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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men

Date20 February 2002 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSoldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Participants76 from 19 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 7,821 m
Height Differential: 42 m
Maximum Climb: 21 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 242 m

Relay had been a World Cup event since the mid-1990s and Norway and Germany had won all the seasonal World Cups since 1996-97, while France and Russia had won the last two World Championships. But Norway was favored, led by their anchorman Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who had already won the three individual gold medals in Salt Lake City. And their lead-off skier was Halvard Hanevold, who had won the 20 km gold medal in 1998. Hanevold put Norway into second place, trailing Russia and Viktor Maygurov, but only by 18 seconds. And on the second leg Frode Andresen moved Norway into a lead they would never lose, leading France by 21 seconds at the second exchange. On the third leg, Egil Gjelland moved Norway over a minute ahead of Russia with Germany close behind. Bjørndalen had an easy time of it in bringing Norway in first, and winning his fourth gold medal of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Behind him, Russia dropped back, as Frank Luck and Raphaël Poirée had the two fastest legs of the event to bring Germany the silver and France the bronze medal.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
11NorwayNOR1-23:42.30 (8)Gold
1-1Halvard Hanevold22:09.10 (1)22:09.1 (2)
1-2Frode Andresen20:17.20 (3)42:26.3 (1)
1-3Egil Gjelland20:45.70 (1)1-03:12.0 (1)
1-4Ole Einar Bjørndalen20:30.30 (3)1-23:42.3 (1)
26GermanyGER1-24:27.61 (9)Silver
6-1Ricco Groß22:20.20 (3)22:20.2 (3)
6-2Peter Sendel20:47.50 (2)43:07.7 (4)
6-3Sven Fischer21:13.91 (4)1-04:21.6 (3)
6-4Frank Luck20:06.00 (0)1-24:27.6 (2)
34FranceFRA1-24:36.60 (6)Bronze
4-1Gilles Marguet22:25.10 (1)22:25.1 (5)
4-2Vincent Defrasne20:22.10 (2)42:47.2 (2)
4-3Julien Robert21:36.30 (3)1-04:23.5 (4)
4-4Raphaël Poirée20:13.10 (0)1-24:36.6 (3)
45Russian FederationRUS1-24:54.40 (9)
5-1Viktor Maygurov21:51.40 (0)21:51.4 (1)
5-2Sergey Rozhkov20:56.50 (3)42:47.9 (3)
5-3Sergey Chepikov21:24.80 (2)1-04:12.7 (2)
5-4Pavel Rostovtsev20:41.70 (4)1-24:54.4 (4)
58Czech RepublicCZE1-26:36.10 (12)
8-1Petr Garabík22:42.30 (1)22:42.3 (7)
8-2Ivan Masařík21:33.40 (5)44:15.7 (8)
8-3Roman Dostál21:17.40 (4)1-05:33.1 (6)
8-4Zdeněk Vítek21:03.00 (2)1-26:36.1 (5)
62AustriaAUT1-26:58.90 (9)
2-1Christoph Sumann22:36.30 (1)22:36.3 (6)
2-2Wolfgang Perner21:21.10 (2)43:57.4 (6)
