| Event type

Combined, Men

Date9 – 13 February 1998
LocationHappo'one, Hakuba
Participants38 from 21 countries
FormatOne downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Downhill)Sepp MessnerIFR
Course Setter (Run 1)Filip GartnerNOR
Course Setter (Run 2)Bernd ZobelCAN
DetailsGates: 55 / 37
Length: ? / 2886 m
Start Altitude: 995 m / 1680 m
Vertical Drop: 165 m / 840 m

Because of the weather delays in Hakuba that had delayed the start of the downhill, the combined downhill also had to be postponed, and the slalom was conducted before the downhill for the first time in Olympic history. Usually the combined event had the downhill one day and the slalom the next day, but because of the weather, the combined slalom was held on 10 February, and the combined downhill three days later, on 13 February. In fact, the open downhill was held on the same day, in the morning, while the combined downhill went off in the afternoon. The slalom leader was surprise Austrian Mario Reiter, who was almost not named to the Austrian Olympic team. In second was one of the favorites, Norwegian Lasse Kjus, but he was almost two seconds behind Reiter. Kjus had already won a silver medal in the downhill in the morning. He then posted the second fastest time in the combined downhill, trailing only Austrian Günther Mader. But as the last seeded skier down the hill, Reiter was able to hold onto his lead and win the gold medal, with Kjus taking silver. This did make Kjus the first Olympic skier to win two medals in one day.

17Mario ReiterAUT3:08.061:31.85 (1)1:36.21 (6)Gold
22Lasse KjusNOR3:08.651:33.66 (2)1:34.99 (2)Silver
33Christian MayerAUT3:10.111:35.05 (4)1:35.06 (3)Bronze
45Günther MaderAUT3:10.191:35.36 (6)1:34.83 (1)
510Andrzej Bachleda-CuruśPOL3:11.531:34.49 (3)1:37.04 (9)
629Alessandro FattoriITA3:17.001:40.71 (11)1:36.29 (7)
723Aleš BrezavščekSLO3:20.091:44.15 (14)1:35.94 (5)
811Peter PenSLO3:20.811:43.83 (13)1:36.98 (8)
939Jürgen HaslerLIE3:23.151:45.27 (15)1:37.88 (10)
1032Erik SelettoITA3:23.231:47.46 (17)1:35.77 (4)
1125Thomas GrobCHI3:28.601:47.92 (18)1:40.68 (12)
1230Mykola SkriabinUKR3:30.251:47.17 (16)1:43.08 (15)
1336Rainer GrobCHI3:34.491:53.13 (19)1:41.36 (13)
1434Zurab DzhidzhishviliGEO3:35.651:55.26 (20)1:40.39 (11)
1538Patrick-Paul Schwarzacher-JoyceIRL3:39.031:56.22 (21)1:42.81 (14)
AC4Kjetil André AamodtNOR1:35.26 (5)– (AC)DNF
AC1Finn Christian JaggeNOR1:35.38 (7)– (DNS)DNF
AC15Hermann MaierAUT1:35.90 (8)– (DNS)DNF
AC16Kristian GhedinaITA1:40.35 (10)– (DNS)DNF
AC31Luca CattaneoITA1:42.92 (12)– (DNS)DNF
AC6Matt GrosjeanUSA– (AC)DNF
AC9Paul AccolaSUI– (AC)DNF
AC18Petar DichevBUL– (AC)DNF
AC19Ed PodivinskyCAN– (AC)DNF
AC28Linas VaitkusLTU– (AC)DNF
AC9Jernej KoblarSLO– (AC)DNF
AC13Kalle PalanderFIN– (AC)DNF
AC14Bruno KernenSUI– (AC)DNF
AC17James OrmondGBR– (AC)DNF
AC20Jürg GrünenfelderSUI– (AC)DNF
AC21Arne HardenbergDEN– (AC)DNF
AC22Patrik JärbynSWE– (AC)DNF
AC24Tejs BrobergDEN– (AC)DNF
AC26Jason RosenerUSA– (AC)DNF
AC27Yasuyuki TakishitaJPN– (AC)DNF
AC35Andrew FreshwaterGBR– (AC)DNF
AC37Chad FleischerUSA– (AC)DNF
AC12Marcel MaxaCZE1:36.17 (9)1:39.10 (AC)DQ
DNS33Tommy MoeUSA– (DNS)