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Men's Combined

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Happo'one, Hakuba
Date Started: February 9, 1998
Date Finished: February 13, 1998
Format: One downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: AUT Mario Reiter
Silver: NOR Lasse Kjus
Bronze: AUT Christian Mayer


Because of the weather delays in Hakuba that had delayed the start of the downhill, the combined downhill also had to be postponed, and the slalom was conducted before the downhill for the first time in Olympic history. Usually the combined event had the downhill one day and the slalom the next day, but because of the weather, the combined slalom was held on 10 February, and the combined downhill three days later, on 13 February. In fact, the open downhill was held on the same day, in the morning, while the combined downhill went off in the afternoon. The slalom leader was surprise Austrian [Mario Reiter], who was almost not named to the Austrian Olympic team. In second was one of the favorites, Norwegian [Lasse Kjus], but he was almost two seconds behind Reiter. Kjus had already won a silver medal in the downhill in the morning. He then posted the second fastest time in the combined downhill, trailing only Austrian [Günther Mader]. But as the last seeded skier down the hill, Reiter was able to hold onto his lead and win the gold medal, with Kjus taking silver. This did make Kjus the first Olympic skier to win two medals in one day.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsDownhillSlalom

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Mario Reiter 27 Austria AUT Gold 3:08.06
2 Lasse Kjus 27 Norway NOR Silver 3:08.65
3 Christian Mayer 26 Austria AUT Bronze 3:10.11
4 Günther Mader 33 Austria AUT 3:10.19
5 Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś 23 Poland POL 3:11.53
6 Alessandro Fattori 24 Italy ITA 3:17.00
7 Aleš Brezavšček 25 Slovenia SLO 3:20.09
8 Peter Pen 25 Slovenia SLO 3:20.81
9 Jürgen Hasler 24 Liechtenstein LIE 3:23.15
10 Erik Seletto 22 Italy ITA 3:23.23
11 Thomás Grob 21 Chile CHI 3:28.60
12 Mykola Skriabin 19 Ukraine UKR 3:30.25
13 Rainer Grob 24 Chile CHI 3:34.49
14 Zurab Dzhidzhishvili 24 Georgia GEO 3:35.65
15 Patrick-Paul Schwarzacher-Joyce 25 Ireland IRL 3:39.03
AC Kjetil André Aamodt 26 Norway NOR DNF
AC Finn Christian Jagge 31 Norway NOR DNF
AC Hermann Maier 25 Austria AUT DNF
AC Kristian Ghedina 28 Italy ITA DNF
AC Luca Cattaneo 25 Italy ITA DNF
AC Matt Grosjean 27 United States USA DNF
AC Paul Accola 30 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Petar Dichev 28 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Ed Podivinsky 27 Canada CAN DNF
AC Linas Vaitkus 24 Lithuania LTU DNF
AC Jernej Koblar 26 Slovenia SLO DNF
AC Kalle Palander 20 Finland FIN DNF
AC Bruno Kernen 25 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC James Ormond 24 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Jürg Grünenfelder 24 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Arne Hardenberg 24 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Patrik Järbyn 28 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Tejs Broberg 21 Denmark DEN DNF
AC Jason Rosener 22 United States USA DNF
AC Yasuyuki Takishita 22 Japan JPN DNF
AC Andrew Freshwater 24 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Chad Fleischer 26 United States USA DNF
AC Marcel Maxa 23 Czech Republic CZE DQ