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Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's sprint

The Men's sprint cross-country skiing competition in the classical technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 17 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.[1]

Men's sprint
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Dates17 February
Competitors62 from 25 nations
Winning time3:36.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nikita Kriukov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alexander Panzhinskiy  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Petter Northug  Norway
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Sweden's Björn Lind was the defending Olympic champion in this event, though the event was in the freestyle technique.[2] Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad was the defending world champion in this event which was also held in freestyle technique.[3] Emil Jönsson of Sweden won the test event that took place at Olympic venue on 16 January 2009.[4] The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games in this format took place on 6 February 2010 in Canmore, Alberta and was won by Jönsson.[5]

Lind was eliminated in the quarterfinals, Jönsson was eliminated in the semifinals, and Hattestad finished fourth. It is the first Olympic medals for all three finishers.[6] The event ended in a photofinish between Russians Nikita Kriukov and Alexander Panzhinskiy with Kriukov edging out Panzhinsky who had led most of the race.[7]

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying took place at 10:45 PST.[1]

Rank Bib Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 3 Alexander Panzhinskiy   Russia 3:34.57 +0.00 Q
2 4 Emil Jönsson   Sweden 3:36.01 +1.44 Q
3 14 Ola Vigen Hattestad   Norway 3:36.43 +1.86 Q
4 5 Nikita Kriukov   Russia 3:36.46 +1.89 Q
5 20 Johan Kjølstad   Norway 3:36.65 +2.08 Q
6 13 Petter Northug   Norway 3:37.09 +2.52 Q
7 1 Øystein Pettersen   Norway 3:37.34 +2.77 Q
8 9 Nikolay Chebotko   Kazakhstan 3:37.84 +3.27 Q
9 21 Peeter Kümmel   Estonia 3:37.99 +3.42 Q
10 37 Stefan Kuhn   Canada 3:38.35 +3.78 Q
11 23 Yuichi Onda   Japan 3:38.49 +3.92 Q
12 45 Sun Qinghai   China 3:38.52 +3.95 Q
13 15 Jesper Modin   Sweden 3:38.53 +3.96 Q
14 16 Björn Lind   Sweden 3:38.62 +4.05 Q
15 40 Alexey Poltaranin   Kazakhstan 3:38.68 +4.11 Q
16 12 Mikhail Devyatyarov, Jr.   Russia 3:38.82 +4.25 Q
17 11 Cyril Miranda   France 3:38.83 +4.26 Q
18 19 Teodor Peterson   Sweden 3:39.08 +4.51 Q
19 7 Kalle Lassila   Finland 3:39.12 +4.55 Q
20 46 Jesse Väänänen   Finland 3:39.21 +4.64 Q
21 26 Sami Jauhojärvi   Finland 3:39.57 +5.00 Q
22 10 Renato Pasini   Italy 3:39.63 +5.06 Q
23 18 Nikolay Morilov   Russia 3:40.22 +5.65 Q
24 29 Devon Kershaw   Canada 3:40.50 +5.93 Q
25 43 Timo Simonlatser   Estonia 3:40.65 +6.08 Q
26 24 Fabio Pasini   Italy 3:40.86 +6.29 Q
27 41 Janusz Krężelok   Poland 3:41.34 +6.77 Q
28 34 Maciej Kreczmer   Poland 3:41.35 +6.78 Q
29 42 Simi Hamilton   United States 3:41.53 +6.96 Q
30 8 Loris Frasnelli   Italy 3:41.78 +7.21 Q
31 33 Josef Wenzl   Germany 3:41.88 +7.31
31 39 Roddy Darragon   France 3:41.88 +7.31
33 17 Tim Tscharnke   Germany 3:42.03 +7.46
34 35 Christoph Eigenmann   Switzerland 3:42.18 +7.61
35 36 Dušan Kožíšek   Czech Republic 3:42.45 +7.88
36 28 Torin Koos   United States 3:42.72 +8.15
37 6 Matias Strandvall   Finland 3:42.74 +8.17
38 30 Valerio Leccardi   Switzerland 3:42.84 +8.27
39 27 David Hofer   Italy 3:42.89 +8.32
40 51 Drew Goldsack   Canada 3:44.28 +9.71
41 49 Brent McMurtry   Canada 3:45.02 +10.45
42 32 Anti Saarepuu   Estonia 3:45.44 +10.87
43 38 Peter von Allmen   Switzerland 3:46.16 +11.59
44 25 Aleš Razym   Czech Republic 3:46.42 +11.85
45 2 Andrew Newell   United States 3:46.77 +12.20
46 53 Mantas Strolia   Lithuania 3:47.17 +12.60
47 48 Garrott Kuzzy   United States 3:47.46 +12.89
48 47 Sergey Cherepanov   Kazakhstan 3:48.29 +13.72
49 22 Eligius Tambornino   Switzerland 3:48.33 +13.76
50 52 Lefteris Fafalis   Greece 3:49.09 +14.52
51 50 Leanid Karneyenka   Belarus 3:49.12 +14.55
52 44 Yevgeniy Koshevoy   Kazakhstan 3:49.51 +14.94
53 55 Aleksei Novoselski   Lithuania 3:51.70 +17.13
54 54 Modestas Vaičiulis   Lithuania 3:52.10 +17.53
55 57 Paul Murray   Australia 3:52.96 +18.39
56 62 Francois Soulie   Andorra 3:55.22 +20.65
57 56 Peter Mlynár   Slovakia 3:55.76 +21.19
58 58 Andrew Musgrave   Great Britain 3:58.43 +23.86
59 31 Kein Einaste   Estonia 3:59.19 +24.62
60 60 Andrew Young   Great Britain 4:02.19 +27.62
61 59 Oliver Kraas   South Africa 4:04.19 +29.62
62 61 Janis Paipals   Latvia 4:04.48 +29.91

