- Australia at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Infobox Olympics Australia
Alisa Camplin(opening) Dale Begg-Smith(closing)
Australiacompeted at the 2006 Winter Olympicsin Turin, Italy. The team of 40 athletes was the largest ever for Australia, surpassing the team of 31 that participated at the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Prior to the Olympics, Australia had set a goal of winning one medal.
Herald Sun: [http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18010925%255E2863,00.html Aussies set target of one medal] February 2, 2006.] They were able to win two medals – one gold and one bronze – and had several other top 10 finishes. Alisa Camplinserved as flag bearer at the opening ceremonies.
;Freestyle skiing:* Men's moguls:
Dale Begg-Smithwith a final score of 26.77
;Freestyle skiing:* Women's aerials:
Alisa Camplinwith a final score of 191.39
Results by event
;Men's giant slalom:
Men's 20 km individual
Australia sent 3 skiers to compete in the cross country events, its largest contingent at a Winter Olympics.
* Paul Murray: Qualification - 2:25.29 (did not advance)
Women's 15 km pursuit (7.5+7.5)
Clare-Louise Brumley: Final - 47:03.1 (42nd place)
Esther Bottomley: Qualification - 2:23.55 (did not advance)
Joanne Carter: Short program - 40.86 (25th place - did not advance)
Canadian-born Dale Begg-Smith is ranked number 1 in the world with 585 points, 149 points ahead of his nearest competitor. Australia sent its full quota of women's aerial skiers, including Salt Lake gold medallist Alisa Camplin.
Men's 1500 m
Women’s 1500 m
Men's parallel giant slalom
In Women’s halfpipe, there were two qualifying runs. The top 6 women from each qualifying run were advanced to the finals. In the first qualifying run, the top 6 scores ranged from 34.5 - 44.9 points. In the second qualifying run, the top 6 scores ranged from a 34.8 - 43.1 points.
Hannah Teterfrom the United States won the gold medal with a final run score of 46.4 points. Chikako Fushimiof the Japan had the lowest final score of 15.6 points and took 12th place.
Australia at the 2006 Winter Paralympics
Australia at the Winter Olympics
* [http://www.olympics.com.au/ Australia NOC]
* [http://www.owia.org/ Olympic Winter Institute of Australia]
Australian Olympic Committee: "2006 Australian Winter Olympic Team" [http://www.olympics.com.au/files/11/2006_Australian_Winter_Olympic_Team_25Jan.pdf PDF file] January 25, 2006.
Sydney Morning Herald: [http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/dale-begs-the-question-can-australia-win-a-mogul-medal-in-turin/2006/01/23/1137864864166.html Dale begs the question: can Australia win a mogul medal in Turin?] January 24, 2006.
* Fox Sports: [http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,18047497-23218,00.html Turin medal hope wins silver] February 5, 2006.
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