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Cross Country Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Men's 15 kilometres

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): Veliko Polje, Igman
Date Started: February 13, 1984
Date Finished: February 13, 1984

Gold: SWE Gunde Svan
Silver: FIN Aki Karvonen
Bronze: FIN Harri Kirvesniemi

Summary

Defending champion Thomas Wassberg chose to save himself for the 50 km race and did not participate. His great rival from the 1980 games, Juha Mieto, who lost to Wassberg in 1980 by the closest possible margin, one one hundredth of a second, was present. The Finnish veteran, now 34, was still hoping for an Olympic gold medal. Another Finn, Harri Kirvesniemi, was in the lead after 5.8 km, six seconds ahead of the new 22-year-old Swedish cross-country star Gunde Svan. The Finns were doing well, Aki Karvonen in third position, only two seconds behind Svan, and Mieto followed in fourth place, ahead of the 30 km winner Nikolay Zimyatov. At the next intermediate checkpoint, Svan had taken over the lead, but it was very close. Kirvesniemi was in second and Karvonen in third place, only five and seven seconds behind the leader. Mieto was still fourth, 20 seconds behind. Zimyatov had slowed down to eighth, 50 seconds behind the young Swedish leader. In the final stages of the race Svan skied brilliantly, maintaining the Swedish tradition and secured his country’s sixth Olympic gold medal at the distance. Karvonen finished stronger than Kirvesniemi and was rewarded with the silver medal, Mieto once again missed the podium in fourth place. The Norwegian Ove Aunli finished with the fifth best time, but was disqualified for using skating strokes over the last 200 m.

