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Australia at the 2006 Winter Paralympics

 

Australia at the 2006 Winter Paralympics

Australia at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Australia
IPC code  AUS
NPC Australian Paralympic Committee
At the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin
Competitors 10 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Michael Milton (Opening) [1]Toby Kane (Closing)[1]
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Australia participated in the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin, Italy. Ten athletes competed, Australia's largest ever Winter Paralympic contingent. Australia took part in alpine skiing, biathlon and cross-country skiing), but not ice sledge hockey or wheelchair curling.

Emily Jansen, a below-knee amputee skier, was Australia's first female Winter Paralympian. James Millar, who was born without his right forearm, was the first Paralympic cross-country skier for Australia since Peter Rickards in 1980. Millar also competed in biathlon. Michael Milton attended his last Paralympics, after which he will focus on speed skiing.

Paralympians of different levels of disability, who previously competed separately, competed together at these games. This change, along with the retirement of Bart Bunting, lead to the Australian team setting a target of two medals, even though seven were won in the previous Paralympics. [2] Australia met this target, winning a silver and a bronze.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Administration 2
  • Events 3
    • Alpine skiing 3.1
    • Cross-country skiing 3.2
    • Biathlon 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Milton, MichaelMichael Milton Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Standing
 Bronze Kane, TobyToby Kane Alpine Skiing Men's Super-G standing

[3]

Administration

Team officials were:
Chef de Mission - Darren Peters
Assistant Chef de Mission - Nick Dean
Coaches - Steve Graham (Head), Andrew Bor
Support staff - Alan Dean (Technical), Fiona Peat (Medical Officer), Alison Daniel (Trainer), Natalie Jenkins (Administration), Margie McDonald (Press Attache), Angus McKenzie (Attache)[4]

Events

Alpine skiing

Men
Athlete Event Time Calculated Time Rank
Scott Adams Men's Downhill Standing 1:32.40 1:32.17 40
Men's Giant Slalom Standing 2:14.44 2:13.46 40
Men's Slalom Standing 1:42.15 1:41.17 38
Men's Super-G Standing 1:21.47 1:21.07 46
Dean Calabrese Men's Downhill Standing 1:40.23 1:35.55 44
Men's Giant Slalom Standing 2:17.32 2:07.57 34
Men's Slalom Standing 1:53.30 1:41.10 37
Men's Super-G Standing 1:27.96 1:21.26 47
Shannon Dallas Men's Downhill Sitting DNF
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting 2:27.80 2:05.22 18
Men's Super-G sitting 1:33.22 1:17.46 9
Tony Kane Men's Downhill Standing 1:27.92 1:23.20 9
Men's Giant Slalom Standing DNF
Men's Slalom Standing 1:27.10 1:27.10 16
Men's Super-G Standing 1:18.06 1:12.03 3rd
Marty Mayberry Men's Downhill Standing 1:33.96 1:27.94 33
Men's Giant Slalom Standing 2:08.47 1:59.14 21
Men's Slalom Standing 1:39.88 1:27.76 19
Men's Super-G Standing DNF
Michael Milton Men's Downhill Standing 1:24.40 1:19.86 2nd
Men's Giant Slalom Standing 2:04.93 1:54.74 13
Men's Slalom Standing 1:24.20 1:24.20 9
Men's Super-G Standing 1:19.77 1:13.61 12
Cameron Rahles-Rahbula Men's Downhill Standing DNF
Men's Giant Slalom Standing DNF
Men's Slalom Standing 1:25.87 1:25.87 14
Men's Super-G Standing DNF
Nicholas Watts Men's Downhill Standing 1:27.89 1:27.67 31
Men's Giant Slalom Standing 2:03.79 2:02.90 27
Men's Slalom Standing 1:35.13 1:34.22 30
Men's Super-G Standing 1:18.01 1:17.63 33


Women
Athlete Event Time Calculated Time Rank
Emily Jansen Women's Giant Slalom Standing 2:50.06 2:00.18 21
Women's Slalom Standing DNF




Cross-country skiing

Men
Athlete Event Real Time Factor Calculated Time Rank
James Millar Men's 5 km Standing 14:38.6 97 14:12.2 22
Men's 10 km Standing 37:54.4 92 34:52.5 24
Men's 20 km Standing 1:19:11.6 92 1:12:51.5 24


Biathlon

Men
Athlete Event Real Time Missed Shots Factor Finish Time Rank
James Millar Men's 7.5 km Standing 27:18.9 3 97 26:29.8 18
Men's 12.5 km Standing 45:04.9 10 97 53:43.7 20

[3]

See also

References

  • Parramatta Advertiser: Toongabbie boy makes it to Torino by Brad Earl. March 1, 2006.
  • The Australian: Jensen close to Games history by Margie McDonald. February 23, 2006.
  • The Australian: Winter of content for skier
  • Australian Paralympic Committee: Shannon Dallas profile
  • The Age: Aussies shine in Downhill training run March 10, 2006.
  • Australian Paralympic Committee: Michael Milton Makes History in Winning 11th Paralympic Medal February 12, 2006.
  1. ^ a b "Toby the Torch Bearer ready to go!". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 13 March 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald: Aussie Paralympians expect fewer medals March 8, 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Australia at the 2006 Winter Paralympics". International Paralympic Committee Historical Results Database. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Annual Report 2005-2006. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2006. 


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