Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 15 kilometre freestyle

The men's 15 kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, was held on 15 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia, at 12:30 PST.[1]

Men's 15 kilometre freestyle
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Dates15 February
Competitors96 from 50 nations
Winning time33:36.3
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Dario Cologna  Switzerland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Pietro Piller Cottrer  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lukáš Bauer  Czech Republic
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Each skier starts at 30-second intervals, skiing the entire 15 kilometre course. Estonia's Andrus Veerpalu is both the two-time defending Olympic and World champion in this event, though all three were held in the classical event.[2][3][4] Norway's Lars Berger won the 2007 world championships when it was in freestyle.[5] The final World Cup event in men's 15 km freestyle prior to the 2010 Games took place on 5 February at Canmore, Alberta, and was won by Italy's Giorgio Di Centa.[6]

Veerpalu did not participate to the event being in freestyle while Berger did not participate to the fact that the biathlon men's 12.5 km pursuit would take place the next day. Di Centa finished tenth in the event. Cologna is the first Swiss to win a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics.[7]

ResultsEdit

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  33 Dario Cologna   Switzerland 33:36.3 +0.00
  25 Pietro Piller Cottrer   Italy 34:00.9 +24.6
  34 Lukáš Bauer   Czech Republic 34:12.0 +35.7
4 35 Marcus Hellner   Sweden 34:13.5 +37.2
5 26 Vincent Vittoz   France 34:16.2 +39.9
6 13 Maurice Manificat   France 34:27.4 +51.1
7 18 Tobias Angerer   Germany 34:28.5 +52.2
8 20 Ivan Babikov   Canada 34:30.0 +53.7
9 24 Maxim Vylegzhanin   Russia 34:31.6 +55.3
10 31 Giorgio Di Centa   Italy 34:36.2 +59.9
11 19 Johan Olsson   Sweden 34:39.3 +1:03.0
12 6 Toni Livers   Switzerland 34:43.3 +1:07.0
13 1 Ville Nousiainen   Finland 34:45.5 +1:09.2
14 2 Alexey Poltaranin   Kazakhstan 34:50.5 +1:14.2
15 5 Remo Fischer   Switzerland 34:51.1 +1:14.8
15 28 Dmitry Sidorov   Russia 34:51.1 +1:14.8
17 17 Curdin Perl   Switzerland 34:51.8 +1:15.5
18 10 Martin Koukal   Czech Republic 34:53.5 +1:17.2
19 21 Valerio Checchi   Italy 34:53.7 +1:17.4
20 4 Emmanuel Jonnier   France 34:55.1 +1:18.8
21 11 Alex Harvey   Canada 34:55.6 +1:19.3
22 23 Daniel Richardsson   Sweden 34:58.7 +1:22.4
23 9 Martin Bajčičák   Slovakia 34:59.3 +1:23.0
24 14 Thomas Moriggl   Italy 34:59.9 +1:23.6
25 3 Anders Södergren   Sweden 35:01.2 +1:24.9
26 44 Petr Sedov   Russia 35:06.2 +1:29.9
27 37 Teemu Kattilakoski   Finland 35:06.8 +1:30.5
28 7 Tord Asle Gjerdalen   Norway 35:10.5 +1:34.2
29 42 George Grey   Canada 35:13.0 +1:36.7
29 47 Martin Jakš   Czech Republic 35:13.0 +1:36.7
31 22 Sergey Shiryayev   Russia 35:14.5 +1:38.2
32 27 Jean-Marc Gaillard   France 35:20.5 +1:44.2
33 16 Martin Johnsrud Sundby   Norway 35:26.3 +1:50.0
