Cross-country skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre

The men's 50 kilometre cross-country skiing competition at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, was held on Saturdayday 17 February at Autrans.[1] Kalevi Oikarainen of Finland was the 1970 World champion and Sixten Jernberg of Sweden was the defending champion from the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.[2]

Men's 50 kilometre
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueAutrans
Dates17 February
Competitors51
Winning time2:28:45.8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ole Ellefsæter
 Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Vyacheslav Vedenin
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Josef Haas
 Switzerland
← 1964
1972 →

Each skier started at half a minute intervals, skiing the entire 50 kilometre course. Of the 51 athletes who started the race, 4 did not finish.

Ole Ellefsæter of Norway took his second gold medal of the Games after being a part of Norway's winning team in the 4×10 kilometre relay earlier in the games.

ResultsEdit

Sources:[1][3]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  23 Ole Ellefsæter   Norway 2:28:45.8
  41 Vyacheslav Vedenin   Soviet Union 2:29:02.5 +16.7
  31 Josef Haas   Switzerland 2:29:14.8 +29.0
4 42 Pål Tyldum   Norway 2:29:26.7 +40.9
5 5 Melcher Risberg   Sweden 2:29:37.0 +51.2
6 52 Gunnar Larsson   Sweden 2:29:37.2 +51.4
7 25 Jan Halvarsson   Sweden 2:30:05.9 +1:20.1
8 51 Reidar Hjermstad   Norway 2:31:01.8 +2:16.0
9 28 Walter Demel   West Germany 2:31:14.4 +2:28.6
10 45 Assar Rönnlund   Sweden 2:31:19.3 +2:33.5
11 46 Kalevi Laurila   Finland 2:31:24.9 +2:39.1
12 36 Mario Bacher   Italy 2:31:33.8 +2:48.0
13 1 Andreas Janc   Austria 2:32:32.2 +3:46.4
14 60 Hannu Taipale   Finland 2:32:37.7 +3:51.9
15 24 Eero Mäntyranta   Finland 2:32:53.8 +4:08.0
16 9 Vladimir Voronkov   Soviet Union 2:33:07.3 +4:21.5
17 13 Aldo Stella   Italy 2:33:17.9 +4:32.1
18 2 Odd Martinsen   Norway 2:33:51.4 +5:05.6
19 3 Pauli Siitonen   Finland 2:34:31.2 +5:45.4
20 19 Anatoly Akentyev   Soviet Union 2:34:54.5 +6:08.7
21 22 Józef Rysula   Poland 2:35:30.9 +6:45.1
22 16 Mike Gallagher   United States 2:36:26.1 +7:40.3
23 47 Alois Kälin   Switzerland 2:36:40.8 +7:55.0
24 30 Roger Pires   France 2:36:44.8 +7:59.0
25 21 Gert-Dietmar Klause   East Germany 2:36:52.5 +8:06.7
26 27 Livio Stuffer   Italy 2:37:46.6 +9:00.8
27 53 Elviro Blanc   Italy 2:38:12.4 +9:26.6
28 37 Ján Fajstavr   Czechoslovakia 2:39:25.3 +10:39.5
29 12 Tokio Sato   Japan 2:40:00.5 +11:14.7
30 44 Mike Elliot   United States 2:40:38.5 +11:52.7
31 59 Igor Voronchikhin   Soviet Union 2:40:48.2 +12:02.4
32 29 Larry Damon   United States 2:41:25.2 +12:39.4
33 17 Helmut Gerlach   West Germany 2:41:55.8 +13:10.0
34 35 Franz Vetter   Austria 2:43:51.1 +15:05.3
35 14 Alojz Kerštajn   Yugoslavia 2:43:54.1 +15:08.3
36 54 Charles Kellogg   United States 2:44:00.4 +15:14.6
37 6 Franz Kälin   Switzerland 2:44:29.7 +15:43.9
38 34 Sotoo Okushiba   Japan 2:45:09.5 +16:23.7
39 56 Vít Fousek Jr.   Czechoslovakia 2:45:09.8 +16:24.0
40 50 Fernand Borrel   France 2:45:10.6 +16:24.8
41 7 Claude Legrand   France 2:45:36.9 +16:51.1
42 20 Tibor Holéczy   Hungary 2:45:38.0 +16:52.2
43 40 Siegfried Weiss   West Germany 2:46:53.4 +18:07.6
44 38 Luc Colin   France 2:48:27.9 +19:42.1
45 8 Miklós Holló   Hungary 2:51:24.1 +22:38.3
46 32 David Rees   Canada 2:56:00.5 +27:14.7
47 10 Chong-Ihm Yoon   South Korea 3:27:22.5 +58:36.7
11 Václav Peřina   Czechoslovakia DNF
26 Janez Mlinar   Yugoslavia DNF
49 Denis Mast   Switzerland DNF
57 Klaus Ganter   West Germany DNF
4 Petar Pankov   Bulgaria DNS
15 Gerhard Grimmer   West Germany DNS
18 Karel Štefl   Czechoslovakia DNS
33 Choon-Kie Kim   West Germany DNS
39 Akiyoshi Matsuoka   Japan DNS
43 Nils Skulbru   Canada DNS
48 Helmut Unger   East Germany DNS
55 Peter Thiel   East Germany DNS
39 Kazuo Sato   Japan DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "50 km Men Autrans". www.skisport365.com. skisport365. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games: Men's 50 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ "50 km Men". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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