2-3Wolfgang Rottmann21:35.30 (4)1-05:32.7 (5)
2-4Ludwig Gredler21:26.20 (2)1-26:58.9 (6)
713UkraineUKR1-27:02.22 (12)
13-1V'iacheslav Derkach22:52.21 (3)22:52.2 (8)
13-2Oleksandr Bilanenko22:06.41 (4)44:58.6 (13)
13-3Roman Pryma21:10.30 (2)1-06:08.9 (7)
13-4Ruslan Lysenko20:53.30 (3)1-27:02.2 (7)
83BelarusBLR1-27:12.01 (12)
3-1Aliaksei Aydarau22:53.90 (3)22:53.9 (9)
3-2Aliaksandr Syman21:22.70 (2)44:16.6 (9)
3-3Aleh Ryzhankou21:53.11 (5)1-06:09.7 (9)
3-4Vadzim Sashuryn21:02.30 (2)1-27:12.0 (8)
915PolandPOL1-27:35.41 (7)
15-1Wiesław Ziemianin22:58.00 (3)22:58.0 (10)
15-2Wojciech Kozub21:49.31 (3)44:47.3 (11)
15-3Krzysztof Topór21:26.30 (0)1-06:13.6 (10)
15-4Tomasz Sikora21:21.80 (1)1-27:35.4 (9)
107SloveniaSLO1-28:23.64 (14)
7-1Sašo Grajf23:31.51 (3)23:31.5 (15)
7-2Tomaž Globočnik20:45.50 (2)44:17.0 (10)
7-3Janez Marič21:52.02 (4)1-06:09.0 (8)
7-4Marko Dolenc22:14.61 (5)1-28:23.6 (10)
1112EstoniaEST1-28:38.21 (11)
12-1Janno Prants22:21.40 (2)22:21.4 (4)
12-2Indrek Tobreluts21:27.80 (2)43:49.2 (5)
12-3Dimitri Borovik22:32.21 (6)1-06:21.4 (11)
12-4Roland Lessing22:16.80 (1)1-28:38.2 (11)
129FinlandFIN1-28:52.71 (15)
9-1Ville Räikkönen23:14.90 (2)23:14.9 (13)
9-2Timo Antila22:23.71 (6)45:38.6 (16)
9-3Paavo Puurunen21:30.30 (3)1-07:08.9 (14)
9-4Vesa Hietalahti21:43.80 (4)1-28:52.7 (12)
1314JapanJPN1-29:04.42 (14)
14-1Hironao Meguro23:33.31 (4)23:33.3 (16)
14-2Hidenori Isa21:24.70 (3)44:58.0 (12)
14-3Kyoji Suga21:55.81 (3)1-06:53.8 (13)
14-4Yukio Mochizuki22:10.60 (4)1-29:04.4 (13)
1410SwedenSWE1-29:52.81 (10)
10-1Carl Johan Bergman22:58.40 (1)22:58.4 (11)
10-2Henrik Forsberg21:03.80 (2)44:02.2 (7)
10-3Tord Wiksten22:46.90 (3)1-06:49.1 (12)
10-4Björn Ferry23:03.71 (4)1-29:52.8 (14)
1519United StatesUSA1-30:27.12 (18)
19-1Jeremy Teela23:06.91 (6)23:06.9 (12)
19-2Jay Hakkinen21:55.00 (4)45:01.9 (14)
19-3Dan Campbell23:01.01 (4)1-08:02.9 (15)
19-4Lawton Redman22:24.20 (4)1-30:27.1 (15)
1616ItalyITA1-30:56.35 (12)
16-1Paolo Longo24:02.23 (4)24:02.2 (18)
16-2René Cattarinussi21:20.60 (2)45:22.8 (15)
16-3Devis Da Canal23:38.42 (4)1-09:01.2 (17)
16-4Wilfried Pallhuber21:55.10 (2)1-30:56.3 (16)
1711LatviaLAT1-32:00.83 (12)
11-1Oļegs Maļuhins23:54.41 (5)23:54.4 (17)
11-2Jēkabs Nākums21:50.30 (0)45:44.7 (17)
11-3Gundars Upenieks22:20.10 (2)1-08:04.8 (16)
11-4Ilmārs Bricis23:56.02 (5)1-32:00.8 (17)
1818SwitzerlandSUI1-32:50.55 (16)
18-1Roland Zwahlen23:30.91 (5)23:30.9 (14)
18-2Matthias Simmen24:13.14 (6)47:44.0 (18)
18-3Jean-Marc Chabloz21:32.40 (2)1-09:16.4 (18)
18-4Dani Niederberger23:34.10 (3)1-32:50.5 (18)
1917Great BritainGBR1-36:06.00 (16)
17-1Jason Sklenar24:38.40 (4)24:38.4 (19)
17-2Mark Gee23:17.30 (5)47:55.7 (19)
17-3Mike Dixon23:28.90 (2)1-11:24.6 (19)
17-4Hugh Pritchard24:41.40 (5)1-36:06.0 (19)