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Cross Country Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's Sprint

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Complex, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 11, 2014
Date Finished: February 11, 2014
Format: Final standings based on time achieved in last round competed in.

Gold: NOR Ola Vigen Hattestad
Silver: SWE Teodor Peterson
Bronze: SWE Emil Jönsson

Summary

In an event renowned for clashes affecting the final outcome, this was no exception. In the qualification round, Norwegian sprint specialist Ola Vigen Hattestad was the fastest skier, and proceeded to win both his quarter-final and semi-final heats skiing from the front. The most prominent drop-outs in the earlier rounds were Italy’s Federico Pellegrino, skiathlon gold medallist Dario Cologna from Switzerland and Norway’s 2010 multiple medalist Petter Northug, Jr., who made another disappointing appearance after a virus infection earlier in the year.

In the final, Hattestad followed his usual tactics, leading from an early stage, followed closely by Sweden’s Teodor Peterson. The second Swede, Emil Jönsson was already lagging far behind after an early fall, when three other leading skiers Marcus Hellner, also from Sweden, Norway’s Anders Gløersen, and the Russian home crowd favorite, Sergey Ustyugov were involved in a collision. Gløersen fell on a downhill curve, bringing down with him Ustyugov and Hellner. In the race for gold and silver, Hattestad stayed out of trouble and beat Peterson from the front position by 1.22 sec. Behind them, the already written off Jönsson took advantage of the crashes, and crossed the finish line 20 seconds behind the winner to claim an unexpected bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ola Vigen Hattestad 31 Norway NOR Gold
2 Teodor Peterson 25 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Emil Jönsson 28 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Anders Gløersen 27 Norway NOR
5 Sergey Ustyugov 21 Russia RUS
6 Marcus Hellner 28 Sweden SWE
7 Bernhard Tritscher 25 Austria AUT
8 Aleksey Petukhov 30 Russia RUS
9 Eirik Brandsdal 27 Norway NOR
10 Petter Northug 28 Norway NOR
11 Federico Pellegrino 23 Italy ITA
12 Anton Gafarov 27 Russia RUS
13 Nikita Kryukov 28 Russia RUS
14 Renaud Jay 22 France FRA
15 David Hofer 30 Italy ITA
16 Cyril Miranda 28 France FRA
17 Calle Halfvarsson 24 Sweden SWE
18 Andy Newell 30 United States USA
19 Alex Harvey 25 Canada CAN
20 Tim Tscharnke 24 Germany GER
21 Martti Jylhä 26 Finland FIN
22 Jöri Kindschi 27 Switzerland SUI
23 Harald Wurm 29 Austria AUT
24 Ville Nousiainen 30 Finland FIN
25 Nikolay Chebotko 31 Kazakhstan KAZ
26 Dario Cologna 27 Switzerland SUI
27 Simi Hamilton 26 United States USA
28 Sun Qinghai 26 China CHN
29 Andrew Musgrave 23 Great Britain GBR
30 Cyril Gaillard 28 France FRA
31 Josef Wenzl 29 Germany GER
32 Thomas Bing 23 Germany GER
33 Roman Ragozin 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
34 Anssi Pentsinen 27 Finland FIN
35 Sebastian Eisenlauer 23 Germany GER
36 Lenny Valjas 25 Canada CAN
37T Torin Koos 33 United States USA
37T Dietmar Noeckeler 25 Italy ITA
39 Erik Bjornsen 22 United States USA
40 Baptiste Gros 23 France FRA
41 Dušan Kožíšek 30 Czech Republic CZE
42 Andrew Young 21 Great Britain GBR
43 Juho Mikkonen 23 Finland FIN
44 Enrico Nizzi 23 Italy ITA
45 Yuichi Onda 33 Japan JPN
46 Max Hauke 21 Austria AUT
47 Jovian Hediger 23 Switzerland SUI
48 Mikhail Semyonov 28 Belarus BLR
49 Aleš Razým 27 Czech Republic CZE
50 Ruslan Perekhoda 26 Ukraine UKR
51 Raido Ränkel 24 Estonia EST
52 Peeter Kümmel 31 Estonia EST
53 Jesse Cockney 24 Canada CAN
54 Martin Møller 33 Denmark DEN
55 Phil Bellingham 22 Australia AUS
56 Devon Kershaw 31 Canada CAN
57 Sebastian Gazurek 23 Poland POL
58 Denis Volotka 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
59 Siim Sellis 26 Estonia EST
60 Imanol Rojo 23 Spain ESP
61 Arvis Liepiņš 23 Latvia LAT
62 Callum Smith 21 Great Britain GBR
63 Milanko Petrović 25 Serbia SRB
64 Andrey Gridin 25 Bulgaria BUL
65 Paul Pepene 25 Romania ROU
66 Peter Mlynár 25 Slovakia SVK
67 Maciej Staręga 24 Poland POL
68 Florin Pripici 18 Romania ROU
69 Edi Dadić 20 Croatia CRO
70 Vytautas Strolia 21 Lithuania LTU
71 Jānis Paipals 30 Latvia LAT
72 Sævar Birgisson 25 Iceland ISL
73 Milán Gábor Szabó 23 Hungary HUN
74 Apostolos Angelis 20 Greece GRE
75 Sabahattin Oğlago 29 Turkey TUR
76 Rejhan Šmrković 22 Serbia SRB
77 Victor Pînzaru 21 Moldova MDA
78 Darko Damjanovski 32 Macedonia MKD
79 Kari Peters 28 Luxembourg LUX
80 Leandro Ribela 33 Brazil BRA
81 Oleksiy Krasovskiy 19 Ukraine UKR
82 Mladen Plakalović 22 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
83 Roman Schaad 20 Switzerland SUI
84 Yonathan Fernández 27 Chile CHI
85 Callum Watson 24 Australia AUS
AC Xu Wenlong 26 China CHN DNF