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
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Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 28 February
Competitors 55 from 22 nations
Winning time 2:05:35.5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Petter Northug  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Axel Teichmann  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Johan Olsson  Sweden
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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, gold medalist(s) 1 Petter Northug  Norway 2:05:35.5 +0.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Axel Teichmann  Germany 2:05:35.8 +0.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 22, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2010.  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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