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Team Sprint, Freestyle, Men

Date22 February 2010
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants44 from 22 countries
FormatTwo-man teams, each skiing three alternate legs of approximately 1,500 metres.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 1,580 m
Height Differential: 25 m
Maximum Climb: 25 m
Total Climbing: 51 m

Norway had won the 2009 World Championship, but that team was Ola Vigen Hattestad and Johan Kjølstad, while in Vancouver they were represented by Petter Northug and Øystein Pettersen, as Pettersen stood in for Hattestad, who withdew on the morning of the race with a sore throat. The drama in this event started in the second semi-final heat when Teodor Peterson (SWE) slipped and broke his ski pole in the closing stages, thus eliminating Sweden, one of the favorites, when they could only finish eighth. The drama didn’t finish there as Leonid Korneyenko (BLR), leading in the approach to the finish line, took the wrong course, which resulted in the elimination of the Belarus team. The final itself was also exciting, coming down to Germany, Russia, and Norway contesting the race for the medals. Axel Teichmann (GER) made a break for home on the last lap, only to be caught by Aleksey Petukhov (RUS) and Norway’s Northug. Just before the final straight Northug overtook and pulled away from the other two skiers to win relatively comfortably. In a close contest for the silver and bronze medals, Teichmann just held on from Petukhov to claim the silver medal by 0.2 seconds. Northug was the men’s cross-country star in Vancouver, winning two golds and four medals.

PosTeamNOC
1Øystein Pettersen / Petter NorthugNORGold
2Tim Tscharnke / Axel TeichmannGERSilver
3Nikolay Morilov / Aleksey PetukhovRUSBronze
4Devon Kershaw / Alex HarveyCAN
5Nikolay Chebotko / Aleksey PoltoraninKAZ
6Dušan Kožíšek / Martin KoukalCZE
7Vincent Vittoz / Cyril MirandaFRA
8Cristian Zorzi / Renato PasiniITA
9Torin Koos / Andy NewellUSA
10Lasse Paakkonen / Ville NousiainenFIN
11Eligius Tambornino / Dario ColognaSUI
12Maciej Kreczmer / Janusz KrężelokPOL
13Nobu Naruse / Yuichi OndaJPN
14Ivan Bátory / Michal MalákSVK
15Marcus Hellner / Teodor PetersonSWE
16Anti Saarepuu / Peeter KümmelEST
17Paul Pepene / Petrică HogiuROU
18Modestas Vaičiulis / Mantas StroliaLTU
19Sun Qinghai / Xu WenlongCHN
20Ben Sim / Paul MurrayAUS
ACAndrew Musgrave / Andrew YoungGBRDNF
ACSiarhei Dalidovich / Leanid KarneyenkaBLRDNF

Semi-Finals (22 February 2010 — 11:35)

First 3 teams in each heat plus the four fastest losers qualify for final.

Heat 1 (11:35)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
11Russian FederationRUS18:47.6Q
1-1Nikolay Morilov3:11.33:10.52:59.6
1-2Aleksey Petukhov3:07.93:04.23:14.1
22NorwayNOR18:48.5Q
2-1Øystein Pettersen3:11.73:10.93:00.0
2-2Petter Northug3:06.73:04.73:14.5
35GermanyGER18:48.9Q
5-1Tim Tscharnke3:11.63:09.22:59.6
5-2Axel Teichmann3:07.53:06.43:14.6
44CanadaCAN18:49.2q
4-1Devon Kershaw3:12.13:10.12:58.9
4-2Alex Harvey3:06.73:05.63:15.8
56FinlandFIN18:54.3q
6-1Lasse Paakkonen3:12.83:11.43:04.6
6-2Ville Nousiainen3:07.33:04.03:14.2
67PolandPOL19:07.2
7-1Maciej Kreczmer3:12.43:10.53:14.2
7-2Janusz Krężelok3:07.33:05.63:17.2
711SlovakiaSVK19:07.5
11-1Ivan Bátory3:12.83:10.03:04.2
11-2Michal Malák3:08.33:07.33:24.9
83EstoniaEST19:27.6
3-1Anti Saarepuu3:13.03:10.73:18.4
3-2Peeter Kümmel3:07.33:04.83:33.4
99LithuaniaLTU19:43.1
9-1Modestas Vaičiulis3:13.73:11.93:16.5
9-2Mantas Strolia3:06.63:15.43:39.0
108People's Republic of ChinaCHN19:43.6
8-1Sun Qinghai3:13.33:09.93:28.3
8-2Xu Wenlong3:07.73:07.23:37.2
AC10Great BritainGBRDNF
10-1Andrew Musgrave3:12.33:07.03:18.0
10-2Andrew Young3:24.33:54.1

