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15 kilometres, Classical, Men

Date11 February 2022 — 15:00
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants97 from 50 countries
DetailsCourse Length: 15,232 m
Height Differential: 58 m
Intermediate 1: 1.5 km
Intermediate 2: 6.0 km
Intermediate 3: 7.5 km
Intermediate 4: 9.8 km
Intermediate 5: 13.5 km
Maximum Climb: 35 m
Total Climbing: 578 m

Iivo Niskanen demonstrated his exceptional dominance in classic skiing by claiming the men’s individual 15km gold. In a superior manner, he secured the gold medal at the Guyangshu ski and biathlon center in Zhangjiakou, ahead of Aleksandr Bolshunov (ROC), with the Norwegian Johannes Høsflot Klæbo taking bronze.

Niskanen, whose sister Kerttu missed out on gold in a heartbeat final against Therese Johaug the previous day, never left any doubts about his victory. Each of the three intermediate times saw him in first place. At the finish line, he was 23.2 seconds ahead of Bolshunov and, after the team sprint in 2014 and the 50-kilometer race in 2018, won Olympic gold for the third time.

Bolshunov was in second place at the halfway mark, 11.4 seconds slower than Niskanen. Klæbo was 37.5 seconds behind at the finish, having come back from 20th place at the first intermediate time. After his poor showing in the skiathlon (40th), the 2018 three-time Olympic champion was much stronger and was happy about taking bronze. Known for his prowess in sprint competitions, he showed that he could contend in distance events as well.

Ilya Semikov (ROC) and Pål Golberg (Norway), were amongst the top three for part of the race, but eventually fell back to ninth and 11th place respectively

