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Cross Country Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Men's 30 kilometres

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): Veliko Polje, Igman
Date Started: February 10, 1984
Date Finished: February 10, 1984

Gold: URS Nikolay Zimyatov
Silver: URS Aleksandr Zavyalov
Bronze: SWE Gunde Svan

Summary

The race was marred by bad weather conditions, heavy snowfall and a strong wind. The surprise 1982 World Champion at the distance, Sweden’s Thomas Eriksson, was not able to qualify for the 1984 Olympics. Nikolay Zimyatov, the triple gold medalist in cross-country skiing at the 1980 games, was not on the Soviet team for the 1982 World Championships, and kept a low international profile in the years before the 1984 Games, but in January 1984 he won the Soviet 30 km Championships, and was selected for the Olympic team. At 30 km, the opening distance of the 1984 Games, Zimyatov showed that he was a man for big Olympic occasions. At the first intermediate time (6.8 km) he was in the lead, 17 seconds ahead of his teammate Aleksandr Zavyalov, with another Soviet skier, 22-year-old Vladimir Sakhnov, in fourth place, 32 seconds behind the leader. The only man who was able to split the Soviet trio was Sweden’s new cross-country star, Gunde Svan, lying third two seconds ahead of Sakhnov. For the rest of the race the situation among the leading quartet was unchanged. At the last intermediate point, 8 km from home, Zimyatov had extended his lead to 46 seconds over Zavyalov, Svan only nine seconds behind. Zimyatov comfortably won his fourth Olympic gold medal with a margin of 27 seconds over his teammate Zavyalov. Svan, with the strongest finish, was only nine seconds behind Zavyalov in third place. Finland’s best was Aki Karvonen in fifth place, over two minutes behind the winner, and the silver medalist from the 1982 World Championships, Norway’s Lars Erik Eriksen followed in sixth, almost another half a minute behind.

