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Men's Large Hill, Individual

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah
Date Started: February 12, 2002
Date Finished: February 13, 2002

Gold: SUI Simon Ammann
Silver: POL Adam Małysz
Bronze: FIN Matti Hautamäki

Summary

The overwhelming favourite coming in to the Olympics was the 23 year old German Sven Hannawald. Hannawald had done the unprecedented feat of winning all four events of the Four Hills Tournament earlier in the year and was a runaway leader of the World Cup. It was true that he had suffered a shocking defeat to the unheralded Swiss Simon Ammann on the smaller hill but he was expected to bounce back and claim victory in this event. Again Amman proved a thorn in the side of the German favourite and the two man finished dead level after round one with the Pole Adam Małysz in close contact in third. As on the normal hill event it all came down to the final jumps of Ammann and Hannawald to decide the championships. Amman’s leap of 133 m was the best of the competition and heaped the pressure on his German rival. Hannawald could not match the Swiss jumper but his leap of 131 m would have been enough to win the silver medal had he not slipped on landing and lost valuable style points.

Małysz took a second medal of the games whilst the bronze went to Matti Hautamäki, who upheld Finland’s ski jumping tradition. Ammann, who had never won a World Cup event, thus became the third man to win the individual ski jumping double at an Olympic Winter Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Simon Ammann 20 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Adam Małysz 24 Poland POL Silver
3 Matti Hautamäki 20 Finland FIN Bronze
4 Sven Hannawald 27 Germany GER
5 Stefan Horngacher 32 Austria AUT
6 Andreas Küttel 22 Switzerland SUI
7 Kazuyoshi Funaki 26 Japan JPN
8 Martin Koch 20 Austria AUT
9 Janne Ahonen 24 Finland FIN
10 Martin Schmitt 24 Germany GER
11 Robert Kranjec 20 Slovenia SLO
12 Stephan Hocke 18 Germany GER
13 Peter Žonta 23 Slovenia SLO
14 Martin Höllwarth 27 Austria AUT
15 Primož Peterka 22 Slovenia SLO
16 Michael Uhrmann 23 Germany GER
17 Valery Kobelev 28 Russia RUS
18 Risto Jussilainen 26 Finland FIN
19 Roberto Cecon 30 Italy ITA
20 Masahiko Harada 33 Japan JPN
21 Andreas Widhölzl 25 Austria AUT
22 Damjan Fras 28 Slovenia SLO
23 Nicolas Dessum 24 France FRA
24 Hideharu Miyahira 28 Japan JPN
25 Anders Bardal 19 Norway NOR
26 Tommy Ingebrigtsen 24 Norway NOR
27 Sylvain Freiholz 27 Switzerland SUI
28 Emmanuel Chedal 19 France FRA
29 Robert Mateja 27 Poland POL
30 Stanislav Filimonov 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
31 Kim Hyeon-Gi 19 South Korea KOR
32 Roar Ljøkelsøy 25 Norway NOR
33 Rémi Santiago 21 France FRA
34 Alan Alborn 21 United States USA
35 Ildar Fatkullin 19 Russia RUS
36 Jan Mazoch 16 Czech Republic CZE
37 Veli-Matti Lindström 18 Finland FIN
38 Lars Bystøl 23 Norway NOR
39T Dmitry Chvykov 26 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
39T Tomisław Tajner 18 Poland POL
41 Noriaki Kasai 29 Japan JPN
42 Clint Jones 17 United States USA
43 Tomasz Pochwała 18 Poland POL
44 Jakub Janda 23 Czech Republic CZE
45 Marco Steinauer 25 Switzerland SUI
46 Choi Yong-Jik 19 South Korea KOR
47 Gang Chil-Gu 17 South Korea KOR
48 Maksim Polunin 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
49 Jens Salumäe 20 Estonia EST
50 Aleksandr Belov 20 Russia RUS
37 r1/2 Jan Matura 22 Czech Republic CZE
38 r1/2 Pavel Gayduk 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
39 r1/2 Georgi Zharkov 25 Bulgaria BUL
40 r1/2 Jaan Jüris 24 Estonia EST
41T r1/2 Choi Heung-Cheol 20 South Korea KOR
41T r1/2 Michal Doležal 23 Czech Republic CZE
43 r1/2 Brendan Doran 22 United States USA
44 r1/2 Florentin Durand 19 France FRA
45 r1/2 Andrey Lyskovets 27 Belarus BLR
46 r1/2 Aleksandr Korobov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
47 r1/2 Anton Kalinichenko 19 Russia RUS
48 r1/2 Glynn Pedersen 20 Great Britain GBR
49 r1/2 Volodymyr Hlyvka 28 Ukraine UKR
50 r1/2 Kakha Tsakadze 33 Georgia GEO
51 r1/2 Tommy Schwall 18 United States USA
52 r1/2 Tambet Pikkor 21 Estonia EST