Nordic combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Individual large hill/10 km

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Men's individual large hill/10 km
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Nordic combined
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 25 February
Competitors 46 from 14 nations
Winning time 25:32.9
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bill Demong  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Johnny Spillane  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bernhard Gruber  Austria
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The men's individual large hill/10 km Nordic combined competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on 25 February.[1] Austria's Felix Gottwald was the defending Olympic champion when the event was known as the 7.5 km Sprint.[2] Gottwald retired originally after the 2006-07 World Cup season, but came out of retirement in May 2009 to compete for the 2009-10 World Cup season including the 2010 Games.[3] Bill Demong of the United States was the defending world champion in this event.[4] Two test events took place at the Olympic venue on 16–17 January 2009 with Demong winning on the 16th[5] and Norway's Magnus Moan, defending Olympic silver medalist in this event when it was the 7.5 km sprint,[2] winning on the 17th.[6] The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games in this format took place on 10 January 2010 in Val di Fiemme, Italy and was won by Demong.[7]

Results[edit]

Ski Jumping[edit]

The ski jumping took place with a trial round at 09:00 PST and the competition round at 10:00 PST.[1] One jump in competition was scored similar to that of ski jumping. With 28 skiers having competed their jumps, officials abandoned the competition to high winds. They were restarted at 11:00 PST (19:00 GMT).[8] Jumping resumed despite complaints from co-test event winner Moan, defending Olympic champion Gottwald, and Lamy-Chappuis, the current World Cup leader and winner of the 10 km individual normal hill gold medal on the 14th.[9] Moan described the jumps as a "joke" while a French coach called the FIS's decision as a "scandal".[9] Despite the complaints, Gottwald's teammate Gruber had the longest jump with 134.0 m.[10]

Rank Bib Name Country Distance (m) Points Time Difference
1 27 Bernhard Gruber  Austria 134.0 127.0 +0:00
2 39 Johnny Spillane  United States 129.0 118.5 +0:34
3 28 Janne Ryynänen  Finland 128.0 117.0 +0:40
4 30 Christoph Bieler  Austria 127.5 116.8 +0:41
5 18 Francois Braud  France 127.5 116.3 +0:43
6 37 Bill Demong  United States 127.0 115.5 +0:46
7 10 Lukas Runggaldier  Italy 126.5 114.2 +0:51
8 40 Pavel Churavy  Czech Republic 126.0 114.0 +0:52
9 31 Akito Watabe  Japan 125.0 112.5 +0:58
10 33 Petter L. Tande  Norway 123.5 109.8 +1:09
10 41 Mario Stecher  Austria 123.5 109.8 +1:09
12 38 Björn Kircheisen  Germany 123.5 108.8 +1:13
13 34 Todd Lodwick  United States 122.5 108.7 +1:13
13 36 Alessandro Pittin  Italy 122.5 108.7 +1:13
15 12 Tommy Schmid  Switzerland 125.0 108.5 +1:14
16 32 Hannu Manninen  Finland 122.5 107.7 +1:17
17 19 Georg Hettich  Germany 121.5 106.3 +1:23
18 17 Tomas Slavik  Czech Republic 120.5 104.7 +1:29
19 13 Espen Rian  Norway 120.5 104.2 +1:31
20 3 Ales Vodsedalek  Czech Republic 119.5 102.8 +1:37
21 9 Sergey Maslennikov  Russia 118.5 101.2 +1:43
21 20 Sebastien Lacroix  France 118.5 101.2 +1:43
23 2 Armin Bauer  Italy 117.5 99.8 +1:49
24 26 Ronny Heer  Switzerland 115.0 96.0 +2:04
25 21 Jaakko Tallus  Finland 115.5 95.8 +2:05
26 1 Niyaz Nabeev  Russia 115.5 95.3 +2:07
27 16 Giuseppe Michielli  Italy 114.0 94.0 +2:12
28 43 Magnus Moan  Norway 112.5 91.7 +2:21
29 46 Jason Lamy-Chappuis  France 113.0 91.5 +2:22
30 29 Norihito Kobayashi  Japan 112.0 90.5 +2:26
31 22 Taihei Kato  Japan 112.5 90.2 +2:27
32 6 Gašper Berlot  Slovenia 112.5 89.2 +2:31
33 11 Mitja Oranič  Slovenia 111.0 88.5 +2:34
34 15 Yūsuke Minato  Japan 110.0 87.0 +2:40
35 42 Tino Edelmann  Germany 109.5 86.3 +2:43
36 24 Miroslav Dvořák  Czech Republic 107.5 83.8 +2:53
37 14 Tim Hug  Switzerland 107.0 82.5 +2:58
38 23 Seppi Hurschler  Switzerland 107.5 82.3 +2:59
39 8 Maxime Laheurte  France 106.0 80.0 +3:08
40 45 Felix Gottwald  Austria 105.5 78.8 +3:13
41 44 Eric Frenzel  Germany 104.5 74.2 +3:31
42 5 Jason Myslicki  Canada 99.5 69.3 +3:51
43 4 Volodymyr Trachuk  Ukraine 99.5 68.8 +3:53
44 35 Anssi Koivuranta  Finland 97.5 66.3 +4:03
45 25 Mikko Kokslien  Norway 96.5 64.2 +4:11
46 7 Taylor Fletcher  United States 82.0 38.0 +5:56

