Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Ladies' 3 × 5 kilometre relay

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Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Distance
10 km     women
15 km   men
30 km   men
50 km   men  
3 x 5 km relay     women
4 x 10 km relay   men  

The ladies' 3x5 kilometre cross-country relay at the 1956 Winter Olympics was held on 1 February. It was held at the Snow Stadium (Lo Stadio della neve), which was about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Cortina. Nine teams and twenty-seven skiers participated in the event. Finland won the event. The Soviet team placed second and Sweden took the bronze.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Team Time
Gold  Finland (FIN) (Siiri Rantanen, Mirja Hietamies, Sirkka Polkunen) 1:04:21.4
Silver  Soviet Union (URS) (Radia Yeroshina, Alevtina Kolchina, Lyubov Kozyreva) 1:05:02.6
Bronze  Sweden (SWE) (Sonja Ruthström-Edström, Irma Johansson, Anna-Lisa Eriksson) 1:06:27.5

Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Rank Bib Country Time Deficit*
1 3 Finland
Siiri Rantanen
Mirja Hietamies
Sirkka Polkunen
1:09.01
23:22
22:20
23:19
0.0
2 5 Soviet Union
Radia Yeroshina
Alevtina Kolchina
Lyubov Kozyreva
1:09.28
22:58
22:38
23:52
+27.0
3 8 Sweden
Sonja Ruthström-Edström
Irma Johansson
Anna-Lisa Eriksson
1:09.48
24:10
23:36
22:02
+47.0
4 7 Norway
Kjelfrid Brusveen
Gina Regland
Rakel Wahl
1:10.50
23:42
24:03
23:05
+1:49
5 9 Poland
Maria Bukova-Gasienica
Josefa Peksa
Zofia Krzeptowska
1:13.20
24:30
24:10
24:40
+4.19
6 1 Czechoslovakia
Eva Benesova
Libuse Patockova
Eva Lauermannova
1:14.19
26:23
24:05
23:51
+5.18
7 10 Germany
Elfriede Uhlig
Else Ammann
Sonnhilde Hausschild
1:15.33
25:11
25:11
25:11
+6.32
8 2 Italy
Fides Romanin
Rita Bottero
Ildegarda Taffra
1:16.11
25:44
25:23
25:04
+7.10
9 4 Yugoslavia
Amalija Belaj
Blazenka Vodenlic
Nada Kustec
1:18.54
26:38
26:39
25:37
+9.53

* Difference is in minutes and seconds.

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 604
  2. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 604–605

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