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Nordic Combined at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's Individual

Nordic Combined at the 2006 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): , Pragelato; Ski Jumping Stadium, Pragelato Plan
Date Started: February 11, 2006
Date Finished: February 11, 2006
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: GER Georg Hettich
Silver: AUT Felix Gottwald
Bronze: NOR Magnus Moan

Summary

Since the 2002 Winter Olympics, Germany’s Ronny Ackermann had won six medals at the World Championships, including the individual title in 2003 and 2005, and won three titles at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival. At Salt Lake City, he had won a silver medal in the sprint and the team event. But disaster struck on his first jump in Torino, landing at only 92.5 metres, 10½ less than Norway’s leader Petter Tande, and Ackermann stood 25.5 points behind. His second jump was little better, and he finished the jumping tied for 26th, 49 points, and 3:16 behind his teammate, Georg Hettich. Tande, the 2005 World Junior Champion, was in second after the second jump, starting two seconds behind Hettich in the 15 km. The other favorite was thought to be Finland’s Hannu Manninen, who had only medaled at the World Championships in the team event, but was the World Cup champion in 2003-04, 2004-05, and was leading in the current season. He placed eighth on the hill, and was 1:38 back starting the 15 km.

In the ski race, Hettich maintained his lead throughout, winning by 9.8 seconds over Austrian Felix Gottwald, who had placed 11th in the jumping, but was second in the skiing. Tande struggled in the cross-country, finishing only 22nd in that section, and dropping out of the medals, finishing fourth, passed by Austrian Felix Gottwald. He was passed by his teammate, Magnus Moan, who had been ninth in the jumping, but had the third-best ski time, which brought him onto the podium. Moan would place second in the World Cup in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Ackermann had a horrible event, placing 15th in skiing, and 18th overall, but he would again win the World Championships in 2007 and the World Cup in 2007-08. The other favorite, Manninen, finished only 14th in the 15 km, and dropped down to ninth place, even out of the diplomas.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TM
1 Georg Hettich 27 Germany GER Gold
2 Felix Gottwald 30 Austria AUT Silver +9.8
3 Magnus Moan 22 Norway NOR Bronze +16.2
4 Petter Tande 20 Norway NOR +16.3
5 Jaakko Tallus 24 Finland FIN +17.3
6 Sebastian Haseney 27 Germany GER +51.1
7 Björn Kircheisen 22 Germany GER +1:10.5
8 Todd Lodwick 29 United States USA +1:12.0
9 Hannu Manninen 27 Finland FIN +1:35.6
10 Sergey Maslennikov 23 Russia RUS +1:45.6
11 Jason Lamy-Chappuis 19 France FRA +1:49.4
12 Michael Gruber 26 Austria AUT +2:03.3
13 Christoph Bieler 28 Austria AUT +2:06.7
14 Giuseppe Michielli 20 Italy ITA +2:20.9
15 Bill Demong 25 United States USA +2:23.9
16 Norihito Kobayashi 23 Japan JPN +2:38.5
17 Antti Kuisma 27 Finland FIN +2:49.2
18 Ronny Ackermann 28 Germany GER +3:14.3
19 Mario Stecher 28 Austria AUT +3:14.6
20 Håvard Klemetsen 27 Norway NOR +3:15.9
21 Pavel Churavý 28 Czech Republic CZE +3:29.6
22 Seppi Hurschler 22 Switzerland SUI +3:33.8
23 Andreas Hurschler 28 Switzerland SUI +3:37.3
24 Ronny Heer 25 Switzerland SUI +3:42.4
25 Anssi Koivuranta 17 Finland FIN +3:52.7
26 Ludovic Roux 26 France FRA +3:58.0
27 Ivan Rieder 29 Switzerland SUI +4:14.0
28 Ivan Fesenko 24 Russia RUS +4:16.7
29 Aleksey Barannikov 30 Russia RUS +4:35.7
30 Johnny Spillane 25 United States USA +4:43.0
31 Nicolas Bal 27 France FRA +4:44.3
32 Yosuke Hatakeyama 25 Japan JPN +4:45.2
33 Tambet Pikkor 25 Estonia EST +4:55.3
34 Jochen Strobl 26 Italy ITA +4:57.7
35 Kristian Hammer 29 Norway NOR +5:06.2
36 Ladislav Rygl 29 Czech Republic CZE +5:14.1
37 Tomáš Slavík 24 Czech Republic CZE +5:14.8
38 Brett Camerota 21 United States USA +5:15.0
39 Daniele Munari 22 Italy ITA +5:21.7
40 Damjan Vtič 20 Slovenia SLO +5:52.3
41 Jason Myslicki 28 Canada CAN +6:36.4
42 François Braud 19 France FRA +7:17.7
43 Takashi Kitamura 28 Japan JPN +7:32.7
44 Max Thompson 21 Canada CAN +8:13.2
45 Serhiy Diachuk 25 Ukraine UKR +8:23.5
46 Alessandro Pittin 16 Italy ITA +9:05.6
47 Patrik Chlum 24 Czech Republic CZE +10:19.3
48 Volodymyr Trachuk 21 Ukraine UKR +12:10.6
AC Daito Takahashi 25 Japan JPN DNF
AC Dmitry Matveyev 21 Russia RUS DNF