Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

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Men's downhill
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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Medalists
Venue Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Date 9 February 2014
Competitors 49 from 24 nations
Winning time 2:06.23
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Matthias Mayer  Austria
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christof Innerhofer  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kjetil Jansrud  Norway
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Men's Downhill
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Location Rosa Khutor
Vertical 1,075 m (3,527 ft)
Top elevation 2,045 m (6,709 ft)  
Base elevation    970 m (3,182 ft)

The men's downhill competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on 9 February at 11:15 MSK.[1] The race course was longer than average at 3.495 km (2.17 mi), with a vertical drop of 1,075 m (3,527 ft).

The defending champion was Didier Défago from Switzerland. Aksel Lund Svindal, silver medalist in 2010, and bronze medalist Bode Miller also participated, with Miller posting the best training time. None of the 2010 medalists returned to the podium.

Matthias Mayer of Austria won the gold medal, with Christof Innerhofer from Italy in second and Kjetil Jansrud from Norway taking bronze. Mayer had an average speed of 99.675 km/h (61.94 mph) and an average vertical descent rate of 8.516 m/s (27.94 ft/s).

Third racer on the course was Carlo Janka, who took the early lead, soon pushed to the third position by Travis Ganong and immediately after him by Jansrud. Starting 11th, Mayer overtook Jansrud by 0.10 seconds, and Svindal was 0.19 behind Jansrud. Innerhofer was ahead of Mayer's pace in the first half of the course, but fell back and finished 0.06 seconds behind Mayer, pushing Jansrud to the bronze medal position. No competitor after Innerhofer, including Défago, finished in the top nine.[2][3]

Results

The race was started at 11:15.[4]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) 11 Matthias Mayer  Austria 2:06.23
2nd, silver medalist(s) 20 Christof Innerhofer  Italy 2:06.29 +0.06
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Kjetil Jansrud  Norway 2:06.33 +0.10
4 18 Aksel Lund Svindal  Norway 2:06.52 +0.29
5 7 Travis Ganong  United States 2:06.64 +0.41
6 3 Carlo Janka  Switzerland 2:06.71 +0.48
7 14 Peter Fill  Italy 2:06.72 +0.49
8 15 Bode Miller  United States 2:06.75 +0.52
9 9 Max Franz  Austria 2:07.03 +0.80
10 21 Erik Guay  Canada 2:07.04 +0.81
11 17 Dominik Paris  Italy 2:07.13 +0.90
12 10 Werner Heel  Italy 2:07.16 +0.93
13 13 Beat Feuz  Switzerland 2:07.49 +1.26
14 27 Didier Défago  Switzerland 2:07.79 +1.56
15 16 Patrick Küng  Switzerland 2:07.82 +1.59
16 26 David Poisson  France 2:07.83 +1.60
17 23 Georg Streitberger  Austria 2:07.86 +1.63
18 19 Adrien Théaux  France 2:07.89 +1.66
19 6 Benjamin Thomsen  Canada 2:08.00 +1.77
20 29 Ondřej Bank  Czech Republic 2:08.24 +2.01
21 2 Jan Hudec  Canada 2:08.49 +2.26
22 22 Klaus Kröll  Austria 2:08.50 +2.27
23 5 Aleksandr Glebov  Russia 2:08.96 +2.73
24 33 Klemen Kosi  Slovenia 2:08.98 +2.75
25 28 Manuel Osborne-Paradis  Canada 2:09.00 +2.77
26 30 Guillermo Fayed  France 2:09.03 +2.80
27 1 Steven Nyman  United States 2:09.15 +2.92
28 31 Paul de la Cuesta  Spain 2:09.46 +3.23
29 24 Natko Zrnčić-Dim  Croatia 2:09.80 +3.57
30 25 Marco Sullivan  United States 2:10.10 +3.87
31 36 Yuri Danilochkin  Belarus 2:10.58 +4.35
32 34 Kevin Esteve Rigail  Andorra 2:10.80 +4.57
33 35 Igor Zakurdayev  Kazakhstan 2:11.28 +5.05
34 4 Ferran Terra  Spain 2:11.43 +5.20
35 46 Martin Vráblík  Czech Republic 2:11.73 +5.50
36 49 Georgi Georgiev  Bulgaria 2:12.49 +6.26
37 41 Christoffer Faarup  Denmark 2:12.55 +6.32
38 45 Nikola Chongarov  Bulgaria 2:12.57 +6.34
39 39 Arnaud Alessandria  Monaco 2:12.71 +6.48
40 37 Marc Oliveras  Andorra 2:12.76 +6.53
41 42 Henrik von Appen  Chile 2:13.16 +6.93
42 48 Martin Khuber  Kazakhstan 2:13.51 +7.28
43 40 Dmitriy Koshkin  Kazakhstan 2:14.63 +8.40
44 47 Igor Laikert  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2:15.07 +8.84
45 43 Martin Bendík  Slovakia 2:15.39 +9.16
46 50 Ioan Valeriu Achiriloaie  Romania 2:17.46 +11.23
47 38 Roberts Rode  Latvia 2:17.50 +11.27
49 44 Cristian Javier Simari Birkner  Argentina DNS
48 12 Johan Clarey  France DNF
48 32 Aleksander Aamodt Kilde  Norway DNF

References

  1. ^ "Competition Schedule". SOCOG. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mayer produces the run of his life to win Gold". Racer Ready. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Matthias Mayer storms to gold on perilous Rosa Khutor downhill course". Daily Telegraph. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Final Results
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