With four Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing, Zimyatov was now equal to two other cross-country skiers: the great Swede Sixten Jernberg (1964) and the cross-country queen of the 1970s, Galina Kulakova.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Nikolay Zimyatov 28 Soviet Union URS Gold 1-28:56.3 21:20.8 1 43:48.0 1 1-05:50.3 1
2 Aleksandr Zavyalov 28 Soviet Union URS Silver 1-29:23.3 21:37.7 2 44:07.9 2 1-06:36.0 2
3 Gunde Svan 22 Sweden SWE Bronze 1-29:35.7 21:51.3 3 44:29.3 3 1-06:45.1 3
4 Vladimir Sakhnov 22 Soviet Union URS 1-30:30.4 21:53.2 4 44:36.5 4 1-07:08.8 4
5 Aki Karvonen 26 Finland FIN 1-30:59.7 21:59.7 6 44:45.5 5 1-07:32.3 5
6 Lars Erik Eriksen 29 Norway NOR 1-31:24.8 22:07.6 7 45:10.4 9 1-08:01.3 6
7 Harri Kirvesniemi 25 Finland FIN 1-31:37.4 21:53.4 5 44:47.7 6 1-08:05.3 7
8 Juha Mieto 34 Finland FIN 1-31:48.3 22:24.2 15 45:35.0 11 1-08:25.9 9
9 Maurilio De Zolt 33 Italy ITA 1-31:58.7 22:18.9 11 45:47.0 15 1-08:32.2 11
10 Uwe Bellmann 21 East Germany GDR 1-31:59.3 22:22.6 13 45:21.0 10 1-08:30.1 10
11 Yury Burlakov 24 Soviet Union URS 1-32:19.6 22:12.7 9 45:38.2 12 1-08:36.1 12
12 Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass 22 Norway NOR 1-32:20.6 22:29.7 18 45:43.4 14 1-08:45.6 13
13 Jan Lindvall 33 Norway NOR 1-32:23.3 22:20.4 12 45:09.5 7 1-08:46.5 14
14 Thomas Wassberg 27 Sweden SWE 1-32:25.3 22:09.1 8 45:09.9 8 1-08:25.2 8
15 Jochen Behle 23 West Germany FRG 1-32:58.7 22:30.8 19 46:03.1 18 1-09:18.7 16
16 Jan Ottosson 23 Sweden SWE 1-33:01.3 22:31.0 20 46:03.8 19 1-09:17.8 15
17 Kari Ristanen 25 Finland FIN 1-33:02.6 22:38.9 24 46:13.8 22 1-09:33.8 21
18 Dominique Locatelli 23 France FRA 1-33:25.3 22:29.0 17 46:06.0 20 1-09:28.4 18
19 Andi Grünenfelder 23 Switzerland SUI 1-33:26.4 22:23.3 14 45:41.2 13 1-09:25.8 17
20 Giachem Guidon 22 Switzerland SUI 1-33:28.3 22:49.4 28 46:41.3 27 1-09:58.8 24
21T Pierre Harvey 26 Canada CAN 1-33:44.4 22:36.6 22 46:32.6 25 1-09:49.8 22
21T Bill Koch 28 United States USA 1-33:44.4 22:50.1 29 46:10.6 21 1-09:51.3 23
23 Torgny Mogren 20 Sweden SWE 1-33:52.0 22:45.8 26 46:30.6 24 1-10:00.7 25
24 Giorgio Vanzetta 24 Italy ITA 1-33:54.3 22:14.1 10 45:55.3 16 1-09:32.8 20
25 Uwe Wünsch 20 East Germany GDR 1-34:13.9 22:28.2 16 46:21.9 23 1-10:10.9 26
26 Giulio Capitanio 31 Italy ITA 1-34:22.6 22:46.0 27 46:48.0 29 1-10:29.0 27
27 Miloš Bečvář 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-34:37.2 22:31.8 21 45:58.4 17 1-09:29.7 19
28 Konrad Hallenbarter 30 Switzerland SUI 1-35:23.2 23:16.2 35 46:53.2 30 1-10:59.7 30
29 Dan Simoneau 25 United States USA 1-35:50.7 22:38.5 23 46:44.7 28 1-10:38.8 28
30 Karsten Brandt 25 East Germany GDR 1-35:54.8 23:13.5 34 47:29.4 33 1-11:33.5 32
31 Franz Gattermann 28 Austria AUT 1-36:03.9 23:05.6 31 47:04.0 31 1-11:30.3 31
32 Oddvar Brå 32 Norway NOR 1-36:23.4 23:20.5 37 47:52.8 36 1-11:57.6 35
33 Peter Zipfel 27 West Germany FRG 1-36:26.6 22:57.9 30 46:38.1 26 1-10:51.7 29
34 Pavel Benc 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-36:30.3 23:12.0 33 47:55.5 37 1-11:46.1 34
