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Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's sprint

Men's sprint
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Venue Pragelato
Dates February 22
Competitors 80 from 34 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Sweden
Cross-country skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Distance
10 km women
15 km men women
30 km men women
50 km men
4 x 5 km relay women
4 x 10 km relay men
Sprint
Individual men women
Team men women

The men's sprint cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, was held on 22 February at Pragelato.

Vasili Rotchev was the defending World Champion at this event, but he won in the classical style. The last free style sprint at the World Championships was won by Thobias Fredriksson in 2003,[1] while Tor Arne Hetland was defending Olympic champion. Swede Björn Lind won the two most recent World Cup events, and also won the Olympic race, beating Frenchman Roddy Darragon to the line. Darragon won France's first cross-country skiing medal in the history of the Olympics, while Sweden took the bronze through Thobias Fredriksson.

Contents

  • Results 1
    • Qualifying 1.1
    • Quarterfinals 1.2
    • Semifinals 1.3
    • Finals 1.4
  • References 2

Results

Qualifying

Eighty skiers completed the 1.3 kilometre course in the qualifying portion of the event, with the top thirty advancing to the quarterfinals.[2]
Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Björn Lind Sweden 2:13.53 Q
2 Andrew Newell United States 2:14.79 Q
3 Johan Kjølstad Norway 2:15.11 Q
4 Vassili Rotchev Russia 2:16.19 Q
5 Cristian Zorzi Italy 2:16.23 Q
6 Mikael Östberg Sweden 2:16.24 Q
7 Trond Iversen Norway 2:16.25 Q
8 Loris Frasnelli Italy 2:16.30 Q
9 Peter Larsson Sweden 2:16.62 Q
10 Roddy Darragon France 2:16.76 Q
11 Renato Pasini Italy 2:16.87 Q
12 Ola Vigen Hattestad Norway 2:17.26 Q
13 Yuichi Onda Japan 2:17.53 Q
14 Anti Saarepuu Estonia 2:17:75 Q
15 Tor Arne Hetland Norway 2:17.91 Q
16 Chris Cook United States 2:18.46 Q
17 Freddy Schwienbacher Italy 2:18.59 Q
18 Yevgeniy Koschevoy Kazakhstan 2:18.88 Q
19 Thobias Fredriksson Sweden 2:18.90 Q
20 Martin Koukal Czech Republic 2:19.39 Q
21 Dušan Kožíšek Czech Republic 2:19.64 Q
22 Keijo Kurttila Finland 2:19.94 Q
23 Janusz Krężelok Poland 2:20.04 Q
24 Harald Wurm Austria 2:20.11 Q
25 Martin Stockinger Austria 2:20.18 Q
26 Lauri Pyykönen Finland 2:20.21 Q
27 Ivan Alypov Russia 2:20.21 Q
28 Sergei Novikov Russia 2:20.29 Q
29 Lefteris Fafalis Greece 2:20.33 Q
30 Christoph Eigenmann Switzerland 2:20.46 Q
31 Drew Goldsack Canada 2:20.62
32 Sean Crooks Canada 2:20.70
33 Maciej Kreczmer Poland 2:20.83
34 Pavel Korostelev Russia 2:21.00
35 Nikolay Chebotko Kazakhstan 2:21.23
36 Torin Koos United States 2:21.47
37 Devon Kershaw Canada 2:21.49
38 Peeter Kümmel Estonia 2:21.60
39 Nejc Brodar Slovenia 2:21.94
40 Ivan Bilosyuk Ukraine 2:21.97
41 Priit Narusk Estonia 2:22.19
42 Vitaly Martsyv Ukraine 2:22.30
43 Shunsuke Komamura Japan 2:22.38
44 Zoltan Tagscherer Hungary 2:22.69
45 Yevgeni Safonov Kazakhstan 2:22.99
46 Lars Flora United States 2:23.02
47 Phil Widmer Canada 2:23.79
48 Zhang Chengye China 2:24.18
49 Martin Otcenas Slovakia 2:24.77
50 Olegs Maluhins Latvia 2:24.88
51 Paul Murray Australia 2:25.29
52 Alexander Lasutkin Belarus 2:25.79
53 Tian Ye China 2:25.85
54 Aivar Rehemaa Estonia 2:26.09
55 Sergey Cherepanov Kazakhstan 2:26.48
56 Joze Mehle Slovenia 2:27.02
57 Oliver Kraas South Africa 2:27.68
58 Zhang Qing China 2:27.90
59 Aleksej Novoselkij Lithuania 2:28.04
60 Damir Jurcevic Croatia 2:28.21
61 Sami Jauhojärvi Finland 2:28.42
62 Mikhail Gumenyak Ukraine 2:28.72
63 Park Byung Joo South Korea 2:28.85
64 Muhammet Kızılarslan Turkey 2:28.94
65 Zsolt Antal Romania 2:29.40
66 Olexandr Putsko Ukraine 2:30.99
67 Sabahattin Oglago Turkey 2:31.10
68 Valts Eiduks Latvia 2:31.25
69 Mihai Galiceanu Romania 2:31.43
70 Chen Haibin China 2:32.01
71 Ivan Bariakov Bulgaria 2:32.18
72 Intas Spalvins Latvia 2:32.26
73 Denis Klobucar Croatia 2:33.10
74 Olegs Andrejevs Latvia 2:33.23
75 Alen Abramovic Croatia 2:34.61
76 Jung Eui Myung South Korea 2:35.39
77 Ilie Bria Moldova 2:42.30
78 Bahadur Gupta 2:43.30
79 Hovhannes Sargsyan Armenia 2:47.68
80 Edmond Khachatryan Armenia 2:49.98

