Australia at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville
Competitors 23 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Danny Kah
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. 23 athletes competed, participating in alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, luge, short track speed skating and speed skating. Freestyle skiing and short-track speed skating were medal events for the first time, and Australia has competed in these events in every games since, accounting for five of Australia's six medals. Australia's best result at these games was seventh in the 5000 metres short-track relay.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing

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Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Steven Lee Downhill N/A 1:58.55 +8.18 36
Super-G N/A 1:16.58 +3.54 30
Men's combined
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Points Rank Time 1 Time 2 Total Points Rank Points Rank
Steven Lee Combined 1:46.64 17.02 14 55.76 57.34 1:53.10 68.03 22 85.05 19
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Zali Steggall Giant slalom 1:10.54 30 1:11.66 49 2:22.20 +9.46 23
Slalom Did not finish
Women's combined
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Points Rank Time 1 Time 2 Total Points Rank Points Rank
Zali Steggall Combined 1:31.30 68.06 29 Did not finish

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon

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Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Sandra Paintin Individual 58:55.3 3 40
Sprint 28:50.0 2 54
Kerryn Pethybridge Individual 57:49.7 2 32
Sprint 27:58.7 2 39

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh

Paul Narracott was the first person to have represented Australia at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, having competed in the 100 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics. 1

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Narracott
Glenn Turner
Two-man 62.17 28 62.61 31 62.81 31 62.66 29 4:10.25 30

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing

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Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Anthony Evans 10 km classical 30:54.2 37
15 km freestyle pursuit 43:29.2 39
30 km classical 1:32:29.9 54
50 km freestyle 2:15:46.9 34
Paul Gray 10 km classical 33:12.2 73
15 km freestyle pursuit 47:08.9 65
50 km freestyle 2:25:29.0 55

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating

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Athlete(s) Event CD1 CD2 SP/OD FS/FD Total
FP FP FP FP TFP Rank
Cameron Medhurst Men's N/A 16 Q 16 24.0 16
Stephen Carr & Danielle Carr Pairs N/A 13 13 19.5 13

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing

This was the first time freestyle skiing was a medal event at the Winter Olympics, and Australia has competed in it in every Winter Olympics since. Aerials was a demonstration sport at these Olympics, which Kirstie Marshall participated in. 1

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nick Cleaver Moguls 23.25 9 Q 22.04 11
Adrian Costa Moguls 22.39 15 Q 21.18 14

Luge pictogram.svg Luge

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Athlete(s) Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Time Time Time Time Rank
Diane Ogle Women's 47.573 47.682 47.680 47.530 3:10.465 21

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating

This was the first time short track was a medal event at the Winter Olympics. Australia has competed in it in every games since, winning Australia's first ever medal and Australia's first gold medal. However, at these games, the unpredictable nature of short track acted against Australia, when a fall in the semi-finals denied the team a chance at the medals.1

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrew Murtha 1000m 1:34.71 3 Did not advance 19
Richard Nizielski 1000m 1:32.42 2 Q 1:29.93 4 Did not advance 13
Kieran Hansen
John Kah
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
5000m relay N/A 7:15.10 2 Q 7:32.57 4 Q Final B
7:32.57
7
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Felicity Campbell 500m 50.11 3 Did not advance 20
Karen Gardiner 500m Disqualified

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating

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Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Danny Kah 1000 m 1:17.96 34
1500 m 1:59.33 23
5000 m 7:22.86 20
10000 m 14:42.32 12
Phillip Tahmindjis 1000 m 1:18.77 38
1500 m 2:02.08 38
5000 m 7:26.56 25
10000 m Disqualified

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Albertville 1992 Official Report". Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  • "2002 Australian Winter Olympic Team Guide" PDF file







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