Skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's

The men's competition in skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 10 February (runs 1 and 2) and 11 February (runs 3 and 4), at the Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track in Yanqing District of Beijing.[1] Christopher Grotheer of Germany won the event, with Axel Jungk, also of Germany, being the silver medalist, and Yan Wengang of China the bronze medalist. For each of them, these were their first Olympic medals.

Skeleton men's
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Skeleton pictogram.svg
VenueXiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track
Beijing
Date10, 11 February
Competitors25 from 15 nations
Winning time4:01.01
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Christopher Grotheer  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Axel Jungk  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yan Wengang  China
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BackgroundEdit

The defending champion was Yun Sung-bin. The silver medalist, Nikita Tregubov, qualified for the Olympics but was not allowed to take a flight to China due to a positive COVID-19 test and had to miss the Olympics.[2][3] The bronze medalist, Dom Parsons, retired from competitions. Grotheer was the 2021 World champion. Alexander Tretyakov, who was also the 2014 Olympic champion, and Alexander Gassner were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively. Martins Dukurs won the 2021–22 Skeleton World Cup, followed by Jungk and Grotheer.

Grotheer won the first two runs, setting the track record in the first one. After the first day, Jungk was 0.7 seconds behind him, closely followed by Yan Wengang and Tratyakov. He won the third run as well, but was only the sixth in the last run, still sufficient for gold. Tretyakov was in the bronze position before the last run, but then Yan was the fastest in the last run and won the bronze medal.

QualificationEdit

A total of 25 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of three athletes could be entered by a NOC.[4][5]

The World Ranking list as of January 16, 2022 will be used to distribute the quotas. Athletes will be ranked by their best seven results. At total of two countries in each gender will qualify the maximum of three athletes, while six countries will qualify two athletes and seven countries will qualify one quota. If the host nation China fails to qualify in an event, the highest ranked sled from the country will take the last qualification slot. An athlete has to be ranked within the top 60 to be eligible to compete at the games.[5]

ResultsEdit

Rank Bib Athlete Country Run 1 Rank 1 Run 2 Rank 2 Run 3 Rank 3 Run 4 Rank 4 Total[6] Behind
  4 Christopher Grotheer   Germany 1:00.00 TR 1 1:00.33 1 1:00.16 1 1:00.52 6 4:01.01
  8 Axel Jungk   Germany 1:00.50 5 1:00.53 2 1:00.31 2 1:00.33 3 4:01.67 +0.66
  18 Yan Wengang   China 1:00.43 3 1:00.65 4 1:00.54 6 1:00.15 1 4:01.77 +0.76
4 5 Aleksandr Tretyakov   ROC 1:00.36 2 1:00.84 8 1:00.37 3 1:00.42 4 4:01.99 +0.98
5 21 Yin Zheng   China 1:00.74 7 1:00.71 5 1:00.40 4 1:00.28 2 4:02.13 +1.12
6 12 Evgeniy Rukosuev   ROC 1:00.48 4 1:00.72 6 1:00.56 7 1:00.64 8 4:02.40 +1.39
7 7 Martins Dukurs   Latvia 1:00.62 6 1:00.62 3 1:00.40 4 1:01.12 13 4:02.76 +1.75
8 13 Alexander Gassner   Germany 1:00.87 9 1:00.86 9 1:00.62 8 1:00.48 5 4:02.83 +1.82
9 6 Tomass Dukurs   Latvia 1:00.76 8 1:00.79 7 1:00.74 10 1:00.92 10 4:03.21 +2.20
10 10 Jung Seung-gi   South Korea 1:01.18 11 1:01.04 10 1:00.69 9 1:00.83 9 4:03.74 +2.73
11 16 Amedeo Bagnis   Italy 1:01.05 10 1:01.19 14 1:00.83 11 1:01.01 12 4:04.08 +3.07
12 11 Yun Sung-bin   South Korea 1:01.26 13 1:01.17 13 1:01.03 12 1:00.63 7 4:04.09 +3.08
13 14 Samuel Maier   Austria 1:01.36 15 1:01.13 11 1:01.05 13 1:00.95 11 4:04.49 +3.48
14 17 Mattia Gaspari   Italy 1:01.20 12 1:01.31 15 1:01.16 15 1:01.36 16 4:05.03 +4.02
15 9 Matt Weston   Great Britain 1:01.34 14 1:01.15 12 1:01.12 14 1:01.63 20 4:05.24 +4.23
16 19 Marcus Wyatt   Great Britain 1:01.56 16 1:01.72 18 1:01.28 16 1:01.35 15 4:05.91 +4.90
17 20 Alexander Schlintner   Austria 1:01.56 16 1:01.73 19 1:01.66 19 1:01.24 14 4:06.19 +5.18
18 15 Vladyslav Heraskevych   Ukraine 1:01.63 18 1:01.58 16 1:01.62 18 1:01.45 17 4:06.28 +5.27
19 22 Nathan Crumpton   American Samoa 1:02.06 22 1:01.65 17 1:01.60 17 1:01.49 18 4:06.80 +5.79
20 24 Blake Enzie   Canada 1:01.65 19 1:01.76 20 1:01.93 21 1:01.54 19 4:06.88 +5.87
21 2 Andrew Blaser   United States 1:01.80 20 1:02.08 21 1:02.10 22 3:05.98
22 25 Basil Sieber   Switzerland 1:01.95 21 1:02.16 22 1:02.72 25 3:06.83
23 3 Daniil Romanov   ROC 1:02.47 24 1:02.60 23 1:02.20 23 3:07.27
24 1 Ander Mirambell   Spain 1:02.45 23 1:03.36 25 1:02.34 24 3:08.15
25 23 Nick Timmings   Australia 1:03.76 25 1:02.83 24 1:01.78 20 3:08.37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Minji Seo (2021-06-16). "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  2. ^ "Скелетонисты Трегубов и Семенов пропустят Олимпиаду в Пекине из-за коронавируса". sports.ru (in Russian). 31 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Skeleton medalist out of Beijing Olympics with virus". Associated Press. 31 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Olympic skeleton at Beijing 2022: Top five things to know". Olympics.com. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Qualification System for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Skeleton" (PDF). www.ibsf.org/. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  6. ^ Final results