Cross-country skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre

The men's 50 kilometre cross-country skiing competition at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, was held on Sunday 19 February at Veliko Polje, Igman.[1] It was the last event of the men's cross-country skiing programme at these games and the fourteenth appearance of the 50 kilometre race as it had appeared in every Winter games. Thomas Wassberg of Sweden was the 1982 World champion and Nikolay Zimyatov of the Soviet Union was the defending champion from the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.[2]

Men's 50 kilometre
at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueIgman
Dates19 February
Competitors54 from 21 nations
Winning time2:15:55.8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Thomas Wassberg
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Gunde Svan
 Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Aki Karvonen
 Finland
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Each skier started at half a minute intervals, skiing the entire 50 kilometre course. Of the 54 athletes who started the race, 4 did not finish. Thomas Wassberg of the Sweden took his second Gold medal of the games after being part of Sweden's winning Men's 4 x 10km relay team, and his third all-time Gold medal. His fellow countryman Gunde Svan took silver and therefore won a medal in every cross-country event for men.

ResultsEdit

Sources:[3][1]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  48 Thomas Wassberg   Sweden 2:15:55.8
  38 Gunde Svan   Sweden 2:16:00.7 +4.9
  46 Aki Karvonen   Finland 2:17:04.7 +1:08.9
4 43 Harri Kirvesniemi   Finland 2:18:34.1 +2:38.3
5 41 Jan Lindvall   Norway 2:19:27.1 +3:31.3
6 47 Andreas Grünenfelder   Switzerland 2:19:46.2 +3:50.4
7 30 Alexander Zavyalov   Soviet Union 2:20:27.6 +4:31.8
8 19 Vladimir Sakhnov   Soviet Union 2:20:53.7 +4:57.9
9 40 Konrad Hallenbarter   Switzerland 2:21:11.6 +5:15.8
10 24 Juha Mieto   Finland 2:21:53.1 +5:57.3
11 8 Lars Erik Eriksen   Norway 2:22:09.6 +6:13.8
12 22 Tor Håkon Holte   Norway 2:22:12.7 +6:16.9
13 51 Nikolay Zimyatov   Soviet Union 2:22:15.0 +6:19.2
14 16 Jan Ottosson   Sweden 2:22:24.0 +6:28.2
15 7 Kari Ristanen   Finland 2:23:10.6 +7:14.8
16 12 Alexander Batyuk   Soviet Union 2:23:17.0 +7:21.2
17 14 Bill Koch   United States 2:24:02.4 +8:06.6
18 32 Audun Endestad   United States 2:24:14.4 +8:18.6
19 25 Giachem Guidon   Switzerland 2:24:25.9 +8:30.1
20 39 Pierre Harvey   Canada 2:25:04.1 +9:08.3
21 2 Gianfranco Polvara   Italy 2:25:07.6 +9:11.8
22 45 Maurilio De Zolt   Italy 2:25:14.9 +9:19.1
23 31 Miloš Bečvář   Czechoslovakia 2:25:23.7 +9:27.9
24 33 Alois Stadlober   Austria 2:25:26.3 +9:30.5
25 10 Markus Fähndrich   Switzerland 2:25:26.4 +9:30.6
26 21 Dan Simoneau   United States 2:25:43.1 +9:47.3
27 36 Józef Łuszczek   Poland 2:25:46.9 +9:51.1
28 44 Dominique Locatelli   France 2:26:21.3 +10:25.5
29 5 Franz Gattermann   Austria 2:26:40.8 +10:45.0
30 50 Giorgio Vanzetta   Italy 2:27:08.3 +11:12.5
31 55 Jim Galanes   United States 2:28:00.7 +12:04.9
32 15 Dušan Ðuričić   Yugoslavia 2:28:23.4 +12:27.6
33 27 Peter Juric   Austria 2:28:38.8 +12:43.0
34 29 Giulio Capitanio   Italy 2:28:51.7 +12:55.9
35 4 Josef Schneider   West Germany 2:29:29.5 +13:33.7
36 34 Janež Kršinar   Yugoslavia 2:30:16.2 +14:20.4
37 28 Franz Schöbel   West Germany 2:30:30.2 +14:34.4
38 42 Peter Zipfel   West Germany 2:30:57.7 +15:01.9
39 13 Anders Larsson   Sweden 2:31:43.6 +15:47.8
40 35 Milush Ivanchev   Bulgaria 2:32:15.9 +16:20.1
41 11 José Giro   Spain 2:33:31.5 +17:35.7
42 23 Jože Klemenčić   Yugoslavia 2:35:22.4 +19:26.6
43 37 Uwe Wünsch   East Germany 2:35:48.9 +19:53.1
44 9 Mark Moore   Great Britain 2:36:32.8 +20:37.0
45 20 John Spotswood   Great Britain 2:38:03.2 +22:07.4
46 17 Miguel Prat   Spain 2:38:07.0 +22:11.2
47 26 Satoshi Sato   Japan 2:39:43.1 +23:47.3
48 3 David Hislop   Australia 2:39:53.1 +23:57.3
49 18 Chris Allen   Australia 2:44:19.1 +28:23.3
50 1 Ricardo Holler   Argentina 3:05:41.2 +49:45.4
6 Kazunari Sasaki   Japan DNF
49 Atanas Simidchev   Bulgaria DNF
53 Ove Aunli   Norway DNF
54 Uwe Bellmann   East Germany DNF
52 Jochen Behle   West Germany DNS
56 Jean-Denis Jaussaud   France DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Veliko Polje 50 km Men". www.skisport365.com. skisport365. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's 50 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ "50 km Men". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 5 February 2019.

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