Skeleton at the 2006 Winter Olympics

In the XX. 2006 Winter Olympics were held two competitions in skeleton. The web Cesana Pariol located in the vicinity of the village Cesana Torinese, 97 km west of Turin. It is 1435 meters long, has 19 corners and overcomes a height difference of 114 meters; it will reach top speeds of up to 130 km / hr. The spectators along the route capacity is 7,000 (of which 3,624 seats).

Date: February 17, 2006 17:30 clock ( 1st run ), 19:00 clock ( 2nd run )

There were 27 riders from 19 nations at the start.

The Canadian Duff Gibson was at age 39 the oldest winner of an individual sport at the Winter Olympics. In both passages he set the fastest time.


Date: February 16, 2006 17:30 ( first run), 18:30 clock ( 2nd run )

There were 15 riders from 12 nations at the start. The Swiss Maya Pedersen - Bieri convincingly won the gold medal. She scored in both runs fastest time, drove a run as the only driver in under a minute, set a new track record and achieved 123.1 km / h new speed record.

Medal Tally