Cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 30 kilometre skiathlon

The men's 30 kilometre skiathlon competition in cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 6 February, at the Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou.[1] The event, with half distance classic skiing and half distance skate skiing, was won by Alexander Bolshunov, for whom this is the first Olympic gold medal. Denis Spitsov finished second and Iivo Niskanen third.

Men's 30 kilometre skiathlon
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueKuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center,
Zhangjiakou
Date6 February
Competitors69 from 34 nations
Winning time1:16:09.8
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alexander Bolshunov  ROC
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Denis Spitsov  ROC
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Iivo Niskanen  Finland
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SummaryEdit

The 2018 champion is Simen Hegstad Krüger who qualified for the Olympics but tested positive for COVID-19 just before the games. Even though he had no symptoms, he was not allowed to fly to China with the rest of the team and did not get a chance to defend the title.[2] The silver medalist Martin Johnsrud Sundby and the bronze medalist Hans Christer Holund qualified as well, but Sundby was not selected for the skiathlon. The overall leader of the 2021–22 FIS Cross-Country World Cup before the Olympics was Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, and the distance leader was Alexander Bolshunov. The season was dominated by Norwegians and Russians, who together took 20 podium places in distance events out of 24, and three more podium places were taken by Iivo Niskanen. Bolshunov is the 2021 World Champion in 30 kilometre skiathlon, with Krüger and Holund being the silver and the bronze medalist, respectively.

Before the pit stop, Bolshunov and Niskanen ran away, followed by Spitsov, Holund and Pål Golberg. After the pit stop, Bolshunov ran away from Niskanen, who was caught up by Spitsov, and at 18 km Spitsov and Niskanen were already 30 seconds behind. Then Spitsov ran away from Niskanen. At 25 km, Spitsov was already almost a minute behind Bolshunov, and Niskanen almost a minute behind Spitsov, with Holund further 40 seconds behind Niskanen and visibly out of medal contention.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 15:00.[3]

