Cross-country skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's team sprint

The men's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 21 February 2018 at 17:00 KST at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The event consisted of 6 by 1.4km sprints alternating between 2 teammates. [1][2]

Men's team sprint
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueAlpensia Cross-Country Centre
Dates21 February
Competitors56 from 28 nations
Winning time15:56.26
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
 Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Denis Spitsov
Aleksandr Bolshunov
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Maurice Manificat
Richard Jouve
 France
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QualificationEdit

A total of up to 310 cross-country skiers qualified across all eleven events. Athletes qualified for this event by having met the A qualification standard, which meant having 100 or less FIS Points The Points list takes into average the best results of athletes per discipline during the qualification period (1 July 2016 to 21 January 2018). Countries received additional quotas by having athletes ranked in the top 30 of the FIS Olympics Points list (two per gender maximum, overall across all events). Countries also received an additional quota (one per gender maximum) if an athlete was ranked in the top 300 of the FIS Olympics Points list. After the distribution of B standard quotas, the remaining quotas were distributed using the Olympic FIS Points list, with each athlete only counting once for qualification purposes. A country could only enter a maximum of one team for the sprint consisting of two athletes.[3]

ResultsEdit

Q — qualified for next round
LL — lucky loser
PF — photo finish

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Heat Bib Country Athletes Time Note
1 1 15   Olympic Athletes from Russia Denis Spitsov
Aleksandr Bolshunov
15:58.84 Q
2 1 16   Sweden Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
15:58.99 Q
3 1 19   Germany Sebastian Eisenlauer
Thomas Bing
16:00.55 LL
4 1 18   Finland Martti Jylhä
Ristomatti Hakola
16:01.41 LL
5 1 20   Czech Republic Martin Jakš
Aleš Razým
16:08.78 LL
6 1 17   Great Britain Andrew Musgrave
Andrew Young
16:30.62
7 1 21   Belarus Michail Semenov
Yury Astapenka
16:32.31
8 1 22   Austria Bernhard Tritscher
Dominik Baldauf
16:43.69
9 1 24   Romania Paul Constantin Pepene
Alin Florin Cioancă
16:52.38
10 1 25   Spain Imanol Rojo
Martí Vigo del Arco
16:59.83
11 1 26   Slovenia Miha Šimenc
Janez Lampič
17:24.79
12 1 28   Lithuania Mantas Strolia
Modestas Vaičiulis
17:41.73
13 1 27   South Korea Kim Magnus
Kim Eun-ho
17:56.71
14 1 23   Turkey Ömer Ayçiçek
Hamza Dursun
18:45.78
1 2 1   Norway Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
16:03.97 Q
2 2 4   France Maurice Manificat
Richard Jouve
16:04.45 Q
3 2 6   United States Erik Bjornsen
Simi Hamilton
16:04.69 LL
4 2 3   Italy Dietmar Nöckler
Federico Pellegrino
16:07.19 LL
5 2 7   Canada Len Väljas
Alex Harvey
16:07.24 LL
6 2 2   Switzerland Roman Furger
Dario Cologna
16:10.52
7 2 10   Poland Dominik Bury
Maciej Staręga
16:21.83
8 2 5   Kazakhstan Denis Volotka
Alexey Poltoranin
16:30.10
9 2 8   Estonia Marko Kilp
Karel Tammjärv
16:30.30
10 2 11   Ukraine Andrii Orlyk
Oleksii Krasovskyi
17:32.50
11 2 12   Slovakia Peter Mlynár
Andrej Segeč
17:34.12
12 2 9   Bulgaria Yordan Chuchuganov
Veselin Tzinzov
17:38.26
13 2 13   Australia Callum Watson
Phillip Bellingham
17:38.36
14 2 14   China Wang Qiang
Sun Qinghai
18:11.95

FinalEdit

The final was held at 19:30.[4]

Rank Bib Country Athletes Time Deficit
  1   Norway Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
15:56.26
  15   Olympic Athletes from Russia Denis Spitsov
Aleksandr Bolshunov
15:57.97 +1.71
  4   France Maurice Manificat
Richard Jouve
15:58.28 +2.02
4 16   Sweden Marcus Hellner
Calle Halfvarsson
15:59.33 +3.07
5 3   Italy Dietmar Nöckler
Federico Pellegrino
16:14.81 +18.55
6 6   United States Erik Bjornsen
Simi Hamilton
16:16.98 +20.72
7 20   Czech Republic Martin Jakš
Aleš Razým
16:24.83 +28.57
8 7   Canada Len Väljas
Alex Harvey
16:31.86 +35.60
9 18   Finland Martti Jylhä
Ristomatti Hakola
16:32.30 +36.04
10 19   Germany Sebastian Eisenlauer
Thomas Bing
16:42.20 +45.94

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule". Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018 Cross-country skiing" (PDF). International Ski Federation (FIS). 13 April 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ Final results