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Individual, Men

Date13 – 14 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationHakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, Hakuba / Snow Harp, Hakuba
Participants48 from 14 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 event was held in markedly different conditions. The ski jumping was held on a beautiful day, while the ski relay was held in a rain that made the course conditions slushy and difficult to manage. The 1996-97 World Cup winner was Finland’s Samppa Lajunen, who was still only 17, but the 1997-98 World Cup leader was Norway’s Bjarte Engen Vik, who had won the bronze medal in the event in Lillehammer. In Nagano Vik took the lead in the jumping, over the unheralded Russian Valery Stolyarov. Lajunen was sixth, starting 1:03 in back of Vik in the skiing. On the soggy course, Vik stayed ahead throughout to win by 27.5 seconds. Lajunen caught Stolyarov three kilometers from the finish and they skied together into the stadium, where Lajunen passed him on the run-in to win the silver medal in a very close finish. Vik and Lajunen would share the next two World Cups, Vik winning in 1998-99 and Lajunen in 1999-2000, with Vik winning the next two World Championships. Vik would also become the only skier to win seven Nordic combined titles at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. Stolyarov never again won a major international medal individually, but helped Russia to the bronze medal in the team event at the 1999 World Championships.

PosSkierNOCMarginNormal Hill15 km
1Bjarte Engen VikNOR241.0 (1)41:21.1 (16)Gold
2Samppa LajunenFIN+27.5230.5 (6)40:45.6 (8)Silver
3Valery StolyarovRUS+28.2235.0 (2)41:13.3 (14)Bronze
4Kenji OgiwaraJPN+1:21.1226.0 (9)41:12.2 (13)
5Milan KučeraCZE+1:24.7228.0 (8)41:27.8 (17)
6Tsugiharu OgiwaraJPN+1:25.3232.5 (3)41:55.4 (23)
7Nicolas BalFRA+1:25.7218.5 (11)40:31.8 (5)
8Mario StecherAUT+1:48.8228.5 (7)41:54.9 (22)
9Sylvain GuillaumeFRA+2:21.4212.5 (16)40:51.5 (9)
10Dmitry SinitsynRUS+2:26.9213.5 (=14)41:03.0 (11)
11Hannu ManninenFIN+2:29.9207.0 (20)40:27.0 (4)
12Ronny AckermannGER+2:31.8209.5 (18)40:43.9 (7)
13Jens DeimelGER+2:35.2221.0 (10)41:56.3 (24)
14Ladislav RyglCZE+2:59.7204.5 (23)40:41.8 (6)
15Tapio NurmelaFIN+3:10.5213.5 (=14)41:46.6 (21)
16Fred Børre LundbergNOR+3:11.2205.0 (22)40:56.3 (10)
17Jean-Yves CuendetSUI+3:13.5206.0 (21)41:04.6 (12)
18Urs KunzSUI+3:32.1196.0 (32)40:23.2 (3)
19Christoph BielerAUT+3:34.4231.0 (5)43:55.5 (38)
20Todd LodwickUSA+3:36.3217.0 (13)42:33.4 (28)
21Felix GottwaldAUT+3:55.1190.0 (40)40:10.2 (2)
22Andrea LongoITA+4:05.1199.0 (30)41:14.2 (15)
23Junichi KogawaJPN+4:15.7232.0 (4)44:42.8 (42)
24Christoph EugenAUT+4:16.6199.5 (29)41:28.7 (18)
25Marco ZarucchiSUI+4:16.8185.5 (43)40:04.9 (1)
26Kristian HammerNOR+4:46.6203.5 (=24)42:22.7 (26)
27Jari MantilaFIN+4:49.5212.0 (17)43:16.6 (34)
28Andy HartmannSUI+4:57.4193.0 (38)41:30.5 (20)
29Fabrice GuyFRA+5:22.2201.5 (28)42:46.3 (30)
30Dave JarrettUSA+5:30.9195.0 (=34)42:16.0 (25)
31Ludovic RouxFRA+5:31.1202.5 (27)43:01.2 (32)
32Matthias LooßGER+5:33.1187.0 (41)41:30.2 (19)
33Magnar FreimuthEST+5:47.4194.5 (37)42:29.5 (27)
34Bill DemongUSA+5:57.8208.5 (19)44:03.9 (40)
35Jan MaturaCZE+6:13.9218.0 (12)45:17.0 (44)
36Tim TetreaultUSA+6:27.4190.5 (39)42:45.5 (29)
37Aleksey FadeyevRUS+6:58.6195.5 (33)43:46.7 (36)
38Satoshi MoriJPN+7:07.9195.0 (=34)43:53.0 (37)
39Jens SalumäeEST+7:15.1203.5 (=24)44:51.2 (43)
40Petr ŠmejcCZE+7:16.3195.0 (=34)44:01.4 (39)
41Roman PerkoSLO+7:46.3180.0 (46)43:01.4 (33)
42Kanstantsin KalinovskiBLR+8:17.1181.0 (45)43:38.2 (35)
43Siarhei ZakharenkaBLR+9:51.1158.0 (48)42:54.2 (31)
44Tambet PikkorEST+10:25.7165.5 (47)44:13.8 (41)
ACDenis TishaginRUS198.5 (31)– (AC)DNF
ACHalldor Skard, Jr.NOR186.0 (42)– (AC)DNF
ACJosef BuchnerGER203.0 (26)– (DNS)DNF
ACAgo MarkvardtEST181.5 (44)– (DNS)DNF