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Cross Country Skiing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Men's 50 kilometres

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Date Started: February 27, 1988
Date Finished: February 27, 1988

Gold: SWE Gunde Svan
Silver: ITA Maurilio De Zolt
Bronze: SUI Andi Grünenfelder

Summary

The 1987 World Champion was Maurilio De Zolt with Gunde Svan having won in 1985. In 1987-88 Svan was leading the World Cup chase and would win the season title. Both were late starters, with De Zolt off 64th and Svan 69th. When De Zolt started the pace was being set East Germany’s Holger Bauroth and Switzerland’s Andi Grünenfelder, neither of whom had done much in major internationals. At 15 km De Zolt was only in eighth place, but he moved up to third at the 25 km checkpoint. De Zolt would move into second at the 40 km check, but nobody could match Svan. The 1987 Holmenkollen champion was over 40 seconds ahead at 15 km and would extend his lead at each time check, eventually defeating De Zolt by over one minute. Grünenfelder’s bronze medal was considered a major upset. This was the fourth gold medal for Svan, after two at Sarajevo, and a gold in the relay in Calgary, and he would also win seven times at the Worlds. Svan later became a champion rallycross racer. De Zolt would repeat his silver at Albertville four years on, but would win a gold medal in “The Great Race,” the 1994 4 x 10 km relay.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Gunde Svan 26 Sweden SWE Gold 2-04:30.9 35:07.5 1 1-01:17.6 1 1-37:51.1 1
2 Maurilio De Zolt 37 Italy ITA Silver 2-05:36.4 36:11.7 8 1-02:26.6 3 1-39:19.0 2
3 Andi Grünenfelder 27 Switzerland SUI Bronze 2-06:01.9 35:57.1 3 1-02:25.1 2 1-39:34.4 3
4 Vegard Ulvang 24 Norway NOR 2-06:32.3 36:06.4 4 1-02:36.2 4 1-39:49.3 5
5 Holger Bauroth 23 East Germany GDR 2-07:02.4 35:48.6 2 1-02:38.2 5 1-39:40.3 4
6 Jan Ottosson 27 Sweden SWE 2-07:34.8 36:19.9 12 1-03:38.9 13 1-40:30.9 6
7 Kari Ristanen 29 Finland FIN 2-08:08.1 36:17.3 9 1-03:29.7 10 1-41:20.8 12
8 Uwe Bellmann 25 East Germany GDR 2-08:18.6 36:19.3 10 1-03:33.2 11 1-40:50.4 8
9 Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass 26 Norway NOR 2-08:20.0 36:44.0 19 1-03:49.1 14 1-41:02.7 9
10 Gianfranco Polvara 30 Italy ITA 2-08:40.3 36:19.6 11 1-03:24.3 9 1-41:17.8 11
11 Torgeir Bjørn 23 Norway NOR 2-08:41.0 36:35.1 15 1-03:54.5 16 1-41:47.7 16
12 Vladimir Sakhnov 26 Soviet Union URS 2-09:00.1 36:11.6 7 1-03:08.7 7 1-41:09.9 10
13 Giachem Guidon 26 Switzerland SUI 2-09:02.2 36:42.6 18 1-03:38.2 12 1-41:41.1 14
14 Jeremias Wigger 22 Switzerland SUI 2-09:05.3 36:48.3 21 1-04:16.7 19 1-42:07.3 17
15 Ladislav Švanda 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 2-09:08.1 36:11.5 6 1-02:55.7 6 1-40:43.3 7
16 Albert Walder 30 Italy ITA 2-09:19.6 36:09.4 5 1-03:18.0 8 1-41:32.7 13
17 Claude Pierrat 24 France FRA 2-09:54.9 36:56.8 23 1-04:21.7 20 1-42:23.7 18
18 Fausto Bormetti 22 Italy ITA 2-10:20.7 36:57.2 24 1-04:43.7 22 1-43:28.7 23
19 André Blatter 22 Austria AUT 2-10:43.6 36:40.3 17 1-03:53.0 15 1-41:43.1 15
20 Radim Nyč 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 2-10:46.3 37:29.0 33 1-05:24.2 32 1-43:29.2 24
21 Pierre Harvey 30 Canada CAN 2-10:54.8 37:19.8 27 1-05:03.9 25 1-43:24.0 21
22 Harri Kirvesniemi 29 Finland FIN 2-11:41.8 37:27.9 31 1-05:15.3 27 1-43:27.6 22
23 Petr Lisičan 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 2-11:44.4 36:38.5 16 1-04:09.9 18 1-42:45.9 19
24 Guy Balland 27 France FRA 2-11:58.7 37:54.0 37 1-05:50.3 37 1-43:30.8 25
25 Mikhail Devyatyarov 28 Soviet Union URS 2-12:01.7 37:28.9 32 1-05:42.3 34 1-44:14.6 29
