Cross-country skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

The 4 × 10 kilometre relay cross-country skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France was held on Wednesday 14 February at Autrans.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the 4 × 10 km relay in the Winter Olympics.[2]

Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueAutrans
Date14 February
Competitors60 (15 teams) from 15 nations
Winning time2:08:33.5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Odd Martinsen
Pål Tyldum
Harald Grønningen
Ole Ellefsæter
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jan Halvarsson
Bjarne Andersson
Gunnar Larsson
Assar Rönnlund
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kalevi Oikarainen
Hannu Taipale
Kalevi Laurila
Eero Mäntyranta
 Finland
← 1964
1972 →

It was the first time that Norway won the gold medal in the event. Sweden finished second in the relay, Finland in third place.

ResultsEdit

Sources:[1][3]

Rank Bib Team Time Deficit
  1   Norway
Odd Martinsen
Pål Tyldum
Harald Grønningen
Ole Ellefsæter
2:08:33.5
  4   Sweden
Jan Halvarsson
Bjarne Andersson
Gunnar Larsson
Assar Rönnlund
2:10:13.2 +1:39.7
  2   Finland
Kalevi Oikarainen
Hannu Taipale
Kalevi Laurila
Eero Mäntyranta
2:10:56.7 +2:23.2
4 5   Soviet Union
Vladimir Voronkov
Anatoly Akentyev
Valery Tarakanov
Vyacheslav Vedenin
2:10:57.2 +2:23.7
5 6   Switzerland
Konrad Hischier
Josef Haas
Flury Koch
Alois Kälin
2:15:32.4 +6:58.9
6 3   Italy
Giulio Deflorian
Franco Nones
Palmiro Serafini
Aldo Stella
2:16:32.2 +7:58.7
7 8   East Germany
Gerhard Grimmer
Axel Lesser
Peter Thiel
Gert-Dietmar Klause
2:19:22.8 +10:49.3
8 9   West Germany
Helmut Gerlach
Walter Demel
Herbert Steinbeißer
Karl Buhl
2:19:37.6 +11:04.1
9 14   Czechoslovakia
Ján Fajstavr
Vít Fousek Jr.
Václav Peřina
Karel Štefl
2:19:51.3 +11:17.8
10 10   Japan
Tokio Sato
Sotoo Okushiba
Kazuo Sato
Akiyoshi Matsuoka
2:20:54.8 +12:21.3
11 7   France
Félix Mathieu
Victor Arbez
Philippe Baradel
Roger Pires
2:21:23.0 +12:49.5
12 11   United States
Mike Gallagher
Mike Elliott
Bob Gray
John Bower
2:21:30.4 +12:56.9
13 15   Austria
Heinrich Wallner
Franz Vetter
Ernst Pühringer
Andreas Janc
2:22:29.4 +13:55.9
14 12   Canada
Nils Skulbru
Rolf Pettersen
Esko Karu
David Rees
2:29:12.7 +20:39.2
15 12   Turkey
Rızvan Özbey
Yaşar Ören
Şeref Çınar
Naci Öğün
3:01:52.1 +53:18.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "4x10 km relay Autrans". www.skisport365.com. Skisport365.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games: Men's 4 x 10 kilometres Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Relay 4x10 km Men". www.olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 March 2019.

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