Heat 2 (12:00)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
116Czech RepublicCZE18:43.1Q
16-1Dušan Kožíšek3:10.43:06.43:01.0
16-2Martin Koukal3:01.93:06.83:16.6
213United StatesUSA18:43.7Q
13-1Torin Koos3:09.13:07.32:58.8
13-2Andy Newell3:02.83:07.33:18.4
319FranceFRA18:43.8Q
19-1Vincent Vittoz3:08.13:05.82:58.8
19-2Cyril Miranda3:03.63:08.43:19.1
415ItalyITA18:43.9q
15-1Cristian Zorzi3:08.43:06.92:59.4
15-2Renato Pasini3:02.53:08.43:18.3
517KazakhstanKAZ18:45.3q
17-1Nikolay Chebotko3:08.73:06.12:58.9
17-2Aleksey Poltoranin3:03.63:08.63:19.4
612SwitzerlandSUI18:54.6
12-1Eligius Tambornino3:10.13:10.73:25.7
12-2Dario Cologna2:59.53:02.43:06.2
718JapanJPN18:54.8
18-1Nobu Naruse3:08.43:05.03:05.6
18-2Yuichi Onda3:04.83:12.33:18.7
814SwedenSWE19:06.5
14-1Marcus Hellner3:07.82:57.12:55.8
14-2Teodor Peterson3:14.43:11.03:40.4
922RomaniaROU19:09.2
22-1Paul Pepene3:09.83:06.13:12.5
22-2Petrică Hogiu3:03.83:11.53:25.5
1020AustraliaAUS19:57.0
20-1Ben Sim3:09.93:04.03:09.6
20-2Paul Murray3:05.73:21.44:06.4
AC21BelarusBLRDNF
21-1Siarhei Dalidovich3:09.03:06.12:56.9
21-2Leanid Karneyenka3:03.93:11.0

Final Round (22 February 2010 — 13:29)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
12NorwayNOR19:01.0
2-1Øystein Pettersen3:18.93:05.03:07.0
2-2Petter Northug3:14.73:11.93:03.5
25GermanyGER19:02.3
5-1Tim Tscharnke3:18.53:03.03:04.7
5-2Axel Teichmann3:16.13:12.63:07.4
31Russian FederationRUS19:02.5
1-1Nikolay Morilov3:17.53:04.73:07.3
1-2Aleksey Petukhov3:17.33:11.33:04.4
44CanadaCAN19:07.3
4-1Devon Kershaw3:17.83:04.03:05.5
4-2Alex Harvey3:17.33:12.23:10.5
517KazakhstanKAZ19:07.5
17-1Nikolay Chebotko3:18.33:03.83:08.0
17-2Aleksey Poltoranin3:15.93:12.33:09.2
616Czech RepublicCZE19:13.8
16-1Dušan Kožíšek3:19.63:08.33:10.0
16-2Martin Koukal3:15.93:07.43:12.6
719FranceFRA19:18.7
19-1Vincent Vittoz3:19.13:02.43:01.2
19-2Cyril Miranda3:15.83:20.53:19.7
815ItalyITA19:21.1
15-1Cristian Zorzi3:17.73:04.43:06.7
15-2Renato Pasini3:17.93:11.93:22.5
913United StatesUSA19:21.6
13-1Torin Koos3:18.63:03.13:10.2
13-2Andy Newell3:16.93:12.13:20.7
106FinlandFIN19:50.8
6-1Lasse Paakkonen3:17.63:09.33:25.9
6-2Ville Nousiainen3:17.83:06.93:33.3