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Individual, Men

Date27 – 28 February 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationCanada Olympic Park, Calgary / Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants43 from 13 countries
FormatNormal hill ski jumping and 15 kilometres skiing. Pursuit-style cross-country race, with skiers leaving in order of their finish in the ski jumping, so that final placement determined by final placement in cross-country ski race.

The World Cup in 1986-87 had been won by Norway’s Torbjørn Løkken, who was also World Champion in 1987. At the time of the 1988 Winter Olympics Løkken and Germany’s Klaus Sulzenbacher were in a closely fought battle for the World Cup lead, with Sulzenbacher slightly ahead. The event was marred by bad weather that caused a postponement of the ski jumping, and both sections were held on the same day. Sulzenbacher took the lead in the ski jumping with 228.5, well ahead of Hubert Schwarz with Hippolyt Kempf in third place. Løkken had taken himself out of it with 199.4, and was in 19th place. In the ski race, the first one ever conducted at the Winter Olympics in the Gundersen Method, Sulzenbacher started 1:02.0 ahead of Schwarz, 1:10.7 ahead of Kempf, with Løkken well back at 3:14.0. Løkken crushed the field in the ski, finishing in 37:39.0, over 37 seconds ahead of Kempf. But it would bring him only to sixth place. Kempf’s second in the ski was what he needed, as he caught Sulzenbacher 2.3 km from the finish and pulled ahead to win by 19.0 seconds. Kempf had been third in the 1986-87 World Cup and would again place third in 1988-89. Sulzenbacher would win the 1987-88 season World Cup.

PosSkierNOCMarginNormal Hill15 km
1Hippolyt KempfSUI217.9 (3)38:16.8 (2)Gold
2Klaus SulzenbacherAUT+19.0228.5 (1)39:46.5 (17)Silver
3Allar LevandiURS+1:04.3216.6 (4)39:12.4 (12)Bronze
4Uwe PrenzelGDR+1:10.7207.6 (13)38:18.8 (4)
5Andreas SchaadSUI+1:12.5207.2 (14)38:18.0 (3)
6Torbjørn LøkkenNOR+1:25.5199.4 (19)37:39.0 (1)
7Miroslav KopalTCH+1:32.5208.7 (12)38:48.0 (8)
8Marko FrankGDR+1:48.1209.4 (10)39:08.2 (11)
9Thomas PrenzelGDR+1:50.6215.5 (5)39:51.4 (20)
10Vasily SavinURS+1:55.4203.7 (17)38:37.5 (6)
11Trond Arne BredesenNOR+2:15.1215.2 (6)40:13.9 (23)
12Andrey DundukovURS+2:53.6194.0 (26)38:31.1 (5)
13Hubert SchwarzFRG+3:08.3219.2 (2)41:33.8 (33)
14Sergey NikiforovURS+3:15.5191.8 (30)38:38.3 (7)
15Pasi SaapunkiFIN+3:16.6193.3 (28)38:49.4 (9)
16Jukka YlipulliFIN+3:28.1196.7 (24)39:23.6 (14)
17Sami LeinonenFIN+3:30.9202.4 (18)40:04.4 (22)
18Tadeusz BafiaPOL+3:32.5211.3 (8)41:05.3 (29)
19Joe HollandUSA+3:35.0210.4 (9)41:01.8 (28)
20Fabrice GuyFRA+3:54.9192.1 (29)39:19.7 (13)
21Ladislav PatrášTCH+3:57.4196.8 (23)39:53.5 (21)
22Klaus OfnerAUT+3:58.8208.9 (11)41:15.6 (31)
23Hallstein BøgsethNOR+4:11.9197.7 (22)40:14.0 (24)
24Hansjörg AschenwaldAUT+4:28.0214.1 (7)42:19.5 (40)
25Thomas MüllerFRG+4:35.2190.4 (31)39:48.7 (18)
26Knut Leo AbrahamsenNOR+4:38.7204.1 (16)41:23.5 (32)
27Ján KlimkoTCH+4:38.8198.1 (21)40:43.6 (26)
28Hans-Peter PohlFRG+4:56.4204.3 (15)41:42.5 (36)
29Hermann WeinbuchFRG+4:58.9179.6 (39)39:00.4 (10)
30František RepkaTCH+5:02.6184.1 (34)39:34.1 (16)
31Masashi AbeJPN+5:03.6182.5 (36)39:24.4 (15)
32Xavier GirardFRA+5:23.4193.9 (27)41:00.2 (27)
33Jouko ParviainenFIN+5:32.1198.9 (20)41:42.2 (35)
34Günther CsarAUT+5:58.7196.2 (25)41:50.8 (37)
35Fredy GlanzmannSUI+6:11.3180.1 (=37)40:16.1 (25)
36Kazuoki KodamaJPN+6:12.7187.7 (32)41:08.2 (30)
37Hideki MiyazakiJPN+6:13.3175.8 (41)39:49.4 (19)
38Jon ServoldCAN+7:04.6187.1 (33)41:56.1 (38)
39Jean-Pierre BohardFRA+7:08.4183.2 (35)41:33.9 (34)
40Todd WilsonUSA+8:03.1180.1 (=37)42:07.9 (39)
41Gary CrawfordUSA+14:45.2135.8 (43)43:54.7 (41)
ACFrancis RepellinFRA159.9 (42)– (AC)DNF
ACStefan SpäniSUI178.6 (40)– (DNS)DNF
DNSHans JohnstoneUSA– (DNS)