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Individual, Men

Date9 – 10 February 2002
StatusOlympic
LocationSoldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park / Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah
Participants45 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.

There were several strong contenders. Finland’s Samppa Lajunen had won the World Cup in 1996-97 and 1999-2000 and was runner-up at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships. His biggest rival was Bjarte Engen Vik, who beat him at the 1999 and 2001 Worlds, and was the defending champion, but he had retired after the 2001 season. In his absence, Austrian Felix Gottwald was expected to challenge Lajunen, having won the 2000-01 World Cup. And in the 2001-02 World Cup, Gottwald was in a close battle for the lead with German Ronny Ackermann.

Lajunen’s teammate, Jaakko Tallus, was the leader in the jumping with 267.5 points, but Lajunen was only 8.5 back. Ackermann was fifth and Gottwald 11th after the jumps, both still in contention. Tallus went off 53 seconds ahead of Lajunen, 1:08 ahead of Ackermann, and with a 2:43 margin on Gottwald. Lajunen caught Tallus on the second lap (of three) and pulled ahead to win the gold medal by 24.7, Tallus hanging on for the silver. Gottwald had the fastest ski time, but never challenged either of the Finns, although he did move onto the podium for a bronze medal. Ackermann would finish fourth, but would best Gottwald in the 2001-02 World Cup race, and win that title again in 2002-03, as well as winning the 2003 World Championship.

PosSkierNOCMarginNormal Hill15 km
1Samppa LajunenFIN257.0 (3)38:18.7 (6)Gold
2Jaakko TallusFIN+24.7267.5 (1)39:36.4 (20)Silver
3Felix GottwaldAUT+54.8235.0 (11)37:23.5 (1)Bronze
4Ronny AckermannGER+1:16.1254.0 (5)39:19.8 (18)
5Björn KircheisenGER+1:44.2232.0 (=14)37:57.9 (5)
6Mario StecherAUT+2:19.1258.0 (2)40:42.8 (31)
7Todd LodwickUSA+2:27.7240.5 (7)39:24.4 (19)
8Kristian HammerNOR+2:29.1221.5 (=22)37:50.8 (3)
9Andy HartmannSUI+2:30.6236.5 (=9)39:07.3 (14)
10Nicolas BalFRA+2:31.6216.5 (27)37:28.3 (2)
11Kenji OgiwaraJPN+2:33.9233.0 (13)38:52.6 (11)
12Daito TakahashiJPN+2:49.5243.5 (6)40:01.2 (26)
13Andrej JezeršekSLO+2:51.2223.5 (=19)38:22.9 (8)
14Hannu ManninenFIN+3:09.4221.5 (=22)38:31.1 (9)
15Christoph BielerAUT+3:09.4255.0 (4)41:18.1 (37)
16Pavel ChuravýCZE+3:59.6228.5 (16)39:56.3 (25)
17Kevin ArnouldFRA+4:00.4236.5 (=9)40:37.1 (30)
18Matt DaytonUSA+4:00.6209.5 (=32)38:22.3 (7)
19Bill DemongUSA+4:06.4239.5 (8)40:58.1 (36)
20Christoph EugenAUT+4:14.4224.5 (18)39:51.1 (24)
21Sebastian HaseneyGER+4:25.3199.0 (38)37:54.0 (4)
22Preben Fjære BrynemoNOR+4:38.6212.0 (=30)39:12.3 (15)
23Aleksey BarannikovRUS+4:55.6227.0 (17)40:44.3 (32)
24Jan Rune GraveNOR+5:06.8207.0 (35)39:15.5 (16)
25Andreas HurschlerSUI+5:07.7198.0 (39)38:31.4 (10)
26Ludovic RouxFRA+5:10.6202.0 (37)38:54.3 (12)
27Aleksey TsvetkovRUS+5:16.5212.0 (=30)39:50.2 (23)
28Mikko KeskinarkausFIN+5:27.2209.0 (34)39:45.9 (22)
29Ronny HeerSUI+5:28.3222.0 (21)40:52.0 (34)
30Satoshi MoriJPN+5:28.9221.5 (=22)40:50.6 (33)
31Aleksey FadeyevRUS+5:37.3214.5 (28)40:24.0 (27)
32Johnny SpillaneUSA+5:53.8218.0 (26)40:57.5 (35)
33Gen TomiiJPN+6:03.7234.5 (12)42:30.4 (41)
34Georg HettichGER+6:06.1209.5 (=32)40:27.8 (28)
35Vladimir LyseninRUS+6:09.8195.0 (40)39:18.5 (17)
36Sverre RotevatnNOR+6:12.9189.5 (=41)38:54.6 (13)
37Frédéric BaudFRA+6:24.2206.0 (36)40:27.9 (29)
38Michal PšenkoSVK+6:54.5232.0 (=14)43:08.2 (42)
39Ladislav RyglCZE+6:54.8189.5 (=41)39:36.5 (21)
40Jens SalumäeEST+9:15.7220.5 (25)44:32.4 (43)
41Milan KučeraCZE+9:20.7182.0 (44)41:24.4 (39)
42Ivan RiederSUI+10:00.3186.5 (43)42:27.0 (40)
43Petr ŠmejcCZE+10:02.0223.5 (=19)45:33.7 (44)
44Siarhei ZakharenkaBLR+10:07.2171.5 (45)41:18.9 (38)
ACTambet PikkorEST213.0 (29)– (DNS)DNF