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  • Maya Pedersen Wins Her First Skeleton Gold | Video

    Maya Pedersen Wins Her First Skeleton Gold

    In a combined two-run time of 1:59.83, Swiss Maya Pedersen claims the first gold medal for her country at these Games. British Shelley Rudman of Great Britain secures the silver medal finishing just 1.23 seconds after Pedersen. Mellisa Hollingsworth of Canada claims the bronze medal, finishing 1.58 seconds after the winning time. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).
  • Swiss Maya Pedersen Claims Skeleton Olympic title | Video

    Swiss Maya Pedersen Claims Skeleton Olympic title

    Maya Pedersen of Switzerland becomes an Olympic champion for the first time, securing gold in the women's skeleton competition. Pedersen finishes in 1:59.83 to claim Switzerland's first gold at these Games. Shelley Rudman of Great Britain, finishes 1.23 seconds after the winning time, settling for silver. Canadian Mellisa Hollingsworth takes the bronze medal home. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).
  • News | YOG

    The YOG stars who shone brightly in 2020

    Olympic.org looks back at some of the most impressive achievements of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in 2020.
    12 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Ledecky and Hosszú sparkle in the Rio 2016 pool

    Winning four golds and five medals, the USA’s Katie Ledecky completed a historic 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle hat-trick, breaking two world records in the process. Not far behind was Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú, who lived up to her nickname of the “Iron Lady” by negotiating a punishing schedule to pick up three golds and four medals in total, setting world and Olympic records in the two individual medleys.
    21 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming
  • News | Turin 2006

    Rudman's skeleton silver gets Great Britain off the mark

    Great Britain won only medal at these Games, but at least it was a memorable one. It came from women’s skeleton athlete Shelley Rudman, who won silver after a tough battle on the ice, and a tough battle to get her career going in the first place.
    16 Feb 2006 | Turin 2006, Great Britain, Skeleton, Olympic News
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Gale force storms to gold

    Skeleton athlete Tristan Gale did not have much experience on the world stage. She only had one full season of World Cup competition behind her, and she had finished tenth in the standings. Few considered her a real contender going into the 2002 Games, but she had one great advantage: she knew the Salt Lake City track better than anyone else.
    20 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Skeleton, United States of America
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