Alpine skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

The men's downhill competition of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics was held on Thursday, 15 February, at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in PyeongChang.[1][2] Scheduled for Sunday, 11 February, winds in excess of 50 km/h (31 mph) forced officials to postpone the race four days.[3]

Men's downhill
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
VenueJeongseon Alpine Centre,
Gangwon Province, South Korea
Date15 February
Competitors55 from 26 nations
Winning time1:40.25
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Aksel Lund Svindal  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kjetil Jansrud  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Beat Feuz  Switzerland
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Men's Downhill
LocationJeongseon Alpine Centre
Vertical   825 m (2,707 ft)
Top elevation1,370 m (4,495 ft)  
Base elevation   545 m (1,788 ft)

SummaryEdit

The defending champion was Matthias Mayer. Other competitors included the 2014 silver medalist Christof Innerhofer, the bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud, as well as the 2010 silver medalist Aksel Lund Svindal. Through 2018, the Olympic men's downhill has yet to have a repeat champion.

Aksel Lund Svindal won the gold medal, with a slight advantage over Kjetil Jansrud (silver) and Beat Feuz (bronze), who gained his first Olympic medal.

The race course was 2.965 km (1.84 mi) in length, with a vertical drop of 825 m (2,707 ft) from a starting elevation of 1,370 m (4,495 ft) above sea level. Svindal had an average speed of 106.474 km/h (66.16 mph) and an average vertical descent rate of 8.229 m/s (27.00 ft/s).

QualificationEdit

A total of up to 320 alpine skiers qualified across all eleven events. Athletes qualified for this event by having met the A qualification standard only, which meant having 80 or less FIS Points and being ranked in the top 500 in the Olympic FIS points list. The Points list takes into average the best results of athletes per discipline during the qualification period (July 1, 2016 to January 21, 2018). Countries received additional quotas by having athletes ranked in the top 30 of the current World Cup season (two per gender maximum, overall across all events). After the distribution of B standard quotas (to nations competing only in the slalom and giant slalom events), the remaining quotas were distributed using the Olympic FIS Points list, with each athlete only counting once for qualification purposes. A country could only enter a maximum of four athletes for the event.[4]

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 11:30 local time, (UTC+9). At the starting gate, the skies were clear, the temperature was −3.8 °C (25 °F), and the snow condition was hard.[5]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Behind
  7 Aksel Lund Svindal   Norway 1:40.25
  9 Kjetil Jansrud   Norway 1:40.37 +0.12
  5 Beat Feuz   Switzerland 1:40.43 +0.18
4 3 Dominik Paris   Italy 1:40.79 +0.54
5 1 Thomas Dreßen   Germany 1:41.03 +0.78
6 13 Peter Fill   Italy 1:41.08 +0.83
7 17 Vincent Kriechmayr   Austria 1:41.19 +0.94
8 4 Brice Roger   France 1:41.39 +1.14
9 11 Matthias Mayer   Austria 1:41.46 +1.21
10 6 Andreas Sander   Germany 1:41.62 +1.37
11 16 Max Franz   Austria 1:41.75 +1.50
12 15 Hannes Reichelt   Austria 1:41.76 +1.51
13 8 Mauro Caviezel   Switzerland 1:41.86 +1.61
14 2 Manuel Osborne-Paradis   Canada 1:41.89 +1.64
15 12 Aleksander Aamodt Kilde   Norway 1:42.18 +1.93
16 14 Bryce Bennett   United States 1:42.22 +1.97
17 18 Christof Innerhofer   Italy 1:42.23 +1.98
18 10 Johan Clarey   France 1:42.39 +2.14
19 28 Martin Čater   Slovenia 1:42.53 +2.28
20 27 Jared Goldberg   United States 1:42.59 +2.34
21 23 Marc Gisin   Switzerland 1:42.82 +2.57
22 25 Emanuele Buzzi   Italy 1:42.84 +2.59
23 34 Ryan Cochran-Siegle   United States 1:42.96 +2.71
23 21 Maxence Muzaton   France 1:42.96 +2.71
25 29 Josef Ferstl   Germany 1:42.98 +2.73
26 19 Adrien Théaux   France 1:42.99 +2.74
27 24 Boštjan Kline   Slovenia 1:43.03 +2.78
28 22 Benjamin Thomsen   Canada 1:43.19 +2.94
29 39 Miha Hrobat   Slovenia 1:43.61 +3.36
30 30 Wiley Maple   United States 1:43.72 +3.47
31 36 Andreas Romar   Finland 1:43.78 +3.53
32 35 Dustin Cook   Canada 1:43.80 +3.55
33 20 Gilles Roulin   Switzerland 1:43.88 +3.63
34 40 Henrik von Appen   Chile 1:44.02 +3.77
35 26 Broderick Thompson   Canada 1:44.37 +4.12
36 38 Christoffer Faarup   Denmark 1:44.48 +4.23
37 37 Joan Verdu   Andorra 1:44.65 +4.40
38 42 Filip Forejtek   Czech Republic 1:44.79 +4.54
39 48 Igor Zakurdayev   Kazakhstan 1:45.01 +4.76
40 45 Christopher Hörl   Moldova 1:45.21 +4.96
41 32 Marko Vukićević   Serbia 1:45.36 +5.11
42 41 Michał Kłusak   Poland 1:45.42 +5.17
43 49 Marco Pfiffner   Liechtenstein 1:45.61 +5.36
44 50 Yuri Danilochkin   Belarus 1:45.86 +5.61
45 46 Jan Hudec   Czech Republic 1:46.42 +6.17
46 47 Jan Zabystřan   Czech Republic 1:46.60 +6.35
47 57 Simon Breitfuss Kammerlander   Bolivia 1:47.87 +7.62
48 53 Kim Dong-woo   South Korea 1:47.99 +7.74
49 51 Ivan Kovbasnyuk   Ukraine 1:48.57 +8.32
50 55 Albin Tahiri   Kosovo 1:48.81 +8.56
51 56 Marko Stevović   Serbia 1:49.50 +9.25
52 52 Patrick McMillan   Ireland 1:49.98 +9.73
53 54 Márton Kékesi   Hungary 1:51.72 +11.47
31 Klemen Kosi   Slovenia DNF
43 Marc Oliveras   Andorra DNF
33 Natko Zrnčić-Dim   Croatia DNS
44 Ondřej Berndt   Czech Republic DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/11/winter-olympics-2018-pyeongchang-downhill-skiing-postponed
  4. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018 Alpine skiing" (PDF). International Ski Federation (FIS). 16 August 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's downhill results" (PDF). 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.