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Nordic Combined at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Men's Large Hill / 10 km, Individual

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Date Started: February 25, 2010
Date Finished: February 25, 2010
Format: Large hill ski jumping (one jump) and 10 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: USA Bill Demong
Silver: USA Johnny Spillane
Bronze: AUT Bernhard Gruber

Summary

The jumping began in fog, and after 31 athletes had made their way down the large hill, it had to be re-started an hour later. This hurt Frenchman Jason Lamy-Chappuis , who had already won the normal hill gold medal and was leading the World Cup competition coming into Vancouver. Lamy-Chappuis had the best early jump on the hill, but after the re-start he placed only 29th and could not make up enough ground. The jumping was finally led by Austrian Bernhard Gruber. But he was caught almost from the start of the ski run by American Johnny Spillane, who had been second in jumping. They were soon joined by another United States’ skier, Bill Demong, who had placed sixth on the large hill. On the final lap, Spillane fell, which hurt his chances. Demong and Gruber were virtually tied as they entered the stadium with about 500 metres to go, but Demong had far more left in his legs and powered ahead to win by over 10 seconds ahead of Gruber. Gruber, exhausted by his effort, was also passed by Spillane as the Americans finished 1-2. It was the culmination of a great Winter Olympics for the USA Nordic combined team. Prior to Vancouver, no American had won an Olympic medal in this sport, but in 2010, they won gold and silver on the large hill, silver on the normal hill (Spillane), and a silver in the team event. This was not considered an upset, however, as Demong had been World Champion in the large hill event in 2009, Spillane had won that event in 2003, and Todd Lodwick was 2009 World Champion in the normal hill and mass start event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TM
1 Bill Demong 29 United States USA Gold
2 Johnny Spillane 29 United States USA Silver +4.0
3 Bernhard Gruber 27 Austria AUT Bronze +10.8
4 Hannu Manninen 31 Finland FIN +33.1
5 Pavel Churavý 32 Czech Republic CZE +34.0
6 Petter Tande 24 Norway NOR +38.3
7 Alessandro Pittin 20 Italy ITA +40.7
8 Mario Stecher 32 Austria AUT +48.2
9 Akito Watabe 21 Japan JPN +48.8
10 Christoph Bieler 32 Austria AUT +48.8
11 Lukas Runggaldier 22 Italy ITA +58.7
12 Janne Ryynänen 22 Finland FIN +1:08.0
13 Todd Lodwick 33 United States USA +1:10.3
14 François Braud 23 France FRA +1:26.7
15 Magnus Moan 26 Norway NOR +1:37.0
16 Tommy Schmid 21 Switzerland SUI +1:52.8
17 Felix Gottwald 34 Austria AUT +2:09.5
18 Jason Lamy-Chappuis 23 France FRA +2:11.7
19 Sébastien Lacroix 26 France FRA +2:12.3
20 Björn Kircheisen 26 Germany GER +2:13.6
21 Armin Bauer 19 Italy ITA +2:16.2
22 Ronny Heer 29 Switzerland SUI +2:16.6
23 Giuseppe Michielli 24 Italy ITA +2:17.4
24 Georg Hettich 31 Germany GER +2:22.6
25 Tomáš Slavík 28 Czech Republic CZE +2:25.9
26 Yusuke Minato 24 Japan JPN +2:37.1
27 Norihito Kobayashi 27 Japan JPN +2:53.2
28 Miroslav Dvořák 22 Czech Republic CZE +2:56.8
29 Tino Edelmann 24 Germany GER +3:02.1
30 Taihei Kato 25 Japan JPN +3:05.1
31 Seppi Hurschler 26 Switzerland SUI +3:11.0
32 Jaakko Tallus 28 Finland FIN +3:23.2
33 Tim Hug 22 Switzerland SUI +3:27.4
34 Aleš Vodseďálek 24 Czech Republic CZE +3:33.9
35 Espen Rian 29 Norway NOR +3:39.9
36 Sergey Maslennikov 27 Russia RUS +3:52.8
37 Gašper Berlot 19 Slovenia SLO +3:56.0
38 Maxime Laheurte 24 France FRA +3:59.3
39 Mikko Kokslien 24 Norway NOR +4:02.0
40 Eric Frenzel 21 Germany GER +4:10.7
41 Mitja Oranič 23 Slovenia SLO +4:43.2
42 Volodymyr Trachuk 25 Ukraine UKR +4:45.3
43 Niyaz Nabeyev 20 Russia RUS +5:09.7
44 Jason Myslicki 32 Canada CAN +5:20.5
45 Taylor Fletcher 19 United States USA +6:40.6
AC Anssi Koivuranta 21 Finland FIN DNF