Croatia Winter Olympics Schedule: 11 Croatian Athletes Competing in Beijing

Daniela Rogulj

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Croatia has a total of 11 representatives at this year’s Winter Olympics, which are being held in Beijing from February 4 to 20, 2022, reports

Four male athletes and seven female athletes will compete in four sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and speed skating.

Croatia’s skiers in Beijing are Filip Zubčić, Matej Vidović, and Samuel Kolega, and female representatives Leona Popović, Zrinka Ljutić, and Andrea Komšić. Vedrana Malec, Tena Hadžić, and Marko Skender will represent Croatia in cross-country skiing. The only Croatian speed skater at the Winter Olympics will be Valentina Aščić, and the only snowboarder Lea Jugovac.

Schedule for Croatian athletes:
*all listed hours are according to Croatian time

February 5 (speed skating, qualifications in the 500 meters – Aščić)
12:00 race start

February 5 (snowboard, slope qualifications – Jugovac)
03:45 start of the competition

February 7 (women’s giant slalom – Popović, Ljutić, Komšić)
3:15 first run
6:45 second run

February 8 (cross-country skiing, men, individual sprint – Skender)
9:00 race start

February 8 (cross-country skiing, women, individual sprint – Malec, Hadžić)
9:00 race start

February 9 (women’s slalom – Popović, Ljutić, Komšić)
3:15 first run
6:45 second run

February 10 (cross-country skiing, men, 15 km classic – Skender)
8:00 race start

February 10 (cross-country skiing, women, 10 km classic – Malec, Hadžić)
8:00 race start

February 13 (men’s slalom – Zubčić, Vidović, S. Kolega)
3:15 first run
6:45 second run

February 14 (cross-country skiing, men, 50 km freestyle – Skender)
7:00 race start

February 14 (snowboard, qualifications in big air – Jugovac)
2:30 start of the competition

February 16 (men’s giant slalom – Zubčić, S. Kolega)
3:15 first run
6:45 second run

February 16 (cross-country skiing, women, team sprint – Malec, Hadžić)
10:00 race start

February 16 (speed skating, finals in 1500 meters – Aščić)
12:30 race start

February 20 (cross-country skiing, women, 30 km freestyle – Malec)
7:30 race start

Beijing is the first city to host the summer and winter editions in the history of the Games. About 2,900 athletes from about 90 countries will compete this month. 

In the three Olympic zones – Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou, there are 13 competition destinations, where 109 sets of medals will be distributed in seven sports branches consisting of fifteen sports and disciplines. The Beijing Winter Olympics is also the most balanced Winter Olympics to date (55% male and 45% female representatives).

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