Cross-Country[edit]

Bill Demong skating to victory

The start for the 10 kilometre race was staggered, with a one-point deficit in the ski jump portion resulting in a four-second deficit in starting the cross-country course. This stagger meant that the first athlete across the finish line would the overall winner of the event. Cross-country skiing's part of the competition was scheduled to take place at 13:00 PST that same day,[1] but was moved to 14:00 PST in the wake of the high winds during the ski jumping part of the competition. Finland's Koivuranta, who finished 44th in the ski jumping part of this event, did not start in the cross-county portion of this event. Defending Olympic champion Gottwald had the fastest cross-country skiing part of the event to move from 40th to 17th. Meanwhile Spillane and defending World champion Demong caught ski jumping leader Gruber at the 4.0 km mark though all three skiers stayed together until 600 m was left in the event before Demong and Spillane pulled away to finish one-two in the event.[9][11][12] Spillane won his third Olympic silver medal in this Olympics while Demong's gold followed his silver earned in the team event two days earlier. In the post-race press conference, Demong stated that Spillane's silver in the 10 km individual normal hill event was "a dream come true" on 14 February, the silver in the team event was "icing on the cake", and that his gold was "something extra". Spillane stated that if there was one person who he wanted to beat him, "...it would have been Bill".[13] Bronze medalist Gruber commented that Demong and Spillane "...were just too strong".[14] It marked the first time an American won a gold medal in Nordic skiing (cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping) in the Winter Olympics.

After the medal ceremony held later that evening, Demong proposed to his girlfriend, Katie Koczynski, in front of teammates and coaches at the team headquarters near Vancouver.[15] Koczynski said yes.[15] Also on that same day, Demong found out he was named the flagbearer for the American team at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics on 28 February.[15] It was Demong's teammate, Spillane, who gave Demong the courage to propose to his now fiancee.[15] Demong and his fiancee discussed how this happened on NBC's Today show the following morning.[16]

