Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's combined

The men's combined was held on Tuesday, 14 February, two days after the downhill. The combined competition, as the name suggests, is a combination where the times in the downhill racing and the slalom events are added. One run of downhill and two runs of slalom are used to determine overall ranking in the combined event. All three runs were held in a single day.[1]

Men's combined
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for alpine skiing
VenueSestriere
DateFebruary 14
Competitors60 from 27 nations
Winning time3:09.35
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ted Ligety  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ivica Kostelić  Croatia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rainer Schönfelder  Austria
← 2002
2010 →

Norway's Kjetil André Aamodt was defending Olympic champion from Salt Lake City in 2002, while Benjamin Raich of Austria was the reigning world champion. Raich led the Combined standings on the World Cup entering the Olympics, followed by Michael Walchhofer (Austria) and Bode Miller (USA) in a tie for second.[2]

Miller, the leader after the downhill portion, was disqualified in the first slalom run for straddling a gate. This left Raich in the lead going into the final run of slalom, followed by Ivica Kostelić and young American Ted Ligety. Ligety scorched the final run for the gold medal, while Raich skied out. Aamodt did not start the event after a knee injury, and Filip Trejbal had to withdraw after a spectacular crash which delayed the event for a prolonged period.

These were the last Olympics to use the traditional combined format (one downhill run and two slalom runs). Starting in 2010, the Olympics are scheduled to switch to the "super-combined" format (one run each of downhill & slalom) for the combined event. First run on the World Cup circuit in 2005 at Wengen, the "super-combi" format was first used at the world championships in 2007.

ResultsEdit

The results of the men's combined event in Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Rank Name Country Downhill Slalom 1 Slalom 2 Time Difference
  Ted Ligety   United States 1:41.42 44.09 43.84 3:09.35 +0.00
  Ivica Kostelić   Croatia 1:40.44 44.61 44.83 3:09.88 +0.53
  Rainer Schönfelder   Austria 1:40.02 45.67 44.98 3:10.67 +1.32
4 Daniel Albrecht   Switzerland 1:40.47 45.31 44.95 3:10.73 +1.38
5 Giorgio Rocca   Italy 1:41.39 44.88 44.47 3:10.74 +1.39
6 Ondřej Bank   Czech Republic 1:40.50 45.34 45.16 3:11.00 +1.65
7 Marc Berthod   Switzerland 1:41.24 45.21 44.77 3:11.22 +1.87
8 Pierrick Bourgeat   France 1:41.35 45.56 44.38 3:11.29 +1.94
9 Peter Fill   Italy 1:39.22 47.46 45.53 3:12.21 +2.86
10 Kjetil Jansrud   Norway 1:41.55 46.02 44.75 3:12.32 +2.97
11 Markus Larsson   Sweden 1:41.22 46.38 44.74 3:12.34 +2.99
12 Martin Vráblík   Czech Republic 1:40.50 46.73 45.18 3:12.41 +3.06
13 Jean-Baptiste Grange   France 1:44.05 44.63 43.83 3:12.51 +3.16
14 Noel Baxter   Great Britain 1:42.26 45.64 44.89 3:12.79 +3.44
15 Aleš Gorza   Slovenia 1:41.31 46.44 45.16 3:12.91 +3.56
16 Scott Macartney   United States 1:40.06 46.82 46.17 3:13.05 +3.70
17 John Kucera   Canada 1:41.04 46.67 45.55 3:13.26 +3.91
18 Johan Brolenius   Sweden 1:43.56 45.20 44.51 3:13.27 +3.92
19 Andrej Jerman   Slovenia 1:40.62 46.91 46.27 3:13.80 +4.45
20 Kryštof Krýzl   Czech Republic 1:41.47 46.62 46.09 3:14.18 +4.83
21 François Bourque   Canada 1:40.50 47.52 46.23 3:14.25 +4.90
22 Aleksandr Khoroshilov   Russia 1:42.35 46.92 46.19 3:15.46 +6.11
23 Cristian Javier Simari Birkner   Argentina 1:43.93 45.89 46.72 3:16.54 +7.19
24 Pavel Chestakov   Russia 1:40.41 49.11 47.32 3:16.84 +7.49
25 Ivan Heimshild   Slovakia 1:43.12 48.13 47.16 3:18.41 +9.06
26 Tin Široki   Croatia 1:44.75 47.40 48.01 3:20.16 +10.81
27 Jaroslav Babušiak   Slovakia 1:43.32 48.86 48.60 3:20.78 +11.43
28 Roger Vidosa   Andorra 1:46.09 48.23 47.05 3:21.37 +12.02
29 Steve Nyman   United States 1:40.19 47.14 55.35 3:22.68 +13.33
30 Andrej Šporn   Slovenia 1:39.67 46.20 57.66 3:23.53 +14.18
31 Mihail Sediankov   Bulgaria 1:46.10 49.11 48.69 3:23.90 +14.55
32 Claudio Sprecher   Liechtenstein 1:41.01 51.77 51.30 3:24.08 +14.73
33 Natko Zrnčić-Dim   Croatia 1:41.23 56.55 46.37 3:24.15 +14.80
34 Mario Matt   Austria 1:41.08 45.60 1:02.10 3:28.78 +19.43
35 Florentin-Daniel Nicolae   Romania 1:45.81 53.39 52.69 3:31.89 +22.54
Manuel Osborne-Paradis   Canada 1:39.69 50.11 DNS
Benjamin Raich   Austria 1:40.42 44.23 DNF
Anton Konovalov   Russia 1:45.12 56.15 DNF
Ivan Ratkić   Croatia 1:44.71 48.48 DNF
Nikolay Skriabin   Ukraine 1:46.63 51.21 DNF
Renārs Doršs   Latvia 1:44.54 52.55 DNF
Jorge Mandrú   Chile 1:45.81 52.92 DSQ
Konstantin Sats   Russia 1:41.02 DNS
Aksel Lund Svindal   Norway 1:39.26 DNF
Silvan Zurbriggen   Switzerland 1:41.08 DNF
Michael Walchhofer   Austria 1:39.52 DNF
Ryan Semple   Canada 1:41.65 DNF
Lasse Kjus   Norway 1:39.63 DNF
Michał Kałwa   Poland 1:42.72 DNF
Stefan Georgiev   Bulgaria 1:43.86 DNF
Didier Défago   Switzerland 1:38.68 DNF
Alex Antor   Andorra 1:43.84 DNF
Sindri M. Pálsson   Iceland 1:46.04 DNF
Alexander Heath   South Africa 1:47.62 DNF
Patrick Staudacher   Italy 1:40.52 DNF
Bode Miller   United States 1:38.36 DSQ
Nikolai Hentsch   Brazil 1:45.42 DSQ
Kjetil André Aamodt   Norway DNS
Filip Trejbal   Czech Republic DNF
Jono Brauer   Australia DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Men's Combined". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]

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