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Nordic Combined at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's Sprint

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 21, 2006
Date Finished: February 21, 2006
Format: Large hill ski jumping (one jump) and 7.5 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: AUT Felix Gottwald
Silver: NOR Magnus Moan
Bronze: GER Georg Hettich

Summary

The last two World Champions were the surprising American Johnny Spillane in 2003, and Ronny Ackermann in 2005, who had been the best Nordic combined competitor since the 2002 Winter Olympics. But he had struggled in the individual at Torino, finishing only 18th. This event was contested 10 days after the individual competition. The leader after the jump was Georg Hettich, who had won the individual, and led the jumping in that event as well. But in the sprint, the skiing determined the gold and silver medalists. Felix Gottwald had been only 12th after the jump, but posted the fastest ski time to win the gold medal. Norway’s Magnus Moan, 13th on the hill, was second only to Gottwald skiing, and chased him across the line, finishing only 5.4 seconds back to win the silver medal. The medalists in the sprint were the same as they had been in the individual event, but the order was changed. Ackermann and Spillane were never factors, finishing 8th and 10th, respectively.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TM
1 Felix Gottwald 30 Austria AUT Gold
2 Magnus Moan 22 Norway NOR Silver +5.4
3 Georg Hettich 27 Germany GER Bronze +9.6
4 Jason Lamy-Chappuis 19 France FRA +22.5
5 Jaakko Tallus 24 Finland FIN +29.1
6 Petter Tande 20 Norway NOR +30.1
7 Björn Kircheisen 22 Germany GER +36.7
8 Ronny Ackermann 28 Germany GER +38.7
9 Todd Lodwick 29 United States USA +42.4
10 Johnny Spillane 25 United States USA +46.2
11 Anssi Koivuranta 17 Finland FIN +48.7
12 Hannu Manninen 27 Finland FIN +52.0
13 Michael Gruber 26 Austria AUT +54.3
14 Mario Stecher 28 Austria AUT +1:01.3
15 Daito Takahashi 25 Japan JPN +1:02.4
16 Giuseppe Michielli 20 Italy ITA +1:03.0
17 Ladislav Rygl 29 Czech Republic CZE +1:06.2
18 Norihito Kobayashi 23 Japan JPN +1:07.0
19 Akito Watabe 17 Japan JPN +1:08.3
20 Ronny Heer 25 Switzerland SUI +1:08.7
21 Andreas Hurschler 28 Switzerland SUI +1:12.6
22 Yosuke Hatakeyama 25 Japan JPN +1:14.0
23 Christoph Bieler 28 Austria AUT +1:15.0
24 Seppi Hurschler 22 Switzerland SUI +1:22.4
25 Bill Demong 25 United States USA +1:34.7
26 Tomáš Slavík 24 Czech Republic CZE +1:34.8
27 Nicolas Bal 27 France FRA +1:37.7
28 Kristian Hammer 29 Norway NOR +1:39.1
29 Sebastian Haseney 27 Germany GER +1:40.1
30 Jochen Strobl 26 Italy ITA +1:40.8
31 Pavel Churavý 28 Czech Republic CZE +1:40.9
32 Tambet Pikkor 25 Estonia EST +1:45.1
33 Ivan Fesenko 24 Russia RUS +2:01.6
34 Damjan Vtič 20 Slovenia SLO +2:06.9
35 Dmitry Matveyev 21 Russia RUS +2:08.1
36 Ivan Rieder 29 Switzerland SUI +2:13.0
37 Janne Ryynänen 18 Finland FIN +2:18.6
38 Daniele Munari 22 Italy ITA +2:34.1
39 Eric Camerota 21 United States USA +2:35.8
40 Håvard Klemetsen 27 Norway NOR +2:37.6
41 Jason Myslicki 28 Canada CAN +2:54.1
42 Aleksey Barannikov 30 Russia RUS +3:09.2
43 Sergey Maslennikov 23 Russia RUS +3:13.1
44 Davide Bresadola 17 Italy ITA +3:14.3
45 Serhiy Diachuk 25 Ukraine UKR +3:15.1
46 Max Thompson 21 Canada CAN +3:40.3
47 Aleš Vodseďálek 20 Czech Republic CZE +4:16.0
48 Volodymyr Trachuk 21 Ukraine UKR +5:28.8