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Men's Normal Hill, Individual

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Date Started: February 12, 2010
Date Finished: February 13, 2010

Gold: SUI Simon Ammann
Silver: POL Adam Małysz
Bronze: AUT Gregor Schlierenzauer

Summary

The star of the Salt Lake City Olympics was a 20-year-old Swiss called Simon Ammann, who had seemingly come from nowhere to win both Olympic title in a stunning upset. The years after his triumph were barren and it was not until after his unsuccessful defence of those gold medals in Torino that he began to show the form he had displayed in 2002 with any great consistency.

By the start of the 2010 Games Ammann was in a rich vein of form and had already collected five World Cup victories in the season to date. His rivals for the top space on the Olympic podium included the veteran four-time world champion from Poland, Adam Małysz, the returning Janne Ahonen and any member of the powerful Austrian quartet.

Ammann, jumping last of the 51 competitors in the first round, flew out to the 105 metre mark in the opening round then waited in the drizzle as his rivals almost all improved their distances in the second round. With the final jump of the competition he floated away to set a new hill record at 108 metres and regain the title he had won in 2002. Behind him were Małysz in second and Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer in third. Janne Ahonen’s attempt to win a medal at his fifth Olympics was thwarted by a mere handful of points. This was the first event of the Vancouver Olympics to be completed.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Simon Ammann 28 Switzerland SUI Gold
2 Adam Małysz 32 Poland POL Silver
3 Gregor Schlierenzauer 20 Austria AUT Bronze
4 Janne Ahonen 32 Finland FIN
5 Michael Uhrmann 31 Germany GER
6 Robert Kranjec 28 Slovenia SLO
7 Peter Prevc 17 Slovenia SLO
8 Thomas Morgenstern 23 Austria AUT
9 Anders Jacobsen 24 Norway NOR
10 Martin Schmitt 32 Germany GER
11 Wolfgang Loitzl 30 Austria AUT
12T Roman Koudelka 20 Czech Republic CZE
12T Tom Hilde 22 Norway NOR
14 Jakub Janda 31 Czech Republic CZE
15 Daiki Ito 24 Japan JPN
16 Michael Neumayer 31 Germany GER
17 Noriaki Kasai 37 Japan JPN
18 Anders Bardal 27 Norway NOR
19T Andreas Kofler 25 Austria AUT
19T Janne Happonen 25 Finland FIN
21 Antonín Hájek 23 Czech Republic CZE
22 Kalle Keituri 25 Finland FIN
23 Bjørn Einar Romøren 28 Norway NOR
24T Emmanuel Chedal 27 France FRA
24T Primož Pikl 27 Slovenia SLO
26 Denis Kornilov 23 Russia RUS
27 Kamil Stoch 22 Poland POL
28 Vincent Descombe-Sevoie 26 France FRA
29T Sebastian Colloredo 22 Italy ITA
29T Nikolay Karpenko 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
31T Stefan Hula 23 Poland POL
31T Pascal Bodmer 19 Germany GER
33 Pavel Karelin 19 Russia RUS
34 Taku Takeuchi 22 Japan JPN
35 Andreas Küttel 30 Switzerland SUI
36 Krzysztof Miętus 18 Poland POL
37 Shohei Tochimoto 20 Japan JPN
38T Lukáš Hlava 25 Czech Republic CZE
38T Jernej Damjan 26 Slovenia SLO
40 Kim Hyeon-Gi 27 South Korea KOR
41T Peter Frenette 17 United States USA
41T Nick Alexander 21 United States USA
43 Andrea Morassi 21 Italy ITA
44 Aleksey Korolyov 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
45 Vitaliy Shumbarets 26 Ukraine UKR
46 Dmitry Ipatov 25 Russia RUS
47 David Lazzaroni 25 France FRA
48 Choi Heung-Cheol 28 South Korea KOR
49 Anders Johnson 20 United States USA
50 Volodymyr Boshchuk 27 Ukraine UKR
42 r1/2 Tomáš Zmoray 20 Slovakia SVK
43 r1/2 Choi Yong-Jik 27 South Korea KOR
44 r1/2 Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes 18 Canada CAN
45 r1/2 Ilya Roslyakov 26 Russia RUS
46 r1/2 Trevor Morrice 18 Canada CAN
47 r1/2 Stefan Read 22 Canada CAN
48 r1/2 Oleksandr Lazarovych 25 Ukraine UKR
49 r1/2 Eric Mitchell 17 Canada CAN
50 r1/2 Alexandre Mabboux 18 France FRA
AC r2/2 Harri Olli 25 Finland FIN DQ
AC r1/2 Roberto Dellasega 19 Italy ITA DQ