G Branislav Konrád 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 10 October 1987 Nitra, Czechoslovakia   HC Olomouc (ELH)
43 F Tomáš SurovýC 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 24 September 1981 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia   HC '05 Banská Bystrica (SVK)
50 G Ján Laco 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 1 December 1981 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia   HC Sparta Praha (ELH)
51 D Dominik GraňákA 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 11 June 1983 Havířov, Czechoslovakia   HK Hradec Králové (ELH)
56 D Michal Čajkovský 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 6 May 1992 Skalica, Czechoslovakia   Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)
63 F Patrik Lamper 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 10 March 1993 Banská Bystrica   HC '05 Banská Bystrica (SVK)
65 F Tomáš Marcinko 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 11 April 1988 Poprad, Czechoslovakia   HC Oceláři Třinec (ELH)
67 F Matej Paulovič 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 13 January 1995 Topoľčany   HK Nitra (SVK)
71 D Marek Ďaloga 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 10 March 1989 Zvolen, Czechoslovakia   HC Sparta Praha (ELH)
83 F Martin Bakoš 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 18 April 1990 Spišská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia   HC Bílí Tygři Liberec (ELH)
85 F Peter Ölvecký 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 11 October 1985 Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia   HK Dukla Trenčín (SVK)
87 F Marcel Haščák 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 3 February 1987 Poprad, Czechoslovakia   HC Kometa Brno (ELH)
91 F Matúš Sukeľ 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 23 January 1996 Liptovský Mikuláš   MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš (SVK)
Preliminary round
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Olympic Athletes from Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6 Quarterfinals
2   Slovenia 3 0 2 0 1 8 12 −4 4[a] Qualification playoffs
3   United States 3 1 0 1 1 4 8 −4 4[a]
4   Slovakia 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4[a]
Source: IIHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Slovenia 4 Pts; USA 4 Pts; Slovakia 1 Pts. Slovenia defeated USA 3–2 in overtime.
14 February 2018
21:10
Slovakia  3–2
(2–2, 0–0, 1–0)
  Olympic Athletes from RussiaGangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,025
Game reference
Branislav KonrádGoaliesVasily KoshechkinReferees:
  Brett Iverson
  Aleksi Rantala
Linesmen:
  Vít Lederer
  Nathan Vanoosten
0–102:54 – Gavrikov (Voinov, Shirokov)
0–204:08 – Kaprizov (Gusev, Gavrikov)
Ölvecký (Graňák) – 16:051–2
Bakoš – 17:552–2
Čerešňák (Haščák, Bakoš) (PP) – 48:303–2
12 minPenalties10 min
19Shots22

16 February 2018
12:10
United States  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
  SlovakiaGangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 5,652
Game reference
Ryan ZapolskiGoaliesJán LacoReferees:
  Olivier Gouin
  Tobias Wehrli
Linesmen:
  Nicolas Fluri
  Alexander Otmakhov
Donato (Terry, Bourque) (PP) – 07:101–0
1–107:35 – Kudrna (Surový, Čajkovský)
Donato (Arcobello, Bourque) (PP) – 42:512–1
4 minPenalties10 min
31Shots22

17 February 2018
21:10
Slovenia  3–2 GWS
(0–0, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  SlovakiaKwandong Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,085
Game reference
Gašper KrošeljGoaliesBranislav KonrádReferees:
  Antonín Jeřábek
  Timothy Mayer
Linesmen:
  Hannu Sormunen
  Sakari Suominen
Gregorc (Muršak, Kuralt) (PP) – 21:001–0
Kuralt (Muršak, Gregorc) (PP) – 24:162–0
2–135:43 – Bubela (Čerešňák, Graňák) (PP)
2–245:56 – Haščák (Graňák, Čerešňák)
Tičar  
Urbas  
Muršak  
Sabolič  
Jeglič  
Shootout  Kudrna
  Ölvecký
  Bakoš
  Nagy
  Haščák
4 minPenalties8 min
30Shots25
Qualification playoff
20 February 2018
12:10
United States  5–1
(0–0, 3–1, 2–0)
  SlovakiaGangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,391
Game reference
Ryan ZapolskiGoaliesJán LacoReferees:
  Aleksi Rantala
  Anssi Salonen
Linesmen:
  Henrik Pihlblad
  Sakari Suominen
Donato (Gilroy, Terry) – 21:361–0
Wisniewski (Terry) (PP2) – 22:202–0
Arcobello (Terry) – 33:303–0
3–136:54 – Čerešňák (Graňák, Nagy)
Roe (Little, O'Neill) – 49:524–1
Donato (Wisniewski) (PP) – 56:465–1
8 minPenalties33 min
33Shots23

LugeEdit

Based on the results from the World Cups during the 2017–18 Luge World Cup season, Slovakia qualified 4 sleds.[9]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jozef Ninis Men's singles 47.833 7 50.014 37 48.095 21 Eliminated 2:25.942 25
Jakub Šimoňák 51.724 38 48.690 30 48.522 27 Eliminated 2:28.936 35
Marek Solčanský
Karol Stuchlák
Men's doubles 46.780 15 46.811 17 1:33.591 17
Katarína Šimoňáková Women's singles 47.428 24 47.606 25 47.538 23 Eliminated 2:22.572 23
Mixed team relay
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Katarína Šimoňáková
Jozef Ninis
Marek Solčanský
Karol Stuchlák
Team relay 48.032 11 49.326 11 49.635 10 2:26.993 11

SnowboardingEdit

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Klaudia Medlová Women's big air 30.75 50.50 50.50 23 Did not advance
Women's slopestyle Canceled[10] 26.16 34.00 CAN 34.00 24

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's Nation Cup Score" (PDF). www.docs.google.com/. International Biathlon Union (IBU). 5 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Women's Nation Cup Score" (PDF). www.docs.google.com/. International Biathlon Union (IBU). 5 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "ISU communication 2119". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  6. ^ "2018 Winter Olympics". IIHF. iihf.com. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  7. ^ "VIDEO: Nominácia Slovákov na olympijský hokejový turnaj aj s prekvapeniami". www.aktuality.sport.sk. SITA. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  8. ^ Team Roster Slovakia
  9. ^ "Ranking list" (PDF). fil-luge.org. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Women's slopestyle qualification canceled". Reuters. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.