Rank Bib Name Country 15 km classic Rank Pitstop 15 km free Rank Finish time Deficit
  2 Alexander Bolshunov   ROC 39:05.6 1 31.9 36:32.3 1 1:16:09.8
  6 Denis Spitsov   ROC 39:36.1 3 30.1 37:14.6 2 1:17:20.8 +1:11.0
  4 Iivo Niskanen   Finland 39:06.1 2 30.5 38:33.4 7 1:18:10.0 +2:00.2
4 8 Hans Christer Holund   Norway 39:41.8 5 32.9 38:26.0 6 1:18:40.7 +2:30.9
5 10 Pål Golberg   Norway 39:41.0 4 35.3 38:46.0 11 1:19:02.3 +2:52.5
6 26 William Poromaa   Sweden 40:13.9 8 31.5 38:18.3 3 1:19:03.7 +2:53.9
7 21 Perttu Hyvärinen   Finland 40:13.1 7 31.7 38:37.6 9 1:19:22.4 +3:12.6
8 11 Francesco De Fabiani   Italy 40:12.4 6 29.3 39:06.0 22 1:19:47.6 +3:37.8
9 5 Artem Maltsev   ROC 40:38.4 10 32.3 38:53.9 14 1:20:04.6 +3:54.8
10 18 Clément Parisse   France 41:16.0 17 29.3 38:21.7 5 1:20:07.0 +3:57.2
11 30 Scott Patterson   United States 41:17.4 19 33.7 38:18.9 4 1:20:10.0 +4:00.2
12 14 Lucas Bögl   Germany 41:05.4 15 32.5 38:34.6 8 1:20:12.5 +4:02.7
13 13 Friedrich Moch   Germany 40:46.2 12 31.7 38:58.5 19 1:20:16.4 +4:06.6
14 35 Jules Lapierre   France 41:04.5 13 32.0 38:45.3 10 1:20:21.8 +4:12.0
15 16 Jonas Baumann   Switzerland 41:05.0 14 30.9 38:56.6 17 1:20:32.5 +4:22.7
16 41 Mika Vermeulen   Austria 41:18.0 20 32.3 38:49.7 13 1:20:40.0 +4:30.2
17 15 Andrew Musgrave   Great Britain 41:16.8 18 32.7 38:57.4 18 1:20:46.9 +4:37.1
18 12 Michal Novák   Czech Republic 41:14.9 16 29.9 39:06.1 23 1:20:50.9 +4:41.1
19 24 Florian Notz   Germany 41:19.4 22 35.6 39:05.4 21 1:21:00.4 +4:50.6
20 27 Irineu Esteve Altimiras   Andorra 41:37.9 27 36.2 38:54.1 16 1:21:08.2 +4:58.4
21 37 Imanol Rojo   Spain 41:37.7 26 37.5 38:54.0 15 1:21:09.2 +4:59.4
22 39 Candide Pralong   Switzerland 41:38.6 28 31.5 39:03.5 20 1:21:13.6 +5:03.8
23 19 Maurice Manificat   France 41:53.9 33 34.2 38:49.4 12 1:21:17.5 +5:07.7
24 23 Jens Burman   Sweden 41:20.0 23 32.9 39:50.4 25 1:21:43.3 +5:33.5
25 43 Remi Lindholm   Finland 41:39.5 30 34.0 39:35.9 24 1:21:49.4 +5:39.6
26 40 Dominik Bury   Poland 42:08.2 35 34.5 39:57.9 26 1:22:40.6 +6:30.8
27 28 Jason Rüesch   Switzerland 41:40.6 31 33.2 40:27.5 27 1:22:41.3 +6:31.5
28 38 Paul Pepene   Romania 41:39.3 29 31.7 40:30.4 28 1:22:41.4 +6:31.6
29 44 Snorri Einarsson   Iceland 41:37.4 25 39.2 40:33.5 29 1:22:50.1 +6:40.3
30 17 Calle Halfvarsson   Sweden 41:18.8 21 34.5 41:03.0 34 1:22:56.3 +6:46.5
31 53 Olivier Léveillé   Canada 42:07.5 34 31.2 41:03.3 36 1:23:42.0 +7:32.2
32 34 Vitaliy Pukhkalo   Kazakhstan 41:36.8 24 36.2 41:32.1 39 1:23:45.1 +7:35.3
33 56 Alvar Johannes Alev   Estonia 42:08.8 36 33.4 41:08.3 38 1:23:50.5 +7:40.7
34 36 Paolo Ventura   Italy 42:41.0 40 32.6 40:46.8 30 1:24:00.4 +7.50.6
35 29 Naoto Baba   Japan 43:13.8 44 37.7 40:52.4 31 1:24:43.9 +8:34.1
36 3 Aleksey Chervotkin   ROC 41:41.0 32 34.0 42:44.5 46 1:24:59.5 +8:49.7
37 32 Leo Johansson   Sweden 43:21.9 46 34.7 41:03.0 34 1:24:59.6 +8:49.8
38 59 Liu Rongsheng   China 43:19.3 45 34.7 41:05.6 37 1:24:59.6 +8:49.8
39 25 Gus Schumacher   United States 42:26.3 38 31.4 42:16.6 44 1:25:14.3 +9:04.5
40 1 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo   Norway 40:42.1 11 34.0 43:59.7 49 1:25:15.8 +9:06.0
41 48 Ryo Hirose   Japan 43:04.4 43 32.2 41:41.1 40 1:25:17.7 +9:07.9
42 22 Antoine Cyr   Canada 42:27.3 39 33.5 42:25.2 45 1:25:26.0 +9:16.2
43 33 Thomas Maloney Westgård   Ireland 43:03.8 42 34.3 41:51.7 42 1:25:29.8 +9:20.0
44 42 Petr Knop   Czech Republic 44:06.8 52 35.7 40:55.9 33 1:25:38.4 +9:28.6
45 52 Ján Koristek   Slovakia 44:06.1 51 37.7 40:54.9 32 1:25:38.7 +9:28.9
46 46 Adam Fellner   Czech Republic 43:22.6 47 34.1 41:42.8 41 1:25:39.5 +9:29.7
47 57 Mikayel Mikayelyan   Armenia 42:09.7 37 35.5 43:08.5 47 1:25:53.7 +9:43.9
48 31 Giandomenico Salvadori   Italy 43:23.4 48 34.3 42:13.0 43 1:26:10.7 +10:00.9
49 54 Shang Jincai   China 43:03.2 41 36.2 43:08.8 48 1:26:48.2 +10:38.4
50 62 Hadesi Badelihan   China 44:04.2 49 34.9 Lapped
51 58 Mateusz Haratyk   Poland 45:40.0 59 32.0
52 49 Raimo Vīgants   Latvia 44:05.9 50 38.3
53 47 Haruki Yamashita   Japan 45:06.0 57 34.9
54 66 Thibaut de Marre   Belgium 44:40.8 56 33.0
55 50 Rémi Drolet   Canada 44:39.9 55 33.5
56 55 Miha Ličef   Slovenia 44:39.3 54 36.6
57 51 Yevgeniy Velichko   Kazakhstan 44:20.9 53 38.8
58 64 Oleksii Krasovskyi   Ukraine 45:22.6 58 35.2
59 45 Chen Degen   China 45:55.6 60 40.1
60 70 Mark Chanloung   Thailand 47:00.0 62 33.8
61 67 Seve de Campo   Australia 47:05.7 63 32.7
62 61 Kim Min-woo   South Korea 46:24.3 61 33.8
63 69 Franco Dal Farra   Argentina Lapped
64 60 Ruslan Perekhoda   Ukraine
65 65 Phil Bellingham   Australia
66 63 Jeong Jong-won   South Korea
67 68 Manex Silva   Brazil
9 Hugo Lapalus   France 40:25.2 9 31.4 Did not finish
7 Sjur Røthe   Norway Did not finish
20 Jonas Dobler   Germany Did not start

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Simen Hegstad Kruger's test positive for coronavirus, plunges Norway's Beijing 2022 Olympic game splans into disarray". Eurosport.com. 27 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Final results" (PDF). Data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.