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30 kilometres, Classical, Men

Date15 February 1988 — 9:50
StatusOlympic
LocationCanmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants90 from 32 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 112 m
Intermediate 1: 10.0 km
Intermediate 2: 20.0 km
Maximum Climb: 62 m
Total Climbing: 1194 m

The 1987 World Champion was Thomas Wassberg of Sweden but he would improbably finish 42nd in this race. His teammate Gunde Svan was leading the World Cup standings in 1987-88, and would later win the title, but he would finish only 10th, still the leading Swede, as the team had waxing problems in Calgary that would only be resolved when they won the relay. The leader at the early checkpoints was Soviet skier Vladimir Smirnov who was 10.5 seconds ahead of Vegard Ulvang at the 10 km check, and still led at 20 km, by then 8.9 seconds clear of Aleksey Prokurorov, with Ulvang another 11.5 seconds back. But Prokurorov would finish the fastest in the final 10 km to win the gold medal, Smirnov placing second and Ulvang a safe third. During his long career Prokurorov would also win the World Championship at this distance in 1997 and a bronze in 1995. Smirnov would win a medal at 30 km at the next four World Championships, gold in 1989 and 1995, silver in 1993, and bronze in 1991. This was his only Olympic gold medal but he would four titles at the World Championships. This was Ulvang’s only medal in Calgary but he would win four medals and three golds in Albertville in 1992, and in the next four years he would win the 50 km three times at Holmenkollen. He would also medal three times in this event at the World Championships, with silvers in 1989 and 1993, and a bronze in 1991.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)
128Aleksey ProkurorovURS1-24:26.327:30.4 (3)55:52.3 (2)Gold
278Vladimir SmirnovURS1-24:35.127:11.9 (1)55:43.4 (1)Silver
380Vegard UlvangNOR1-25:11.627:22.4 (2)56:03.8 (3)Bronze
471Mikhail DevyatyarovURS1-25:31.327:35.7 (4)56:28.3 (4)
577Giorgio VanzettaITA1-25:37.227:43.9 (6)56:41.3 (7)
654Pål Gunnar MikkelsplassNOR1-25:44.627:37.9 (5)56:31.7 (5)
749Gianfranco PolvaraITA1-26:02.727:59.1 (9)56:49.0 (8)
874Marco AlbarelloITA1-26:09.127:44.4 (7)56:33.3 (6)
933Harri KirvesniemiFIN1-26:59.628:02.2 (10)57:14.3 (9)
1082Gunde SvanSWE1-27:30.828:12.7 (12)57:53.8 (11)
1118Torgny MogrenSWE1-27:55.728:40.3 (16)58:10.4 (13)
121Yury BurlakovURS1-28:02.428:24.7 (13)58:13.4 (15)
1345Giachem GuidonSUI1-28:05.928:37.4 (14)58:11.2 (14)
1487Pierre HarveyCAN1-28:21.727:59.0 (8)57:44.0 (10)
1590Uwe BellmannGDR1-28:37.228:04.3 (11)58:03.2 (12)
1657Jan OttossonSWE1-28:51.729:14.9 (24)59:01.0 (18)
1727Ladislav ŠvandaTCH1-28:55.128:39.7 (15)58:39.8 (17)
1824Alois SchwarzAUT1-29:34.429:11.6 (23)59:22.3 (23)
1964Aki KarvonenFIN1-29:49.528:42.5 (17)58:37.3 (16)
2026Kazunari SasakiJPN1-29:59.229:11.0 (22)59:15.3 (20)
2146Tor Håkon HolteNOR1-29:59.529:02.4 (20)59:21.6 (22)
2256Holger BaurothGDR1-30:03.428:45.8 (18)59:06.3 (19)
2334Jochen BehleFRG1-30:08.328:56.7 (19)59:16.3 (21)
2416Guy BallandFRA1-30:20.429:41.3 (34)59:42.1 (25)
2515Radim NyčTCH1-30:34.429:20.7 (28)59:41.5 (24)
268Jeremias WiggerSUI1-30:47.129:18.3 (27)59:48.4 (26)
275Kari RistanenFIN1-31:05.229:09.9 (21)59:53.4 (27)
2810Svetoslav AtanasovBUL1-31:15.729:37.6 (32)1-00:17.4 (31)
2988Petr LisičanTCH1-31:23.129:35.1 (31)1-00:16.3 (30)