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)
164Iivo NiskanenFIN37:54.88:02.2 (1)18:28.0 (1)26:57.4 (1)Gold
270Aleksandr BolshunovROC38:18.08:13.8 (3)18:39.4 (2)27:26.2 (2)Silver
342Johannes Høsflot KlæboNOR38:32.38:36.9 (20)19:12.0 (6)27:49.9 (4)Bronze
446Hans Christer HolundNOR38:44.68:33.6 (15)19:14.3 (9)27:51.9 (5)
568Aleksey ChervotkinROC38:51.78:17.0 (5)19:11.1 (5)27:57.2 (6)
636Perttu HyvärinenFIN39:00.28:24.3 (11)19:13.7 (8)28:02.4 (8)
762Hugo LapalusFRA39:09.68:24.0 (10)19:13.4 (7)28:01.3 (7)
839Jens BurmanSWE39:26.88:37.5 (21)19:32.1 (14)28:27.6 (11)
960Ilya SemikovROC39:34.78:12.9 (2)19:02.6 (4)28:05.2 (9)
1033William PoromaaSWE39:42.58:22.4 (7)19:19.0 (10)28:08.3 (10)
1144Pål GolbergNOR39:47.48:14.1 (4)18:55.1 (3)27:49.1 (3)
1238Maurice ManificatFRA39:49.78:43.4 (30)19:36.8 (16)28:38.5 (15)
1366Ivan YakimushkinROC39:52.68:31.7 (14)19:22.4 (12)28:32.9 (12)
1424Thomas Maloney WestgårdIRL40:01.58:46.9 (36)19:48.6 (21)28:45.3 (17)
1558Erik ValnesNOR40:06.88:23.1 (8)19:19.8 (11)28:36.1 (13)
1650Jonas BaumannSUI40:09.78:34.0 (16)19:44.3 (17)28:47.1 (18)
1748Lucas BöglGER40:13.98:36.2 (18)19:44.9 (18)28:44.1 (16)
1856Francesco De FabianiITA40:16.48:23.7 (9)19:26.5 (13)28:38.3 (14)
1937Jonas DoblerGER40:21.08:47.5 (37)20:00.0 (26)29:05.0 (23)
2026Janosch BruggerGER40:24.58:39.9 (25)19:51.3 (23)28:58.3 (19)
2129Johan HäggströmSWE40:30.98:39.4 (24)19:51.9 (24)29:06.6 (24)
2225Giandomenico SalvadoriITA40:33.28:52.5 (46)20:00.4 (27)29:02.5 (21)
2315Mika VermeulenAUT40:37.88:45.6 (32)20:00.5 (28)28:58.3 (19)
2431Irineu Esteve AltimirasAND40:39.49:33.9 (75)20:15.0 (42)29:09.0 (25)
2523Vitaly PukhkaloKAZ40:39.68:48.7 (39)20:10.3 (36)29:15.1 (28)
2635Calle HalfvarssonSWE40:46.88:27.6 (12)19:44.9 (18)29:02.7 (22)
2716Dominik BuryPOL40:48.48:51.4 (43)20:03.5 (31)29:17.4 (30)
2832Ristomatti HakolaFIN40:49.68:46.0 (34)19:48.5 (20)29:20.3 (31)
295Olivier LéveilléCAN40:52.08:45.9 (33)20:08.0 (35)29:23.2 (34)
3020Paul PepeneROU40:52.78:51.0 (41)20:12.7 (38)29:22.0 (33)
3110Adam FellnerCZE41:01.09:05.3 (58)20:23.5 (45)29:34.1 (38)
3214Albert KuchlerGER41:07.18:51.1 (42)20:27.4 (47)29:35.7 (40)
337Rémi DroletCAN41:07.78:52.4 (45)20:14.9 (40)29:34.9 (39)
3422Paolo VenturaITA41:12.28:41.8 (29)20:05.4 (32)29:29.4 (36)
3563Alvar AlevEST41:12.58:34.4 (17)20:00.6 (29)29:20.5 (32)
3611Snorri EinarssonISL41:17.68:56.7 (53)20:31.4 (50)29:39.7 (43)
3719Antoine CyrCAN41:17.78:37.5 (21)20:11.2 (37)29:16.0 (29)
3827Scott PattersonUSA41:23.18:40.5 (27)19:59.6 (25)29:31.4 (37)
3921Imanol RojoESP41:24.28:39.0 (23)19:50.7 (22)29:12.2 (27)
406Yevgeny VelichkoKAZ41:27.38:46.0 (34)20:29.9 (49)29:39.3 (42)
414Shang JincaiCHN41:29.69:06.3 (60)20:32.2 (51)29:56.9 (47)
421Ben OgdenUSA41:29.88:49.2 (40)20:27.3 (46)29:42.7 (44)
439Ryo HiroseJPN41:30.58:41.2 (28)20:16.1 (43)29:25.3 (35)
4440Dario ColognaSUI41:39.98:28.9 (13)20:01.4 (30)29:58.8 (48)
4512Remi LindholmFIN41:40.08:40.3 (26)20:07.4 (34)29:43.7 (45)
4652Andrew MusgraveGBR41:44.78:36.6 (19)20:05.7 (33)29:39.2 (41)
4749Liu RongshengCHN41:51.79:01.8 (57)20:29.4 (48)30:00.1 (49)
4834Gus SchumacherUSA41:53.48:54.4 (50)20:14.9 (40)29:49.8 (46)
4917Richard JouveFRA41:56.68:19.9 (6)19:32.5 (15)29:09.9 (26)