26 Yury Burlakov 28 Soviet Union URS 2-12:02.2 37:15.9 26 1-05:13.6 26 1-44:04.9 26
27 Pavel Benc 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 2-12:08.4 36:34.7 14 1-03:58.0 17 1-42:47.4 20
28 Torgny Mogren 24 Sweden SWE 2-12:20.2 37:05.7 25 1-05:17.0 29 1-44:13.0 =27
29 Heikki Kivikko 24 Finland FIN 2-12:27.1 37:56.5 38 1-05:45.3 36 1-44:41.6 32
30 Janež Kršinar 25 Yugoslavia YUG 2-12:33.5 37:26.6 29 1-05:15.4 28 1-44:13.0 =27
31 Tor Håkon Holte 29 Norway NOR 2-12:56.6 37:35.4 34 1-06:13.2 38 1-45:00.1 37
32 Kazunari Sasaki 25 Japan JPN 2-13:09.6 37:50.9 36 1-05:45.0 35 1-44:44.6 36
33 Herbert Fritzenwenger 20 West Germany FRG 2-13:27.6 38:19.9 41 1-06:47.6 40 1-45:53.4 39
34 Georg Fischer 27 West Germany FRG 2-13:31.3 36:49.4 22 1-05:03.1 24 1-44:43.4 34
35 Markus Fähndrich 27 Switzerland SUI 2-13:33.2 37:20.2 28 1-05:21.5 31 1-44:43.6 35
36 Johann Standmann 24 Austria AUT 2-13:39.3 37:43.9 35 1-05:41.9 33 1-44:35.3 31
37 Dominique Locatelli 27 France FRA 2-13:56.8 38:05.5 39 1-06:33.1 39 1-46:05.2 40
38 Aleksey Prokurorov 23 Soviet Union URS 2-14:01.0 36:24.6 13 1-04:52.5 23 1-44:42.4 33
39 Tanayuki Yuki 27 Japan JPN 2-16:24.7 37:27.1 30 1-05:19.9 30 1-45:28.3 38
40 Atanas Simidchiev 24 Bulgaria BUL 2-17:02.4 36:45.8 20 1-04:43.6 21 1-44:18.3 30
41 Alois Schwarz 22 Austria AUT 2-17:03.5 38:24.7 42 1-07:42.7 42 1-48:26.6 42
42 Atsushi Egawa 21 Japan JPN 2-17:52.8 38:59.1 48 1-08:04.8 45 1-48:41.7 43
43 Dennis Lawrence 22 Canada CAN 2-17:55.7 38:48.0 45 1-07:51.3 43 1-48:42.4 44
44 Einar Ólafsson 25 Iceland ISL 2-18:21.9 38:56.9 47 1-07:56.1 44 1-48:53.8 45
45 Antti Ticklén 29 Finland FIN 2-18:41.8 38:16.4 40 1-07:12.9 41 1-47:35.1 41
46 Alain Masson 26 Canada CAN 2-19:21.7 38:35.6 43 1-08:09.6 46 1-49:22.2 46
47 Kevin Brochman 28 United States USA 2-19:45.5 39:21.1 49 1-08:36.6 47 1-49:49.8 48
48 Jun Jeung-Hae 23 South Korea KOR 2-20:50.8 39:26.5 51 1-09:03.3 50 1-49:46.0 47
49 Wayne Dustin 22 Canada CAN 2-21:31.8 38:55.0 46 1-09:12.9 51 1-50:11.7 49
50 Park Ki-Ho 23 South Korea KOR 2-22:36.4 39:25.8 50 1-09:01.0 49 1-50:53.6 50
51 Hong Kun-Pyo 22 South Korea KOR 2-23:13.6 39:51.4 52 1-09:30.0 52 1-51:29.4 51
52 Sašo Grajf 22 Yugoslavia YUG 2-23:47.1 38:46.3 44 1-08:40.0 48 1-51:56.2 53
53 Jordi Ribó 20 Spain ESP 2-24:10.4 40:33.6 55 1-10:08.7 53 1-51:30.3 52
54 Marty Watkins 26 Great Britain GBR 2-24:48.3 40:31.0 53 1-10:58.7 55 1-53:17.3 54
55 Ewan McKenzie 29 Great Britain GBR 2-24:58.2 41:57.2 59 1-12:36.3 59 1-53:52.5 57
56 Bill Spencer 31 United States USA 2-25:22.6 40:41.5 56 1-11:12.9 56 1-53:41.0 55
57 Ziitsagaany Ganbat 20 Mongolia MGL 2-26:22.0 41:28.0 58 1-12:09.2 58 1-54:46.1 59
58 José Giro 32 Spain ESP 2-27:05.8 40:59.7 57 1-11:36.6 57 1-54:16.8 58
59 Julio Moreschi 24 Argentina ARG 2-28:36.5 40:31.2 54 1-10:57.4 54 1-53:45.4 56
60 Dambajantsagiin Battulga 20 Mongolia MGL 2-30:33.7 42:15.9 60 1-13:57.1 60 1-58:24.3 60
61 Roberto Alvárez 28 Mexico MEX 3-22:25.1 52:52.9 61 1-34:26.8 61 2-33:20.4 61
AC Walter Kuß 22 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Jean-Luc Thomas 25 France FRA DNF
AC Alois Stadlober 25 Austria AUT DNF
AC Todor Makhov 26 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Mano Ketenzhiev 24 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Park Byung-Woo 18 South Korea KOR DNF
AC Thomas Wassberg 31 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Jon Engen 30 United States USA DNF
AC Dan Simoneau 29 United States USA DNF
DNS David Hislop 29 Australia AUS
DNS Milush Ivanchev 33 Bulgaria BUL
DNS Masaharu Yamazaki 19 Japan JPN
DNS Konstantin Ritter 23 Liechtenstein LIE