Cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 15 kilometre classical

The men's 15 kilometre classical competition in cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 11 February, at the Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou.[1] The event was won by Iivo Niskanen of Finland. Alexander Bolshunov, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, won silver, and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway became the bronze medalist.

Men's 15 kilometre classical
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueKuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center,
Zhangjiakou
Date11 February
Competitors97 from 50 nations
Winning time37:54.8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Iivo Niskanen  Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alexander Bolshunov  ROC
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johannes Høsflot Klæbo  Norway
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SummaryEdit

The 15 km distance event alternates between the Olympics, and in 2018 it was the freestyle event. The defending champion was Dario Cologna, who won this distance three times in a row (in 2010, 2014, and 2018), as well as 30k skiathlon in 2014. He finished in the 44th position. The silver medalist Simen Hegstad Krüger qualified for the Olympics but tested positive for COVID just before the games and was not able to start.[2] The bronze medalist Denis Spitsov qualified as well, but did not start either. The overall leader of the 2021–22 FIS Cross-Country World Cup before the Olympics was Klæbo, and the distance leader was Bolshunov. The season was dominated by the Norwegians and Russians, who together took 20 podium places in distance events out of 24, and three more podium places were taken Niskanen. Hans Christer Holund was the 2021 World Champion in 15 km freestyle.

