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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men

Date26 February 1988 — 10:50
StatusOlympic
LocationCanmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants64 from 16 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
DetailsCourse Length: 7,548 m
Height Differential: 44 m
Maximum Climb: 25 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 294 m

The relay was expected to be contested between the Soviet Union and East Germany, as they had finished 1-2 at the last four World Championships and at the 1984 Winter Olympics. But on the first leg, the Soviet Union was in third place, trailing the surprising Austrians and Italy. The opening leg was a disaster for East Germany’s Jürgen Wirth, who missed three targets and finishing the leg in only 12th place. They were out of the medals and would finish fifth. On the second leg, the Soviets pulled ahead, taking almost a one minute lead over Austria. They would maintain the margin at about a minute to win the gold medal, although West Germany would come on in the last two legs to win silver, with Italy finishing third, and Austria dropping out of the medals in fourth. The first four teams had all their skiers shoot clean rounds throughout, and had no penalty loops. East Germany’s final three skiers also shot cleanly, and Wirth’s misses on the opening leg may have cost his team the gold medal. For the Soviet Union it was their sixth consecutive victory in the event, as they never lost the relay at the Winter Olympics.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
13Soviet UnionURS1-22:30.00 (–)Gold
3-1Dmitry Vasilyev21:04.30 (–)21:04.3 (3)
3-2Sergey Chepikov20:12.00 (–)41:16.3 (1)
3-3Aliaksandr Papou20:35.10 (–)1-01:51.4 (1)
3-4Valery Medvedtsev20:38.60 (–)1-22:30.0 (1)
25West GermanyFRG1-23:37.40 (–)Silver
5-1Ernst Reiter21:05.70 (–)21:05.7 (4)
5-2Stefan Höck21:18.00 (–)42:23.7 (3)
5-3Peter Angerer20:33.90 (–)1-02:57.6 (2)
5-4Fritz Fischer20:39.80 (–)1-23:37.4 (2)
39ItalyITA1-23:51.50 (–)Bronze
9-1Werner Kiem20:57.90 (–)20:57.9 (2)
9-2Gottlieb Taschler21:31.10 (–)42:29.0 (4)
9-3Johann Passler20:38.60 (–)1-03:07.6 (3)
9-4Andreas Zingerle20:43.90 (–)1-23:51.5 (3)
41AustriaAUT1-24:17.60 (–)
1-1Anton Lengauer-Stockner20:55.60 (–)20:55.6 (1)
1-2Bruno Hofstätter21:20.50 (–)42:16.1 (2)
1-3Franz Schuler21:15.10 (–)1-03:31.2 (4)
1-4Alfred Eder20:46.40 (–)1-24:17.6 (4)
511East GermanyGDR1-24:28.43 (–)
11-1Jürgen Wirth22:51.83 (–)22:51.8 (12)
11-2Frank-Peter Roetsch20:20.90 (–)43:12.7 (5)
11-3Matthias Jacob20:29.10 (–)1-03:41.8 (5)
11-4André Sehmisch20:46.60 (–)1-24:28.4 (5)
64NorwayNOR1-25:57.00 (–)
4-1Geir Einang21:58.60 (–)21:58.6 (8)
4-2Frode Løberg21:46.40 (–)43:45.0 (9)
4-3Gisle Fenne20:59.90 (–)1-04:44.9 (6)
4-4Eirik Kvalfoss21:12.10 (–)1-25:57.0 (6)
710SwedenSWE1-29:11.93 (–)
10-1Peter Sjödén22:18.30 (–)22:18.3 (10)
10-2Mikael Löfgren21:25.00 (–)43:43.3 (8)
10-3Roger Westling23:40.23 (–)1-07:23.5 (11)
10-4Leif Andersson21:48.40 (–)1-29:11.9 (7)
816BulgariaBUL1-29:24.97 (–)
16-1Vasil Bozhilov22:14.71 (–)22:14.7 (9)
16-2Vladimir Velichkov20:58.80 (–)43:13.5 (6)
16-3Krasimir Videnov23:28.24 (–)1-06:41.7 (8)
16-4Hristo Vodenicharov22:43.22 (–)1-29:24.9 (8)
98United StatesUSA1-29:33.02 (–)
8-1Lyle Nelson22:43.31 (–)22:43.3 (11)
8-2Curt Schreiner21:39.70 (–)44:23.0 (10)
8-3Darin Binning22:17.30 (–)1-06:40.3 (7)
8-4Josh Thompson22:52.71 (–)1-29:33.0 (9)
1012FranceFRA1-30:22.86 (–)
12-1Éric Claudon21:58.10 (–)21:58.1 (7)
12-2Jean-Paul Giachino23:58.24 (–)45:56.3 (13)
12-3Hervé Flandin21:26.80 (–)1-07:23.1 (10)
12-4Francis Mougel22:59.72 (–)1-30:22.8 (10)
116CzechoslovakiaTCH1-30:48.83 (–)
6-1Jiří Holubec21:53.20 (–)21:53.2 (6)
6-2František Chládek23:52.73 (–)45:45.9 (12)
6-3Tomáš Kos23:32.20 (–)1-09:18.1 (13)
6-4Jan Matouš21:30.70 (–)1-30:48.8 (11)
122FinlandFIN1-30:54.45 (–)
2-1Juha Tella23:33.03 (–)23:33.0 (14)
2-2Antero Lähde22:54.12 (–)46:27.1 (14)
2-3Arto Jääskeläinen22:46.50 (–)1-09:13.6 (12)
2-4Tapio Piipponen21:40.80 (–)1-30:54.4 (12)
1313Great BritainGBR1-31:44.65 (–)
13-1Mike Dixon21:35.60 (–)21:35.6 (5)
13-2Mark Langin21:55.50 (–)43:31.1 (7)
13-3Carl Davies23:31.51 (–)1-07:02.6 (9)
13-4Trevor King24:42.04 (–)1-31:44.6 (13)
1415JapanJPN1-32:52.46 (–)
15-1Tadashi Nakamura23:26.63 (–)23:26.6 (13)
15-2Misao Kodate21:46.91 (–)45:13.5 (11)
15-3Akihiro Takizawa25:15.12 (–)1-10:28.6 (15)
15-4Koichi Sato22:23.80 (–)1-32:52.4 (14)
157CanadaCAN1-33:37.04 (–)
7-1Charles Plamondon24:48.43 (–)24:48.4 (15)
7-2Glenn Rupertus22:52.41 (–)47:40.8 (15)
7-3Ken Karpoff22:29.60 (–)1-10:10.4 (14)
7-4Jamie Kallio23:26.60 (–)1-33:37.0 (15)
1614Republic of KoreaKOR1-51:42.77 (–)
14-1Hong Byung-Sik26:42.01 (–)26:42.0 (16)
14-2Joo Young-Dai26:38.93 (–)53:20.9 (16)
14-3Kim Yong-Woon29:43.42 (–)1-23:04.3 (16)
14-4Shin Young-Sun28:38.41 (–)1-51:42.7 (16)