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Skeleton, Men

Date18 – 19 February 2010
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Sliding Centre, Whistler
Participants28 from 17 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement. Top 20 after three runs qualified for final run.
Venue detailsCurves: 15
Length: 1450 m
Start Altitude: 928 m
Vertical Drop: 148 m

Sliding on their home track, the Canadians expected to win the gold medal, led by Jon Montgomery and Jeff Pain. Montgomery had been fourth at the 2009 World Championships and was fifth in the 2009-10 World Cup standings. But Latvian Martins Dukurs, leading the 2009-10 World Cup, had other ideas and took the lead on the first run with a track record of 52.32. Montgomery was second, but 0.28 behind, and although he had the fastest second and third runs, he still trailed Dukurs by 0.18 seconds going into the final run, with Russian Aleksandr Tretyakov, the 2008-09 World Cup champion and the bronze medalist at the 2009 World Championships, in third. But an outstanding time in the last run by Montgomery moved him ahead of Dukurs by 0.07 seconds to take the gold medal. Tretyakov did enough in his final run to hold on to his third place, 1.02 seconds behind Montgomery. In winning silver and bronze medals, Latvia and Russia won their first skeleton medals in the Olympics. Also noteworthy was the poor performance of the Germans Frank Rommel and Sandro Stielicke, who were second and third in the 2009-10 World Cup standings, but finished only seventh and 10th.

PosNrSliderNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
15Jon MontgomeryCAN3:29.7352.60 (2)52.57 (1)52.20 (1)52.36 (1)Gold
21Martins DukursLAT3:29.8052.32 (1)52.59 (2)52.28 (2)52.61 (2)Silver
38Aleksandr TretyakovRUS3:30.7552.70 (3)53.05 (8)52.30 (3)52.70 (=5)Bronze
44Tomass DukursLAT3:31.1352.94 (8)52.88 (4)52.62 (6)52.69 (4)
512Zach LundUSA3:31.2753.04 (10)52.85 (3)52.57 (5)52.81 (8)
66Kristan BromleyGBR3:31.3052.91 (7)52.89 (5)52.70 (8)52.80 (7)
72Frank RommelGER3:31.4052.90 (6)53.25 (12)52.55 (4)52.70 (=5)
815Matthias GuggenbergerAUT3:31.8152.75 (4)53.02 (6)53.03 (13)53.01 (10)
910Jeff PainCAN3:31.8653.03 (9)53.18 (10)53.00 (=11)52.65 (3)
103Sandro StielickeGER3:32.0853.18 (13)53.24 (11)52.64 (7)53.02 (11)
1114Ben SandfordNZL3:32.5953.11 (12)53.32 (14)52.90 (9)53.26 (16)
1217Sergey ChudinovRUS3:32.9553.64 (16)53.26 (13)53.13 (14)52.92 (9)
137Michi HalilovicGER3:33.1253.09 (11)53.87 (19)52.92 (10)53.24 (15)
149Eric BernotasUSA3:33.2753.23 (14)53.55 (15)53.33 (17)53.16 (13)
1521Grégory Saint-GeniesFRA3:33.3153.40 (15)53.16 (9)53.32 (16)53.43 (20)
1618Pascal OswaldSUI3:33.7553.77 (18)53.68 (17)53.00 (=11)53.30 (17)
1713John DalyUSA3:34.0154.08 (21)53.65 (16)53.23 (15)53.05 (12)
1816Adam PengillyGBR3:34.5153.75 (17)54.17 (22)53.36 (18)53.23 (14)
1923Shinsuke TayamaJPN3:35.1753.94 (19)53.84 (18)54.03 (21)53.36 (18)
2020Kazuhiro KoshiJPN3:35.2854.02 (20)54.10 (20)53.74 (19)53.42 (19)
2119Anže ŠetinaSLO2:42.6054.50 (23)54.35 (23)53.75 (20)
2227Jo In-HoKOR2:43.1654.46 (22)54.42 (24)54.28 (23)
2322Anthony DeaneAUS2:43.3554.55 (24)54.12 (21)54.68 (25)
2426Ander MirambellESP2:43.6254.77 (25)54.59 (25)54.26 (22)
2525Pat ShannonIRL2:44.9855.18 (26)55.20 (27)54.60 (24)
2628Nicola DroccoITA2:45.3455.77 (28)54.60 (26)54.97 (26)
2724Iain RobertsNZL2:52.7955.21 (27)57.58 (28)
AC11Michael DouglasCAN52.83 (5)53.04 (7)DQ1