- Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Infobox Olympics Great Britain
Rhona Martin(opening) Shelley Rudman(closing)
United Kingdomcompeted under the name Great Britain at the 2006 Winter Olympicsin Turin, Italy. Athletes from Northern Irelandwere generally free to participate for either this team or the Ireland team under a long-standing settlement between the British Olympic Associationand the Olympic Council of Ireland. Forty-one athletes were selected for these Winter Games.
** Women's skeleton:
Results by event
In the Super-G and
downhill, Chemmy Alcottis a rare female competitor in a historically male-dominated GB team. Noel Baxter, Alain Baxterand James Leuzingerwere the men's representatives in the slalom, and the Baxters also raced in the giant slalom. Finlay Mickeland Roger Cruickshankwere the men's downhilland Super-Gskiers.
In the men's downhill, Finlay Mickel finished 25th, 2.68 seconds behind the winner
Antoine Dénériaz. Roger Cruickshank, skiing with a knee-brace, finished 37th, 5.85 behind. Noel Baxter finished 14th in the men's combined. Cruickshank also finished 37th in the giant slalom before announcing his retirement from skiing.
;Women's giant slalom:
;Men's 20 km individual:
The men chosen for the 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh event were:
Marcus Adam, Dan Humphries, Lee Johnston, Karl Johnstonand Martin Wright.
Women for the 2-man event were
Nicola Minichielloand Jackie Davies
Britain sent two teams to the Olympic curling competition. All of the members of both teams were Scottish. The women's team were the defending Olympic gold medallists.
The members of the men's team were
Euan Byers, Ewan McDonald, David Murdoch, Warwick Smithand Craig Wilson. The members of the women's team were Kelly Wood, Lynn Cameron, Deborah Knox, Jacqueline Lockhart, and Rhona Martin.
The men lost the bronze medal match to the USA while the women did not progress past the round-robin initial round.
The British figure skating representatives were
Sinéad Kerrand her brother John Kerr, who competed in ice dancing. They hail from Scotlandand Turin was their first Olympic games.
The British luge participants for 2006 were Mark Hatton and AJ Rosen. Hatton finished a disappointing 35th place after coming off his luge on his third run of four, although he stayed in contact with the luge and remounted. Rosen finished in 16th place.
Men's singles luge
The GB team made its début on the Olympic halfpipe in 2006.
Kate Foster, Zoe Gillings, Lesley McKennaand Daniel Wakehammade up the young quartet.
Wakeham finished 26th in men's halfpipe qualifying, missing the final. Gillings qualified 12th for the Snowboard Cross quarter-finals (a new event for the Winter Olympics) with a time of 1:31. She failed to progress further, being taken out of the heat following a collision.
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 Whitefrom the United States won the gold medal with a final run score of 46.8 points. Andy Finchof the United States had the lowest final score of 24.7 points and took 12th place.
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