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinals took place at 12:55 PST.[1]

Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 1 Alexander Panzhinskiy   Russia 3:36.4 +0.0 Q
2 21 Sami Jauhojärvi   Finland 3:36.9 +0.5 Q
3 10 Stefan Kuhn   Canada 3:37.4 +1.0
4 11 Yuichi Onda   Japan 3:37.9 +1.5
5 20 Jesse Väänänen   Finland 3:38.9 +2.3
6 30 Loris Frasnelli   Italy 3:40.9 +4.5
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 7 Øystein Pettersen   Norway 3:36.9 +0.0 Q
2 4 Nikita Kriukov   Russia 3:37.2 +0.3 Q
3 17 Cyril Miranda   France 3:37.3 +0.4
4 14 Björn Lind   Sweden 3:37.6 +0.7
5 24 Devon Kershaw   Canada 3:39.9 +3.0
6 27 Janusz Krężelok   Poland 3:41.1 +4.2
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 6 Petter Northug   Norway 3:34.5 +0.0 Q
2 15 Alexey Poltaranin   Kazakhstan 3:34.7 +0.2 Q
3 5 Johan Kjølstad   Norway 3:35.3 +0.8 LL
4 16 Mikhail Devyatyarov, Jr.   Russia 3:35.3 +0.8 LL
5 26 Fabio Pasini   Italy 3:35.7 +1.2
6 25 Timo Simonlatser   Estonia 3:42.2 +8.7
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 2 Emil Jönsson   Sweden 3:41.8 +0.0 Q
2 19 Kalle Lassila   Finland 3:42.2 +0.4 Q
3 9 Peeter Kümmel   Estonia 3:42.4 +0.6
4 22 Renato Pasini   Italy 3:42.8 +1.0
5 12 Sun Qinghai   China 3:43.1 +1.3
6 29 Simi Hamilton   United States 3:43.4 +1.6
Quarterfinal 5
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 3 Ola Vigen Hattestad   Norway 3:37.8 +0.0 Q
2 18 Teodor Peterson   Sweden 3:38.3 +0.5 Q
3 8 Nikolay Chebotko   Kazakhstan 3:38.6 +0.8
4 13 Jesper Modin   Sweden 3:39.1 +1.3
5 28 Maciej Kreczmer   Poland 3:39.6 +1.8
6 23 Nikolay Morilov   Russia 3:40.2 +2.4

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinals took place at 13:30 PST.[1]

Semifinals 1
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 1 Alexander Panzhinskiy   Russia 3:34.3 +0.0 Q
2 7 Øystein Pettersen   Norway 3:34.4 +0.1 Q
3 4 Nikita Kriukov   Russia 3:34.6 +0.3 LL
4 15 Alexey Poltaranin   Kazakhstan 3:35.6 +1.1 LL
5 5 Johan Kjølstad   Norway 3:35.9 +1.6
6 21 Sami Jauhojärvi   Finland 3:39.6 +5.3
Semifinals 2
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 3 Ola Vigen Hattestad   Norway 3:36.5 +0.0 Q
2 6 Petter Northug   Norway 3:36.7 +0.2 Q
3 2 Emil Jönsson   Sweden 3:37.4 +0.9
4 16 Mikhail Devyatyarov, Jr.   Russia 3:37.6 +1.1
5 19 Kalle Lassila   Finland 3:43.7 +7.2
6 18 Teodor Peterson   Sweden 3:43.8 +7.3

FinalsEdit

Finals took place at 13:55 PST.[1]

Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
  4 Nikita Kriukov   Russia 3:36.3 +0.0
  1 Alexander Panzhinskiy   Russia 3:36.3 +0.0
  6 Petter Northug   Norway 3:45.5 +9.2
4 3 Ola Vigen Hattestad   Norway 3:50.0 +13.7
5 15 Alexey Poltaranin   Kazakhstan 3:54.4 +18.1
6 7 Øystein Pettersen   Norway 4:56.2 +1:19.9

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