Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

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Men's 4 x 10 kilometre relay
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for cross country
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 24 February
Competitors 56 (14 teams) from 14 nations
Winning time 1:45:05.4
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Norway
Bronze medal    Czech Republic
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Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Distance
10 km     women
15 km   men   women
30 km   men   women
50 km   men  
4 x 5 km relay     women
4 x 10 km relay   men  
Sprint
Individual   men   women
Team   men   women

The men's 4 x 10 kilometre relay cross-country skiing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, was held on 24 February at Whistler Olympic Park at 11:15 PST.[1]

Italy was the defending Olympic champion with the team of Fulvio Valbusa, Giorgio Di Centa, Pietro Piller Cottrer and Cristian Zorzi.[2] Valbusa retired following the 2006 Winter Olympics. The defending world champions were the Norwegian team of Eldar Rønning, Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset, Tore Ruud Hofstad and Petter Northug.[3] The last World Cup competition for this event prior to the 2010 Games took place 22 November 2009 in Beitostoelen, Norway, and was won by the Norwegian team of Rønning, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Ronny Hafsås and Northug.[4]

Each team used four skiers, who competed over one 3.3 km circuit in classical and a second 3.3 km circuit in freestyle. The first two raced in the classical technique, and the final pair of skiers raced freestyle technique.

Results[edit]

Jauhojärvi of Finland (who finished fifth) had the fastest first leg with the second and third place teams being France (who would finish fourth) and Sweden. Bauer of the Czech Republic had the fastest run in the second leg and the classical style to propel his country from ninth in the first leg to second in the second leg. Sweden moved from third to first in the second leg while France fell from second to third. France's Manificat had the fastest third leg to move his team from third to second in the third leg. Sweden still led after the third run while the Czech Republic dropped from second to third. Defending world champion Norway, who was sixth after the third leg with Johnsrud Sundby replacing Rønning and biathlete Berger replacing both Hofstad and Hafsås, before anchor leg Northug had the fastest final run and in the freestyle technique to move his team to the silver medal, edging out the Czech Republic's Koukal. Defending Olympic champion Italy, with Checchi replacing Valbusa, finished a disappointing ninth.[5] Despite not having any of the fastest legs, Sweden won their first relay Olympic gold medal since 1988.[6]

Rank Bib Country Time Deficit
1st 6 Sweden
Daniel Richardsson
Johan Olsson
Anders Södergren
Marcus Hellner
1:45:05.4
27:57.9
27:55.2
24:35.2
24:37.1
+0.00
2nd 1 Norway
Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Lars Berger
Petter Northug
1:45:21.3
27:59.9
28:27.5
24:38.4
24:15.5
+15.9
3rd 11 Czech Republic
Martin Jakš
Lukáš Bauer
Jiří Magál
Martin Koukal
1:45:21.9
28:22.4
27:36.4
24:34.8
24:48.3
+16.5
4 9 France
Jean-Marc Gaillard
Vincent Vittoz
Maurice Manificat
Emmanuel Jonnier
1:45:26.3
27:56.7
28:03.6
24:31.5
24:54.5
+20.9
5 3 Finland
Sami Jauhojärvi
Matti Heikkinen
Teemu Kattilakoski
Ville Nousiainen
1:45:30.3
27:55.6
28:32.3
24:37.1
24:25.3
+24.9
6 2 Germany
Jens Filbrich
Axel Teichmann
René Sommerfeldt
Tobias Angerer
1:45:49.4
27:58.3
28:22.6
24:43.7
24:44.8
+44.0
7 5 Canada
Devon Kershaw
Alex Harvey
Ivan Babikov
George Grey
1:47:03.2
28:23.8
28:21.3
24:33.5
25:44.6
+1:57.8
8 13 Russia
Nikolay Pankratov
Petr Sedov
Alexander Legkov
Maxim Vylegzhanin
1:47:04.7
28:33.4
28:07.4
24:56.9
25:27.0
+1:59.3
9 4 Italy
Valerio Checchi
Giorgio Di Centa
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Cristian Zorzi
1:47:16.6
28:22.1
28:34.3
24:39.8
25:40.4
+2:11.2
10 7 Switzerland
Toni Livers
Curdin Perl
Remo Fischer
Dario Cologna
1:47:57.2
28:20.7
28:26.7
25:35.1
25:34.7
+2:51.8
11 10 Kazakhstan
Sergey Cherepanov
Alexey Poltaranin
Yevgeniy Velichko
Nikolay Chebotko
1:49:49.1
28:36.1
27:45.2
26:38.3
26:49.5
+4:43.7
12 14 Slovakia
Martin Bajčičák
Ivan Bátory
Michal Malak
Peter Mlynár
1:49:52.0
28:21.2
28:28.7
25:49.6
27:12.5
+4:46.6
13 12 United States
Andrew Newell
Torin Koos
Garrott Kuzzy
Simi Hamilton
1:51:27.7
28:37.9
30:01.5
25:49.6
26:58.7
+6:22.3
14 8 Estonia
Algo Kärp
Jaak Mae
Aivar Rehemaa
Kaspar Kokk
1:51:41.2
29:54.6
28:43.4
25:50.0
27:13.2
+6:35.8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing schedule. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  2. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics men's 4 x 10 km relay results. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  3. ^ FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 men's 4 x 10 km relay results. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  4. ^ FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Beitostølen 22 November 2009 men's 4 x 10 km relay results. - accessed 22 November 2009.
  5. ^ 2010 Winter Olympics 24 February 2010 Cross-country skiing men's 4 x 10 km relay results. - accessed 25 February 2010.
  6. ^ Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Cross-Country (Nordic) Skiing, Men: 4 x 10-Kilometer Relay". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 238.

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