Rank Bib Name Country Start time Cross country
time
Cross country
rank
Finish time
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Bill Demong  United States +0:46 24:46.9 2 25:32.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 Johnny Spillane  United States +0:34 25:02.9 7 +4.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1 Bernhard Gruber  Austria +0:00 25:43.7 19 +10.8
4 16 Hannu Manninen  Finland +1:17 24:49.0 4 +33.1
5 8 Pavel Churavy  Czech Republic +0:52 25:14.9 9 +34.0
6 11 Petter L. Tande  Norway +1:09 25:02.2 6 +38.3
7 13 Alessandro Pittin  Italy +1:13 25:00.6 5 +40.7
8 10 Mario Stecher  Austria +1:09 25:12.1 8 +48.2
9 9 Akito Watabe  Japan +0:58 25:23.7 11 +48.8
10 4 Christoph Bieler  Austria +0:41 25:40.7 18 +48.8
11 7 Lukas Runggaldier  Italy +0:51 25:40.6 17 +58.7
12 3 Janne Ryynänen  Finland +0:40 26:00.9 25 +1:08.0
13 14 Todd Lodwick  United States +1:13 25:30.2 14 +1:10.3
14 5 Francois Braud  France +0:43 26:16.6 31 +1:26.7
15 28 Magnus Moan  Norway +2:21 24:48.9 3 +1:37.0
16 15 Tommy Schmid  Switzerland +1:14 26:11.7 29 +1:52.8
17 40 Felix Gottwald  Austria +3:13 24:29.4 1 +2:09.5
18 29 Jason Lamy-Chappuis  France +2:22 25:22.6 10 +2:11.7
19 21 Sebastien Lacroix  France +1:43 26:02.2 26 +2:12.3
20 12 Björn Kircheisen  Germany +1:13 26:33.5 37 +2:13.6
21 23 Armin Bauer  Italy +1:49 26:00.1 23 +2:16.2
22 24 Ronny Heer  Switzerland +2:04 25:45.5 21 +2:16.6
23 27 Giuseppe Michielli  Italy +2:12 25:38.3 16 +2:17.4
24 17 Georg Hettich  Germany +1:23 26:32.5 36 +2:22.6
25 18 Tomas Slavik  Czech Republic +1:29 26:29.8 35 +2:25.9
26 34 Yūsuke Minato  Japan +2:40 25:30.0 13 +2:37.1
27 30 Norihito Kobayashi  Japan +2:26 26:00.1 23 +2:53.2
28 36 Miroslav Dvořák  Czech Republic +2:53 25:36.7 15 +2:56.8
29 35 Tino Edelmann  Germany +2:43 25:52.0 22 +3:02.1
30 31 Taihei Kato  Japan +2:27 26:11.0 28 +3:05.1
31 38 Seppi Hurschler  Switzerland +2:59 25:44.9 20 +3:11.0
32 25 Jaakko Tallus  Finland +2:05 26:51.1 38 +3:23.2
33 37 Tim Hug  Switzerland +2:58 26:02.3 27 +3:27.4
34 20 Ales Vodsedalek  Czech Republic +1:37 27:29.8 41 +3:33.9
35 19 Espen Rian  Norway +1:31 27:41.8 42 +3:39.9
36 22 Sergey Maslennikov  Russia +1:43 27:42.7 44 +3:52.8
37 32 Gašper Berlot  Slovenia +2:31 26:57.9 39 +3:56.0
38 39 Maxime Laheurte  France +3:08 26:24.2 33 +3:59.3
39 45 Mikko Kokslien  Norway +4:11 25:23.9 12 +4:02.0
40 41 Eric Frenzel  Germany +3:31 26:12.6 30 +4:10.7
41 33 Mitja Oranič  Slovenia +2:34 27:42.1 43 +4:43.2
42 43 Volodymyr Trachuk  Ukraine +3:53 26:25.2 34 +4:45.3
43 26 Niyaz Nabeev  Russia +2:07 28:35.6 45 +5:09.7
44 42 Jason Myslicki  Canada +3:51 27:02.4 40 +5:20.5
45 46 Taylor Fletcher  United States +5:56 26:17.5 32 +6:40.6
44 Anssi Koivuranta  Finland +4:03 DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2010 Winter Olympic nordic combined schedule. - accessed 4 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b 2006 Winter Olympics 7.5 km sprint results. - accessed 4 November 2009.
  3. ^ 17 May 2009 CTV Olympics.ca article on Gottwald's announcement of coming out retirement to compete for the 2010 Winter Olympics. - accessed 4 November 2009.
  4. ^ FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 Individual large hill/10 km results. - accessed 4 November 2009.
  5. ^ Whistler Olympic Park 16 January 2009 Individual large hill/10 km results. - accessed 4 November 2009
  6. ^ Whistler Olympic Park 17 January 2009 Individual large hill/ 10 km results. - accessed 4 November 2009.
  7. ^ FIS Nordic Combined world Cup 10 January 2010 HS 134/ 10 km results. - accessed 10 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Jumping to be restarted". - David Ljunggren 25 February 2010 Yahoo! Sports article accessed 26 February 2010.
  9. ^ a b c "Demong wins as rivals cry foul". - David Ljunggren 25 February 2010 Yahoo! Sports article accessed 26 February 2010.
  10. ^ 2010 Winter Olympics 25 February 2010 Nordic combined 10 km individual large hill ski jumping results. - accessed 26 February 2010.
  11. ^ 2010 Winter Olympics 25 February 2010 Nordic combined 10 km individual large hill final results. - accessed 26 February 2010.
  12. ^ Vancouver2010.com 2010 Winter Olympics 25 February 2010 Nordic combined 10 km individual large hill final results. - accessed 26 February 2010.
  13. ^ "Nordic Combined: Demong and Spillane go 1-2". - Yahoo! Sports 25 February 2010 online video accessed 26 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Americans win gold and silver in Nordic combined". - 25 February 2010 Arnie Stapleton (AP) Yahoo! Sports 25 February 2010 article accessed 26 February 2010.
  15. ^ a b c d "Hours after gold medal, U.S. skier proposes to girlfriend". - Chris Chase Yahoo! Sports 26 February 2010 article accessed 27 February 2010.
  16. ^ "Olympic rings to engagement ring for skier". - Mike Celizic msnbc.com Today 26 February 2010 article accessed 27 February 2010.

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