In 1984, Gunde Svan was at the dawn of a great career which would last for seven more seasons. He remains, thru 2009, the youngest male Olympic cross-country champion of all time, being 22 years, 1 month and 1 day old when he won the 1984 15 km race. Closest to him is Thomas Alsgaard from Norway, who won the 1994 30 km race when he was 22 years, 1 month and 4 days old.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1 Gunde Svan 22 Sweden SWE Gold 41:25.6 17:54.7 2 29:55.3 1
2 Aki Karvonen 26 Finland FIN Silver 41:34.9 17:56.7 3 30:02.2 3
3 Harri Kirvesniemi 25 Finland FIN Bronze 41:45.6 17:48.7 1 30:00.8 2
4 Juha Mieto 34 Finland FIN 42:05.8 18:07.8 4 30:15.0 4
5 Vladimir Nikitin 24 Soviet Union URS 42:31.6 18:25.4 13 30:51.2 9
6 Nikolay Zimyatov 28 Soviet Union URS 42:34.5 18:14.0 5 30:45.6 7
7 Uwe Bellmann 21 East Germany GDR 42:35.8 18:30.3 15 30:53.3 10
8 Tor Håkon Holte 25 Norway NOR 42:37.4 18:24.9 12 30:44.4 6
9 Maurilio De Zolt 33 Italy ITA 42:40.0 18:23.0 9 30:38.8 5
10 Oleksandr Batiuk 24 Soviet Union URS 42:42.2 18:17.5 6 30:55.7 12
11 Andi Grünenfelder 23 Switzerland SUI 42:45.7 18:22.4 7 31:00.7 15
12 Giachem Guidon 22 Switzerland SUI 42:45.9 18:47.3 =19 31:06.3 17
13 Kari Härkönen 24 Finland FIN 42:49.3 18:23.8 =10 30:58.0 13
14 Giorgio Vanzetta 24 Italy ITA 42:54.9 18:22.6 8 30:54.0 11
15 Sven-Erik Danielsson 24 Sweden SWE 42:55.9 18:32.9 16 31:03.5 16
16 Aleksandr Zavyalov 28 Soviet Union URS 42:59.0 18:28.1 14 30:46.1 8
17 Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass 22 Norway NOR 42:59.7 18:23.8 =10 30:59.5 14
18 Dan Simoneau 25 United States USA 43:03.4 18:40.5 17 31:17.9 19
19 Benny Kohlberg 29 Sweden SWE 43:21.5 18:44.8 18 31:20.7 20
20 Geir Holte 24 Norway NOR 43:23.3 18:48.0 21 31:13.0 18
21 Pierre Harvey 26 Canada CAN 43:36.4 18:50.6 23 31:29.3 21
22 Torgny Mogren 20 Sweden SWE 43:39.4 18:53.4 25 31:36.5 24
23 Uwe Wünsch 20 East Germany GDR 43:49.9 18:48.8 22 31:33.9 22
24 Giulio Capitanio 31 Italy ITA 43:50.8 18:54.1 26 31:35.7 23
25 Alois Stadlober 21 Austria AUT 43:51.6 18:52.3 24 31:44.6 29
26 Frank Schröder 21 East Germany GDR 43:52.1 18:56.7 =28 31:44.0 28
27 Bill Koch 28 United States USA 43:53.7 18:57.0 30 31:43.9 27
28 Konrad Hallenbarter 30 Switzerland SUI 44:00.3 19:00.2 31 31:50.0 32
29 Miloš Bečvář 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 44:00.8 18:47.3 =19 31:39.5 25
30 Stefan Dotzler 23 West Germany FRG 44:02.6 18:56.7 =28 31:41.8 26
31 Dominique Locatelli 23 France FRA 44:07.5 19:23.4 35 32:03.9 33
32 Markus Fähndrich 23 Switzerland SUI 44:08.0 19:00.3 32 31:46.9 30
33 Franz Schöbel 27 West Germany FRG 44:11.1 19:01.3 33 31:49.5 31
34 Gianfranco Polvara 26 Italy ITA 44:35.7 18:54.3 27 32:06.7 34
35 Ivo Čarman 24 Yugoslavia YUG 45:04.0 19:35.4 39 32:29.6 36
36 Józef Łuszczek 28 Poland POL 45:04.8 19:29.0 38 32:38.2 39
37 Josef Schneider 26 West Germany FRG 45:08.7 19:37.1 41 32:36.0 38
38 Atanas Simidchiev 20 Bulgaria BUL 45:17.0 19:25.2 36 32:44.7 40
39 Tim Caldwell 30 United States USA 45:21.2 19:18.9 34 32:29.5 35
40 Dušan Đurišič 22 Yugoslavia YUG 45:24.6 19:28.4 37 32:33.8 37
41 Karsten Brandt 25 East Germany GDR 45:40.1 19:52.7 48 33:02.0 42
42 Konstantin Ritter 19 Liechtenstein LIE 45:41.5 19:47.5 43 33:01.3 41
43 Hideaki Yamada 23 Japan JPN 45:42.3 19:45.2 42 33:03.2 43
44 Jean-Denis Jaussaud 21 France FRA 45:44.4 19:55.8 49 33:09.1 44
45 José Giro 28 Spain ESP 45:50.3 20:05.7 53 33:13.8 47
46 Pavel Benc 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 46:03.8 19:36.6 40 33:15.0 48
47 Kazunari Sasaki 21 Japan JPN 46:04.8 19:49.4 44 33:13.5 46
48 Sašo Grajf 18 Yugoslavia YUG 46:21.1 20:05.1 52 33:31.0 52
49 Einar Ólafsson 21 Iceland ISL 46:21.7 19:49.6 45 33:10.6 45
50 Satoshi Sato 22 Japan JPN 46:25.5 19:52.5 47 33:25.2 50
51 Svetoslav Atanasov 23 Bulgaria BUL 46:28.9 20:23.0 57 33:42.5 56
52 Milush Ivanchev 29 Bulgaria BUL 46:30.1 20:04.9 51 33:20.5 49
53 Andreas Gumpold 22 Austria AUT 46:34.5 19:52.1 46 33:31.5 =53
54 Todd Boonstra 21 United States USA 46:36.5 20:23.6 58 33:48.5 57
55 Gottlieb Konráðsson 22 Iceland ISL 46:37.8 20:00.5 50 33:31.5 =53
56 Yusei Nakazawa 21 Japan JPN 46:38.6 20:13.6 54 33:29.7 51
57 John Spotswood 23 Great Britain GBR 46:53.7 20:16.5 55 33:41.5 55
58 Mark Moore 22 Great Britain GBR 47:03.2 20:17.0 56 33:53.8 58
59 David Hislop 25 Australia AUS 47:25.5 20:38.1 59 34:02.9 59
60 Mike Dixon 21 Great Britain GBR 48:18.6 20:54.3 60 34:38.5 60
61 Miguel Prat 28 Spain ESP 48:30.6 21:03.7 61 34:39.8 61
62 Park Ki-Ho 19 South Korea KOR 48:55.6 21:09.2 63 35:22.5 64
63 Marty Watkins 22 Great Britain GBR 49:08.7 21:19.2 65 35:27.6 65
64 Chris Allen 24 Australia AUS 49:14.5 21:13.0 64 35:21.5 63
65 Luvsandashiin Dorj 40 Mongolia MGL 49:17.8 21:07.9 62 35:16.6 62
66 Song Shi 25 China CHN 49:42.1 21:39.3 67 35:57.1 67
67 Li Xiaoming 26 China CHN 50:03.3 21:28.6 66 35:56.3 66
68 Lin Guanghao 24 China CHN 50:26.1 22:00.4 68 36:32.2 68
69 Zhu Dianfa 19 China CHN 50:42.3 22:11.1 69 36:38.9 69
70 Nihattin Koca 18 Turkey TUR 51:58.7 22:16.6 70 37:26.6 71
71 Kim Bo-Nam 22 South Korea KOR 52:04.4 22:36.7 71 37:24.3 70
72 Norberto von Baumann 19 Argentina ARG 52:08.9 22:37.3 72 37:50.1 72
73 Julio Moreschi 20 Argentina ARG 52:19.1 23:17.5 74 38:07.6 73
74 Erhan Dursun 22 Turkey TUR 53:40.3 23:11.0 73 38:44.3 74
75 Ricardo Holler 21 Argentina ARG 54:34.6 23:45.7 75 39:21.9 75
76 Martín Pearson 21 Argentina ARG 54:50.0 23:53.9 76 39:22.3 76
77 Dimitrios Biliouris 20 Greece GRE 56:07.7 24:00.9 77 40:21.5 77
78 Lazaros Tosounidis 20 Greece GRE 57:09.7 24:26.0 78 40:37.9 78
79 Arturo Kinch 27 Costa Rica CRC 58:42.9 25:12.4 79 42:19.1 79
80 Ueng Ming-Yih 31 Chinese Taipei TPE 1-00:10.6 26:34.0 80 43:32.6 80
81 Chang Kun-Shung 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 1-02:57.7 26:59.7 81 44:35.8 81
82 Andrea Sammaritani 26 San Marino SMR 1-03:05.3 27:42.9 83 45:12.9 82
83 Wang Chi-Hing 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 1-03:17.0 27:09.6 82 45:17.3 83
AC Muzaffer Selçuk 22 Turkey TUR DNF
AC Jochen Behle 23 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Dondogiin Gankhuyag 22 Mongolia MGL DQ
AC Vangansürengiin Renchinkhorol 23 Mongolia MGL DQ
AC Cho Sung-Hoon 19 South Korea KOR DQ
AC Jože Klemenčič 21 Yugoslavia YUG DQ
AC Ove Aunli 27 Norway NOR DQ
AC Pürevjavyn Batsükh 28 Mongolia MGL [50:35.2] DQ