Cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

The 4 × 10 kilometre relay cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan was held on Sunday 13 February at the Makomanai Cross Country Events Site.[1] It was the eighth appearance of the 4 × 10 km relay in the Winter Olympics. It was the second time that Finland won the gold medal in the event. Norway finished second in the relay, Switzerland in third place.[2]

Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueMakomanai Cross Country Events Site
Date13 February
Competitors56 (14 teams) from 14 nations
Winning time2:04:47.94
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Vladimir Voronkov
Yury Skobov
Fyodor Simashov
Vyacheslav Vedenin
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Oddvar Brå
Pål Tyldum
Ivar Formo
Johs Harviken
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alfred Kälin
Albert Giger
Alois Kälin
Eduard Hauser
 Switzerland
← 1968
1976 →

ResultsEdit

Sources:[1][3]

Rank Bib Team Time Deficit
  1   Soviet Union
Vladimir Voronkov
Yury Skobov
Fyodor Simashov
Vyacheslav Vedenin
2:04:47.94
  4   Norway
Oddvar Brå
Pål Tyldum
Ivar Formo
Johs Harviken
2:04:57.06 +9.12
  5   Switzerland
Alfred Kälin
Albert Giger
Alois Kälin
Eduard Hauser
2:07:00.06 +2:12.12
4 3   Sweden
Thomas Magnusson
Lars-Göran Åslund
Gunnar Larsson
Sven-Åke Lundbäck
2:07:03.60 +2:15.66
5 7   Finland
Hannu Taipale
Juha Mieto
Juhani Repo
Osmo Karjalainen
2:07:50.19 +3:02.25
6 2   East Germany
Gerd Heßler
Axel Lesser
Gerhard Grimmer
Gert-Dietmar Klause
2:10:03.73 +5:15.79
7 9   West Germany
Frank Betz
Urban Hettich
Hartmut Döpp
Walter Demel
2:10:42.85 +5:54.91
8 8   Czechoslovakia
Stanislav Henych
Ján Fajstavr
Ján Michalko
Ján Ilavský
2:11:27.55 +6:39.61
9 6   Italy
Carlo Favre
Elviro Blanc
Renzo Chiocchetti
Ulrico Kostner
2:12:07.11 +7:19.17
10 11   Japan
Hideo Tanijufi
Kunio Shibata
Akiyoshi Matsuoka
Tomio Okamura
2:13:59.14 +9:11.20
11 13   France
Jean-Paul Vandel
Roland Jeannerod
Gilbert Faure
Jean Jobez
2:14:35.98 +9:48.04
12 10   United States
Tim Caldwell
Mike Gallagher
Larry Martin
Mike Elliott
2:14:37.28 +9:49.34
13 14   Canada
Fred Kelly
Roger Allen
Jarl Omholt-Jensen
Malcolm Hunter
2:16:56.41 +12:08.47
12   Austria
Herbert Wachter
Josef Hauser
Ulrich Öhlböck
Heinrich Wallner
DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "4x10 km relay Sapporo". www.skisport365.com. Skisport365.com. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games: Men's 4 x 10 kilometres Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Relay 4x10 km Men". www.olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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