35 Peter Juric 25 Austria AUT 1-37:06.6 23:45.0 41 48:03.5 38 1-12:30.9 37
36 Jim Galanes 27 United States USA 1-37:21.2 22:41.3 25 47:14.7 32 1-11:40.6 33
37 Stefan Dotzler 23 West Germany FRG 1-37:39.9 23:16.3 36 47:36.7 34 1-12:36.4 38
38 Jože Klemenčič 21 Yugoslavia YUG 1-37:40.1 23:50.3 42 48:23.5 41 1-12:55.1 40
39 Gottlieb Konráðsson 22 Iceland ISL 1-37:48.2 24:00.1 46 48:26.0 42 1-12:57.8 41
40 Ivo Čarman 24 Yugoslavia YUG 1-38:09.6 23:21.5 38 48:15.7 40 1-12:49.5 39
41 Józef Łuszczek 28 Poland POL 1-38:11.7 23:07.8 32 47:47.7 35 1-12:26.3 36
42 Jean-Denis Jaussaud 21 France FRA 1-38:48.1 24:12.1 49 48:50.3 46 1-13:52.4 44
43 Frank Schröder 21 East Germany GDR 1-39:01.4 23:29.4 39 48:14.3 39 1-13:21.7 42
44 Dušan Đurišič 22 Yugoslavia YUG 1-39:04.6 23:44.4 40 48:46.2 44 1-13:34.3 43
45 Milush Ivanchev 29 Bulgaria BUL 1-39:16.4 24:10.1 48 48:56.4 47 1-14:11.1 48
46 Daniel Sandoz 23 Switzerland SUI 1-39:18.6 23:52.6 43 49:06.2 49 1-14:16.7 49
47 Kevin Brochman 24 United States USA 1-39:24.6 23:57.6 45 48:33.1 43 1-14:02.3 47
48 Svetoslav Atanasov 23 Bulgaria BUL 1-39:25.8 24:17.7 51 48:59.0 48 1-13:59.8 46
49 Einar Ólafsson 21 Iceland ISL 1-39:32.2 23:52.8 44 48:49.4 45 1-13:55.8 45
50 Mark Moore 22 Great Britain GBR 1-40:22.2 24:03.9 47 49:10.2 50 1-14:39.8 50
51 Janež Kršinar 21 Yugoslavia YUG 1-40:45.5 24:24.8 52 49:35.8 51 1-15:01.2 51
52 Andrew Rawlin 23 Great Britain GBR 1-41:33.9 24:42.7 54 49:51.9 53 1-15:28.2 53
53 Khristo Barzanov 27 Bulgaria BUL 1-41:39.9 25:00.9 58 50:01.8 54 1-15:42.7 54
54 John Spotswood 23 Great Britain GBR 1-42:23.3 24:17.2 50 49:45.1 52 1-15:09.0 52
55 Luvsandashiin Dorj 40 Mongolia MGL 1-43:03.1 24:46.5 55 50:17.1 55 1-16:01.9 55
56 José Giro 28 Spain ESP 1-43:18.8 24:53.7 56 50:36.7 58 1-16:37.0 56
57 David Hislop 25 Australia AUS 1-43:46.2 25:00.0 57 50:33.2 57 1-16:56.9 57
58 Stephen Daglish 26 Great Britain GBR 1-44:04.3 24:34.6 53 50:26.8 56 1-16:57.0 58
59 Chris Allen 24 Australia AUS 1-45:07.7 25:16.0 59 51:40.3 59 1-18:15.0 60
60 Park Ki-Ho 19 South Korea KOR 1-45:41.9 25:43.0 60 51:50.3 60 1-18:11.2 59
61 Vangansürengiin Renchinkhorol 23 Mongolia MGL 1-47:04.0 26:02.2 62 52:32.9 62 1-19:28.8 61
62 Song Shi 25 China CHN 1-47:13.5 26:15.0 64 53:10.4 65 1-20:08.7 64
63 Dondogiin Gankhuyag 22 Mongolia MGL 1-47:32.5 26:25.0 66 53:20.8 66 1-19:57.9 62
64 Li Xiaoming 26 China CHN 1-47:32.6 26:15.8 65 52:45.2 63 1-20:02.8 63
65 Miguel Prat 28 Spain ESP 1-48:46.3 25:57.1 61 52:32.6 61 1-20:21.4 65
66 Cho Sung-Hoon 19 South Korea KOR 1-50:32.1 26:04.1 63 53:02.4 64 1-21:31.8 66
67 Ricardo Holler 21 Argentina ARG 2-02:00.4 29:41.0 67 1-00:03.1 67 1-30:59.7 67
68 Alejandro Baratta 24 Argentina ARG 2-09:33.1 31:10.8 68 1-02:59.8 68 1-35:51.0 68
69 Andrea Sammaritani 26 San Marino SMR 2-26:55.9 33:13.7 69 1-05:45.9 69 1-40:50.6 69
AC Alfred Runggaldier 22 Italy ITA DQ
AC Arturo Kinch 27 Costa Rica CRC DQ
AC Pürevjavyn Batsükh 28 Mongolia MGL [1-48:18.8] [26:01.7] AC [52:37.8] AC [1-19:12.8] AC DQ