Niskanen was consistently leading for the whole distance. Klæbo started the first of the three eventual medalists, but Niskanen was 37.5 seconds faster. Bolshunov, who started after Niskanen, was consistently second.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  64 Iivo Niskanen   Finland 37:54.8
  70 Alexander Bolshunov   ROC 38:18.0 +23.2
  42 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo   Norway 38:32.3 +37.5
4 46 Hans Christer Holund   Norway 38:44.6 +49.8
5 68 Aleksey Chervotkin   ROC 38:51.7 +56.9
6 36 Perttu Hyvärinen   Finland 39:00.2 +1:05.4
7 62 Hugo Lapalus   France 39:09.6 +1:14.8
8 39 Jens Burman   Sweden 39:26.8 +1:32.0
9 60 Ilia Semikov   ROC 39:34.7 +1:39.9
10 33 William Poromaa   Sweden 39:42.5 +1:47.7
11 44 Pål Golberg   Norway 39:47.4 +1:52.6
12 38 Maurice Manificat   France 39:49.7 +1:54.9
13 66 Ivan Yakimushkin   ROC 39:52.6 +1:57.8
14 24 Thomas Maloney Westgård   Ireland 40:01.5 +2:06.7
15 58 Erik Valnes   Norway 40:06.8 +2:12.0
16 50 Jonas Baumann   Switzerland 40:09.7 +2:14.9
17 48 Lucas Bögl   Germany 40:13.9 +2:19.1
18 56 Francesco De Fabiani   Italy 40:16.4 +2:21.6
19 37 Jonas Dobler   Germany 40:21.0 +2:26.2
20 26 Janosch Brugger   Germany 40:24.5 +2:29.7
21 29 Johan Häggström   Sweden 40:30.9 +2:36.1
22 25 Giandomenico Salvadori   Italy 40:33.2 +2:38.4
23 15 Mika Vermeulen   Austria 40:37.8 +2:43.0
24 31 Irineu Esteve Altimiras   Andorra 40:39.4 +2:44.6
25 23 Vitaliy Pukhkalo   Kazakhstan 40:39.6 +2:44.8
26 35 Calle Halfvarsson   Sweden 40:46.8 +2:52.0
27 16 Dominik Bury   Poland 40:48.4 +2:53.6
28 32 Ristomatti Hakola   Finland 40:49.6 +2:54.8
29 5 Olivier Léveillé   Canada 40:52.0 +2:57.2
30 20 Paul Pepene   Romania 40:52.7 +2:57.9
31 10 Adam Fellner   Czech Republic 41:01.0 +3:06.2
32 14 Albert Kuchler   Germany 41:07.1 +3:12.3
33 7 Rémi Drolet   Canada 41:07.7 +3:12.9
34 22 Paolo Ventura   Italy 41:12.2 +3:17.4
35 63 Alvar Johannes Alev   Estonia 41:12.5 +3:17.7
36 11 Snorri Einarsson   Iceland 41:17.6 +3:22.8
37 19 Antoine Cyr   Canada 41:17.7 +3:22.9
38 27 Scott Patterson   United States 41:23.1 +3:28.3
39 21 Imanol Rojo   Spain 41:24.2 +3:29.4
40 6 Yevgeniy Velichko   Kazakhstan 41:27.3 +3:32.5
41 4 Shang Jincai   China 41:29.6 +3:34.8
42 1 Ben Ogden   United States 41:29.8 +3:35.0
43 9 Ryo Hirose   Japan 41:30.5 +3:35.7
44 40 Dario Cologna   Switzerland 41:39.9 +3:45.1
45 12 Remi Lindholm   Finland 41:40.0 +3:45.2
46 52 Andrew Musgrave   Great Britain 41:44.7 +3:49.9
47 49 Liu Rongsheng   China 41:51.7 +3:56.9
48 34 Gus Schumacher   United States 41:53.4 +3:58.6
49 17 Richard Jouve   France 41:56.6 +4:01.8
50 54 Michal Novák   Czech Republic 42:06.6 +4:11.8
51 30 Andrew Young   Great Britain 42:24.0 +4:29.2
52 61 Maicol Rastelli   Italy 42:25.4 +4:30.6
53 28 Jason Rüesch   Switzerland 42:29.8 +4:35.0
54 13 Petr Knop   Czech Republic 42:34.4 +4:39.6
55 2 Miha Ličef   Slovenia 42:43.4 +4:48.6
56 65 Martin Himma   Estonia 42:44.4 +4:49.6
57 43 Hadesi Badelihan   China 42:48.1 +4:53.3
58 72 Peter Mlynár   Slovakia 42:49.9 +4:55.1
59 79 Thibaut de Marre   Belgium 42:56.7 +5:01.9
60 55 Mateusz Haratyk   Poland 43:00.3 +5:05.5
61 59 Mikayel Mikayelyan   Armenia 43:09.1 +5:14.3
62 8 Raimo Vīgants   Latvia 43:10.9 +5:16.1
63 73 Ciren Zhandui   China 43:22.2 +5:27.4
64 67 Raul Popa   Romania 43:25.3 +5:30.5
65 90 Batmönkhiin Achbadrakh   Mongolia 43:29.9 +5:35.1
66 69 JC Schoonmaker   United States 43:31.6 +5:36.8
67 18 Hiroyuki Miyazawa   Japan 43:47.5 +5:52.7
68 87 Yahor Shpuntau   Belarus 44:05.2 +6:10.4
69 76 Vili Črv   Slovenia 44:12.9 +6:18.1
70 77 Henri Roos   Estonia 44:17.8 +6:23.0
71 74 Miha Šimenc   Slovenia 44:20.8 +6:26.0
72 81 Seve de Campo   Australia 44:21.2 +6:26.4
73 86 Mark Chanloung   Thailand 44:27.0 +6:32.2
74 75 Roberts Slotiņš   Latvia 44:44.8 +6:50.0
75 78 Phillip Bellingham   Australia 44:46.8 +6:52.0
76 89 Lars Young Vik   Australia 44:50.6 +6:55.8
77 71 Oleksii Krasovskyi   Ukraine 44:59.8 +7:05.0
78 47 Ruslan Perekhoda   Ukraine 45:05.6 +7:10.8
79 45 Kim Min-woo   South Korea 45:21.6 +7:26.8
80 80 Ádám Kónya   Hungary 45:48.9 +7:54.1
81 92 Hugo Hinckfuss   Australia 46:05.9 +8:11.1
82 41 Jeong Jong-won   South Korea 46:34.6 +8:39.8
83 82 Tautvydas Strolia   Lithuania 46:53.1 +8:58.3
84 96 Danial Saveh Shemshaki   Iran 47:26.0 +9:31.2
85 85 Marko Skender   Croatia 48:30.8 +10:36.0
86 84 Franco Dal Farra   Argentina 48:35.5 +10:40.7
87 53 Strahinja Erić   Bosnia and Herzegovina 48:38.3 +10:43.5
88 98 José Cabeça   Portugal 49:12.0 +11:17.2
89 94 Timo Juhani Grönlund   Bolivia 49:27.0 +11:32.2
90 83 Manex Silva   Brazil 50:35.1 +12:40.3
91 88 Yonathan Jesús Fernández   Chile 50:36.6 +12:41.8
92 91 Elie Tawk   Lebanon 51:46.5 +13:51.7
93 93 Aleksandar Grbović   Montenegro 52:44.9 +14:50.1
94 99 Jonathan Soto   Mexico 53:30.0 +15:35.2
95 97 Carlos Quintana   Colombia 55:41.9 +17:47.1
51 Yusuf Emre Fırat   Turkey Did not finish
95 Samuel Ikpefan   Nigeria
3 Jan Pechoušek   Czech Republic Did not start
57 Aliaksandr Voranau   Belarus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Simen Hegstad Kruger's test positive for coronavirus, plunges Norway's Beijing 2022 Olympic game splans into disarray". Eurosport. 27 January 2022.