Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre classical

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Men's 50 kilometre classical
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for cross country
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 28 February
Competitors 55 from 22 nations
Winning time 2:05:35.5
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Sweden
«2006 2014»
Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
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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 50 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 28 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia at 09:30 PST.[1] on the final day of the Games.

The 50 kilometre has been skated as a mass start event at the World Championships since 2005 and since the 2006 Winter Olympics. Italy's Giorgio Di Centa was the defending Olympic champion though that event was held in the freestyle technique.[2] Norway's Petter Northug was the reigning world champion though that was also in the freestyle technique.[3] The last World Cup event in the 50 km classical took place in Trondheim, Norway on 14 March 2009 and was won by Sami Jauhojärvi of Finland.[4] All three medalists of the shorter 30 kilometre event were scheduled to participate in the 50 km race; in that race, Marcus Hellner of Sweden came first, Petter Northug was 11th, Giorgio Di Centa was 12th, and Sami Jauhojärvi failed to finish.

Results[edit]

There were 55 participants in this event.[5]

Defending Olympic champion di Centa finished 11th. Jauhojärvi finished 20th. At the 12.3 km mark, the top three were Södergren (who finished ninth), 2007 champion Hjelmeset (who finished 17th), and Legkov (who finished 14th). By the halfway mark, the top three were Johnsrud Sundby (who finished 15th), Richardsson (who finished seventh), and Olsson. France's Gaillard (who finished 19th) led at the 39.2 km mark, followed by Cologna (who finished tenth), and Legkov. Northug's 0.3 second victory over Teichmann is the closest 50 km event in Olympic history, beating the previous record of 0.8 seconds set at the previous Olympics when di Centa edged out Russia's Yevgeny Dementyev.[6] Additionally, he is the sixth Norwegian to win the Olympic 50 km event, but the first since Bjørn Dæhlie's second triumph at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.[7] The medals were presented at the closing ceremony at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver that same evening.

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
1st 1 Petter Northug Norway 2:05:35.5 +0.0
2nd 6 Axel Teichmann Germany 2:05:35.8 +0.3
3rd 18 Johan Olsson Sweden 2:05:36.5 +1.0
4 19 Tobias Angerer Germany 2:05:37.0 +1.5
5 28 Devon Kershaw Canada 2:05:37.1 +1.6
6 24 Andrus Veerpalu Estonia 2:05:41.6 +6.1
7 14 Daniel Richardsson Sweden 2:05:45.2 +9.7
8 12 Maxim Vylegzhanin Russia 2:05:46.4 +10.9
9 29 Anders Södergren Sweden 2:05:47.1 +11.6
10 4 Dario Cologna Switzerland 2:05:47.5 +12.0
11 5 Giorgio Di Centa Italy 2:05:49.0 +13.5
12 3 Lukáš Bauer Czech Republic 2:05:49.4 +13.9
13 10 Vincent Vittoz France 2:05:49.6 +14.1
14 8 Alexander Legkov Russia 2:05:53.3 +17.8
15 20 Martin Johnsrud Sundby Norway 2:05:57.7 +22.2
16 13 Jens Filbrich Germany 2:06:07.8 +32.3
17 38 Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset Norway 2:06:08.3 +32.8
18 36 George Grey Canada 2:06:18.1 +42.6
19 9 Jean Marc Gaillard France 2:06:38.0 +1:02.5
20 23 Sami Jauhojärvi Finland 2:06:43.2 +1:07.7
21 7 René Sommerfeldt Germany 2:06:52.5 +1:17.0
22 2 Marcus Hellner Sweden 2:07:03.2 +1:27.7
23 27 Jens Arne Svartedal Norway 2:07:32.5 +1:57.0
24 39 Petr Sedov Russia 2:07:35.4 +1:59.9
25 26 Sergei Dolidovich Belarus 2:07:47.6 +2:12.1
26 11 Pietro Piller Cottrer Italy 2:08:21.6 +2:46.1
27 30 Alexey Poltaranin Kazakhstan 2:09:29.6 +3:54.1
28 44 James Southam United States 2:10:08.3 +4:32.8
29 33 Jiří Magál Czech Republic 2:10:22.7 +4:47.2
30 35 Jaak Mae Estonia 2:10:41.3 +5:05.8
31 16 Valerio Checchi Italy 2:10:49.7 +5:14.2
32 22 Alex Harvey Canada 2:10:49.9 +5:14.4
33 17 Ivan Babikov Canada 2:10:50.2 +5:14.7
34 34 Aivar Rehemaa Estonia 2:10:57.6 +5:22.1
35 40 Nobu Naruse Japan 2:10:59.2 +5:23.7
36 32 Roland Clara Italy 2:11:00.8 +5:25.3
37 31 Ville Nousiainen Finland 2:11:38.0 +6:02.5
38 55 Cyril Miranda France 2:11:56.9 +6:21.4
39 45 Yevgeniy Velichko Kazakhstan 2:13:01.5 +7:26.0
40 48 Vicenc Vilarrubla Spain 2:13:33.8 +7:58.3
41 50 Algo Kärp Estonia 2:13:49.6 +8:14.1
42 47 Roman Leybyuk Ukraine 2:15:19.9 +9:44.4
43 42 Lari Lehtonen Finland 2:16:26.2 +10:50.7
44 49 Diego Ruiz Spain 2:17:49.8 +12:14.3
45 46 Aliaksei Ivanou Belarus 2:17:59.2 +12:23.7
46 53 Benjamin Koons New Zealand 2:21:53.9 +16:18.4
47 52 Francesc Soulie Andorra 2:25:00.8 +19:25.3
48 54 Jonas Thor Olsen Denmark 2:25:00.9 +19:25.4
25 Martin Bajčičák Slovakia DNF
21 Kris Freeman United States DNF
43 Ivan Bátory Slovakia DNF
15 Sergey Shiryayev Russia DNF
51 Javier Gutierrez Spain DNF
37 Sergey Cherepanov Kazakhstan DNS
41 Paul Constantin Pepene Romania DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Winter Olympic Cross-country skiing schedule. - accessed 3 November 2009.
  2. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics men's 50 km results. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  3. ^ FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 men's 50 km results. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  4. ^ FIS World Cup 14 March 2009 at Trondheim, Norway men's 50 km results. - accessed 2 November 2009.
  5. ^ 2010 Winter Olympics results: Men's 50 km, Mass Start Classic, from http://www.vancouver2010.com/; retrieved 2010-02-27.
  6. ^ Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Cross-Country (Nordic) Skiing, Men: 50 Kilometers". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 235-6.
  7. ^ Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2009). "Cross-Country (Nordic) Skiing, Men: 50 Kilometers". In The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 234-5.

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