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Singles, Men

Date10 – 11 February 2002
StatusOlympic
LocationUtah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah (Bobsleigh/Skeleton/Luge Track)
Participants50 from 23 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement.
Venue detailsCurves: 17
Length: 1317 m
Start Altitude: ?
Vertical Drop: 106 m

Since Nagano the trio of Germany’s Georg Hackl, Markus Prock of Austria and Armin Zöggeler of Italy had continued to dominate men’s luge almost to the exclusion of anyone else. The big difference this time was that Hackl was no longer the overwhelming force that he had been in previous years and Prock too was approaching the end of his career. Zöggeler , a Carabiniere from the Sud-Tirol had won the World Championships in the two previous seasons and was, in contrast to his rivals, at 28–years-old, approaching the peak of his career. The Italian held a narrow lead after the first run but Hackl was faster over the second and only 0.04 separated the two at the end of day one. The title was effectively decided on the third run as Hackl faltered and Zöggeler gained two tenths of a second on him. Although Hackl failed to win his fourth successive gold medal in this event his silver medal ensured his fifth successive medal of any colour. With the gold medal headed for Italy the other matter to decide was the fate of the bronze medal. Adam Heidt of the USA threatened to win America’s first ever Olympic singles medal but to the disappointment of the home crowd Markus Prock held on to add another medal, his third in his sixth Winter Olympics, to his collection. A record 50 men took part in this event with the Venezuelans Werner and Chris Hoeger providing a rare instance of a father and son combination competing against each other.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
110Armin ZöggelerITA2:57.94144.546 (1)44.521 (2)44.296 (2)44.578 (1)Gold
26Georg HacklGER2:58.27044.614 (2)44.494 (1)44.487 (6)44.675 (3)Silver
39Markus ProckAUT2:58.28344.698 (4)44.640 (3)44.271 (1)44.674 (2)Bronze
411Adam HeidtUSA2:58.60644.660 (3)44.750 (5)44.421 (4)44.775 (4)
55Albert DemchenkoRUS2:58.99644.756 (6)44.732 (4)44.534 (=7)44.974 (10)
67Karsten AlbertGER2:59.04644.718 (5)44.767 (6)44.467 (5)45.094 (16)
72Denis GeppertGER2:59.15444.846 (8)44.874 (10)44.417 (3)45.017 (11)
812Markus KleinheinzAUT2:59.21144.875 (10)44.857 (9)44.558 (9)44.921 (8)
93Wilfried HuberITA2:59.31944.851 (9)44.814 (8)44.611 (10)45.043 (12)
101Rainer MargreiterAUT2:59.63745.034 (15)45.076 (17)44.626 (11)44.901 (6)
1121Kyle ConnellyCAN2:59.72344.945 (12)44.922 (11)44.712 (13)45.144 (18)
1222Reinhold RainerITA2:59.75444.927 (11)44.801 (7)44.814 (19)45.212 (20)
1315Stefan HöhenerSUI2:59.80045.101 (17)45.254 (23)44.534 (=7)44.911 (7)
1420Chris MoffatCAN3:00.00045.116 (19)45.145 (19)44.651 (12)45.088 (15)
1517Johan RousseauFRA3:00.03344.999 (13)45.025 (14)44.766 (16)45.243 (21)
164Jaroslav SlávikSVK3:00.06345.104 (18)45.017 (13)44.762 (15)45.180 (19)
178Tony BenshoofUSA3:00.10244.776 (7)45.653 (29)44.787 (17)44.886 (5)
1823Yann FricheteauFRA3:00.17845.240 (21)45.009 (12)44.869 (20)45.060 (13)
1925Tyler SeitzCAN3:00.22145.051 (16)45.169 (20)44.756 (14)45.245 (22)
2013Viktor KneybRUS3:00.26545.333 (22)45.034 (15)44.796 (18)45.102 (17)
2118Aleksey GorlachovRUS3:00.56845.156 (20)45.131 (18)45.010 (22)45.271 (23)
2219Nauris SkraustiņšLAT3:00.68945.335 (23)45.389 (26)44.904 (21)45.061 (14)
2339Bengt WaldenSWE3:01.28645.455 (26)45.189 (21)45.081 (25)45.561 (26)
2416Reto GillySUI3:01.31146.220 (33)45.053 (16)45.079 (24)44.959 (9)
2530Mark HattonGBR3:01.56645.391 (24)45.509 (27)45.107 (26)45.559 (25)
2614Nick SullivanUSA3:02.09345.439 (25)45.309 (25)45.726 (29)45.619 (27)
2737Shigeaki UshijimaJPN3:02.09945.905 (29)45.260 (24)45.283 (27)45.651 (28)
2833Anders SöderbergSWE3:02.21446.624 (36)45.228 (22)45.064 (23)45.298 (24)
2924Guntis RēķisLAT3:02.70445.898 (28)45.644 (28)45.446 (28)45.716 (30)
3048Michal KvíčalaCZE3:04.27346.659 (37)45.932 (30)46.001 (33)45.681 (29)
3132Chris HoegerVEN3:04.31346.167 (31)46.097 (33)45.818 (32)46.231 (32)
3240Ion Cristian StanciuROU3:04.61446.176 (32)46.203 (34)46.080 (34)46.155 (31)
3331Shiva KeshavanIND3:04.98345.881 (27)45.977 (31)46.700 (40)46.425 (36)
3442Marian TicanROU3:05.29946.486 (35)46.346 (36)46.115 (35)46.352 (35)
3528Ľubomír MickSVK3:05.81847.207 (42)46.333 (35)45.803 (31)46.475 (38)
3636Lee Hak-JinKOR3:07.19946.942 (38)47.245 (41)46.558 (38)46.454 (37)
3729Patrick SingletonBER3:07.77247.015 (39)48.690 (45)45.769 (30)46.298 (33)
3835Liviu CepoiMDA3:07.94347.161 (40)47.353 (42)46.604 (39)46.825 (40)
3943Julio César CamachoVEN3:08.07547.193 (41)46.676 (37)47.627 (43)46.579 (39)
4047Werner HoegerVEN3:08.27847.234 (43)47.071 (40)46.934 (42)47.039 (41)
4150Rubén GonzálezARG3:12.80848.180 (46)47.819 (44)48.533 (45)48.276 (42)
4234Kim Min-GyuKOR3:13.80546.159 (30)47.656 (43)47.800 (44)52.190 (46)
4327Marcelo GonzálezARG3:14.55947.314 (44)46.931 (38)46.883 (41)53.431 (47)
4426Eugen RaduROU3:15.32756.608 (49)46.096 (32)46.299 (36)46.324 (34)
4544Ricardo RaschiniBRA3:16.64746.309 (34)46.977 (39)46.464 (37)56.897 (48)
4649Renato MizoguchiBRA3:19.90047.773 (45)50.036 (48)53.349 (48)48.742 (43)
4746Lin Chui-BinTPE3:23.71649.602 (47)50.328 (49)52.277 (47)51.509 (45)
4841Li Chia-HsunTPE3:25.98655.390 (48)49.092 (46)51.888 (46)49.616 (44)
AC38Mārtiņš RubenisLAT45.022 (14)49.671 (47)– (DNS)DNF
AC45Lee Chang-YongKOR– (AC)DNF