competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Entering the Games, no Slovenian man was ranked in the top 20 of the World Cup
standings in any alpine event, but they achieved several top-20 finishes in Turin, with the best a 12th place in the giant slalom
from Mitja Valenčič
. On the women's side, Tina Maze
was ranked 5th in GS, but the top showing came from her team-mate Ana Drev
, who posted one of the strongest second runs to end up 9th.
The Slovenian flagbearer, Tadeja Brankovič
, contributed to the biathlon team's top finish in Turin, the 6th place earned by the women's relay. Teja Gregorin
was the best individual performer, placing in the top-20 in all of her races. The best performance in the relay, however, came from neither Brankovič nor Gregorin, but from Dijana Grudiček
, who pulled the team up as high as 5th.
was Slovenia's top cross-country skiier in Turin, finishing 6th in the women's 10 km, and the only skier to proceed out of the qualifying rounds in the sprint. Majdič advanced to the semifinals, but placed 4th in her semi and in the B Final en route to an 8th plcae finish.
Urbas, who had placed 17th at the most recent European Championships
, was second-to-last after the short program, and... Read More