3070Jürg CapolSUI1-31:35.829:17.0 (26)1-00:08.3 (28)
313Martin HoleNOR1-31:47.529:16.2 (25)1-00:10.8 (29)
3268Martin PetrásekTCH1-31:56.129:34.2 (30)1-00:39.4 (35)
3363Alois StadloberAUT1-32:00.029:27.0 (29)1-00:30.5 (33)
3451Janež KršinarYUG1-32:02.130:04.3 (42)1-01:07.1 (38)
3552Yves BilodeauCAN1-32:17.829:48.0 (=37)1-00:36.3 (34)
3669Ivan SmilenovBUL1-32:26.929:46.2 (36)1-00:46.2 (36)
3791Atsushi EgawaJPN1-32:35.429:41.1 (33)1-01:10.5 (39)
3822Silvano BarcoITA1-32:41.829:42.0 (35)1-00:25.9 (32)
3920Al PilcherCAN1-33:04.729:53.9 (40)1-00:55.9 (37)
4065Stefan DotzlerFRG1-33:06.129:55.1 (41)1-01:15.6 (40)
4132Todor MahovBUL1-33:25.529:52.3 (39)1-01:46.1 (42)
4243Thomas WassbergSWE1-34:07.630:22.6 (47)1-01:40.7 (41)
4381Claude PierratFRA1-34:15.630:05.2 (43)1-01:55.6 (44)
4414Johann StandmannAUT1-34:24.830:54.6 (55)1-02:37.8 (49)
4553Chris HeberleAUS1-34:25.630:22.4 (46)1-02:04.4 (45)
4637Wayne DustinCAN1-34:37.830:28.7 (48)1-02:14.0 (46)
4755Benjamin EberleLIE1-34:53.830:48.9 (50)1-02:40.8 (50)
4884Mano KetenzhievBUL1-34:57.030:15.4 (44)1-02:16.5 (47)
4973Dan SimoneauUSA1-35:21.429:48.0 (=37)1-01:53.8 (43)
5058Dominique LocatelliFRA1-35:40.030:53.6 (52)1-03:02.3 (52)
5112Jon EngenUSA1-35:41.930:50.3 (51)1-02:55.7 (51)
5275Jari LaukkanenFIN1-35:51.630:15.6 (45)1-02:37.7 (48)
5323Sašo GrajfYUG1-36:19.230:42.2 (49)1-03:19.5 (53)
5436John SpotswoodGBR1-36:42.731:12.2 (58)1-03:31.1 (54)
5560Park Ki-HoKOR1-36:43.930:53.7 (53)1-03:38.2 (55)
5625Kevin BrochmanUSA1-37:07.131:34.4 (59)1-04:10.2 (58)
5772Tanayuki YukiJPN1-37:11.930:53.9 (54)1-04:03.8 (56)
587Konstantin RitterLIE1-37:47.631:10.0 (56)1-04:04.1 (57)
592José GiroESP1-38:01.531:36.3 (60)1-04:32.6 (59)
6019Jun Jeung-HaeKOR1-38:05.331:59.5 (62)1-05:02.0 (61)
6113Marty WatkinsGBR1-38:30.332:01.4 (63)1-04:57.4 (60)
6242David HislopAUS1-38:48.832:28.0 (68)1-05:37.2 (66)
6347Gábor MayerHUN1-39:03.532:21.6 (67)1-05:23.0 (65)
6431Zhao JunCHN1-39:13.932:28.6 (69)1-05:15.9 (62)
6561Einar ÓlafssonISL1-39:56.331:12.0 (57)1-05:18.6 (64)
6662Patrick WintertonGBR1-39:57.632:05.0 (64)1-05:56.4 (67)
6789Ewan McKenzieGBR1-40:06.732:48.7 (72)1-06:25.2 (69)
6840Patrick RemyFRA1-40:24.531:48.3 (61)1-05:18.3 (63)
6948Dambajantsagiin BattulgaMGL1-40:41.332:39.4 (71)1-06:19.5 (68)
704Khristos TitasGRE1-41:25.733:23.5 (76)1-07:15.1 (73)
7144Julio César MoreschiARG1-41:40.333:39.6 (77)1-07:32.8 (75)
7266Ziitsagaany GanbatMGL1-42:24.232:20.3 (66)1-06:32.6 (70)
7329Hong Kun-PyoKOR1-43:26.432:49.3 (73)1-07:19.3 (74)
7435Patrick HaslerLIE1-43:26.732:37.9 (70)1-07:04.1 (72)
7576Cho Sung-HoonKOR1-43:30.333:09.3 (74)1-08:14.5 (76)
7667Thanasis TsakirisGRE1-43:55.133:11.2 (75)1-08:40.3 (77)
7711Masaharu YamazakiJPN1-43:58.332:11.7 (65)1-06:45.5 (71)
7886Saim KocaTUR1-44:55.734:24.8 (80)1-09:15.9 (78)
7950Abdullah YılmazTUR1-46:48.234:16.2 (79)1-10:08.9 (80)
806Dag BurgosGUA1-47:38.534:08.2 (78)1-09:50.7 (79)
8117Fikret ÖrenTUR1-49:30.235:06.9 (82)1-12:34.0 (82)
8241Nikos AnastasiadisGRE1-50:10.734:57.6 (81)1-12:18.9 (81)
8330Ricardo BurgosGUA1-51:19.435:33.6 (83)1-12:57.7 (83)
8459Erhan DursunTUR1-56:10.735:56.4 (84)1-14:32.6 (84)
8521Roberto ÁlvarezMEX2-09:34.840:55.5 (85)1-23:46.3 (85)
869Andrea SammaritaniSMR2-15:07.742:34.7 (87)1-27:47.3 (86)
8739Arturo KinchCRC2-16:20.242:08.7 (86)1-28:36.3 (87)
AC79Andi GrünenfelderSUI– (–)– (–)DNF
AC85Joe GalanesUSA– (–)– (–)DNF
AC38Jordi RibóESP– (–)– (–)DNF
DNS83Markus GandlerAUT– (–)– (–)