Quarterfinals

There were five quarterfinal races, each with six skiers. The top two in each heat advanced to the semifinals.[2]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 1  Björn Lind (SWE) 2:21.5 Q
2 10  Roddy Darragon (FRA) 2:21.9 Q
3 20  Martin Koukal (CZE) 2:23.5
4 11  Renato Pasini (ITA) 2:23.7
5 21  Dušan Kožíšek (CZE) 2:24.5
6 30  Christoph Eigenmann (SUI) 2:25.6
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 17  Freddy Schwienbacher (ITA) 2:20.4 Q
2 14  Anti Saarepuu (EST) 2:20.7 Q
3 4  Vassili Rotchev (RUS) 2:22.0
4 7  Trond Iversen (NOR) 2:22.5
5 24  Harald Wurm (AUT) 2:23.4
6 27  Ivan Alypov (RUS) 2:24.7
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 5  Cristian Zorzi (ITA) 2:25.9 Q
2 15  Tor Arne Hetland (NOR) 2:26.1 Q
3 6  Mikael Östberg (SWE) 2:26.7
4 25  Martin Stockinger (AUT) 2:27.1
5 16  Chris Cook (USA) 2:27.9
6 26  Lauri Pyykönen (FIN) 2:28.1
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 12  Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) 2:23.1 Q
2 19  Thobias Fredriksson (SWE) 2:23.2 Q
3 9  Peter Larsson (SWE) 2:23.3
4 2  Andrew Newell (USA) 2:24.3
5 22  Keijo Kurttila (FIN) 2:25.1
6 29  Lefteris Fafalis (GRE) 2:26.7
Quarterfinal 5
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 3  Johan Kjølstad (NOR) 2:20.2 Q
2 8  Loris Frasnelli (ITA) 2:20.4 Q
3 18  Yevgeniy Koschevoy (KAZ) 2:20.7
4 23  Janusz Krężelok (POL) 2:21.6
5 28  Sergei Novikov (RUS) 2:21.9
6 13  Yuichi Onda (JPN) 2:22.3

Semifinals

There were two semifinal races, each with five skiers. The top two in each semifinal advanced to the A Final, to compete for the top four places, while the third and fourth placed finishers advanced to the B Final, for places five through eight.[2]

Semifinal 1
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 1  Björn Lind (SWE) 2:19.6 Q
2 10  Roddy Darragon (FRA) 2:19.9 Q
3 17  Freddy Schwienbacher (ITA) 2:22.8
4 14  Anti Saarepuu (EST) 2:34.8
5 15  Tor Arne Hetland (NOR) 2:43.2
Semifinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 19  Thobias Fredriksson (SWE) 2:25.9 Q
2 5  Cristian Zorzi (ITA) 2:26.1 Q
3 8  Loris Frasnelli (ITA) 2:26.8
4 3  Johan Kjølstad (NOR) 2:27.1
5 12  Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) 2:29.0

Finals

Björn Lind finished 0.6 seconds ahead of Roddy Darragon to win the Olympic gold medal in the cross-country sprint.[2]

Final A
Rank Seed Athlete Result
1 1  Björn Lind (SWE) 2:26.5
2 10  Roddy Darragon (FRA) 2:27.1
3 19  Thobias Fredriksson (SWE) 2:27.8
4 5  Cristian Zorzi (ITA) 2:31.7
Final B
Rank Seed Athlete Result
1 17  Freddy Schwienbacher (ITA) 2:23.9
2 8  Loris Frasnelli (ITA) 2:25.2
3 3  Johan Kjølstad (NOR) 2:25.6
4 14  Anti Saarepuu (EST) 2:27.9

References

  1. ^ "Results".  
  2. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
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