Switzerland at the 2006 Winter Olympics


Switzerland at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Infobox Olympics Switzerland
games=2006 Winter
competitors=140
sports=13
flagbearer=Philipp Schoch
gold=5
silver=4
bronze=5
total=14
rank=8

Switzerland competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. This is the confederation's largest team ever, because two ice hockey teams qualified (men and women).

Medalists

Gold

* Freestyle skiing
** Women's aerials: Evelyne Leu

* Skeleton
** Women's skeleton: Maya Pedersen-Bieri

* Snowboarding
** Women's snowcross: Tanja Frieden
** Men's parallel giant slalom: Philipp Schoch
** Women's parallel giant slalom: Daniela Meuli

Silver

* Alpine skiing
** Women's downhill: Martina Schild

* Curling
** Women's team: Mirjam Ott, Binia Beeli, Valeria Spälty, Michèle Moser, Manuela Kormann (alternate)

* Figure skating
** Men's singles: Stéphane Lambiel

* Snowboarding
** Men's parallel giant slalom: Simon Schoch

Bronze

* Alpine skiing
** Men's downhill: Bruno Kernen
** Men's Super-G: Ambrosi Hoffmann

* Bobsleigh
** Two-man event: Martin Annen and Beat Hefti
** Four-man event: Martin Annen, Cedric Grand, Beat Hefti and Thomas Lamparter

* Skeleton
** Men's skeleton: Gregor Stähli

Events

Alpine skiing

;Men's combined:

;Men's slalom:

;Women's downhill:

Biathlon

;Men's 10 km sprint:

Bobsleigh

Women's singles luge

Team event

Ski jumping

Men's large hill individual

Snowboarding

Halfpipe

Men’s halfpipe

In men’s halfpipe, there were two qualifying runs. The top 6 men from each qualifying run were advanced to the finals. In the first qualifying run, the top 6 scores ranged from 39.4 - 43.8 points. In the second qualifying run, the top 6 scores ranged from a 37.9 - 45.3 points. Shaun White from the United States won the gold medal with a Final run score of 46.8 points. Andy Finch of the United States had the lowest final score of 24.7 points and took 12th place.

Women's parallel giant slalom

References

* [http://www.swissolympic.ch/Desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1677/2174_read-22129/ Bis heute selektionierte Athleten] de icon, from the Swiss Olympic Association, retrieved 26 January 2006


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