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Nordic Combined at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Lillehammer, Norway
Venue(s): Birkebeineren Ski Stadium, Lillehammer; Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, Lillehammer
Date Started: February 18, 1994
Date Finished: February 19, 1994
Format: Normal hill ski jumping and 15 kilometres skiing. Pursuit-style cross-country race, with skiers leaving in order of their finish in the ski jumping, so that final placement determined by final placement in cross-country ski race.

Gold: NOR Fred Børre Lundberg
Silver: JPN Takanori Kono
Bronze: NOR Bjarte Engen Vik

Summary

Japan’s Kenji Ogiwara was the heavy favorite, having won the 1993 World Championships, the 1992-93 seasonal World Cup, and leading the 1993-94 World Cup standings. He had lost only one competition all season leading into Lillehammer. Noway’s hopes rested on Fred Børre Lundberg, the 1991 World Champion who had been favored in Albertville, only to finish fourth. Ogiwara’s strength was jumping, but he finished only sixth on the hill, with Lundberg leading the ski jumping over Estonia’s Ago Markvardt, who was not considered a strong skier. Lundberg’s margin for the 15 km was 23 seconds over Markvardt but more importantly, 1:46 over Ogiwara. Lundberg skied conservatively, as everyone near him after the jumping was not considered strong enough to catch him in the cross-country. He placed eighth in the 15 km, but won the gold medal by 1:17.5. Ogiwara was only 11th in the skiing and dropped out of the medals, but the silver medal surprisingly went to his teammate, Takanori Kono, who had been fourth in the ski jumping and was able to move up to second, despite placing 13th in skiing. The bronze medalist, Norwegian Bjarte Engen Vik, would come back to win the gold medal in 1998 at Nagano. In fact the next four World Championships would be shared by Lundberg, Ogiwara, and Vik, with Lundberg winning in 1995, Ogiwara in 1997, and Vik in 1999 and 2001.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TM
1 Fred Børre Lundberg 24 Norway NOR Gold
2 Takanori Kono 24 Japan JPN Silver +1:17.5
3 Bjarte Engen Vik 22 Norway NOR Bronze +1:18.3
4 Kenji Ogiwara 24 Japan JPN +2:08.8
5 Ago Markvardt 24 Estonia EST +2:41.9
6 Hippolyt Kempf 28 Switzerland SUI +3:45.3
7 Jean-Yves Cuendet 23 Switzerland SUI +3:55.6
8 Trond Einar Elden 23 Norway NOR +4:02.8
9 Sylvain Guillaume 25 France FRA +4:10.5
10 Masashi Abe 28 Japan JPN +4:13.8
11 Knut Tore Apeland 25 Norway NOR +4:51.7
12 Allar Levandi 28 Estonia EST +5:13.0
13 Todd Lodwick 17 United States USA +5:13.3
14 Jari Mantila 22 Finland FIN +5:48.7
15 Andreas Schaad 28 Switzerland SUI +5:56.2
16 Dmytro Prosvirnin 27 Ukraine UKR +5:56.9
17 Fabrice Guy 25 France FRA +6:12.3
18 František Máka 25 Czech Republic CZE +6:18.3
19 Junichi Kogawa 22 Japan JPN +6:25.9
20 Topi Sarparanta 18 Finland FIN +6:47.8
21 Stanisław Ustupski 27 Poland POL +6:58.9
22 Thomas Abratis 26 Germany GER +7:40.8
23 Thomas Dufter 27 Germany GER +7:40.9
24 Magnar Freimuth 20 Estonia EST +7:50.1
25 Tapio Nurmela 19 Finland FIN +7:51.9
26 Michal Giacko 24 Slovakia SVK +7:54.6
27 Mario Stecher 16 Austria AUT +8:01.3
28 Étienne Gouy 20 France FRA +8:06.6
29 Ryan Heckman 19 United States USA +8:07.8
30 Tim Tetreault 23 United States USA +8:09.1
31 Milan Kučera 19 Czech Republic CZE +8:14.6
32 Zbyněk Pánek 21 Czech Republic CZE +8:16.1
33 Andrea Cecon 23 Italy ITA +8:17.2
34 Stéphane Michon 19 France FRA +8:18.2
35 Roland Braun 21 Germany GER +8:22.1
36 Dave Jarrett 23 United States USA +8:22.5
37 Felix Gottwald 18 Austria AUT +8:34.2
38 Hannu Manninen 15 Finland FIN +9:34.0
39 Ilmar Aluvee 24 Estonia EST +9:41.9
40 Georg Riedlsperger 24 Austria AUT +9:52.3
41 Robert Stadelmann 22 Austria AUT +10:15.7
42 Falk Schwaar 22 Germany GER +10:28.9
43 Valery Stolyarov 23 Russia RUS +10:46.3
44 Andrea Longo 22 Italy ITA +11:41.2
45 Stanislav Dubrovsky 19 Russia RUS +12:29.1
46 Markus Wüst 22 Switzerland SUI +13:18.8
47 Dmitry Dubrovsky 19 Russia RUS +13:19.7
48 Valery Kobelev 20 Russia RUS +14:04.6
49 Simone Pinzani 21 Italy ITA +14:18.8
50 Sergey Zakharenko 19 Belarus BLR +14:36.4
51 Jozef Bachleda 20 Slovakia SVK +14:36.5
52 Martin Bayer 21 Slovakia SVK +17:12.0
AC Miroslav Kopal 31 Czech Republic CZE DNF