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Ski Jumping at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah
Date Started: February 10, 2002
Date Finished: February 10, 2002

Gold: SUI Simon Ammann
Silver: GER Sven Hannawald
Bronze: POL Adam Małysz

Summary

The 2001-02 season had dominated by Germany’s Sven Hannawald who had become the first man in the fifty-year history of the tournament to perform the remarkable feat of winning a clean sweep of the Four Hills Tournament. If he was to be challenged in Salt Lake City then conventional thinking said that this challenge might come from 2001 world champion Adam Małysz of Poland.

Although he had performed consistently throughout the season few would have picked the bespectacled Swiss Simon Ammann to feature but he led the way after the first round as his superior style marks helped him push into a small lead. With Małysz having already guaranteed a rare winter medal for Poland only Hannawald and Amman were left to jump. Although the German’s leap was half-a-metre longer than Amman’s it failed to close the points deficit and Switzerland’s first Olympic ski jumping title was confirmed.

Final Standings

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