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Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Combined

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Snowbasin Ski Resort, Huntsville, Utah
Date Started: February 13, 2002
Date Finished: February 13, 2002
Format: One downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: NOR Kjetil André Aamodt
Silver: USA Bode Miller
Bronze: AUT Benjamin Raich

Summary

The best combined skier ever was likely Norway’s Kjetil André Aamodt. Aamodt had won the combined World Cup four times prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics and would win it again in 2001-02. Aamodt had also been World Champion in the combined in 1997, 1999, and 2001. For the first time at the Winter Olympics the combined event was held on one day, with the downhill in the morning and the slalom in the afternoon. Aamodt placed fourth in the downhill, which was led by American Bode Miller. On the first slalom run, Miller and Aamodt skied cautiously, tying for fifth place. With the second run remaining, Aamodt led, followed by his teammate Lasse Kjus, Austrian Benjamin Raich in third, and Miller back in fifth place. On the final slalom run, Miller attacked the course, with a time more than one second ahead of Raich, who was second on the run, and Aamodt, in fourth on the run, 2.16 seconds back. Aamodt still hung on for the gold medal, though barely, but Miller moved up to second place, with Raich getting the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Kjetil André Aamodt 30 Norway NOR Gold 3:17.56
2 Bode Miller 24 United States USA Silver 3:17.84
3 Benjamin Raich 23 Austria AUT Bronze 3:18.26
4 Rainer Schönfelder 24 Austria AUT 3:18.67
5 Lasse Kjus 31 Norway NOR 3:19.80
6 Paul Accola 34 Switzerland SUI 3:22.26
7 Patrick Staudacher 21 Italy ITA 3:22.47
8 Jean-Philippe Roy 22 Canada CAN 3:22.68
9 Jernej Koblar 30 Slovenia SLO 3:23.47
10 Stanley Hayer 28 Czech Republic CZE 3:24.44
11 Kilian Albrecht 28 Austria AUT 3:24.95
12 Borek Zakouřil 25 Czech Republic CZE 3:25.20
13 Alessandro Fattori 28 Italy ITA 3:25.57
14 Andrey Filichkin 27 Russia RUS 3:28.14
15 Ross Green 24 Great Britain GBR 3:29.11
16 Stefan Georgiev 24 Bulgaria BUL 3:29.39
17 Darin McBeath 25 Canada CAN 3:29.57
18 Pavel Shestakov 21 Russia RUS 3:30.18
19 Jakub Fiala 26 United States USA 3:30.43
20 Jan Holický 28 Czech Republic CZE 3:31.15
21 Antoine Dénériaz 25 France FRA 3:31.97
22 Sergey Komarov 18 Russia RUS 3:32.03
23 Nicolás Arsel 19 Argentina ARG 3:36.58
24 Ivan Heimschild 21 Slovakia SVK 3:36.78
25 Mykola Skriabin 23 Ukraine UKR 3:41.06
AC Ondřej Bank 21 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Michael Walchhofer 26 Austria AUT DNF
AC Didier Défago 24 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Bruno Kernen 29 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Gregor Šparovec 24 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Gaëtan Llorach 28 France FRA DNF
AC Ed Podivinsky 31 Canada CAN DNF
AC Casey Puckett 29 United States USA DNF
AC Truls Ove Karlsen 26 Norway NOR DNF
AC Andrej Jerman 23 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Alex Heath 23 South Africa RSA DNF
AC Tahir Bisić 20 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH DNF
AC AJ Bear 25 Australia AUS DQ
AC Kurt Sulzenbacher 25 Italy ITA DNF
AC Maksim Kedrin 19 Russia RUS DNF
AC Agustín García 21 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Patrick-Paul Schwarzacher-Joyce 29 Ireland IRL DQ
AC Mitja Dragšič 22 Slovenia SLO DQ
AC Cristian Simari Birkner 21 Argentina ARG DQ
AC Craig Branch 24 Australia AUS DQ
AC Michal Rajčan 21 Slovakia SVK DQ
AC Angel Pumpalov 23 Bulgaria BUL DQ