34 38 Juha Lallukka   Finland 35:28.8 +1:52.5
35 8 Sergei Dolidovich   Belarus 35:29.4 +1:53.1
36 29 René Sommerfeldt   Germany 35:31.3 +1:55.0
37 46 Paul Constantin Pepene   Romania 35:33.7 +1:57.4
38 40 Nikolay Chebotko   Kazakhstan 35:34.1 +1:57.8
39 32 Matti Heikkinen   Finland 35:37.1 +2:00.8
40 48 Ivan Batory   Slovakia 35:38.1 +2:01.8
41 36 Petter Northug   Norway 35:39.5 +2:03.2
42 12 Ronny Hafsås   Norway 35:41.8 +2:05.5
43 52 Milan Šperl   Czech Republic 35:46.4 +2:10.1
44 30 Axel Teichmann   Germany 35:47.0 +2:10.7
45 50 Ben Sim   Australia 35:48.6 +2:12.3
46 39 Tom Reichelt   Germany 35:50.4 +2:14.1
47 43 Sergey Cherepanov   Kazakhstan 35:50.8 +2:14.5
48 51 James Southam   United States 35:58.2 +2:21.9
49 45 Nobu Naruse   Japan 36:01.6 +2:25.3
50 62 Veselin Tzinzov   Bulgaria 36:11.7 +2:35.4
51 41 Aivar Rehemaa   Estonia 36:13.5 +2:37.2
52 64 Gordon Jewett   Canada 36:17.9 +2:41.6
53 56 Vicenc Vilarrubla   Spain 36:22.7 +2:46.4
54 66 Michal Malak   Slovakia 36:22.8 +2:46.5
55 60 Andrew Musgrave   Great Britain 36:32.4 +2:56.1
56 53 Yevgeniy Velichko   Kazakhstan 36:33.0 +2:56.7
57 67 Petrica Hogiu   Romania 36:39.5 +3:03.2
58 59 Garrott Kuzzy   United States 36:41.5 +3:05.2
59 15 Kris Freeman   United States 36:41.6 +3:05.3
60 54 Aliaksei Ivanou   Belarus 36:48.2 +3:11.9
61 55 Roman Leybyuk   Ukraine 36:49.7 +3:13.4
62 61 Olexandr Putsko   Ukraine 37:09.8 +3:33.5
63 80 Leanid Karneyenka   Belarus 37:29.2 +3:52.9
64 69 Simi Hamilton   United States 37:30.5 +3:54.2
65 57 Diego Ruiz   Spain 37:31.8 +3:55.5
66 49 Maciej Kreczmer   Poland 37:38.0 +4:01.7
67 58 Karel Tammjärv   Estonia 37:38.4 +4:02.1
68 65 Xu Wenlong   China 37:39.5 +4:03.2
69 63 Javier Gutierrez   Spain 37:55.7 +4:19.4
70 76 Sergey Mikayelyan   Armenia 37:58.9 +4:22.6
71 68 Aleksei Novoselski   Lithuania 38:01.6 +4:25.3
72 74 Janis Paipals   Latvia 38:18.0 +4:41.7
73 70 Francesc Soulie   Andorra 38:36.0 +4:59.7
74 71 Andrew Young   Great Britain 38:45.1 +5:08.8
75 77 Andrej Burić   Croatia 38:51.0 +5:14.7
76 73 Jonas Thor Olsen   Denmark 39:01.8 +5:25.5
77 78 Sebahattin Oğlago   Turkey 39:03.0 +5:26.7
78 83 Mladen Plakalović   Bosnia and Herzegovina 39:41.4 +6:05.1
79 75 Lee Jun Gil   South Korea 39:51.6 +6:15.3
80 82 Amar Garibović   Serbia 40:12.0 +6:35.7
81 84 Zoltán Tagscherer   Hungary 41:15.0 +7:38.7
82 85 Carlos Lannes   Argentina 41:34.9 +7:58.6
83 90 Tashi Lundup   India 41:36.8 +8:00.5
84 94 Mehdi-Selim Khelifi   Algeria 41:38.5 +8:02.2
85 79 Darko Damjanovski   Macedonia 41:48.2 +8:11.9
86 87 Sergiu Balan   Moldova 42:12.1 +8:35.8
87 91 Khash-Erdene Khurelbataar   Mongolia 42:27.4 +8:51.1
88 88 Tucker Murphy   Bermuda 42:39.1 +9:02.8
89 81 Sattar Seid   Iran 42:41.1 +9:04.8
90 89 Leandro Ribela   Brazil 43:36.2 +9:59.9
91 86 Peter-James Barron   Ireland 43:50.4 +10:14.1
92 93 Dachhiri Sherpa   Nepal 44:26.5 +10:50.2
93 96 Robel Teklemariam   Ethiopia 45:18.9 +11:42.6
94 92 Roberto Carcelen   Peru 45:53.6 +12:17.3
95 95 Danny Silva   Portugal 49:31.4 +15:55.1
72 Benjamin Koons   New Zealand DNS

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