5054Michal NovákCZE42:06.68:43.5 (31)20:14.2 (39)30:03.0 (51)
5130Andrew YoungGBR42:24.010:03.8 (87)20:39.2 (53)30:13.6 (53)
5261Maicol RastelliITA42:25.48:58.1 (55)20:34.1 (52)30:12.5 (52)
5328Jason RüeschSUI42:29.88:48.4 (38)20:21.7 (44)30:00.4 (50)
5413Petr KnopCZE42:34.48:53.4 (47)20:41.5 (54)30:25.0 (54)
552Miha LicefSLO42:43.49:27.6 (73)21:09.2 (63)30:57.4 (61)
5665Martin HimmaEST42:44.48:53.8 (48)20:42.2 (55)30:31.7 (55)
5743Badelihan HadesiCHN42:48.19:17.0 (66)21:10.7 (64)30:50.8 (58)
5872Peter MlynárSVK42:49.98:56.1 (52)20:49.1 (57)30:36.1 (56)
5979Thibaut De MarreBEL42:56.79:15.6 (65)21:16.9 (68)31:03.1 (62)
6055Mateusz HaratykPOL43:00.39:10.3 (61)21:16.4 (67)31:06.2 (63)
6159Mikayel MikayelyanARM43:09.18:52.3 (44)20:55.5 (59)30:55.2 (60)
628Raimo VīgantsLAT43:10.99:10.7 (62)21:02.5 (61)30:47.2 (57)
6373Ciren ZhanduiCHN43:22.28:58.7 (56)20:55.0 (58)30:51.5 (59)
6467Raul Mihai PopaROU43:25.38:54.5 (51)20:45.0 (56)31:12.8 (65)
6590Batmönkhiin AchbadrakhMGL43:29.99:17.8 (68)21:21.3 (69)31:10.8 (64)
6669J. C. SchoonmakerUSA43:31.69:05.5 (59)21:13.4 (65)31:15.4 (67)
6718Hiroyuki MiyazawaJPN43:47.58:53.9 (49)21:15.0 (66)31:14.7 (66)
6887Yahor ShpuntauBLR44:05.29:21.1 (69)21:33.6 (71)31:44.3 (70)
6976Vili ČrvSLO44:12.99:37.9 (76)21:36.4 (73)31:58.1 (73)
7077Henri RoosEST44:17.89:14.1 (64)21:08.1 (62)31:40.7 (69)
7174Miha ŠimencSLO44:20.88:56.8 (54)20:59.3 (60)31:32.9 (68)
7281Seve de CampoAUS44:21.29:27.3 (72)21:39.8 (74)31:49.9 (71)
7386Mark ChanloungTHA44:27.09:54.1 (81)22:02.9 (79)32:17.3 (75)
7475Roberts SlotiņšLAT44:44.89:22.3 (70)21:32.9 (70)31:51.3 (72)
7578Phil BellinghamAUS44:46.89:17.3 (67)21:41.8 (75)32:00.9 (74)
7689Lars VikAUS44:50.69:41.5 (77)21:55.4 (76)32:27.5 (78)
7771Oleksiy KrasovskyiUKR44:59.89:13.8 (63)21:34.2 (72)32:20.6 (77)
7847Ruslan PerekhodaUKR45:05.69:28.5 (74)21:58.6 (77)32:33.1 (79)
7945Kim Min-UKOR45:21.69:24.9 (71)21:58.9 (78)32:18.3 (76)
8080Ádám KónyaHUN45:48.99:45.5 (79)22:15.1 (80)32:53.9 (80)
8192Hugo HinckfussAUS46:05.99:48.4 (80)22:39.7 (82)33:16.7 (81)
8241Jeong Jong-WonKOR46:34.69:41.6 (78)22:22.1 (81)33:20.2 (82)
8382Tautvydas StroliaLTU46:53.110:03.3 (86)23:05.0 (83)34:06.9 (83)
8496Danyal Saveh ShemshakiIRI47:26.09:57.0 (82)23:19.5 (84)34:25.1 (84)
8585Marko SkenderCRO48:30.810:15.8 (88)23:47.9 (87)35:26.2 (87)
8684Franco dal FarraARG48:35.59:59.2 (85)23:29.0 (85)35:00.6 (86)
8753Strahinja ErićBIH48:38.39:58.7 (84)23:42.5 (86)34:52.2 (85)
8898José Manuel CabeçaPOR49:12.010:34.2 (90)24:28.8 (90)35:34.3 (88)
8994Timo GrönlundBOL49:27.010:58.8 (95)24:23.4 (89)35:52.7 (89)
9083Manex SilvaBRA50:35.110:42.9 (91)24:44.5 (92)36:29.3 (90)
9188Yonathan FernándezCHI50:36.610:55.0 (94)24:36.1 (91)36:32.3 (91)
9291Elie TawkLBN51:46.510:47.8 (93)25:11.9 (93)37:01.1 (92)
9393Aleksandar GrbovićMNE52:44.911:17.3 (96)25:34.8 (95)38:29.0 (93)
9499Jonathan SotoMEX53:30.010:44.5 (92)25:41.9 (96)38:40.0 (94)
9597Carlos QuintanaCOL55:41.911:45.2 (97)27:04.5 (97)40:24.9 (95)
DNF51Emre FıratTUR9:58.6 (83)24:02.4 (88)– (–)
DNF95Samuel IkpefanNGR10:24.0 (89)25:13.8 (94)– (–)
DNS3Jan PechoušekCZE– (–)– (–)– (–)DNS
DNS57Aliaksandr VoranauBLR– (–)– (–)– (–)DNS