Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre freestyle

The men's 50 kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics took place on 23 February at Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex.[1]

Men's 50 kilometre freestyle
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueLaura Biathlon & Ski Complex
Dates23 February
Competitors64 from 25 nations
Winning time1:46:55.2
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alexander Legkov  Russia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Maxim Vylegzhanin  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ilia Chernousov  Russia
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SummaryEdit

Initially, the podium was taken by Alexander Legkov (gold), Maxim Vylegzhanin (silver), and Ilia Chernousov (bronze), all represented Russia. This was the first clean sweep in men's cross-country skiing since 1992, when all medals were won by Norwegians and the first ever for Russia/Soviet Union.

In November 2017, Legkov and Vylegzhanin were disqualified for doping offences, and their gold and silver medals respectively were stripped.[2][3] On 1 February 2018, their results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[4]

QualificationEdit

Athletes with a maximum of 100 FIS distance points (the A standard) were allowed to compete in either the sprint or distance events, or both. Athletes with a maximum 120 FIS sprint points were allowed to compete in the sprint and distance (10 km for women or 15 km for men), provided their distance points did not exceed 300 FIS points. National Olympic Committees who did not have any athletes meeting the A standard could enter one competitor of each gender, known as the basic quota, in only the classical event (10 km for women and 15 km for men). They must have a maximum of 300 FIS distance points at the end of qualifying on 20 January 2014. The qualification period began in July 2012.[5]

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 11:00.[6]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  3 Alexander Legkov   Russia 1:46:55.2
  7 Maxim Vylegzhanin   Russia 1:46:55.9 +0.7
  8 Ilia Chernousov   Russia 1:46:56.0 +0.8
4 1 Martin Johnsrud Sundby   Norway 1:46:56.2 +1.0
5 40 Sergei Dolidovich   Belarus 1:47:09.5 +14.3
6 10 Robin Duvillard   France 1:47:10.1 +14.9
7 21 Anders Södergren   Sweden 1:47:13.0 +17.8
8 12 Daniel Richardsson   Sweden 1:47:19.6 +24.4
9 19 Johan Olsson   Sweden 1:47:27.3 +32.1
10 42 Iivo Niskanen   Finland 1:47:27.5 +32.3
11 20 Roland Clara   Italy 1:47:28.6 +33.4
12 27 Curdin Perl   Switzerland 1:47:31.3 +36.1
13 30 Ivan Perrillat Boiteux   France 1:47:31.7 +36.5
14 43 Martin Bajčičák   Slovakia 1:47:34.4 +39.2
15 13 Matti Heikkinen   Finland 1:47:35.0 +39.8
16 49 David Hofer   Italy 1:47:35.7 +40.5
17 29 Michail Semenov   Belarus 1:47:36.0 +40.8
18 5 Petter Northug   Norway 1:47:39.7 +44.5
19 4 Alex Harvey   Canada 1:47:40.9 +45.7
20 14 Ivan Babikov   Canada 1:47:41.8 +46.6
21 17 Tord Asle Gjerdalen   Norway 1:47:43.5 +48.3
22 36 Remo Fischer   Switzerland 1:47:44.2 +49.0
23 25 Lari Lehtonen   Finland 1:47:48.7 +53.5
24 45 Bernhard Tritscher   Austria 1:47:51.7 +56.5
25 33 Francesco de Fabiani   Italy 1:47:51.8 +56.6
26 22 Noah Hoffman   United States 1:48:04.3 +1:09.1
27 18 Dario Cologna   Switzerland 1:48:21.6 +1:26.4
28 38 Graeme Killick   Canada 1:48:22.4 +1:27.2
29 28 Petr Novák   Czech Republic 1:48:41.0 +1:45.8
30 35 Toni Livers   Switzerland 1:48:49.9 +1:54.7
31 16 Lukáš Bauer   Czech Republic 1:48:51.3 +1:56.1
32 2 Chris Jespersen   Norway 1:49:21.3 +2:26.1
33 50 Imanol Rojo   Spain 1:49:21.9 +2:26.7
34 48 Mark Starostin   Kazakhstan 1:49:34.1 +2:38.9
35 11 Jean-Marc Gaillard   France 1:49:49.7 +2:54.5
36 15 Thomas Bing   Germany 1:49:56.1 +3:00.9
37 26 Martin Jakš   Czech Republic 1:50:00.5 +3:05.3
38 23 Konstantin Glavatskikh   Russia 1:50:33.4 +3:38.2
39 24 Axel Teichmann   Germany 1:51:03.4 +4:08.2
40 62 Arnd Peiffer   Germany 1:51:31.5 +4:36.3
41 60 Andrey Gridin   Bulgaria 1:51:41.7 +4:46.5
42 56 Erik Lesser   Germany 1:51:55.8 +5:00.6
43 9 Maurice Manificat   France 1:52:01.6 +5:06.4
44 41 Aivar Rehemaa   Estonia 1:52:22.1 +5:26.9
45 61 Martin Møller   Denmark 1:52:32.7 +5:37.5
46 52 Aliaksei Ivanou   Belarus 1:52:52.9 +5:57.7
47 51 Javier Gutiérrez Cuevas   Spain 1:53:02.5 +6:07.3
48 54 Yerdos Akhmadiyev   Kazakhstan 1:53:07.4 +6:12.2
49 53 Karel Tammjärv   Estonia 1:53:23.0 +6:27.8
50 55 Milanko Petrović   Serbia 1:53:35.1 +6:39.9
51 39 Brian Gregg   United States 1:55:02.3 +8:07.1
52 32 Jiří Magál   Czech Republic 1:56:28.7 +9:33.5
53 44 Andrew Musgrave   Great Britain 1:57:08.9 +10:13.7
54 47 Sergey Cherepanov   Kazakhstan 1:57:24.2 +10:29.0
55 34 Yevgeniy Velichko   Kazakhstan 1:58:10.6 +11:15.4
56 46 Jesse Cockney   Canada 1:59:16.6 +12:21.4
57 31 Kris Freeman   United States 1:59:46.7 +12:51.5
58 58 Edi Dadić   Croatia 2:02:35.5 +15:40.3
59 63 Arvis Liepiņš   Latvia 2:04:45.6 +17:50.4
60 64 Xu Wenlong   China 2:08:02.0 +21:06.8
66 Darko Damjanovski   Macedonia DNF DNF
37 Veselin Tzinzov   Bulgaria DNF DNF
65 Mladen Plakalović   Bosnia and Herzegovina DNF DNF
59 Martti Jylhä   Finland DNF DNF
6 Johannes Dürr   Austria DNS DNS
57 Torin Koos   United States DNS DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ IOC sanctions two Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings
  3. ^ IOC sanctions four Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings
  4. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). International Ski Federation. December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-02-23.