Spain at the 2006 Winter Olympics
|Spain at the|
2006 Winter Olympics
|NOC||Spanish Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||16 (7 men, 9 women) in 5 sports|
|Flag bearer||María José Rienda (opening) |
Juan Jesús Gutiérrez (closing)
|Winter Olympics appearances (overview)|
María José Rienda entered the Olympics having won three World Cup events on the season, including the last giant slalom before the Olympic Games, but couldn't repeat this form in Turin, as she finished 13th in the giant slalom.
|Run 1||Run 2||Run 3||Total||Rank|
|Andrea Casasnovas||Women's downhill||n/a||2:06.73||38|
|Women's combined||Did not start|
|Leyre Morlans||Women's downhill||Did not finish|
|María José Rienda||Women's super-G||Did not finish|
|Women's giant slalom||1:02.28||1:09.85||n/a||2:12.13||13|
|Carolina Ruiz Castillo||Women's downhill||n/a||2:01.09||30|
|Women's giant slalom||1:03.18||1:10.36||n/a||2:13.54||20|
Note: In the men's combined, run 1 is the downhill, and runs 2 and 3 are the slalom. In the women's combined, run 1 and 2 are the slalom, and run 3 the downhill.
The lone Spanish biathlete in Turin, Luis Alberto Hernando, finished 80th in the men's individual event.
|Luis Alberto Hernando||Men's sprint||32:26.0||4||83|
Even after Johann Mühlegg was disqualified for doping after having won the men's 50 kilometre race, Spain's top cross-country performance was in that race, as Juan Jesús Gutiérrez finished 22nd.
|Laia Aubert Torrents||Women's 10 km classical||33:29.4||64|
|Women's 15 km pursuit||50:41.3||61|
|Juan Jesús Gutiérrez||Men's 50 km freestyle||2:06:43.3||22|
|Laura Orgue||Women's 10 km classical||33:18.6||63|
|Women's 15 km pursuit||51:16.5||63|
|Diego Ruiz||Men's 15 km classical||41:37.9||46|
|Men's 30 km pursuit||1:24:05.5||54|
|Men's 50 km freestyle||2:06:51.6||23|
|Vicente Vilarrubla||Men's 15 km classical||43:47.2||65|
|Men's 30 km pursuit||1:19:39.8||31|
|Men's 50 km freestyle||2:09:03.1||42|
Spain's lone competitor in the freestyle skiing events in Turin was unable to advance in the women's moguls, as she finished second last in the qualifying round.
|Nuria Montane||Women's moguls||11.76||29||Did not advance||29|
Jordi Font was involved in a notable incident in his semifinal, as he collided with Canada's Jasey-Jay Anderson. Anderson beat Font down for second place, but the Canadian was disqualified for missing a gate, sending Font through to the final. In the final, Font again fell, but this time ended up in fourth position.
|Athlete||Event||Qualifying run 1||Qualifying run 2||Final|
|Points||Rank||Points||Rank||Run 1||Run 2||Rank|
|Queralt Castellet||Women's halfpipe||20.5||19||18.3||20||Did not advance||26|
|Iker Fernandez||Men's halfpipe||27.0||22||27.0||22||Did not advance||28|
|Clara Villoslada||Women's halfpipe||10.3||29||11.4||24||Did not advance||30|
Note: In the final, the single best score from two runs is used to determine the ranking. A bracketed score indicates a run that wasn't counted.
- Snowboard cross
|Jordi Font||Men's snowboard cross||1:21.18||8 Q||2 Q||2 Q||2 Q||4||4|
|Ibon Idigoras||Men's snowboard cross||1:23.56||34||Did not advance||34|
- "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved 22 February 2009.
- "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2009.
- "Paerson, Rienda finish in dead heat in giant slalom". Associated Press. USA Today. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Alpine Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
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- John Bagratuni (23 February 2009). "Skier Rienda eyes gold for Spain". Independent Online. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- Eddie Pells (16 February 2006). "Wescott Wins Snowboardcross in a Mad Dash". Associated Press. SFGate.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
- "Wescott wins first ever snowboard cross gold". Independent Online. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
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