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Skeleton Results
The Skeleton competition at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games was held at Cesana Pariol in Cesana, Italy on February 16 (women's) and February 17 (men's).

Medal table

Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada 1 1 1 3
2  Switzerland 1 0 1 2
3  Great Britain 0 1 0 1

Men's

Canadians Duff Gibson and Jeffrey Pain won gold and silver despite Pain nearly losing control of his sled coming around the penultimate corner. Switzerland's Gregor Stähli finished third, beating out Canadian Paul Boehm by only two tenths of a second to prevent a Canadian sweep of the podium.

Pos. Athlete Time Time Behind
Gold  Duff Gibson 1:55.88 --
Silver  Jeff Pain 1:56.14 +0.26
Bronze  Gregor Stähli 1:56.80 +0.92

Women's

Two-time world champion Maya Pedersen set the two fastest times to win the gold medal, Switzerland's first gold of the games. Shelley Rudman won silver, Great Britain's only medal of the games. Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards took bronze for Canada, the first Olympic medal in skeleton won by a Canadian athlete.

Pos. Athlete Time Time Behind
Gold  Maya Pedersen-Bieri 1:59.83 --
Silver  Shelley Rudman 2:01.06 +1.23
Bronze  Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards 2:01.41 +1.58

2006 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 11 12 6 29
2  United States 9 9 7 25
3  Austria 9 7 7 23
4  Russia 8 6 8 22
5  Canada 7 10 7 24
6  Sweden 7 2 5 14
7  Korea 6 3 2 11
8  Switzerland 5 4 5 14
9  Italy 5 0 6 11
10  France 3 2 4 9
 Netherlands 3 2 4 9
12  Estonia 3 0 0 3
13  Norway 2 8 9 19
14  China 2 4 5 11
15  Czech Republic 1 2 1 4
16  Croatia 1 2 0 3
17  Australia 1 0 1 2
18  Japan 1 0 0 1
19  Finland 0 6 3 9
20  Poland 0 1 1 2
21  Belarus 0 1 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
25  Ukraine 0 0 2 2
26  Latvia 0 0 1 1
    84 84 84 252

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